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some controversial comments he made on-line about saving the lives of drug addicts. the fire fighter was investigated for writing a post on-line which denounced the use of the drug narcan, which can reverse the effects of an over overdose. the firearm's facebook post said "i for one get no extra money for giving narcan and these los losers are out of the hospital and use again in hours. you use, you should lose." he called narcan one of the worst drugs ever created. weymouth's play i don't remember said he is disappointed in this employee. with the position that you hold in this case someone whose job is related to saving lives there are some boundaries that you have to abide by on those comments. not only from a common sense standpoint. >> anchor: such a struggle.
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overdoses in this town last year and two dozen people lost their lives. more than 100 were saved with the use of narcan. the union is on board with the hey i don't remember on this. they say the fire fighter definitely is in the wrong here. they say he is very sorry and will undergo sensitivity training and will be reassigned to status that's not first responder status until the chief is fully aware and believes that he is ready to go back to that job. live in weymouth, jonathan hall, 7 news. >> anchor: tonight on 7, count counting down to the caucuses. joy in the political revolution. we will turn america around. >> anchor: candidates crisscrossing the state of iowa . we'll have a winner you better believe it . for those of you still thinking about this, weighing your options i hope i will be able to persuade you . this is our time. >> anchor: as voters come to the to rally and their presidential pick. after months of speeches, interviews, debates and polls we are just hours away now from
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of the 2016 presidential campaign. iowa voters get their say tonight, who they think should be the republican and democratic nominees. 7 news has you covered from the caucuses all the way to the next big contest. the new hampshire primary. our reports and reporters tracking all the results. let's begin in des moines, way with 7's dan hausle this evening evening. dan? as we come down into the home stretch you are hearing a lot of candidates talking about if i win. even donald trump some talking about if i don't win. what do i do as far as going on to new hampshire? because it's just a few hours before this one is put in the hands of the voters. the next president of the united states of america, donald j trump! >> reporter: introduced by sara palin donald trump showed the campaign hasn't changed him warning supporters to watch out for protestors in the crowd ready to throw tomatoes .
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to throw a tomato knock the crap out of them, would you? seriously. i promise you i will pay for the legal fees. i promise. >> reporter: senator ted cruz still predicting he will beat trump calling on conservatives to rally around him and send the reality star packing "the time for the media circus has passed. this is now our time. >> reporter: senator marco rubio said he is hoping to surprise tonight but insists he is in it for the long hall no matter what . i was in portsmouth the first step in the long process but ear respective of what happens this campaign will continue. that. i need you. i feel really good about all of . >> reporter: hilary clinton stops by her des moines campaign headquarters to thank staffers and urge them to bring the caucus voters home . thanks, everybody. i know we have to get back to work. thank you. >> reporter: senator bernie
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and supporters among them an actor who to mcgovern as a nine nine-year-old and thinks hillary isn't progressive enough . when he was a young activist marching with martin luther king junior she was campaigning for barry gold water water. as far as i'm concerned she has never been a person of the left. >> reporter: sanders brags he has run this race without running negative ads . i think not doing ugly, negative ads is the right thing to do and you know what i think it's good politics. thank you all very much. >> reporter: as you might notice here the weather is very nice. that changed the storm is a few hours away and shouldn't affect caucus goers but it may affect candidates trying to get out of town and those of us who follow them. live in de, dan hausle, 7 news . >> anchor: so dan just a really big night, people are very curious about these results but they don't start caucuses into the evening and with the time change can you talk about whenny we might expect to see some results?
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local time, 8:00 your time and some of these processes democratic side in particular involve gathering in different parts of the room. the republican, those might come in kind of quickly because they just cast votes and there is a new app so we might have a trickle in of some of the early votes particularly republican maybe at about 8:15 or so but realistically you are looking at 9:00 or more before we see any significant results and if any of these races are close you will have to wit a lot longer to see where the differences lie. dan hausle reporting live from iowa. we'll be reporting all night for sure. adam? >> anchor: new hampshire as we mentioned will be stepping into the spotlight after iowa. the first in the nation primary just a little more than a week away now and the race there is tight. every day leading up to the primary we will be bringing you the latest results of our exclusive poll so let's begin right now. our exclusive 7 news umass lowell tracking poll shows exactly where the candidates stand in the granite state. so donald trump leads with 38%
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he is far ahead of ted who is in second with 12% clump of candidates, ohio governor john kasich and former florida governor jeb bush get fine each in florida senator marco rubio gets 8% here. the rest of the republican field well new jersey governor chris christie 7%, dr. ben carson and kentucky senator rand paul three appease and carly fiorina 2%, one more key number only 8% are undecided. for the democrats it's neighboring senator bernie sand sanders with 61% up in new hampshire. he is more than dowling hillary clinton's 30% right now. former maryland governor martin o'malley barely registers with 1 1% and our 7's political analyst andy hiller is digging deeper into the numbers and live in manchester for us right now. andy? think about donald trump for a moment. now think about bernie sanders. does a democratic socialist from brooklyn have anything in common billionaire?
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their personal histories and political policies couldn't be farther apart. but their appeal has a startling similarity. both have significant support among voters who don't trust the federal government to do what's right. in the republican race, trump leads ted cruz his closest rival 53 to 11%. a huge margin among voters who distrust the government in washington, d.c. and on the democratic side, bernie sanders has an even bigger edge. 69 to 21% over hilary clnton. normally, when we look at voters in these elections we look at how liberal or conservative they are but that's not what is going on here. what we're looking at is trust overtaking how people think about their vote. that's what is drying sanders and trump. new hampshire, the eyes of the world are going to be on you again. >> reporter: but clinton gets the best of sanders when new hampshire voters were asked no
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you think will be the next president? hilary clinton was the number one answer with 23% but trump was just a point behind at 22 and sanders had 16. interestingly, 30% are still un undecided. it's fascinating here that 30%, that number 30%, keep your eye on that because that number is greater than support than any candidate is getting of who we think will win. voters don't know what's going on in this election and that highlights how unusual it is. now imagine a trump sanders general election. no matter who won, the mandate would be for change. big change. the problem is, there is no big change both liberals and conservatives support. what one side wants, the other fierce. live in new hampshire, andy hiller, 7 news. >> anchor: andy is staying up there in new hampshire. you can look for his live reports leading up to the primary and every day he will be bringing you the very latest
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news. and be sure to tune in tonight for all of the results from the iowa caucuses. dan hausle is there and we'll bring information as they come in a full recap of the results tonight on 7 news at 11:00. >> anchor: 7 news now turning to your forecast month of february getting a warm reception. it's rare that you see people out without jackets, hats or mittens. wow. but we did see people in shorts today. temperatures climbing into the 60's and just one degree shy of a record in the city. jeremy riper here now with how long do we expect this to continue? in terms of 60's that's it. although running to cold temperatures, no, that's not happening this week. boston made a high 665 this afternoon. bedford 64. the record in the city was 66. worcester your record was 616789 upper 50's, middle 60's so the numbers will stay in the books. right now the city at 53. worcester 45. nashua at 50. there is a cool front moving through so you go from the 60's down to the 30's and 40's.
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tomorrow. 40's, not 30's but the normal high is 37. i think even tomorrow behind a cool front the numbers will still reach the low and mid 40's 40's. there are a lot of clouds right now. few isolated showers with this school front on the cape and islands. these will move offshore. we clear out tonight. mostly sunny skies tomorrow. we have near record warmth on the way for wednesday upper 50's but that comes at a price in the form of rain. we'll talk more about that in a few minutes. >> anchor: also on 7, a woman hit by a car then dragged for miles this happened in the city city's chinatown neighborhood. police say the driver never stopped after hitting the victim and another man. steve cooper live in boston tonight where that driver is now facing some very serious charges charges. steve? really after a day of delays here that suspect, the driver that you are talking about just appeared in court here in handcuffs before a judge boston municipal court charged with running down two people who were walking in chinatown early this morning. now the woman from sandwiches
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short time ago while she list listened to charges against her and prosecutors outlined exactly what happened overnight. a terrifying crash where prosecutors say su kept going when she ended new dorchester . a grizzly scene in dorchester after a 48-year-old woman was found overnight along columbia road near 93 and appeared to have been struck in the street . horrible things happened. i think the person was probably drunk or something happened. i don't know . >> reporter: several hours later boston police and state police would determine that victim had been walking with her 56-year-old husband in chinatown around 2:00 this morning when they were mode down by a driver who never stopped. the man who was seriously injured was found near kneeland street and harrison avenue while the woman was dragged from chinatown to dorchester traveling along 93 south nearly 3 miles before police took her into custody.
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arrested by police early this morning and charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury injury. investigators telling us they are looking into whether or not alcohol police department a role here. so sad. >> reporter: she is being held tonight on $5,000 cash bail and she has been ordered by the judge if she posts that bail to stay away from the victims here and also to not drive until this case has been resolved. that's for that female victim. we're told she is listed in very critical condition tonight. live in boston, steve cooper, 7 news . >> anchor: we're staying on top of a develop storingy right now. the world health organization declaring the zika virus an international emergency. health experts saying millions could be infected with the mosquito born illness during the next year.
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urgent need to coordinate inter international efforts. let's go to ryan schulteis for more . >> anchor: that agency did meet today in switzerland saying this is a situation that is beyond their control at this point calling it extraordinary event. the agency said cases of the sihka virus are popping up around the world including the u.s the disease has been linked to a massachusetts man. virus has been debted to birth defects causing babies to have abnormally small heads. brazil has found itself at ground zero of the outbreak. the country is experiencing an allahing number of birth issues. officials are comparing this to ebola. the job is getting the international community together pentagoning out what are the best possible candidates, getting money behind that. the trial designs and moving those forward and that is exact exactly the way . >> anchor: experts say if the disease is not slowed it could affect as many as 4 million americans during the next year. ryan schulteis, 7 news. >> anchor: new details in the federal health investigation of chipolte restaurant.
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is over but officials cannot pinpoint a cause. the investigation looked at two separate e coal i break involving the popular chain. dozens of customers were affect affected on the west coast. it is not tied though to the noro virus outbreak that shut down the cleveland circle chipolte here late last year . >> anchor: there is more news today. two virginia tech students facing connections, charges in connection with the murder and kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl girl. many questions here and the big one, what could be the motive? jadiann thompson with details. police found the girl's body on saturday. three days after she disappeared from her home. the two virginia tech students accused the in case appeared in court today. 18-year-old david eisenhower is charged with kidnapping and murder. list say 19-year-old natalie keepers helped him cover up the crime. police found 13-year-old nicole lovel's body in north carolina.
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last week after findinger bedroom door blocked with furniture and evidence she likely climbed out of a window. investigators say eisenhower knew the girl but they are still trying to figure out why he would want to kill her . 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: lovell was a liver transplant survivor. both of the suspects are fresh freshman studying engineering at virginia tech. investigators say neither had prior criminal records. in the newsroom, jadiann thompson, 7 news. >> anchor: still to come here tonight reflecting on his former life. convicted killer aaron hernandez leing everyone know what he really thinks of the patriots, who he still respects and who has him very upset . >> anchor: then at 5:30 a three three-year-old is rush go ahead to the hospital with critical injuries. police involved in the investigation into what went wrong in this roxbury home and we'll tell what you they found so far .
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former pats star and convicted killer aaron hernandez letting everyone know how he really feels about his former team. so in a recent letter, he had nothing but praise for some of his former teammates . >> anchor: but his tune changes when it comes to patriots owner robert kraft. kris anderson with more on what >> reporter: aaron hernandez in his own words. ' three letter to behind bars. the convict killer begins the note by insulting this woman after she apparently criticized him in her last letter. he then suggests different ways for her to kill herself including the method hernandez said he prefers the most. by the most powerful firecracker in the world. tie it to your face with duct tape and wait for your head to explode. the expatriate then turns his attention to his former team and teammates, writing "i have a tv in my cell and, yes, i still route for my squad and still love all of the winds i loved.
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probably brady and whom i loved to death and always will. and only hope for the best for them. jules, branch and the best tight end ever to walk on to a football field gronk." hernandez aed he still has love for other former teammates but notes that many of them probably have turned against him. but before finishing the letter, aaron hernandez paid sure to mention his disdain for owner bob kraft. he doesn't hold back writing " "fake expletive, non-loyal craft who told me he loved me every time he seen me but obviously shows his word ain't expletive. while hernandez is no longer a fan of bob kraft he still patriots. that's the story here in the newsroom. kris anderson, 7 news. >> anchor: near record warmth today mid 60's, near record
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>> reporter: nice warm day today. new month and a nice warm pattern for the week. rain and wind on the way for wednesday. that's near record warmth but a runny, windy an on wednesday. cooler by the end of the week but i'm not using words like bitter or frigid or snowstorm or nor'easter or anything like that
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sunset this evening, 4:58 as we roll through february my gosh so much to love about the month of february. we pick up an hour and 13 minutes of daylight in february alone. the shortest month of the year over achieving. love it. 65. that was the high today in town. jaffrey at 53. hyannis at 53. right now the numbers are backed up a little bit behind a cool front. the city at 53. nashua 50. jaffrey 44. that front is responsible for clouds and a few isolated showers and sprinkles but this is not an arctic front. there is no arctic air behind this weather system. you can thank el nino for that. it just amy late the cold air off the north american continent when it happens. you get behind a cool front, green bay at 36. twin cities at 31. last year at this time those numbers were subzero. pouring into new england after a monster snowstorm to start february. for tonight cooling off, clear clearing, lows overnight tonight heading down into the 20's and 30's so your morning commute tomorrow is certainly chillier
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early february, not too bad. through the day tomorrow mostly sunny skies, much cooler out there. groundhog day 41 to 46. forget about punxsutawney phil. she will see her shadow but this is still an el nino winter so don't give up on that warmth. boston at 41. scituate at 4 tomorrow. dracut 45. the normal high is about 37. so these numbers are above normal. fitchburg at 45. out on to the cape and island chatham 41. mashpee at 42. as we work into wednesday we'll have warmer conditions on the way. these will be wednesday's number number. boston around 58 on wednesday afternoon. rain comes into town wednesday afternoon. your morning commute no issues but wednesday afternoon rainy and windy about a half inch of rain on the way. then thursday and friday mix of clouds and sunshine of thursday and friday that's your cool day for this week upper 30's. next week does look chilly. but i think that's brief. i think we'll warm up again by valentine's day. see you at 5:30. >> anchor: still to come, we're
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>> anchor: great to see you as always. another hour of 7 news astraight ahead today. 7 news at 5:30 starts right now. >> anchor: now at 5:30, a three three-year-old child rushed to the hospital with serious injuries now police desperately serving for answers . >> anchor: then acts of arson in new hampshire. investigators trying to hunt down the vandals accused of breaking into cars before setting them on fire . >> anchor: near record warmth today. cooler weather tomorrow. >> anchor: a police officer fin
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