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look outside right now. a good day to, i don't know, go out and train for that marathon right around the corner perhaps. red sox like the warmer weather could stick around for a little bit . >> anchor: the big question is, did we break a record today? jeremy reiner joins us with the answer and the forecast . >> reporter: so close, ryan. the record is 66 in boston. we had a high today of 65. worcester also near record warmth, upper 50's and 60'sp again, record no record still a fantastic day for the first of february. a year ago today we were plotting another nor'easter to pummel southern new england so big turn around. no record in sight tore toll. right now boston at 55. no snowstorms either. norwood 56. nashua at 52. you notice jaffrey and orange upper 40's. so we do have a cool front moving through southern new england at this time. generating a couple of rain showers down through narragansett bay. these will skirt through buzzard areas bay and as well as southeast mass and the cape. you can see the cool front butter aligned here with the
showers middle plantic states. but this is not an arctic front it's just going to knock temperature back closer to normal. the normal high is 36. even tomorrow the temperatures will reach the low and mid for the ice then as we work into wednesday we're up near signaturesity degrees but that come with a price. big bag of rain heading this way of we'll talk more about that and the rest of the week coming up in a few minutes . >> anchor: a big day in iowa as canned dads triand shore up some last minute votes before tonight tonight's caulk you. senator bernie sanders and hillary clinton are in a dead heat on the democratic side while republican front-runner donald trump and senator ted cruz are locked in a tight race. months of debates and speeches have all led up to tonight and now it's up to voters to decide who will move forward. dan hausle live for us in iowa with the very latest. dan? well, the caucusing starts at 7:00 tonight. 8:00 your time so there was time for some last minerallies by the candidates today but they are ready to put this one in the
with a coffee and donut run for campaign staffers here this des moines. clinton hoping her campaign can close the deal on caucus night . i am feeling so energized because of all of you . >> reporter: what's the closing argument? it's that if you want to see change happen in this country and build won progress we made stand with hillary. bernie sanders also rallying troops in these final hours, riding a wave of youthful then use and counting on voters who never caucused before . we are looking forward to whipping. we want to win. we work hard to win. if she ends up with two delegates more when you need many hundreds you tell me why that's the end of the world . donald trump joined by his wife also hoping for a big turn turnout warning supporters to get out and calling us for him if they want change . hopefully tonight we're going to have the beginning of what is going to be in a certain way a very positive revelation. this will be a very, very positive revelation, we're going to take our country become and we're going to make america great again .
campaigning senator ted cruz said he could finally report he had been to all 99 iowa counties. this race is a statistical tie between me and donald trump. it all comes down to turnout, who shows up tonight at 6:00 p.m. >> reporter: marco rubio has been taking fire from cruise all weekend. rubio hopping to set cruz up for a surprise fall . we know we're an underdog but we feel good about it. >> reporter: and if you are thinking that maybe donald trump is kind of becoming a little more politically correct, well, listen up at 5:00 an you will hear how he suggested the crowd deal with some protestors that showed up apparently at a israeli late this afternoon. we'll show you that at 5:00 of the live it des moines, dan hausle, 7 news . >> anchor: thanks so much. after iowa the race for the white house heads to new hampshire. our exclusive 7 news umass lowell tracking poll shows exactly where the candidates stand as they get ready for
week from tomorrow. donald trump headed for a win with 38% far ahead of senator ted cruz who is in second with 12%. then a clump of candidates ohio governor john kasich, jeb bush get fine eave. marco rubio gets 8. the rest of the field, now here we go. chris christie 7, ben carson and rand paul 3 a piece and carly quay 2%. one more key number here. only 8% are undecided. he here is a look at how it begins. trump well in front and then a pack of republicans chasing second and third place and remember whatever impact iowa will have on new hampshire cannot be measured yet. like the republicans, democrats also have a big front-runner who looks unlikely to be caught. bernie sanders with 61% is more than doubling hilary clinton's 30%. former maryland governor martin o'malley barely ridge terse with 1% and 8% are undecided. here is the statistic of the democratic tracking poll as we begin to measure daily ups and downs of canned state right
we watch very closely here because andy hiller will be wav waving for this all week-long here. he will be live starting at five o'clock with a closer look at the polling results. stay with 7 news on the air and on-line for coverage of the iowa caucuses. look for dan hausle's live reports throughout the day and tonight right here on 7. >> anchor: also on 7, two women in worcester called to court today. they are accused of living in some filthy conditions with three young children. both women were arrested after police found the children living among feces, trash and mice. kelly o'hara live in worcester with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: yes, good afternoon, prosecutors say this all started off as a drug investigation and quickly turned into something else. moments after being released from jail mom telling our cameras she is innocent of selling drugs and innocent of having her kids live in this house of squalor . what do you have to say about living conditions prosecutors say were this that home? it's not true. i will prove my innocence
the part was in extreme disarray. there were cat and dog feces found in all floors in all of the rooms within the apartment. the apartment was infested with mice including a cat that had a live mouse in its mouth . >> reporter: she and her friend are accused of trafficking and selling hire win and opium out of their worcester apartment and having kids live here. at home covered in filth and feces, conditions so bad prosecutors say a child protective services was forced to take the kids away. prosecutors say more charges are pending. but outside of court she said she is a good mother an didn't do it . all i have to say is i love my kids and i will get them back and prove my innocence. i will prove everyone wrong. >> reporter: that woman's attorney says his client actually has some addiction issues and said that needs to be addressed within the next few weeks and he hopes that resolves this issue. both women are due in court later on this month. in worcester this afternoon, kelly o'hara, 7 news . >> anchor: all right, new at
this drawing. investigators say it was stolen from the new hampshire institute of art about two months ago. the gallery said it's worth around $5,000 and right now police do not have any suspects. stirring up controversy and now fire. nicole oliverio reports from weymouth with a look at what investigators are focusing on. a weymouth fire fighter critical of a life saving drug posts his thoughts on facebook. on his personal page the fire fighter called narcan the worst drug ever created. the post read in part "i for one get no extra money for giving narcan and these losers are out in the hospital and ewing again in hours. you use, you should lose." narcan is used to revive people that overdosed on heroin. the facebook account has since been deleted but enough people saw it and now this fire fighter is under fire for his comments. awful. awful
department released a statement is a said "the department has been made aware of a post on social media. the comments posted do not reflect the philosophy or values we hold as a fire department or town." some people believe while comments are in poor taste perhaps the fire fighter was just venting . i don't think it's right but kids think they get high because they know they carry them . i imagine everybody has their personal opinion about things. as far as i'm concerned t a good drug to be out there for people who got that problem. i think he just made a big mistake. venting, you know. i'm sure if he had to use within he would use it, you know, on somebody. he wouldn't let anyone die . >> anchor: the mayor's office is also investigating saying they received a lot of angry e-mails over the weekend, but say it's too early to determine whether or not the fire fighters job is going to be affected. in weymouth, nicole oliverio, 7
we are following a epping story here at 4:00. the world health organization making a big announcement today. experts declaring explosive spread of the sika virus an international emergency. the agency held an emergency meeting calling this an extraordinary event. officials say the disease is spreading like wildfire, cases popping up all around the world including the u.s. a case of zika has been linked to a massachusetts man. doctors say the virus has been connected to birth defects causing babies to have abnormally small heads. brazil found itself as ground zero there of the outbreak and the nation has experienced a number of alarming birth issues there. officials now comparing this out outbreak to ebola. so pat of our job just like on ebola is getting the inter international community together getting consensus, picking out what are the best possible candidates, getting the money behind that, the trial designs and moving those forward and that is exactly. >> anchor: experts say if the disease is not slowed it could affect as many as four million
moving on we're following more news today, two virginia tech students are facing charges in the death of a 13-year-old girl. 18-year-old david eisenhower is charged with abduction and murder in this case police say 19-year-old natalie keepers helped him cover up the crime. police found 13-year-old nicole lovell's body three days after she disappeared from her home. have thors say eisenhower knew the girl but they are still trying to figure out a motive behind the murder. we have determined that eisenhower and nicole were acquainted prior to her dis disappearance. eisenhower used this relation relationship to his advantage to abduct and then kill her. >> reporter: her family report reported her missing after finding her bedroom door blocked with furniture and evidence she overnight. dozen are dead in northeast nigeria after a deadly attack. lowal a gunman opened fire
46 people. militants then set several homes on fire, injuring another 35 people. according to the global terrorism index the group has killed more people than isis. >> anchor: amtrak says more than 200 people on board a train last night when passengers thought they heardry gunshot. investigators aren't sure what hit the window. they believe someone may have thrown something at the train. no one was hurt but the train had to stop in new jersey so the there. that scare come as we learn new details about last year's deadly train derailment in philadelphia philadelphia. federal investigators released thousands of pages on the amtrak train derailment that killed 8 and injured more than 200 but what caused the high speed accident remains a mystery. some of the documents released include interviews with the train's engineer who toll investigators he only had vague and dream like memories of the crash. the ntsb ruled out malfunction, tracks or signals in that crash. >> anchor: ahead on 7 news, chasing down a cruiser. the police officer who may have the law. .
and a whopper of a wipout. a surfer with a free fall like you have never seen before . >> anchor: at 4:30 investigators at a roxbury home after a three-year-old is rushed to the hospital. what went wrong. ahead on 7 news two people hid by a car in chinatown one dragged for miles and now a suspect is in custody all coming up here on 7 news. >> reporter: mortgage rates still relatively low so maybe you are thinking about buy a home . >> reporter: there are things you want to check extra carefully before buying . some of the top things sellers will try to hide tomorrow morning on 7 news today in new england at five o'clo car repairs, home improvements, a family trip ...it's not easy to afford them.
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>> anchor: a driver and police police officer in florida had something of a
role reversal friday. started after a woman noticed a squad car with speeding, she thought it was at least and she said it frightened her . >> anchor: she chased the officer down recording the whole encounter on her cell phone a friday afternoon in play taking an interesting turn for one miami-dade police officer. the reason i pulled you over today and i am asking you to come over and have a conversation is because i saw you since miller drive when were you first jumping on to the palm palmetto and you were pushing 90 miles per hour. claudia turning into citizen officer. she said she was running errands early in the afternoon when all
lesped by her so fast it shook her car. it scared the daylights out of me. i mean, he woke me up. >> reporter: she then decided to follow the officer until she could get him to pull over. the officer thinking she ehad an emergency until she started the questioning. you were leaving me behind and i was going 80 miles per hour and i just wanted to know what's the emergency? i don't know how fast i was going, but i can tell you i'm on the way to work right now. i don't believe i was speeding. she said she also sped up but only for a few members to see how fast the officer was going. that's when she began videotap videotaping the chase on her cell phone. she said she didn't do this to cast a shadow over this officer or law enforcement. they are not bad guys. but they are held to certain principles . >> reporter: the video which has gone viral later showing the officer apologizing and the two coming to somewhat of a solution. i apologize and i will be sure to slow down then yeah? .
>> reporter: police are investigating the incident now. >> reporter: near record warmth today but still above normal. temperatures coming up next . >> anchor: ahead controversial confrontation. a police officer breaks up a fight while his actions are now being called into question . >> anchor: ahead at 5:00 that's a wrap. the cdc closing its investigation of a popular restaurant train after a series of outbreaks caused stores to close . >> anchor: what aaron hernandez is now saying about his former teammates and robert kraft. we'll be right back. you know the basic bargain of america is if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. but so many families don't feel like their hard work pays off. that's not the way america
and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is funded by over two and a half million small contributions. people who know you can't level the playing field by taking more money from wall street. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. join the fight to take back our government. say wind wipout in high hawaii of a surfer fine himself in a wave of trouble off the coast of maui. he is at the top of the massive wave then you saw it looks like he sort of the jumps off the
slow-mo. he said that crash only left him board. he said he was out
in the water . >> anchor: we were trying to figure out if is he just. does he see the wave copping or is he just thrown off is it looks like he is almost jumping right off and is . >> anchor: at first i thought he was falling then i looked again and it looks almost like he is sort of anticipating this is about to get bad so i will try to control it. great video to watch. he went feet first instead of head first. i can't imagine the force of that and i don't know how tall that wave was. it's almost surf like conditions for us here. this is almost beach weather. not really but my gosh. february sort of feels like beach weather around here . and i have seen folks after a nor'easter they will put on the warm suit and go out there and do some surfing off the coast of many main or new hampshire or even massachusetts. new month, new weather pat an it's warp and rain and wind coming at us muddle of week eventually we start to cool things off but no frigid air. no cold air.
the forecast. speaking of february sun going down this evening at 4: 58. i just crush on february because it's the backside of winter, you know the snow we do get usually melts in a few days unlike last winter and also look at the amount of daylight that we pick up of we pick up an hour and 13 minutes of daylight in the short shortest month of the year. even better in march. this afternoon we made it into the 60's, the city had a high of 5 . norwood 67 of the bedford 64. bedford has since stepped out for lunch. but everyone else in the 50's. the city at 55. down along the south coast and cape upper 40's, lower 50's. you notion on the cape southwest wind coming off of buzzard areas bay actually working against you you. it's a little bit cooler in hyannis and provincetown upper 40's and also here comes a cool front generating a few isolated showers down through the south coast and cape and islands and this extends back toward new york city. but again it's a cool front, not a cold front. there is no bit early cold air behind this weather; so what it will do is get temperatures
this time of year for tomorrow but even with that said the numbers are still technically going to come up above normal. green bay for example right now 36. so what a turn around cared to last year. the first four days of last year down here at the bottom the blue indicating bit early cold air and to add insult to injury on february 2 of last year we had storm number two of the four storm blitz with 16 inches of snow but that's not happening this year. again with all sort of the mild air. so for tonight cooling off, clearing. it will be colder for your morning commute tomorrow. this morning we were in the 40's 40's. tomorrow morning 28 to 34 but not bit early cold and through the day tomorrow much cooler, mostly sunny skies, there is miss g. we have our own groundhog. we don't need fill any more. the forecast was soed about we didn't renew his contract so we're rolling with miss g. temperatures tomorrow between 41 and 46. attleboro, it happens, attleboro at 46. merrimac valley the numbers out
fitchburg 45, barre at 43. chatham at edgartown at 40 degrees. lots of is sunshine toll. wednesday is another warm day but unlike today where we had fair amount of sunshine it's a storm system coming at us wednesday with rain in the afternoon, fair amount of rain as well. i think most towns about a half inch to an inch of rain wednesday afternoon and wednesday evening. temperature in the you err ifive tease to around 60. that will be near a record. thursday mix of clouds and sunshine. we start the day mild but numbers will slide downhill all day on thursday and friday lots of sunshine. there is your seasonable day with temperature on friday upper 30's. much. good thing we still have joe stapleton to give us the traffic report for the afternoon . signed on the.ed line. thanks, getting a look to you to our mass pike ride enjoying the weather and the ride here. eastbound and went down through the newton area heading down toward allston tolls and just about wide open. don't get a chance to say that too often. 128 moving along well. thatting a look at the southbound side of the expressway. a little slow going down around
street but wetic a look at the map just after the spot it starts to get heavier down into braintree. so we're averaging about a 37 minute ride now from downtown boston into braintree. 28 all green moving along nicely from route 9 right down through the milton area. no big delays there and route 93 northbound through town also cruising along nicely. this is moving well up into somerville and continues to move well right now past 128 and route 495. . >> anchor: next on 7 news an art heist out of this world. "star wars" themed painting stolen from a local business. more hon this bizarre crime all caught on camera . a store owner attacks robbers with an unusual weapon. how he used a makeshift flame troy to ward off the criminals. >> anchor: and ahead at 5:00 it's down to the wire. the journey to the white house starts today in iowa. we'll have comprehensive coverage including a look at the
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fighter in weymouth under fire in off the job for a controversial facebook post . >> anchor: the town just announcing that fire fighter is suspended from duty. let's get right over to adam williams with what we know . >> reporter: town official say a fire fighter has been suspended for 90 days after taking
to facebook about the drug called narcan of the in his post he suggested letting drug addicts die when they overdose and he called narcan the worst drug ever created. narcan if you don't know by now is used to revive people who is overed on heroin or opiods. the fire department released a statement saying they aware of the post and that it does not reflect the town's philosophy or value. again this fire fighter nower is vague a 90 day suspension is working this story to gather more details. we'll bring you the very latest as we get them here. it ebreaking news desk, adam williams, 7 news . >> anchor: also today we are following a developing story out of roxbury i'm three-year-old child rushed to the hospital with traumatic injuries. officials say the child is now in critical condition. nick emons joins us with details