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>> this is 7 news at noon. >> sarah: first at noon. there is breaking news. police in woburn searching the street. >> christa: right now they are trying to track down a suspect in a neighborhood. what is the scene right now. kelli o'hara has more on what we are learning about this. >> reporter: good afternoon. cops have been combing this neighborhood for a person possibly involved in a hit-and-run earlier this morning. according to an eyewitness. now, as you can see right from the video, state police along with woburn police have been combing these streets with k-9
described by one officer we spoke to as armed and dangerous. they have been there all morning long searching this neighborhood in particular. why, though, they are not saying. an eyewitness described that hit-and-run to us earlier. >> hit a person. crossing the walk. the person then ends up on top of the car. went probably-- i don't know-- a thousand feet, 2,000 feet up the road before he finally fell off. >> reporter: now, we have been told that man was rushed to the hospital. his condition is unknown right police searching this neighborhood in woburn for a person possibly involved in a hit-and-run earlier this morning in downtown. as soon as we get information, we will deliver it to you. live in woburn, 7 news. >> sarah: also breaking: dangerous debris in millbury. three people injured when a large pete of metal fell off a truck smashing into a driver's windshield. now the driver is facing charges.
the breaking details. >> reporter: well that, car was taken here to ted's towing in... with serious damage. take a look at these pictures. these were treated out. you see the windshield of the car smashed in. bending part of the passenger side door. it all happened just before 7:00 this morning on the pike in milbury. state police say a track or the-trailer lost part of its load, which included a large metal frame structure. it flew into this car injuring three people. we are told they have minor injuries which is unbelievable when you see these pictures. now, state police also say that this driver is facing charges. they say he never stopped, and they also say his load was improperly secured. your forecast now. another dose of winter a little more snow in the air right now. nothing at all like we saw on monday. let's go to chris lambert with what's in store for the rest of the day. christa. not a big storm. we do have snowflakes out
31 in boston right now. 33 in norwood. 32 in bedford. here are some of the flakes on the radar. some rays of sunshine trying times. that has helped things out on the pavement. snow. the pave suspect wet thanks to some sunshine. you do have thicker clouds and heavier bursts of snow south and west of worcester, right there across the mass. pike, 84 exchange, heading into southern worcester county, sturbridge, southbridge, nearby towns here. when you get that burst of snow, you certainly could get a coating if not more than that. on some of the side streets here, temperatures marginal. now above the freezing mark. more snow squalls west of us. so this unstable atmosphere has to continue to work on through. as we go throughout the day. i do expect these scattered you could get a brief burst of snow midafternoon into the late afternoon hours. other than that, we will wind overnight tonight. morning.
coming up in a bit. >> sarah: a home in fitchburg firefighters race to the rescue, trying to save three burning home. they were able to pull two people to safety. the third person did not make it out alive. fitchburg now with more on this breaking story. >> reporter: family and friends in the neighborhood here in fitchburg really in shock at this hour. the flames are now out. you can see the damage done from these fast-moving flames early this morning. so fast that when firefighters arrived on the scene, this was really a chaotic scene. a two-family home. three adults from the same family were trapped inside. >> you could see the flames. we could feel the heat from our driveway. >> reporter: frantic effort by fitchburg firefighters racing to rescue victims trapped inside this two-family home on walton street in the middle of the night. >> when you pull up and there is no people standing out on the street saying it is our house and you have cars in the
situation. >> reporter: the fire chief rushed to the scene. helping police pull a male victim from the burning building who was able to tell them his two sisters were still inside. >> we could feel the heat from our back porch. out. i went to make sure our neighbor was okay. >> reporter: firefighters found one sister near the stairs with no pulse. emergency responders performed cpr on her before she was rushed to the hospital. her sister was found dead in the second-floor bedroom. the likely room where the blaze began. investigators seem to know where the fire started but why is still unclear. >> we don't believe it to be suspicious. we do have a preliminary cause that we are not releasing at this time. we still need to talk to the people involved in the fire. >> i have never seen a fire that large up close. very scary. very scary. >> reporter: right now crews are busy boarding up the building here. the victim's names are not being released at this hour by fire officials. all we are being told is the state fire marshal is involved in this investigation that is
this afternoon, steve cooper, 7 news. >> christa: a police chase during into a dangerous ride in abington when the driver crashes into a utility pole. the two people inside this car were taken to the hospital and now the driver is facing some charges. let's go to nicole oliverio in abington right now with more. nicole? >> reporter: well, christa, according to officers, that driver didn't stop for police because he thought he had a warrant out and he didn't want to go to jail before his birthday which is next week. now the clean-up continues. that damaged pole almost repaired. a police chase that began in weymouth came to a crashing end in abington when the driver flipped his car. weymouth police say officers tried to pull over the driver for speeding, but he didn't stop. the 24-year-old man from dorchester ended up crashing on route 18. snapping this utility pole in half and knocking out power overnight to nearly 2,000 customers.
like cream restaurant. >> we had a few concerns right off the bat. you know, how long has the power been out? you know, when did this happen? because we have all refrigeration equipment and freezing equipment in the restaurant and the ice cream shop. >> reporter: police shut down a section of route 18 as officers investigated and power crews repaired lines. rush hour traffic was detoured for several hours before the road finally reopened. scene. the driver and passenger taken to a nearby hospital. the driver expected to face charges. business owners surprised by all the damage caused by one person. >> we just decided we would close for the day. that is not exciting to do. we are a young business. we have only been open since september. it is like, i didn't really need this today. >> reporter: they are shifting the lanes a bit so work can
hospital bed this morning. s if he is now facing a number of charges, including driving with a suspended license, failing to stop for police, driving to endanger and speeding. we are live from abington, nicole oliverio, 7 news. >> christa: a deadly car accident on route one north in saugus. state police say a car rolled over, killing one person inside. morning. right now, police are trying to figure out exactly what caused that crash. >> sarah: police in quincy searching for answers after a deadly early-morning crash. two people were killed when a car hit a tree, rolled over, then burst into flames. one person was taken to the hospital. state police are investigating what happened. >> christa: bernie sanders and donald trump cruising to victories in the new hampshire primary. the latest numbers in this morning's show, trump with 35%. and john kasich, a surprise second with 16%. a tight finish for third place with cruz, bush, and rubio separated by a few thousand
>> sarah: sanders crushing clinton with a whopping 60% of the vote to clinton's 38%. no surprises for the democrats, though. bernie sanders taking the new hampshire vote really by storm. >> christa: now it is on to south carolina, trying to ride that momentum to stay ahead of hillary clinton. here is nancy chen with more from the democrats. >> reporter: nothing but net for bernie sanders. celebrating with his grandchildren tuesday with some basketball before giving his victory speech. >> together we have sent a message that will echo from wall treatment to washington, from maine to california! >> reporter: hillary clinton lost to sanders by 20 points with sanders targeting the votes of young people and new hampshire women. the former secretary of state promised to campaign harder going forward. >> now we take this campaign to the entire country. we are going to fight for every vote in every state! >> reporter: sanders urging unity among democrats. a message for both supporters and clinton's.
together in a few months and unite this party and this nation because the right wing republicans we oppose must not be allowed to gain the presidency. >> reporter: while bernie sanders had such a wide margin of victory over hillary clinton among the voters overall speaking it is technically about the delegate count. in that regard, hillary clinton has at least nine while bernie sanders has at least 13. in the end, you need 2,400 delegates in order to win the democratic nomination. in manchester, new hampshire, 7 news. stoip underdogs are the story of the night for the republicans. donald trump the clear winner. john kasich coming out of nowhere and taking the second spot. dan hausle has more on the g.o.p. shocker. >> oh, wow! wow, wow, wow. >> reporter: donald trump delivers on the promise of those huge poll numbers that had him doubling the nearest competition. >> new hampshire, i want to
we love you. we are going to be back a lot. we are not going to forget you. you started it. remember, you started it. >> reporter: after days of trash-talking his republican rivals, trump was gracious in victory. >> we have some real talent in the republican party. >> reporter: but finished with his usual predictions of greatness. >> we are going to make america so great again, maybe greater than ever before! >> reporter: governor kasich led the rest of the pack crediting the time he put in new hampshire and the positive message he stuck to. >> maybe, just maybe we are part of american politics because tonight the light overcame the darkness of negative campaigning. >> reporter: jeb bush jump-started his campaign getting just enough gas to keep him going to south carolina and possibly beyond. >> it looks like you all have reset the race. for that, i'm really grateful. >> reporter: iowa winner senator ted cruz keeps the wind at his back heading into
expected to be much stronger. >> now on to south carolina! on to nevada! on to super tuesday! >> reporter: florida senator marco rubio blamed his poor debate performance for his inability to build on his iowa third. rubio promised supporters it wouldn't happen again. >> you will see us again because we are coming back in november to win the general election! >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie may be done after his single-digit finish here. he would only say he is heading back to new jersey to examine the final numbers before making a decision. for new jersey governor chris christie, this could be the end of the line. he went back to new jersey and says he is going to wait for the final numbers before making a final decision on where, if anywhere, he goes from here. we are in manchester, dan hausle, 7 news. >> sarah: february 20 is the nevada caucus for democrats and the south carolina primary for republicans. three days later, the republicans go to nevada. february 27, it is the democrats' turn in south carolina and then march 1, super tuesday.
massachusetts up for grabs. if you are not yet registered to vote, today is the last day to do so. jonathan hall is heading to south carolina this morning. to continue our political coverage. look for his live reports starting today on 7 news at 4:00. >> christa: coming up at noon, winter excitement here in boston's fenway park. gearing up for extreme sports this week. >> chris: should be a lotle of fun to see. close to record-breaking cold over the weekend. the forecast ahead. >> sarah: confusion after a pair of brutal attacks. police trying to figure out why one man attacked a store clerk with a sword minutes after beating up an elderly man. >> christa: dress drama causing controversy out in california. one student is calling for
>> christa: fenway park setting the stage for some winter sports. the ball yard will host a big air competition coming up tomorrow and on friday. >> sarah: yeah. skiers and snow boorpdlers show off their skills on a 140-foot ramp. park with more on the we thought you may be going down it. crazy, right? no. i'm not that wild and crazy. how do you make the green monster look small and tiny? it is 37 feet tall. i'll show you how. take a look at. this 140 feet tall, this ski jump for the big air here at fenway. it is 430 feet wide. it is absolutely humongous. it is going to be insane with
coming down first at 5-45 miles an hour for that top section. then they hit the little plateau where there is a little bit of a jump. they are going to fly 50-60 feet up in the air. now, practice hasn't started. we have some video we want to show you from earlier today. when we had some folks going down a little bit. going down slowly to. make sure the snow is where it needs to be, getting set up for thursday and friday's big event. on thursday, it is all about the snow-boarders. take over. they are competing in the event here. this is part of the grand prix series. in fact, this is the final event of the three-event grand prix series. this will be the grand finale. in fact, the last event the ussa, the ski and snowboarding association held on the east coast, killington back in 1998. so it's been a while. most oft vents are held out west. they are trying to spread this fun, the skiing and snowboarding to the east coast fans here. and fenway park is going to
evt with this giant ski jump here. 140 feet tall. that is 14 stories high. 430 feet long. the tricky part is going to be going off that jump there. 50-60 feet up in the air. then landing and stopping before you reach the wall down here. there are olympic skiers who are going to be here. gold medal winners. some local skiers who will be competing in 2018. it is going to be an amazing event. i'm definitely getting ready to see these guys at 12:30. they will start flying down the hill for practice runs. watch. hopefully, everyone is safe. head on down to fenway. thursday and friday. going to be a lot of fun. the snow is here. it is the right season for this exciting event. live at fenway park, kris anderson, 7 news. >> sarah: it is hard to make the green monster look small. but oh, my goodness. >> christa: the workers grooming the track, they are not the ones who are the this is a day's work for them. that is crazy. if you build a mountain, they
>> chris: i think of slefding going down that thing. you would wind up somewhere on yawkey way clark griswold-style. yes. as kris was saying, we finally have the cold air. no problem there at fenway park with the snow. a look at the mass. pike. close to the city of worcester, some light snow. southwest of the city, some heavier bursts of snow now ongoing. essentially, close to worcester back into sturbridge and southbridge right now. along the 84-90 exchange across the mass. pike. this lifting offer to the northeast. you notice the structure of everything. it is hilt or miss. where we are missing, we even have some rays of sunshine. in fact, the city of boston, it's been snowing and somewhat sunny at the same time during the day so far. more scattered snow squalls back into upstate new york. the atmosphere is unstable. as we get in the afternoon, it is a lot like a late spring or summer day where you catch
you get the daytime heating. in this case, daytime heating 30's. once that happens, you have enough instability to drive pop-up snow squalls. that will roll through from midafternoon through about sunset tonight. then we diminish the activity overnight tonight and refire it up again for tomorrow. i don't expect a lot out of. this a coating to an inch. there may be a couple of towns in worcester county, closer to two inches of snow. a lot of this will fall not on the pavement. you know, on the pavement, maybe a slushy coating once you get enough of a burst of precipitation to come on through. mostly cloudy tomorrow. snow shower out there. upper 20's to near 30 degrees. yes, here is the big air at fenway forecast. tomorrow emping. running in the low 20's. should be running down into the upper teens on friday. plenty of cold air to hold the snow on the slopes. plenty of cold air coming over the weekend. right, danielle? >> danielle: yeah. that is exactly right. if you are wondering where is comeback this weekend. will feel really cold out there. saturday evening, if you are
maybe, dress for it to feel like zero in boston. single digits on the cape. you go to bed saturday night, wake up sunday morning, these this is what it's going to feel like. these are the windchills. it is going to feel like 26 below in boston. it is going to be frigid out it is going to stay that way throughout your sunday. happen quickly. this cold air will move in fast. by 4:00 p.m. on saturday, it is feeling like 14. then those temperatures are dropping to below zero by sunday morning. we could break records. the record for sunday morning is three below. boston. 7 bem low in worcester. and the record is 11 below. the good news: the cold isn't sticking around forever. >> chris: a 48-hour stand with this cold weather. you take a look at the forecast. it is going to be a cold start on monday. in the afternoon, you are moderating the trend back into the upper 20's to near 30. a lot closer to seasonal levels. could start as snow on tuesday. perhaps mixing with some rain by the afternoon. we have a chance of some 40's there.
these snow showers and squalls coming. in plan on that cold air settling in for the weekend. as danielle was mentioning. windchills, -20 to -30 saturday night into sunday. date night planned on saturday night, keep in mind, dress warm. >> sarah: still ahead, an elderly man brutally beaten in a strange crime scene in florida. >> christa: a fashion fight at
>> sarah: an elderly man brutally beaten in an unprovoked attack. he wasn't the only one. according to police, one man was behind a series of stunning crimes. >> christa: right now the suspect is behind bars. his alleged victims are talking about what happened. >> reporter: 22-year-old javon walker's mug shot. police say he took a pipe to the face of this man, 81-year-old douglas back to you shay during a sunday morning crime spree. his face now covered in bruises. he has two black eyes and 18 stitches closing a gash in his forehead. >> he came towards me. i didn't know he had anything in his hand. he struck me over the head. >> reporter: the surveil listens video from a gas station where boucher and his wife had stopped is chilling. a man starts beating boucher.
finally, fern gets her husband out of harm's way. >> when you see your husband being attacked, that is the only thing you think about doing. >> you don't expect that kind of stuff. i mean, i never even seen anything... that is walker rushing up to the victim with a samurai sword. walker told police he had watched the movie poltergeist and wanted to kill evil. his alleged victims say the 22-year-old needs something more than just jail time. >> i want to see him get better. >> do you forgive him for this? >> why not. yes, i do. >> he needs help, you know. you know, i pray for him and his family. >> sarah: that poor man. all right. coming up next on 7 news, switching gears now. we are talking about prom dress problems for this one girl in california. why she got booted from her school dance. >> christa: also a local hero critically injured in the boston marathon shoot-out
>> christa: the dress on the left gets a girl booted from a school dance. now it is at the center o'. >> a dress code drama for a california high school student. >> sarah: that says the rules for dances unfairly target female students. and it is time for school officials to lighten up. this dress almost got her kicked out of last year's prom. >> you could barely see through the black. yet i still had to cover up. >> sarah: she says her california high school makes students sign a prom contract outlining the dress code. >> we have been looking on-line. but a lot of the dresses, they con flick with the code. i don't know what to do. especially considering that i'm plus-sized. i have a narrow amount of dresses i can choose from. >> sarah: the rules are more strictly enforced by the activities director. >> there is an opening in the back.
the opening was too big. >> sarah: she brought her new prom dress into school to get it approve. but it was denied. the dress code for female students is much more strict than it is for male students, she says. >> my parents are arab-american. so my parents are already very strict. i feel like if my parents will let me wear a dress, they shouldn't have any problem with it. >> sarah: the school district hasn't heard of any student complaints. individual schools set their own dress codes. but she can appeal school policy. >> christa: i thought it was pretty, personally. >> sarah: i did, too. i thought she was well covered-up. >> christa: more on the breaking news in woburn today. a big police presence there. officers appear to be searching for someone or something that we have learned. >> sarah: a dangerous situation on the mass. pike. what smashed into a windshield that sent three people to the hospital. >> chris: scattered snow showers and snow squalls over the next couple of days. sub-zero weather over the weekend. the numbers ahead.
>> christa: breaking news this afternoon. dangerous debris in milbury. three people are injured when this large piece of metal suddenly fell off the truck. smashing into a driver's windshield. >> sarah: now the driver of that truck is facing charges. let's head out to southborough with the breaking details. >> reporter: well that, car was taken here to ted's towing in southborough with serious damage. take a look at these pictures. these were treated out by state police. the windshield of the car smashed-in, bending part of the passenger-side door: it
this morning on the pike in milbury. state police say a track or the-trailer lost part of its load which included this large metal frame structure. it flew into this car injuring three people inside, including a 59-year-old man from wilbraham. we are told they have minor injuries. unbelievable when you take a look at these pictures. the driver is facing charges. states police say he never stopped. they also say his load was improperly secured. live from southborough, 7 news. >> sarah: we are following breaking news out of wareham. police investigating fast suspicious death. detectives say a 70-year-old man was found shot inside his home on glen charlie road yesterday afternoon. he later died from his injuries. so far, no arrests have been made. investigators are still searching for the suspects. >> christa: we are following more breaking news. police in woburn combing the streets all morning. just learning they are searching for a suspect believed to be armed and dangerous. local and state police searching neighborhoods, but
saying exactly why. >> sarah: 7 news now turning to the weather. once again, we are seeing some snow move through the area today. we are tracking a bitter blast that will send temperatures plunging. meteorologist chris lambert is here now with more. >> chris: in fact, temperatures widespread below zero by sunday morning. 30 in boston right now. 36 in marshfield. a cold start to the day. overall, not that cold for this time of year. seasonable weather. a few flakes in boston. heavier snow showers and squalls getting together here just west of worcester back through spencer and brookfield. down through southbridge. this is heading into the city of worcester. we are beginning to see some of the heavier bursts of snow move out of connecticut into central massachusetts. a few towns in connecticut picking up one, two inches of snow. more snow squalls off to the west. those ones scat nerd nature. not all towns are going to see one or two inches of snow. i do expect a couple of towns to pick up an inch or two as come on in from the west of us. it is almost like a springtime or summertime theme. where you have some dry stretches. then you get a burst of snow.
shower to pass on through. here we go. we track the arctic air in here over the weekend. it is gng to come right through hudson bay. right down into new england. temperatures crashing saturday afternoon into saturday night. in fact, saturday night, sunday morning, we go from zero to ten below across the area. even below zero in the city of boston. that -10 probably through northern worcester county. down. -15 to -30. more on the forecast ahead. >> christa: all right, chris. a home in fitchburg going up in flames. firefighters here racing to the rescue. trying to save three people who were trapped inside that building. they were able to pull two people to safety, but sadly, one person did not make it out. here is steve cooper. he is in fitchburg with the latest for us. steve? >> reporter: well, the fire is out at this hour. you look behind us here. you see the damage done to this two-family home here.
investigators say this doesn't appear to be a suspicious fire, but what they rrived to was a chaotic scene with three people trapped and in trouble. >> you could see the flames. we could feel the heat from our driveway. report@frantic effort by fitchburg firefighters racing to rescue victims trapped inside this two-family home on the night. >> when you pull up and there is no people standing out in the street saying it is our house and you have cars in the driveway, you know you have a serious situation. >> reporter: the fire chief who lives nearby rushed to the scene, helping police pull a male victim from the burning building who was able to tell them his two sisters were still inside. >> we could feel the heat from our back porch. we could feel the heat coming out. i went to make sure our neighbor was okay. >> reporter: firefighters found one of those sisters near the stairs with no pultion. emergency responders performed cpr on her before she was rushed to the hospital. her sister was found dead in the second-floor bedroom. the likely room where the blaze began.
where the fire started but why is still unclear. >> we don't believe it to be suspicious. we do have a preliminary cause that we are not releasing at this time. we still need to talk to the people involved in the fire. >> i have never seen a fire that large up close. very scary. scare scary. report tt state fire marshal's office is assisting in this investigation with fitchburg fire officials. right now they are not releasing the names of the three people who were inside here. and of course, residents shaken by what's happened here today. we are live in fitchburg this afternoon, steve cooper, 7 news. >> sarah: a police chase through weymouth comes to a crashing end. shutting down a busy part of route 18. it also knocked down a telephone pole and power lines. now the driver is facing charges. nicole oliverio has the story. a police chase that began in weymouth came to a crashing end in abington when the driver smashed into this utility pole. weymouth police say officers pursued the driver who refused to stop.
stolen. the driver crashed on route 18, snapping the pole in half and knocking out power overnight to nearly 2,000 customers. police shut down a section of route 18 as officers investigated and power crews repaired lines. rush hour traffic was detoured for several hours before the road finally reopened. the damaged car towed from the scene. the driver and passengers taken to a nearby hospital. both expected to face charges. it is unclear exactly what charges the suspects are going to face. as for national grid customers, we are told most of them have their power back by early morning. in abingen to, 7 news. >> christa: a deadly car accident under investigation on route one north in saugus. state police say a car rolled over, killing one person who was inside around 4:30 this morning. police are working to figure out exactly what caused that crash. >> sarah: route 28 in quincy reopening this morning after a
two people were killed when a car hit a tree, rolled over, then burst into flames. one person was taken to the hospital. state police are investigating what happened. >> christa: a bitter battle between a plow truck operator and the owner of an auto shop in rockland. and you are about to see it in the surveillance video. raymond sukar stands his ground. he says the plow threatens him. now he says the plow driver who is also a town employee was dumping snow right into his private lot. and you can see the plow eventually turns and dumps the snow right next to sukar. this apparently started what enthe same driver told him to move the snow, blocking a sidewalk the day before. >> and then he said "i'm the boss." he said "the town doesn't like you." that is what i heard him saying. >> christa: so after hearing about what happened, the highway superintendent came to clear the snow that his employee left behind.
investigating the matter. >> sarah: a local hero says he is ready for the next chapter in his life. transit police sergeant dick donahue is retiring. sergeant donahue was critically injured during the boston marathon shoot-out. cheryl fiandaca has more on his decision. >> reporter: sergeant donahue fought his way back from near death. the pain and weakness caused from his injuries have forced him to retire from the job he still loves. he was shot in watertown during the pursuit of the boston marathon bombers. donahue lost nearly all of the blood in his body. his goal during his recovery was to go back to work. and he did. even get progress moted to sergeant: now he says the time is right to move on. earlier today, he sent out a tweet. "the day has come, but the future is bright. thank you to everyone who supported me over the last three years." donahue says it was a tough decision to leave the transit police. >> it was. it was. but i'm finding ways to stay involved in the criminal
i'm speaking and training at some upcoming conference this is year in policing and law enforcement. i'm also teaching criminal justice at a local college. i think these are some ways where i can stay involved and stay engaged with the job and the profession i like going forward. >> i have tried to move forward and move on in my life. and do things for the community. do good things for the department. and really put a bad situation behind me and focus on the good. and there is a lot of good to focus on. donahue and his wife are expecting a second son in donahue says in addition to his teaching and speaking engagements, he will also continue to be involved with the red cross. in the newsroom, cheryl fiandaca, 7 news. >> christa: an unruly passenger onboard a flight from boston to san diego forces an unscheduled stop in colorado. flight 769 was diverted to denver last night around 10:30 our time. passengers say a man was drunk and upset. the flight attendants wouldn't
brought onboard the flight. so he reportedly became terrorist. but we are all going to die." attempts to calm him down apparently did not work. >> they changed seats with passengers. sitting around him to contain him. they moved the cart in between coach and first-class so he couldn't get up front anymore. >> christa: once the man was taken offer the plane, passengers broke out in applause: the flight continued on to san diego. >> sarah: a baby boy doing well after a special delivery on the side of storrow drive. mom and dad were heading to the hospital. they got stuck in traffic. they were heading home from lynnfield. they were actually heading to beth israel. this is late monday night. they were stuck on the road after a car caught on fire near storrow drive on-ramp. while the in traffic, they asked officers to please call an ambulance.
helped deliver baby austin. taken to mgh. both are doing well this morning. >> christa: get some shut-eye there. huh? >> sarah: yes. >> christa: the head coach from unc suddenly collapsing on the court at last night's b.c. basketball game. >> sarah: an elephant goes on a rampage. the damage it left behind. >> chris: we are tracking a showers and squalls this
>> christa: we are back at 12:46. breaking news in the race for the white house and the associated press reporting that new jersey governor chris christie is expected to formally drop out of the presidential race. an official announcement is expected later on today. this comes, of course, less than 24 hours after he finished in sixth place in the new hampshire primary. and in his concession speech last night, he told supporters he planned to use today to head back to new jersey and we will follow the story today. >> now 7 weather with meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: 12:47 on this wednesday afternoon. good afternoon, everyone. 30 degrees in boston. 4 in plymouth. we have had some snowflakes out there. sunshine trying to peer on through the clouds at times. wind out of the south. that has helped bring in some of the somewhat mild air. at least we are above freezing in many towns right now.
30 degrees. weston tolls, out the mass. pike, some scattered snow showers there. and some heavier snow showers and even squalls working into the city of worcester right now. back to the west of worcester, through spencer and down toward the 84 mass. pike southbridge, this batch is northeast. you notice the nature of the game. it's hit or it's miss. when you are missing some of these snow showers and squalls, you get a little bit of sunshine trying to peer on through. upstate new york. this is going to be a theme into the afternoon. we will get occasional bursts of snow to work on through for about 20 minutes or maybe 30 minutes. it might snow fairly hard. or dropping a coating to an inch of snow. other times, it backs off. you get some sunshine trying to peer on through the clouds. partly cloudy skies tonight. it will be cool tonight. upper teens, low to middle 20's. this is seasonable stuff. tomorrow, below seasonal levels. a little colder out there. some scattered snow showers and snow squalls around on thursday itself.
cold air, the story here. this cold air extends all the way through northern canada. that is going to work right down through hudson bay. right down into southern new england. it looks like it will be below zero in the city of boston come sunday morning here. for more on the timing of the cold, over to danielle. >> danielle: well, it's been almost a year. perfect timing to get there again, chris. as we head into saturday and sunday, saturday evening, this is what it's going to feel like outside. if you have dinner plans saturday night, dress for zero in boston. you go to bed, you wake up sunday morning, and then it is going to feel like 26 bell low in boston. and just frigid out there for the rest of your day on sunday. and the cold is going to come really quickly. from 4:00 p.m. on saturday night to 7:00 a.m. sunday morning. it is going to feel like we are dropping almost 20 degrees. we could set some records sunday morning, too. we are forecasting one below and three below is the record in boston. even cooler than that out in worcester.
cold weekend for the rest of the forecast, chris, back to you. >> chris: it is. you know what, though? the cold air not lasting that long. we are talking about a 48-hour stint in terms of the core of the cold air. we will track these scattered snow showers around today and again tomorrow. tomorrow, perhaps another coating to an inch of snow in a few towns out there. keep in mind that this afternoon, if you get a heavy burstle of snow, even if temperatures initially, 34, 35 degrees, they may briefly reduce down to 2. you could get a quick coating even on the roadways. slick travel in spots. not all towns are going to see it. that is something we will watch the next couple of days. that snowflake on saturday, some snow showers working through on the leading edge of this arctic air coming in saturday morning. friday night into saturday morning. then from saturday afternoon on, it is all about the cold windchills. >> christa: all right. coming up, a celebration fit for champions. broncos fans coming out to offer their support after a super bowl win.
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>> christa: roy williams said to be doing okay after suddenly collapsed nearing the bench during the second half of last night's basketball game at b.c. unc's medical staff immediately helped him. he eventually walked to the locker room, remained there for the rest of the game. later attributed the dizzy spells to vertigo. and b.c.'s basketball team wasn't the only local one to lose last night. the celtics losing by one to the bucs in milwaukee. chris middleton hit a free
and the bucs won it 112-111. the c's host the clippers tonight. >> sarah: the bruins were blown out at home by the kings. milan lucic returned to the garden for the first time since being traded. he received a standing ovation in the first period during a break. he would later score a goal. b's lost 9-2. winnipeg tomorrow night. more than a million denver broncos fans-- man, look at that. packed the streets to welcome home the super bow champions. a sale of people. they got a chance to congratulate the players and see the lombardi trophy on tuesday. this is the team's first super bowl win since it took home back-to-back titles in 1998 and 1999. >> christa: wow. ryan reynolds has a new title
it's always worth remembering... that icing the cinnamon rolls is a privilege not a right. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. >> christa: frozen is headed to broadway. >> sarah: so exciting. the film is set to take the stage in the spring of 2018. the new musical will feature songs from the movie which, of course, includes "let it go" and a dozen new numbers and songs. the cast will be announced at a later date. >> christa: ryan reynolds was named this year's sexiest dad alive. reynolds became a dad a little over a year ago when he and his wife blake lively welcomed their daughter. the 39-year-old telling people having a daughter was a dream
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