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hernandez. >> sarah: and eyes on the campaign trail. the front-runners turning up the heat as they make a last-minute push for the first votes in iowa. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. snow falling. great if you could stay inside and you had the day off. today, sad to say, a lot of you have to head back the work, and it is bone-chilling out there. it's actually painful, chris. you have a wind advisory you're talking about as well this morning. >> sarah: wind advisory through the day into the early evening hours. that's adding insult to injury. we can deal with temperatures in the mid to upper teens with little wind, but when you factor in winds gust pentagon 30, 40, close to 50mph this morning, that becomes an issue. 11 is the air temperature in worcester, 17 in boston. 16 in plymouth. the winds gusting 30mph from worcester into the city of boston. it's the breeze that we're battling this morning. and it's the wind-chill factors down to zero in boston.
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minus seven in worcester right now. the cold air extends back through northern new england, back into southern canada, down to the south and west, back into the mid atlantic, as well. the air mass overall the next couple days not changing up that much. tomorrow a few degrees warmer than it is today. we contend with that gusty wind all day long. we're not moving the needle all this much temperature-wise. we'll go from mid-teens this morning with bitter wind to mid-20s this afternoon with the gusty wind, and that wind advisory is in effect through the day for winds gusting 40 to 50mph. more on that weekend storm coming up in a bit. >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. it's back to work, back to school today. that means more traffic on the roads. looking good so far this morning. leverett connector, zakim bridge, no problems to tell you about. let's go to the map, heading into town, 93, route 1 no issues to tell you about. from the braintree split into boston, that drive just nine minutes northbound right now. route 3 all green.
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the pike back out to framingham looking good all the way into boston. let's take a look at those drive times if your getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway from the braintree split boo boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. so far this morning the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: as chris said, that bitter blast of cold air has proved into new england. it could cause problems for your morning commute. >> christa: the mbta is taking action over night to get ahead of any problems the cold may cause on the tracks. we've seen that before certainly. let's check in with 7's jennifer eagan in dorchester with more on what they're doing. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. we know the cold weather has been a problem for the mbta in the past, specifically here on the red line on the commuter rail, as well. well, overnight the "t" was running empty trains on some of the lines. we saw an empty train running on the red line. one of our last very cold mornings, the "t" had a couple major problems that the state's
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attributed to the freezing temperatures. back on january 5th, a commuter rail train went off the tracks between andover and lawrence. no passengers were on board, but it happened around 4:00 a.m. and ended up affecting the commute for much of the day. also that same day, here on the red line, the track broke by a stop in savin hill. again, both cases were attributed to the cold. today the "t" has been trying to prevent this problem. they have been running empty trains overnight to try and make sure that the cold doesn't affect the tracks or the trains at all. live in dorchester this morn, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: the pats' playoff run continues this weekend, and really the two teams will say it's about matchup of the two sides. for many of us it's about the quarterback matchup. brady-manning, about as good as it gets. two all-time greats facing off on the field. let's head out live to gillette with 7's nicole oliverio with more on what both sides are saying about this, nicole? >> nicole: well, christa, both
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forward to this matchup, even broncos' players can appreciate what it's going to mean to see brady and manning going head to head. tom brady is set to face peyton manning for the 17th and likely final time. a matchup both players and fans want the see. >> couldn't have it no better way, man. the only way to go through the super bowl is to go through them. >> these two guys going against each other is like an epic battle where you get to go out and see whose general wins the war. >> i think it's kind of an emotional game, to be honest, peyton manning and brady. everyone always compares the two, but i think the patriots are really good at handling playoffs. >> peyton manning is looking good. he's rested, so it looks like it's going to be a hard one. >> nicole: brady is embracing the matchup. >> it will be fun to play another peyton manning-led team. >> while manning is stealing a page from new england's head coach.
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"we'll be on new england and i'll be talking about them on wednesday." >> nicole: as for the matchup, belichick has a 4-2 record against gary kubiak, who is preparing for his first playoff game and he's facing a patriots team playing in this game for a fifth straight year. >> they're always there. they're always in position. i have a lot of respect for them. >> nicole: and yesterday during his radio interview, brady said that in his wildest dreams he could never have imagined that in his 15 seasons playing with the pats that he would be in his tenth a.f.c. championship game. oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nicole, thank you. don't forget, you can stay with 7 for continuing coverage of the pats in the playoffs. 7's joe amorosino and trey daerr will both be live in denver for the big game and their live reports begin thursday on 7news. >> sarah: mayor marty walsh making final preparations before tonight's annual state of the city address.
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focus of the speech. according to the "globe," he will ask people in boston to help best serve students and create a stronger school system. the mayor will also tackle economic development and note the international focus on boston. mayor walsh will begin his remarks at 7:30 p.m. you can watch his speech live right here on 7 nbc, and some though. they're upset with the mayor's proposed $50 million budget gap year. >> christa: also happening today, convicted killer aaron hernandez due to appear in court this afternoon. a hearing will be held at suffolk superior court, and they will be setting a date for his double-murder trial. the former pats' tight end is accused of killing two men in the south end back in 2012. prosecutors say hernandez killed the men following an encounter at a nightclub. hernandez is already serving a life sentence after being convicted of killing his friend and semi-pro football player odin lloyd. >> sarah: new details on an
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police say the woman who reported she was beaten and slashed over the weekend made the story up. she claims she was walking home from work when three men attacked her saturday night. the 25-year-old went to the hospital, but police say she was actually injured inside of a home trying to break up a fight between several men. she's charged with misleading a police officer. >> christa: the iowa caucuses two weeks away, if you can believe it. and the race for the white house is busier than ever. the front-runners are doing everything they can to make a last-minute push. some of them are taking some jabs at each other. and kris anderson is with us now. donald trump is expected to make an announcement today? >> kris: a big announcement he's promised to make. that's right. trump told hundreds of voters in new hampshire that he will announce a big endorsement today, but he's not giving any hints as to who that might be. trump is set to arrive in iowa this morning for a rally at the birthplace of john wayne whose daughter recently endorsed him in a post on facebook.
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attacks on rival ted cruz, calling cruz nasty and hated by everyone. the texas senator says issues are fair game, but he won't launch the insults. >> donald seems a little bit i understand. he's losing support and going down in the polls. it seems his response is to attack and get personal. i don't intend to respond in kind. >> kris: on the democratic side, the race is tightening between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. both campaigns are fine-tuning their strategies after sunday night's debate. >> we were 50 points behind the inevitable -- inevitable -- democratic nominee. well, guess what? that inevitable candidate ain't so inevitable today. >> i really need your help in the caucus two weeks from tonight, because i want to
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campaign that is really based on smart, achievable plans that you support someone that has the experience in getting results for people. >> christianity, and if you look world --. >> kris: donald trump, hillary clinton and bernie sanders will be campaigning in iowa today. ted cruz packs in six hampshire, as well. new poll numbers, by the way, hour. we'll have those numbers coming up for you at 6:00 a.m. anderson, 7news "today in new >> christa: now to a developing story, twitter users, if you're waking up, you want to log on, see what's happening, there are some issues. the web site, the mobile apps both down for many people right now. the issue is affecting users across the globe. twitter has said they're working to fix the trouble, but as of right now, the site and the app are still down for some of you. i like how it is stating the obvious. sarah just tried to log on. something technically wrong.
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what are we going to do? still ahead this morning, controversy at the academy awards. why some are planning to boycott the big show to make a statement. >> christa: and a music passing away this morning. fans are remembering a founder of the eagles. >> sarah: and t.b. 12 focused on taking down the broncos. but he's also taking time to have a little fun with another pats' star online. >> chris: certainly cold this morning, but it's a bitter wind that we contend, with not only this morning but through the rest of the day. wind-chill values down to near zero to start the day. seven-day forecast, including the potential of that saturday storm ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everybody. here's a look out at the expressway northbound. no major delays to tell you about yet this morning. nine minutes from the braintree split into boston. if you're taking "t" this morning, so far it's on time. we'll be right back. meet the new, 3rd generation nest learning thermostat. it's proven to save energy.
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>> christa: okay. i'm telling you, whatever tools you've got, thermal, pajama-lined jeans. >> sarah: oh, pajama jeans, they're my new favorite thing. >> christa: bring them out. ism fleece lined. they are so warm, chris, you need them today. >> chris: they're very comfortable, as well. how thick are they? you need them an inch or two thick to protect you from the wind we have this morning. 17 degrees in boston. 11 in worcester. good morning, everyone. we're battling that wind sustained at 20mph, but gusting to 30. we're gusting to 30 to 50 this afternoon. even late this morning. the winds will be picking up. hard to believe the wind howling at times now that we'll continue toen crease it. the wind-chill factor, this is what you dress for. all tools required. minus 7 in worcester. that wind will be active all day long. there is a wind advisory until 7:00 p.m. for those gusts up to 50mph.
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that's the common range late this morning into this afternoon from the worcester hills into the city of boston down through the cape and the islands. this will maintain itself into the early evening hours just slacking off a little bit tonight and tomorrow. so tonight and tomorrow still a gusty wind. 25 to 30mph. just not quite as powerful, but still adding a chill to the atmosphere. otherwise we do have some sunshine going on through the day, and again some sunshine for tomorrow. but temperatures today 19 in the worcester hills. mid-20s in the city of boston. maybe a few upper 20s down through southeastern mass. but the bottom line is it's a windy and cold day. welcome to january. cold and breezy tonight. wind-chill factor close to zero. temperatures back into the teens. west to northwestry sustained 10 to 20mph. wind-chill tomorrow not as coal, 15 to 20. so the winds not quite as strong, and the temperatures not quite as cold as we reach the upper 20s to low 30ers, but still many of us below the freezing mark and staying below the freezing mark over next several days some where is that
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it's not even on the west coast. in fact, we have to go out into the pacific ocean here south of alaska. this is some of the energy that we'll be watching crash into the west coast, traverse the country and emerge as a potent, powerful energy source here down across the deep gulf coast states, and then we have plenty of moisture with this. we do have enough cold air. now, something being so far out in the pacific, the data that's coming into the models, you know, it's not as fine-tuned as you'd like to see. by the time that energy gets to the west coast, i think the models will have a better handle of what's going on. they have a pretty good handle in terms of determining there will be a powerful ocean storm that develops likely hiding the mid atlantic, the question is how far north will this come up the coastline. will it be close enough to give us quite a bit of snow and wind in here on saturday? it's a possibility. there's also still an option that the bulk of it will stay just to the south of us. so it's too early to start drawing those rain/snow lines and snowfall amount, but keep in mind the timing of it would be
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the potential storm. >> christa: at least it's the weekend. >> sarah: positivity. >> christa: the nominations are set, the oscars just a few weeks away, but not all the big stars will show up for the big night. >> sarah: some hollywood stars are calling for change and planning on boycotting the awards show after they say there is a lack of minorities nominated this year. kris anderson is in the control room with more on this story. >> kris: sarah and christa, once again a lot of frustration over the lack of diversity in this year's oscar nomination, so much so that some of the industry's biggest names are threatening to not attend. >> let's let the academy do that with all grace and love and let's do us differently. >> kris: in a video posted to facebook, actress jada pinkett-smith says she's boycotting the academy awards and won't be watching from home either. she made the announcement in the wake of the growing controversy
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this year's nominees. >> begging or even asking for acknowledgment diminishes dignity and diminishes power. we are a dignified people. >> kris: her husband, will smith, is one of the actors of color who did not get nominated this year despite critical acclaim for his performance in concussion. pinkett-smith is not alone in her frustration. director spike lee says he won't attend either and blames hollywood studios saying the real battle is in the executive offices, "where the gatekeepers decide what gets made and what gets jettisoned." monday night the president of the academy of motion pictures, cheryl boone isaacs, issued a statement saying she's heartbroken and frustrated about the situation. boone issacs said the racial make-up of who decides the
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as for the host, chris rock called the show the white bet awards. pinkett-smith says rock is the right man to host. >> hey, chris, i will not be at the awards and i will not be watching, but i can't think of a better man to do the job. good luck. >> kris: this is the second year the oscars have sparked backlash for nominating all white actors. this is the second year others are taking action. >> christa: kris, thank you. 5:19 now, glenn frey, a founding member of the band the eagles has passed away. i know your sweet love is going the save me frey wrote dozens of hits with don henley including "take it easy," "best of my love" and "hotel california." who can forget that one? frey died from complications
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henley says he feels like he lost a brother. glenn frey was just 67 years old when he died. >> sarah: coming up in sports, the celtics down by a lot early in dallas. could they dig themselves out of a hole? highlights of an overtime thriller coming up. >> christa: they might be getting ready for denver, but two pats' stars taking time to
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morning. it? back to work, back to school. the wind-chill value down below zero because of those strong, gusty winds. we'll trend up into the upper single digits. that's what it will feel like later this afternoon, although the air temperatures making a comeback into the lower to middle 20s. across the country, travel weather-wise, notice a lot of cold air into the mid-weather, down into the ohio valley. so our atmosphere not changing up all that much.
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we have a storm potential on saturday. more on that forecast ahead. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. denver has equal doom for the patriots in the playoffs. maybe it's the altitude or maybe it's just in their heads that they can't win. there brady is 0-2 in the playoffs in the mile high city and just 2-6 overall. as for the quarterback matchup between brady and peyton manning in the postseason, brady has the edge in every category. the patriots' quarterback is the best in nfl history in starts, wins, passing touchdowns and passing yards. manning with 25 career starts but just 12 wins. the celtics in dallas. we pick it up in the fourth quarter, mavs up by one. under a minute and a half to go. dirk nowitzki hits the three. under a minute to go. celtics down by one. jared sullinger, the big block. jae crowder runs the floor. he gets it and finishes. celtics up by one. then they find themselves down
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to go. crowder gets this three off and gets fouled. he makes all three free throws. this is the same guy who had the game winner in washington on sunday night. he forces overtime with the game tied at 98. mark cuban cannot believe it. in the overtime, now wits i can, the dagger from the corner here. the mavs go up by seven. that was it as the celtics go down fighting 118-113 the final. and the bruins in montreal tonight. david krejci returned to practice yesterday, but he's expected to missions his tenth straight game with an upper-body injury. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> christa: clearly priority number one for the patriots, getting ready for the broncos and really focusing on that. but tom brady and team, they're having a little fun on social media. >> sarah: so he posted this picture on facebook on monday. it shows the moment he tried to get into the end zone against the chiefs on saturday. you can see julian edelman celebrating. brady was ruled down on the one.
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brady wrote, "hey, julian, how about a little less flexing and a little more blocking next time." edelman responded with his own picture on twitter and wrote, "my bad, tom brady, it's just that usually when i drive for the pylon it counts for a touchdown. love you, bud." >> christa: it's all fun and games because they won. >> sarah: if they didn't it would be a different story. >> christa: now is your chance to weigh in on the fare hikes on "t." when the mbta's first public meeting is set to be held as they get ready to make some big changes. >> reporter: and some logan airport workers are headed to court today. they were arrested after a peaceful protest. ism and hess escaped from prison before, but now mexican authorities are not taking any
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video camera on the spot. >> sarah: protesters making a statement.
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at logan as they call for higher wages. >> christa: and the mbta set to talk about major changes with the public. where and when you can voice your concerns. >> sarah: and a look at just how many guns were taken off the streets across massachusetts last year. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. good morning, everybody. i think it's maybe a balmy 11 degrees if that with the wind-chill it's lower. >> sarah: it is so cold out there, like i mean, let's just stay inside all day. >> christa: why not? many of you don't have that luxury. we know you have to get out there. chris, you were saying kids probably won't even have outdoor recess it's that cold. >> chris: the wind is not helping out. wind-chill values in the single digits, even late morning hours into early afternoon. we're battling that all day. 17 in boston. 11 in worcester. 16 in plymouth. those are the air temperatures, but then you factor in the wind. winds gusting 25 to 30mph. there is a wind advisory in place for gusts up to 50 later this morning and through this afternoon. here are the wind-chill values
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feels like minus 7 in worcester. feeling like 2 in norwood right now. there is a wind advisory until 7:00 prime p.m. northwest wind is steady. that steady wind is what drives the windshield value down. occasionally we get gusts, 40 to 50, especially later this morning into this afternoon. we'll continue to battle that with temperatures rising only in the lower to middle 20s this afternoon. we have that saturday storm threat to talk about as well coming up in the forecast. >> christa: oh, boy. chris, thank you so much. with temperatures like this you get some icing. danielle, how are the roads? >> danielle: looking good so far. the expressway northbound, volume building but in major delays yet. let's go to the maps from the braintree split into boston expressway, that drive just nine minutes. no delays there yet. south of town route 3, 24, 95 all looking good so far this morning. the pike back out the framingham all green eastbound heading into boston. north of town, 93 looks good. so does route 1. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 14 minutes on the expressway
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boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 11 minutes on 93 southbound from 128 to the zakim bridge. but be careful of ice. give yourself a little extra time if you're getting ready to head out the door. if you're taking the "t," so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's get a check of your top stories. the mbta taking steps to make sure the bitter coal temperatures outside don't cause problems for this morning's commute. the "t" ran trains without passengers overnight to keep the system moving because when the tracks get too cold they're more likely to have problems. convicted murderer aaron hernandez due back in suffolk superior court this afternoon. a date for his double-murder trial is expected to be announced. initially it was supposed to start today. the former pats' tight end is accused of killing two men in boston in 2012. right now, though, he's serving a life sentence for the murder of semi-pro football player odin lloyd. and police in chelsea say the woman who reported she was beaten and slashed over the weekend, we brought you this
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claim that she made it up, claiming these three men attacked her while she was walking home from work saturday night. police say the 25-year-old was actually injured inside of a home trying the break up a fight between several men. right now she's being charged with misleading a police officer. >> sarah: 7news now. airport workers calling for change, demanding higher wages at logan yesterday. some of those protesters expected in court today after they were arrested for refusing to leave. 7's victoria warren is live at logan airport this morning with more on their demands. >> victoria: good morning. this protest was part of a larger protest at airports nationwide. more than 100 workers were here at logan. they were chanting. they were marching. they entered the terminal. state police allowed them to stay inside the term until for a little while, but then they ordered them out, and when several refused to leave, they were arrested. arrests at logan airport at a peaceful protest on martin
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six members of the union representing airport employees facing charges after refusing to leave terminal 8. >> i command you in the name of the commonwealth of massachusetts to immediately and peacefully disperse. >> victoria: state police allowed the large group of more than 100 protesters to march outside the terminal and even time. >> what do we want? >> fair pay. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> they're asking for higher wages for baggage handler, terminal cleaners, security officers and others, a minimum of $15 an hour. the protest was part of nationwide event organized by the service employees international union. >> they are the eyes and ears and partners in security. >> it is embarrassing that an industry that generates over $8 billion in profits would not even have the decency to treat our workers with respect and give them fair wages. >> victoria: massport issued a statement saying at $11 per
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airport is $1 per hour above the state's minimum wage, the highest minimum wage in the state. but these workers say they're still struggling. >> even though workers work hard and full time, they still have to rely on public assistance to get by. >> victoria: the six men and women who were arrested are scheduled to appear before a judge later today. live at logan airport, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: also on 7, now is your chance the weigh in on the mbta's proposed fare hikes and late-night service, first of more than a dozen public meetings will be held at the state transportation building in boston this morning and tonight. one plan calls for a system-wide rate increase of nearly 10%. this comes as the "t" faces a $242 million budget gap. if you're interested in attending a hearing, there are two of them today at the state boston. the first is this morning from
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is this evening from 5:00 until 7:00. >> christa: a new report says police removed nearly 1,000 gunnings from the streets of massachusetts in 2015. according to the "herald," officers and troopers seized 927 guns last year alone and at illegal. they collected this information because it is required by gun legislation approved back in 2014. >> sarah: wynn resorts has named suffolk construction as the contractor for the proposed resort casino in everett. the deal is worth $1 billion, making it one of the largest construction contracts in massachusetts' history. wynn resorts received a license to build a casino in everett two years ago. the casino is scheduled to open in 2018. >> christa: the first family honoring dr. martin luther king, jr., by volunteering at an elementary school yesterday during the holiday. the president and first lady attending a service event at a school in washington, d.c. the couple helped back up books
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people in need. and city and state leaders here in boston taking time to honor the late civil rights leader. governor charlie baker and mayor marty walsh attending a breakfast in honor of dr. king yesterday, as well. >> sarah: still ahead on "today in new england," a local police chief making a passionate plea after a string of drug overdoses this past weekend. >> christa: and could smoking marijuana actually have an affect on a teenager's i.q.? one study looking into that matter. >> sarah: and a mythical creature is back in the hub after a yeti was spotted during monday's snow. >> chris: i don't know if he's going to be spotted again by the time we roll into this weekend. at least over next several days, it is cold and dry. gust yeah wind throughout the day. temperatures mid-20s, but wind-chill values down into the single digits. forecast ahead. morning, everyone. here's a look at the braintree expressway. you can see those brake lights. some slowing there. still only about nine minutes from the braintree split boo boston expressway northbound.
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cold and windy the start off this tuesday. 17 in boston. 11 in worcester. you factor in the wind, and the zero. minus 3 in bedford. minus 7 in worcester right now. so bitter wind getting the kids ready for school today. indoor recess likely here. close to lunchtime temperatures only in the lower 20s. mid-20s this afternoon. so they need hats, scarf, mitten, all that good old winter stuff there. how about the backyard skating? place. it looks like that will stay solid through the rest of the week. dry through friday. different story, though, on saturday. more on that potential coming up. ism trending today, the world's most popular messaging service is now free. what's app is dropping its $1 yearly subvip shun fee. instead it will test making restaurant, airlines and credit card companies pay to contact users. the company was acquired by facebook in 2014 and now has nearly one billion users. >> christa: is there a link
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decrease in i.q.? researchers have found that pot smoking among teens might be a symptom of something else that's causing a loss of brainpower. it's not clear what the symptom is. researchers caution even if smoking marijuana does not lead to a lower i.q., there are other potential harmful consequences of smoking marijuana while you're young. >> sarah: the boston yeti is back. he posted a picture on twitter following monday's snow. he asked if anyone has a pair of quadruple xl gloves that would fit him. the man inside the yeti costume gained fame in the city last year after helping people dig out from all of the snow. glad to have him back. >> christa: thank you. we know the time has come for him to appear. we have lots more to get to this morning, including know and go. we have the latest on el chapo's mexican prison stay, the lengths officials are going to to make sure he cannot get out again. > reporter: the mbta trying to get ahead of the bitter cold.
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>> sarah: welcome back. 5:45. time now for everything you need to start you day off right. >> christa: here's what you
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it's frigid out there. we have a wind-chill advisory. >> chris: it's a wind advisory. that goes through the day until 7:00 p.m. for winds gusting 40 to 50mph. as we work the rest of the morning into the afternoon, 17 in boston, 11 in worcester, 16 right now in plymouth, but it's the wind that's adding insult to injury here in terms of the cold air in place. gusting to 30 to 35 already this morning. wind-chill of 0 in boston. minus 7. that's what it feels like in worcester. minus 3 in bedford right now. we have the wind advisory in place from 7:00 a.m. until:00 p.m. for the northwest wind, west-northwest wind, 15 to 30mph. that's sustained. occasionally seeing gusts between 30 and 50. this morning through this afternoon. otherwise mainly clear skies to start this morning. a few clouds mixed in with the sunshine. so we have the sunshine with us. it's just a cold and windy day. upper teens in the worcester hills, mid-20s in the city of boston. cold and breezy tonight. 12 to 20 the overnight lows. active. not quite as strong.
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and we'll have temperatures a couple degrees warmer in the upper 20s and lower 30s. i think that's where we stay throughout much of the week. it's dry through friday. this could be a different story on saturday. we're going to be watching a powerful ocean storm develop off the mid atlantic coastline. still some questions how far north it will travel, but if it gets close enough to us, it could bring some snow and wind, and if it's really close enough, substantial snow and wind in here to kick off the weekend saturday into saturday night. so we'll have to keep an eye on atlantic and it could come as far north as southern new england. there's the 7 on 7 forecast, showing you the potential. until then it's just a cold week overall, seasonably cold, just below seasonable levels, but we will get quite a bit of sunshine over next several days. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone.
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volume is building but traffic still slowing northbound. let's go to the maps. from the braintree split into boston on the expressway, that drive is up to 15 minutes. part of the reason, the hov lane isn't opiate. they're having some problems with the zipper truck i'm hearing. route 3 looking good. 128 southbound as you approach the braintree split, some delays there. route 24 looking good. so is 95. the pike, no major delays out the framingham as you cross over 128. a little slowing as you approach boston, but in major delays. you're stop and go from lawrence into boston on route 93 southbound. no major delays on route 1 this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're questioning ready to head out the door. 14 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split boo boston. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes, as well. so far the "t" is on time this morning. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right. speaking of the "t," knowing how cold it is, that's great that it's running on time. they certainly have a lot of concerns about that. >> sarah: the mbta trying to avoid the winter woes they faced
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took measures to get the tracks ready for this arctic blast. 7's jennifer eagan live in dorchester. what's the plan there, jen? >> jennifer: well, sarah, the bitter cold has caused major issues for the "t," even recently. that includes here on the red line, on the commuter rail, as well. to try and get ahead of any possible problems caused by the cold, the "t" has been running trains overnight on at least some of their lines. we spotted a train with no passengers on board running on the red line overnight. well, back on january 5th, if you remember, we had a very cold morning. temperatures dipping down into the single digits caused big problems, first in andover around 4:00 a.m. a train flipped off of the tracks. that was attributed to warping because of the bitter cold that day. no passengers were on board at that hour, of course, but it affected service for much of the day. also that same day, a part of the red line track broke by a savin hill stop. that case was also attributed to the bitter cold.
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been running trains on at least some of their lines to try and get ahead of any potential problems caused by the cold. we're live in dorchester, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: also this morning, gloucester's police chief making a passionate plea to people struggling with heroin addiction. four people overdosed in the city during a 24-hour period over the past weekend, and all four were brought back with narcan. in a post on facebook, the chief said in part, don't be ashamed of your illness. we're in the ashamed of you. it's time to come and get help. >> i think the post was a reiteration that, you know, we need to do better to reduce the shame, reduce the stigma and to get more people to come forward and get help for this. >> christa: last spring the chief lost gloucester's angel program. he says so far more than 375 people have entered treatment programs since then. >> sarah: lawmakers in boston hearing a proposal for an extra tax on wealthy people today.
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an additional 4% tax on people who make $1 million or more a year. the extra money from the tax would go toward public education and transportation improvements. but those opposed to the tax say there is no guarantee that's where the funds will actually go. >> christa: and following more news today, a woman whose ex-boyfriend allegedly shot and kill an ohio police officer sunday night had warned authorities they may be in danger. the woman called 911 and said her ex-boyfriend had just beaten her and was "looking to kill a cop." less than half an hour later police found the officer's body in an empty parking lot. the suspect was later taken into custody. the mexican jail holding juan miguel juan "el chapo" guzman is taking steps to keep him secure.
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after he escaped from a tunnel under his cell last year. >> sarah: today a judge will decide whether or not to move the affluenza teen case to an adult court. mothers against drunk driving has gathered more than 18,000 signatures to transfer ethan couch's case out of juvenile court. couch is accused of violating his probation. when he was 16 he killed four people. his lawyer said because his family was rich he did not understand consequences. he got ten years probation. >> christa: police in new york arresting a driver who drove his car into a cra nal after allegedly leaving the scene of a hit-and-run. the 36-year-old driver was able to get out of the car before it went completely under. police say that he hit a mother and her one-year-old baby before driving away, but luckily they're expected to be okay. >> sarah: trader joe's has recalled cashews for salmonella fears. the grocery store chain issued a recall for its store-brand raw cashew pieces. it says there may be a possibility of contamination. so far no one has reported
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the company is warning not to eat the cashews with the best before day of july 17th of this year. the recall affects 30 states including all of new england. >> christa: designers at one university hoping to make football a safer game after receiving a grant from the nfl. the engineering department at the university of washington designed this new helmet. they say it prevents skull fractures, concussions and just simply fits athletes better. the designers say that the helmet also has a semisoft exterior shell that significantly absorbs impact. >> it's a high-tech, layered design, and it's completely difficult from existing helmets. >> as we compare and benchmark our helmet against current helmets on the market, we're finding that we're seeing significant improvements in the force compared to the current helmets that are available today. >> christa: so if this helmet passes a final safety test, they
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athletes using them next season, that early. they eventually want to make it available the all athletes who play any support -- sport that requires a helmet. >> sarah: in this morning's health cast, when you're rushing around, eating healthy isn't always the first thing on your mind, but it doesn't have to be that way. according to msn.com, you can start making those meals healthier by meal prepping one or two nights a week. this is a way the make sure you have a healthy meal ready to go next time you have to run out. you can also try packing snacks. make your own trail mix or grab some fruit instead of reaching for that bag of chips. and never skip breakfast. this is one of the hardest things to do, but skipping the first meal of the day can really affect your weight and overall health. >> christa: some people in minnesota trying to have some fun in the bitter cold. look at that. that's pretty creative. one man freezing his pants upright in the snow. and he posted a picture to facebook and the idea went
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people began freezing their own pants, making this quite the scene in the neighborhood. look at the little pair right there. that's cute. the man says he got the original idea from his brother, and he's been doing it for a few years. why stop? i was going to say, why stop with pants. t-shirt. ism that's how we feel today, freezing our pants off. so cold off. >> christa: nicely said. i like that. >> chris: keep it p.g. for the morning show. we can't say anything else, 19 to 26, trying that frozen pants like today. the cold wind this morning with us. it will be cold and dry over next several days. what we're watching as we get into the weekend saturday and saturday night is a nor'easter forming off the mid atlantic coastline. it will hit the mid atlantic. a more northern track. if the track is a little more to the south, then minimal impact would be expected across southern new england. hope you keep an eye on that, guys. >> sarah: another hour of 7news "today in new england." coming up at 6:00, tom brady is
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with one of his long-time rivals. what brady is saying about the big game. >> christa: mayor marty walsh putting the finishing touches on his big remarks. what he's planning on talking about when he delivers the state of the city. >> sarah: and we're less than two weeks away from first votes in iowa and the campaign trail
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wow. the internet is crazy fast here. i know, right? it's so nice to have everyone over. hi hey. mmm. i just laid an egg. does anybody want it? joey, you want some gasoline? yes, please. mom, guess what? i married a clown and we're
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mhm. i just bought a hammer. with internet fast enough for everyone, your guests might get a bit carried away. get out of the past. get fios. >> christa: the mbta up all night. the overnight efforts to make sure your cold commute goes smoothly. >> sarah: the pats getting their game plan together. how the team is preparing for a rematch with the broncos and what could be the final showdown between tom brady and peyton
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hernandez due in court today. what we're expected to learn in the coming hours. >> sarah: and the lack of diversity leading to oscar outrage. some of the hollywood stars planning to boycott the academy awards. but what about the show's host? >> this is 7 news today "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's 6:00 a.m. on this very chilly tuesday morning. back to the routine. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. it's bitterly cold out there, right, chris? if you're heading out, try to stay inside. >> chris: the wind is not helping out at all. it's one of those mornings, do you turn your back into the wind or lean into it. i chose the head down option. 16 in boston. 12 in worcester right now. look at the wind speeds, and we're gusty, already gusting to 36mph in boston. 37 in worcester. and at times later this morning and this afternoon, gusting between 40 and 50mph. this has driven down the wind-chill factor. this is what it feels like
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minus 2 in the city of boston. feeling like minus 9 in worcester. a wind advisory in place until 7:00 p.m. for those gusts between 40 and 50mph. so the temperatures going from the mid-teens this morning into the mid-20s this afternoon. so not much of an upward trend. it looks like we have a dry and cold week overall. then the saturday storm threat we'll talk about in the seven-day forecast. >> christa: let's go to fast track traffic. we have a cold commute out there, icy patches. danielle, how is it looking? >> danielle: i think i'd rather be in traffic on the expressway sitting in the car with the heat on than out there. a slow drive from the braintree split into boston. 27 minutes leading up to the expressway. 128 southbound as you approach the braintree split, you can see the delays there. we have some delays on route 3, as well. no other major delays to tell you about south of town. framingham into boston on the pike, no issues there. north of town, you're stop and go on 93 southbound into boston. route 1 not looking too bad this morning. take a look at those drive times
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nearly half an hour on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike from 128, no delays. just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes, as well. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: this bitter blast is making for dangerously cold temperatures. the mbta working all night in hopes of staying on track. >> christa: and hopefully things continue to work through the morning. that's our hope, right, for all of you commuters heading out. here's 7's jennifer eagan in dorchester. jen, how is it going there? >> jennifer: christa, so far so good. the cold weather, as you know, has been a problem for the mbta in the past, both here on the red line on the commuter rail as well. overnight to try and combat the problem and get ahead of any potential problems, the "t" was running empty trains on at least some of the lines. we spotted an emmy train running on the red line. on one of our last very cold mornings, the "t" had a couple of major problems that the state's transportation secretary attributed to freezing
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back on january 5th, a commuter rail train went off the tracks between andover and lawrence. no passengers were on board. no one was hurt. but it happened around 4:00 a.m. and affected the commute for much of the day. also that same day, here on the red line, the track broke by a stop in savin hill. again, both cases blamed on the cold. again, overnight the "t" has been running empty trains on at least some of the tracks to try and get ahead of any potential problems because of the bitter cold. live in dorchester this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." ism the patriots getting the game plan ready as they prepare to face the denver broncos. these two teams know each other well, and they'll meet again this weekend. peyton manning back in the saddle after missing the regular-season game, the focus now is on the a.f.c. championship game. 7's nicole oliverio joins us from gillette stadium with more on this storied rivalry. nicole? >> nicole: that's right, sarah. if you ask a lot of patriots' fan, they're going to say peyton
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best and brady knows how to win in these situations, but nobody is taking anything for granted when it comes to these two quarterbacks. tom brady is set to face peyton manning for the 17th and likely final time. a matchup both players and fans want the see. >> couldn't have it no better way, man. the only way to go through the super bowl is to go through them. >> these two guys going against each other is like an epic battle where you get to go out and see whose general wins the war. >> i think it's kind of an emotional game, to be honest, peyton manning and brady. everyone always compares the two, but i think the patriots are really good at handling playoffs. >> peyton manning is looking good. he's rested, so it looks like it's going to be a hard one. >> nicole: brady is embracing the matchup. >> it will be fun to play another peyton manning-led team. >> nicole: while manning is stealing a page from new england's head coach.
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"we'll be on new england and i'll be talking about them on wednesday." knoll as for the coaching matchup, belichick has a 4-2 career record against gary kubiak. kubiak is preparing for his first a.f.c. title game as a head coach, and he's facing a patriots team who is playing in this game for a fifth straight year. >> they're always there. they're always in position. i have a lot of respect for them. >> nicole: and yesterday brady said that never in his wildest dreams would he imagine that in his 15 seasons with the nfl he would be in the a.f.c. championship for ten of those. that's the latest live from gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: stay with 7news for continuing coverage of the pats in the playoffs. 's joe amorosino and trey daerr will be live in denver this weekend for the big game. live reports start thursday right here on 7news. >> christa: happening today, boston mayor marty walsh making some final preps before his annual state of the city address later on tonight. public education will be a major focus of his speech, we're told.
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will ask people in boston to help best serve students and create a stronger school system. the mayor will also tackle economic development and note the international focus on boston. mayor walsh beginning his remarks at 7:30. you can watch his speech live here on 7 nbc. meantime, some parents are planning to protest. they're upset with the mayor's proposed $50 million budget gap for boston public schools next year. ism also happening today, convicted killer aaron hernandez is expected to appear in court this afternoon. a hearing will be held at suffolk superior court to set a new date for his double-murder trial. the former patriots' tight end is accused of killing two men in the south end in 2012. prosecutors say hernandez killed two men following an encounter at a nightclub. hernandez is already serving a life sentence after being convicted of killing his friend, odin lloyd. new details on an alleged attack in chelsea. police say the woman who reported she was beaten and slashed over the weekend made the story up.
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from work when three men attacked her on saturday night. the 25-year-old went to the hospital, but police say she was actually injured inside of a home trying to break up a fight between several men. she's charged with misleading a police officer. >> christa: the race for the white house definitely heating up. busy day on the campaign trail up in new hampshire for republican candidate ted cruz. he'll pack six meet-and-greets into his schedule today. that's a lot. and fellow republican john kasich will also hold events in the granite state, as well. as for donald trump, he's headed off to iowa today, promising to get a major endorsement. what is it? let's check in with 7's kris anderson. kris, you also have more on the results of a new poll out just this morning. >> kris: yep. christa, it's all about the numbers, and the latest numbers show that republicans more so than democrats are taking a hit from all of the negative campaigning. >> right? everybody knows that. >> kris: donald trump and
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at the same event in iowa today. igor cruz is packing in six meet-and-greets in new hampshire. trump is increasing attacks on cruz, not mentioning him by name at rallies. >> i heard somebody say, "we're going to build a wall." where did that come from? nobody ever said that before me. >> andy:>> kris: issues are fair game, but cruz won't indulge in attacks. >> i don't intend to respond in kind. >> kris: our latest poll results show the battle for the republican nomination has given four in ten voters a more negative view of the party, but it's not having as much of an impact among republicans. >> you can support someone who has the experience in getting results for people. >> kris: our poll shows more democrats value experience over change. that could benefit hillary clinton. bernie sanders greets voters in iowa today. >> they want real change in the way we do business. >> kris: the poll finds more than half of the democrats are
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party's campaigns some who do the voters like? well, hillary clinton has the highest positive numbers in that latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll followed by bernie sanders, ted cruz, marco rubio tied with ben carson an then donald trump. that's the latest. live in the control room, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: we also have a developing story. twitter appears to be back up and running after some technical trouble this morning. the web site and app were down for users across the globe. maybe you checked that out first thin in the morning and had a bit of trouble yourself. well, it took a few hours, but everything now seems back to normal. twitter has not said what caused the outage, but rest assured, i know we're logged in, but it was cracking me up. their error message said something is not technically right. >> sarah: something is technically wrong. >> christa: yeah, yeah, just plain english. i love that. say it like it is. >> sarah: we have a lot more to get to on "today in new england."
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who isn't planning on attending the oscars and will chris rock step down as host? >> christa: and has your iphone shut down despite displaying a full battery? talk about a technical malfunction here. what apple says is causing this glitch and how you can fix it coming up. >> chris: whether it's on twitter or on tv, the numbers still feel the same walking out the door this morning. it's cold. gusty wind throughout the day. winds gusting 40 to 50mph. at least it's dry next few days. we'll talk more on that saturday storm potential coming up, as well. >> danielle: and twitter is working for all of you but still not for me. we have an accident on route 24 northbound in stoughton. here's the expressway. you can see volume building about half an hour from the
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>> sarah: welcome back. 6:13. it is bitterly cold out there. some kids may not even have recess today. >> christa: that's what chris was saying. this is bone-chilling cold. you're saying it's the wind advisory? >> chris: wind advisory for gust 40 to 50mph. already gusting over 30 in boston. that's adding the chill in the air. wind-chill factor in boston minus 2. 16 degrees is the actual air temperature, but you have to adjust for wind-chill factors. 12 in worcester. 14 in fitchburg. good morning, everyone. if the coffee doesn't wake you up, walking out the front door certainly will on a morning like this. winds gusting to 37mph. 36 in boston. 38 down into the vineyard. these numbers only going up during the course of the morning into the afternoon. that's why we have that wind advisory in place for gusts 40 to 50mph. despite temperatures reaching the mid-20s this afternoon, those wind-chill values still staying into the single digits if not close to about 10 degrees. widespread below zero right now from boston north and west.
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in the city of worcester. 1 in plymouth. 3 in hyannis. these winds strong all day long. they subside a little bit tonight. i wouldn't call it calm. we're still gusting over 30mph tonight. even during tomorrow, it's a breezy wind. it's a gusty wind close to 30mph, although temperatures tomorrow not quite as cold. so they'll help take the edge off a little bit. but it's stale cold and windy day overall. at least we have mainly clear skies. we're not shoveling any snow over next several days as we're dry through the day on friday. 19 to 26 the range this afternoon. 19 in worcester. about 24, 25 in boston. 26, 28 south of the city. cold and breezy tonight. temperatures falling back into the teens. wind-chills near 0 degrees. overnight tonight. and then tomorrow cool and breezy again. mostly sunny skies. and the wind-chill tomorrow, 15 to 20 in the afternoon. actual air temperatures warming up into the upper 20s and lower 30s. so again, not quite as cold tomorrow versus what we'll see today. today is the coldest day on the seven-day forecast.
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country, out west, still not the weekend. you have to go into the pacific ocean for the next potential england. so this has a long way to go. when you're talking about a storm system that's like 4,000 miles away, you know, fluctuation of an area of low pressure and how it develops and its movement. by about 100 or 150 miles can change when you talk about a tomorrow that far away. i see two options. track number one, this is going to be a pretty powerful storm up the mid atlantic coastline. if it then goes off into the north and east, it will likely bring significant snow and wind and a coastal flood threat saturday into saturday night. if it continues to slide more toward the east than northeast, i think the threat of snow and wind will be minimum. i think it's likely we'll get snow and wind on saturday into saturday night. yet to be seen how much of it, and i don't want the rule out a more southern track where we don't get too much of an impact. so a lot to be determined. too early to start drawing the snowfall maps, but certainly something we'll keep an eye on for saturday into saturday
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>> all right. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. here is the expressway. volume building but traffic still moving. let's go from the mattes from the braintree braintree split into boston. that drive 25 minutes. south of town in stoughton, we have a new accident. this is route 24 northbound at 139. slowing as you approach 128. no major delays on the pike from framingham into boston. and lexington, you have an overturned vehicle. this is 128 southbound right at exit 31. north of town, your drive on 93, no major delays. we actually have a new accident, though. this is in woburn right here. that's 93 southbound. so we're seeing some delays as you cross over 128 into boston on route 93 southbound. route 1 not looking too bad this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike from 128, no delays. just the 12 minutes there. 18 minutes on 93 southbound from 128 to the zakim bridge. if you're taking the "t," so far
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back to you, guys. >> christa: also this morning, boycotting hollywood's biggest night to highlight the lack of minorities represented in the oscar nominations. >> sarah: today we know there will be at least a few empty seats with two big-name hollywood stars announcing they won't be attending the awards show. 7's kris anderson is back with more on who is calling for change. >> kris: once again a whole will the of controversy over the lack of diversity, so much so that some of the movie industry's biggest names are threatening not to attend. >> let's let the academy do them with all grace and love, and let's do us differently. >> kris: in a video posted to facebook, actress jada pinkett-smith says she's boycotting the academy awards and won't be watching from home either. she made the dramatic growing controversy over the lack of diversity among this
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>> begging for acknowledgment or even asking diminishes dignity and diminishes power, and we are a dignified people. >> kris: her husband, will smith, is one of the actors of color who did not get nominated this year despite critical acclaim for his performance in "concussion." pinkett-smith is not alone in her frustration. director spike lee says he won't be attending either and blames hollywood studios saying the real battle is in the executive offices, "where the gatekeepers decide what gets made and what gets jettisoned." monday night the president of the academy of motion pictures, cheryl boone isaacs, issued a statement saying she's heartbroken and frustrated about the situation. boone issacs said the racial make-up of voters who decides the awards needs the change. as for the host, chris rock, he tweeted over the weekend calling the oscars the white bet awards and despite reports saying there is pressure on him to boycott as well, pinkett-smith says he's
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>> hey, chris, i will not be at the academy awards and i won't be watching, but i can't think of a better man to do the job at hand this year than you, my friend. good luck. >> kris: this is the second year in a row the oscars have sparked backlash for nominating an all-white group of actors, but this is the first year that prominent names in hollywood have decided to take action. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: coming up on 7news, tom brady calling out julian edelman. how the teammates are having a little fun online. >> christa: and when you can make your voice heard about the possible mbta fare hike and late-night service. if you ride the "t," you'll want
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>> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. denver has equal doom for the patriots in the playoffs. maybe it's the altitude or maybe it's just in their heads that they can't win. there brady is 0-2 in the playoffs in the mile high city and just 2-6 overall. as for the quarterback matchup between brady and peyton manning in the postseason, brady has the
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best in nfl history in starts, wins, passing touchdowns and passing yards. manning with 25 career starts but just 12 wins. the celtics in dallas. we pick it up in the fourth quarter, mavs up by one. under a minute and a half to go. dirk nowitzki hits the three. gets fouled. it's a four-point play putting dallas up by five. under a minute to go. celtics down by one. jared sullinger, the big block. jae crowder runs the floor. he gets it and finishes. celtics up by one. then they find themselves down by three with under ten seconds to go. crowder gets this three off and gets fouled. he makes all three free throws. this is the same guy who had the game winner in washington on sunday night. he forces overtime with the game tied at 98. mark cuban cannot believe it. in the overtime, nowsch the dagger from the corner here. the mavs go up by seven. that was it as the celtics go down fighting 118-113 the final. and the bruins in montreal
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david krejci returned to practice yesterday, but he's expected the miss hess tenth straight game with an upper-body injury. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> sarah: well, the patriots are certainly focusing on the bronco, but tom brady made sure to have some fun online. >> christa: you have to laugh. he posted this picture on facebook monday that shows the moment he tried to get into the end zone against the chiefs on saturday. you can see edelman in the background celebrating. brady was ruled down on the one and he scored on the next play, but he wrote, "hey, julian, how about a little less flexing and a little more blocking next time?" >> sarah: as you might expect, edelman responded. he posted his own picture on twitter and wrote, "my bad, tom brady, it's just that usually when i drive for the pylon it counts as a touchdown. love you, bud." >> christa: of course we all loved how it ended with a win, otherwise we might not be seeing these this morning. >> sarah: that's the reason they can joke about it. >> christa: all right. just ahead at 6:30, making the streets safer.
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bay state's efforts to seize guns. >> reporter: we're live this morning at logan airport. some airport workers were arrested and are headed to court after a peaceful protest. >> sarah: and dealing with concussion concerns. we're getting our first look at a brand-new football helmet that could help reduce concussions for athletes. find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. and savory sausage together for under 400 calories.
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>> this is 7news 7news "today in new england." morning. it's 6:30. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. delcamp. officially. you think yesterday was bad? i don't know, chris. you're the one who judges what's worst, yesterday or today. we don't have the snow, but it seems windier. >> chris: i would say this morning is tougher. we'll have to tell them to turn down the wind machine. i think they'll turn it down around 7:00 p.m. this evening. 16 in boston. 12 in worcester. 16 in plymouth. the winds are gusting over 30mph. wind-chill, this is what it feels like outside, minus 2 in boston. minus 9 in worcester at this hour. 36 in boston. that's what the gust is, miles per hour. 37 in worcester. we'll continue to see gusts today on the order of 40 to 50. wind advisory goes into effect and remains in effect until tonight. windy and cold throughout the day. 24 degrees for the high
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cold, dry week. we'll have the talk about the potential for some snow and wind in here saturday and saturday night. >> let's get on the fast track this morning. danielle, surprisingly it's been smooth, but maybe right now not so much. >> danielle: not so much, christa. sky7 is over an overturned vehicle. you can see it right here. this is blocking three lanes on 128 southbound in lexington. only the two outside lanes are getting by. let's go to the maps. i'll show you exactly where this is. this is 128 southbound right at exit 31. again, this is lexington, and you can see the delays from that accident. and in woburn, we have an accident, 93 southbound at montvale avenue causing some back-up, as well. the rest of you drive on route 93 into boston is low and go. route 1 not looking too bad from the braintree split into boston expressway. 26 minutes there. you can see the delays heading up to the braintree split from route 3 and from route 24 and 128 southbound there too. even on 95. the pike not looking too bad. a little bit of slowing from framingham into boston.
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times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. the pike not too bad. just 13 minutes into town from 128. 93 southbound, 128 into boston, 28 minutes. if you're taking the "t," some delays on the green line. now back to you. >> sarah: the mbta taking steps to make sure the bitter cold temperatures don't cause problems for this morning commute. the "t" ran trains without passengers overnight to keep the system moving. when the tracks become too cold, they're more likely to break. convicted murderer aaron hernandez due back in suffolk superior court this afternoon. a date for his double-murder trial is expected to be announced. it was initially supposed to start today. the former patriots' tight end is accused of killing two men in boston in 2012 and he's serving a life sentence for murdering odin lloyd. police say the woman who reported being beaten and slashed over the weekend made the story up. she claimed three men attacked
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from work on saturday night. police say the 25-year-old was actually injured inside of a home trying to break up a fight. she's charged with misleading a police officer. >> christa: happening today, protesters arrested at logan airport, set to face a judge in just a few hours from now. airport workers demanding fair pay, but in the end, some of them had handcuffs on. 7's victoria warren is live at logan with more on the charges they're facing today. vicki. >> victoria: good morning, christa. this was a large protest and part of an even larger protest nationwide. when these protesters entered the terminal, state police told them they were trespassing. several of them were arrested when they refused to leave. arrests at logan airport at a peaceful protest on martin luther king, jr., day. six members of the union representing airport employees facing charges after refusing to leave terminal 8. >> i command you in the name of
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massachusetts to immediately and peacefully disperse. >> victoria: state police allowed the large group of more than 100 protesters to march outside the terminal and even enter the terminal for a short time. >> what do we want? >> when do we want it? >> now. vick investigate they're asking for higher wages for baggage handler, terminal cleaners, security officers and others, a the protest was part of nationwide event organized by the service employees international union. >> they are the eyes and ears and partners in security. >> it is embarrassing that an industry that generates over $8 billion in profits would not even have the decency to treat our workers with respect and give them fair wages. >> victoria: massport issued a statement saying at $11 per hour, massport's minimum wage at logan airport is $1 per hour above the state's minimum wage, the highest minimum wage in the
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but these workers say they're still struggling. >> even though workers work hard and full time, they still have to rely on public assistance to get by. >> victoria: the seconds men and women who were arrested are scheduled to appear before a judge later today. live at logan airport, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: now's your chance to weigh in on the mbta's proposed fare hikes and late-night service. first of more than a dozen public meetings will be held at the state transportation building in boston this morning and tonight. one plan calls for a system-wide rate increase of nearly 10%. this comes as the "t" faces a $242 million budget gap. if you're interested in attending a hearing, there are two of them today at the state transportation building in boston. the first is this morning from 10:00 until noon and the second is this evening from 5:00 until 7:00. lawmakers in boston hearing a proposal for an extra tax on wealthy people today.
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an additional 4% tax on people who make $1 million or more a year. the extra money from the tax would go toward public education and transportation improvements, but opposers say there is no guarantee that's where the funds will actually go. >> christa: new this morning a report says that police removed nearly 1,000 guns off the streets of cities in massachusetts in 2015. according to the "herald," officers and troopers seized 927 guns last year. at least 162 of those were illegal. they collected this information as a requirement for gun legislation that was approved the year before. gloucester's police chief making a passionate plea to people struggling with heroin addiction. four people apparently overdosed in the city during a 24-hour period this past weekend. all four were brought back with narcan. in a post on facebook, the chief said in part, "don't be ashame of your illness. we're in the ashamed of you. it's time.
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>> i think the post was a reiteration that, you know, we need to do better to reduce the shame, reduce the stigma and to get more people to come forward and get help for this. >> christa: last spring you might remember the chief launched gloucester's angel program. so far more than 375 people have entered treatment programs sentence then. ism still ahead this morn, we'll give you first look at a new football helmet that some things will be the safest in the game. >> christa: there are not a lot of things to enjoy about the forecast unless maybe you're a snowman or you make ice skull 7 churs, but some folks in minneapolis have a sense of humor about the brutal cold. we'll be right back. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. sky7 is over a rollover. this is 128 southbound in lexington. three lanes are blocked. just the left and the right lanes are getting by. we have another accident in woburn on 93 southbound at
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if you're taking the "t," we have delays on the red, blue and there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes,
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their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. building a better bank starts with looking at something old, like this... and saying, "really?" so capital one built something new - caf\s. where you can unwind with free
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suggests revising those healthier meal standards for school lunch, giving schools more flexibility in what they serve. now, this would ease requirements on grains and delay a deadline to cut sodium. republicans originally wanted to allow schools to opt out of these rules entirely. first lady michelle obama has been working to mark these school lunches healthier for years now. >> sarah: designers at the university of washington hoping to make concussion concerns among athletes a thing of the past after receiving a grant from nfl, the engineering department designed this new helmet for football players. they say it prevents skull fractures and concussions and absorbs impact and fits the athletes much better. the designers hope to have it approved for nfl and college athletes by next season and eventually for all athletes. >> christa: i know that's been a big, major talk about even soccer players that can get concussions and so forth. >> sarah: and that new movie is out, "concussion." >> christa: 6:41.
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stories, including a glitch with your iphone, a power problem that the company is promising to fix. >> reporter: and the mbta trying to get ahead of the bitter cold. what they did overnight to try and prevent any problems. >> reporter: an we're live from gillette. the latest on the brady-manning matchup set for sunday. >> sarah: and the group planning to protest the mayor's state of the city address
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wow. the internet is crazy fast here. i know, right? it's so nice to have everyone over. hi hey. mmm. i just laid an egg. does anybody want it? joey, you want some gasoline? yes, please. mom, guess what? i married a clown and we're having tiny little clown babies. mhm. i just bought a hammer. with internet fast enough for everyone, your guests might get a bit carried away. get out of the past.
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go. >> reporter: combating the cold, the mbta working overnight to make sure trains are running this morning. >> reporter: the patriots preparing for a rematch. what tom brady is saying about his showdown against peyton manning. >> kris: and the race for the white house heating up. the top candidates in both parties looking the secure every vote in iowa and new hampshire. >> sarah: all right. it's 6:45. time now to know and go. we have all you day's top stories coming up. >> christa: let's start off with weather. kris, bitter wind-chill out there. >> chris: that's true. we're dealing with cold and air wind. 16 in boston. 12 in worcester. wind-chill value of minus 9 in worcester, minus 4 in fitchburg and single digits down through the cape and the islands. you hear the strong winds gusting already to 36mph in boston. 37 in worcester.
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place through 7:00 p.m. for with -- winds gusting 40 to 50mph out of the west-northwest. that will hold the wind-chill values down enter the single digits throughout the day. so 19 to 26 will be the range. 19 in the worcester hills, mid-20s in the city of boston. a few upper 20s south of the city. but it won't feel like that as we get into this afternoon. overall it's a dry and cold week. and it's this dry cold air build up across canada that could set the stage for a snowstorm on saturday. what we're watching is actually energy out of the pacific right now in the ocean. that's going to come across the country and form into an area of low pressure down through the deep gulf coast states. this area of low pressure is going to track off to the north and east. it will free form off the nor'easter. it will become a powerful coastal storm new york question in that. the question is where does it track after it develops off the mid atlantic coastline. is it east-northeast bringing us significantly snow, wind or
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the south and to the east, and that would mean a minimal impact? right now leaning toward snow and wind potential on saturday into saturday night. so that would be the timing of it. still a little too early to start drawing snow lines and snow totals and n what we expect. there is a potential it could stay further off to the south. regardless, we'll keep an eye on it. >> sarah: we have a fast track alert. several accidents and back-ups out there. here's danielle gersh with the latest. >> danielle: sky7 is over this overturned vehicle, 128 southbound in lexington. three lanes are blocked. only the left lane and right lane are getting by. delays from this are about up to 15 minutes. this is right at exit 31. the traffic is backed up all the way to route 93. let's go to the maps. we have another accident in row burn. this is 93 southbound at montvale avenue. your drive on 93ing southbound is stop-and-go into boston, as well. route 1, no major delays to tell you about on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. 27 minutes on the expressway northbound right now.
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and 24 and even 95 as you approach 128. the pike no major delays from framingham into boston. but you can see that yellow some we do have some slowing there. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike from 128, 18 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 20 minutes. if you're taking "t," we have delays on several different lines. check your route ahead of time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: this bitter blast is making for dangerously cold temperatures. the mbta working all night in hopes of staying on track. that includes work on the rails and the trains themselves. >> christa: all right. so let's check in with 7's jennifer eagan. she's live along the red line. she has a closer look at what's being done this morning. >> sarah: christa, good morning. you know the bitter cold has caused some major issues on the mbta, even recently. that includes here on the red line on the commuter rail, too. we'll try and get ahead of any possible problems. overnight the "t" has been
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orange, green and blue lines. we spotted a train with no passengers on board running on the red line overnight. crews also kept tracks working all night long to try to prevent them from freezing up. back on january 5th we had a very cold morning, temperatures dipping down into the single digits caused big problems, first in andover around 4:00 a.m. a train slipped off of the tracks that. was blamed on warping because of the bitter cold. no passengers on board at that hour, but it affected service for much of the day. that same day a part of the red line track broke by the savin hill stop. that also attributed to the cold. again, overnight the "t" tried to prevent any of these problems with the cold by running trains constantly on the tracks on the red, orange, blue and green lines. we're live in dorchester this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." ism the patriots getting their game plan ready as they prepare the face the denver broncos. saddle. the patriots are preparing ways
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offense. 7's nicole oliverio live at gillette stadium this morning with more. hey, nicole. >> nicole: well, even when asked yesterday, it was some of the broncos players saying they're looking forward to another brady-manning matchup, saying it's like two generals going to war. this will be the 17th time brady and man willing face off, brady having the edge with 11 wins to manning's just five, but keep in mind, the pats are 2-6 in denver and they lost their last two games at mile high stadium, but pats' fans saying they believe brady has the experience in the a.f.c. and peyton manning just might not have what he used to. so of course going to be a big game on sunday. all eyes on the pats hoping that this one win will punch their ticket to the super bowl in san francisco. that's the latest live in gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news
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>> christa: happening today, mayor walsh making his final preparations for the state of the city address. some parents are planning to protest his speech. they're upseth over a $50 million public education deficit. public education will be a major focus of his speech. according to the "globe," he'll ask people in boston to help him best serve students and create a stronger school system. mayor walsh will tackle economic developments and note the international focus on boston, as well. his remarks begin at 7:30. don't forget, you can watch his speech live right here on 7 nbc. >> also happening today, convicted killer aaron hernandez is expected to appear in court this afternoon. a hearing will be held at suffolk superior court to set a new date for his double-murder trial. the former patriots' tight end is accused of killing two member in the south end in 2012. prosecutors say hernandez killed two men following an eastbound counter at a nightclub. hernandez is already serving a life sentence after being convicted of killing his friend, odin lloyd. >> christa: later this morning
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airport yesterday are expected to appear in court. let's head out live to the airport right now with the latest on why they were arrested. here's 7's victoria warren for us. good morning, vicki. >> reporter: good morning, christa. they are protesting at logan airport because they want better wages. but when they went inside of the terminal, state police told them they were trespassing, ordered them to leave and arrested the protesters who refused. this was a union protest, part of a much larger protest happening at airports nationwide. the union representing folks who baggage handlers. they do janitorial work inside of the airport and they want to get paid $15 an hour. now, massport says they're currently paid $11 an hour, saying that is above the state's minimum wage. but these workers say that is just not enough. so they have this protest yesterday, and when they went into the terminal, state police did ask them to leave after allowing them to stay for a short time. and most of the protesters,
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them, did adhere to that. but the six who remained, they were arrested and they are scheduled to go before a judge later today. live this morning in logan airport, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new details on an alleged attack in chelsea. police say the woman who reported she was beaten and slashed over the weekend made the story up. she claim she was walking home from work when three men attacked her saturday night. the 25-year-old went to the hospital, but police say she was actually injured inside of a home trying to break up a fight she's charged with misleading a police officer. >> christa: the race for the white house heating up, busy disai on the campaign trail up in new hampshire for republican candidate ted cruz. he'll have six meet-and-greets and pack his schedule for those today. fellow republican john kasich will also hold several events in the granite state, as well. and donald trump is headed out to iowa today. he's going -- getting a mange endorsement. he's keeping that person secret for now.
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of new poll numbers out this morning. here's 7's kris anderson. >> kris: christa, a lot of eyes on these latest numbers. let's get back the donald trump and hillary clinton for a minute. they continue leading their parties according to nbc's new poll out now. the g.o.p. race has donald trump at 38%. ted cruz 21%. marco rubio is third at 11% and ben carson with 8%. those numbers haven't changed much since last week. no other republican gets more than 4% of the vote. coming off the heels of sunday's democratic debate, hillary clinton leading bernie sanders 52% to 36%. that's unchanged from a week ago. martin o'malley sits still at 1%. hillary clinton has the highest positive numbers in a rest. poll. she's followed by bernie sanders and then ted cruz, marco rubio tied with ben carson and then donald trump. the latest here live in the 7news "today in new england." >> christa:>> sarah: the zika virus spreading concern as more babies are born with brain damage.
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test kits that rapidly diagnose the virus. all it requires is a drop of blood from the patient. officials will get the results in about 20 minutes. officials are warning expectant mothers to avoid areas where the virus is spreading in central and south america. the outbreak coming just months before the olympics are set to kickoff in rio de janeiro. >> christa: apple's looking into an issue you may want to listen to this. if you have an iphone 6s or 6s plus, these phones don't accurately display how much battery life is left until the phone shuts off. the issue seems to be related to when the time is changed on the smartphone manually or when you travel through time zones. so you can get this trouble fixed by restarting your phone, making sure that the date and the time are set to automatically change. >> sarah: one way to have fun during the cold weather, freezing your clothes maybe? >> christa: who would have thought of this. check this out. one man in minnesota taking a pair of pants.
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snow. they look pretty funny, don't they? he posts his picture to facebook. the idea goes viral and soon the whole neighborhoods is involved, freezing their pant, making quite the scene. why stop there? there's one shirt in the mix, as well. i guess they've been doing this for a few years. the power of social media. word has spread. >> sarah: and today, chris, we'll all be freezing our pants off, right? >> christa: i like that one. >> chris: if you want the try that experiment, today would be a good day to do it. i wonder how they mold the pants. you have to set them wet, right? upper teens in the worcester hills this afternoon. mid-20s in the city of boston. cold wind all day long. gusting 40 to 50mph. cold and breezy tonight. temperatures into the teens. closer to 30 tomorrow. still a wind just not as strong as what we'll see today. the potential is there for coastal storms to bring us wind and snow saturday into saturday night. so something will have to look at and fine-tune here over the next few days. >> christa: we've been having a physics discussion about how they're able to do this. >> do they hold it there until
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