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>> christa: and a desperate search i underay to find a hit-and-run driver caught on camera plowing into a man in woburn. what he remembers in the moments leading up to that accident. >> sarah: and the feds playing let's make a deal with the families of theictims of whitey bulger. the terms they have to agree to before receiving money. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's 5:00 a.m. on this thursday, the 11th day of february. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. let's get a check of the forecast with chris lambert. >> chris: wind-chill factors on the dangerous side this weekend. we head into 20, 30 belower thetory on sunday morning. right now the radar is quiet. a couple scattered snow showers and squalls to work through. in spots a couple coatings to perhaps an inch of snow. not all the towns across the commonwealth will see it, but a few towns will when you get underneath a burst of heavier snow from a center shower or squall. temperatures this afternoon holding close to 30 degrees.
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it's also a windier day versus yesterday as the breeze will be kicking in out of the west-northwest. here comes the arctic air pouring in over the weekend. temperatures crashing saturday afternoon into saturday night, in fact, by sunday morning we're zero to 10 degrees below zero. even the city of boston looking at about minus 1, minus2, wind-chill running minus 15 to minus 20 down through the south shore to minus 30 out through the worcester hills. so we're talking about real cold air, the coldest in at least a year. we'll talk more on that first coming up. >> christa: it's been a long time since we've seen that. danielle, pretty serious traffic situation going on. >> danielle: here's a look at the expressway. not much going on there. let's go to the maps, from braintree into boston, ten minutes. south of town on route 3, 24, 95, no major issues to tell you about, the pike looking pretty good, heading into town from the north. 93 looking pretty good, as well,
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let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 39 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. only 12 minutes into town on the pike. back to you, guys. >> sarah: breaking overnight, a truck driver seriously injured in a crash on the mass pike in sturbridge. the truck was headed east when it went off the road and hit a bridge abut. the impact ribbed part of the truck open. the driver was flown to a worcester hospital. part of the pike was shut down overnight, but crews have cleared the scene now. >> christa: also breaking overnight in oregon, the standoff inside a wildlife refuge could be coming to an end in a matter of hours now. >> sarah: the four occupiers surrender. latest. nancy? to you. the f.b.i. has that wildlife refuge surrounded. they're hoping the remaining four occupiers will end the standoff calmly. the f.b.i. right now using a bullhorn to negotiate with those occupiers. there's also an open phone line that's being live streamed on
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acquaintances. >> they got their machine guns pointed at us. >> six armored vehicles are coming and they got their little speakers blasting saying, "this is not an assault. this is not an assault. come out with your hands up." >> these guys are ready to roll us. as soon as we comply to these demand, as soon as something goes down, we're going to die. >> nancy: michelle fiori has been negotiating with those occupiers. she's acting as an unofficial liaison between them and f.b.i. the occupiers have expressed concerns that f.b.i. will shoot them. >> we're walking out. we don't need our weapons right now. they cannot fire upon you with the world watching. do you understand? you are... the world is watching you. they cannot fire. >> nancy: police arrested cliven bundy overnight at the portland airport. he was supposedly heading out to join the four remaining occupiers at the refuge. he's the father of ammon bundy, the leader of that group occupying the refuge. in the newsroom, nancy chen,
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>> christa: all right, nancy. happening now, woburn police are trying the track down a driver wanted in a hit-and-run. it was a crime caught on camera. this man actually on the hood of the car as it suddenly speeds away. let's go out to 7's victoria warren in woburn. vicki, we're also hearing from this victim. he's like 65 years old, is that right? >> victoria: yeah, that's right. and he tells us that he thought he was going to die. woburn police say this all started when the suspect is accused of first stealing from his job, then assaulting a police officer and then running this man over. a car slams into alfred pica, the 65-year-old woburn man thought he was going to do. >> he was going to run me down. he was going to kill me. >> victoria: surveillance cameras captured it. he was crossing the street. the man behind the wheel, 29-year-old tyson delgado was on
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>> i turned to look at the car came up over the curb and other the sidewalk and pegged me dead center. i landed on the hood of the car. >> victoria: i fought to hold on. >> i could feel him picking up speed. it felt like 60mph. i was hanging on to the hood of the car. >> victoria: woburn police say delgado was wanted, accused of stealing from his job. he took off in the car with a woman in the passenger seat. when the car stopped, pica slid off and witnesses say initially the suspect and his passenger tried to help. >> when they stopped, the girl, the passenger was really upset, screaming and yelling. she checked to see if the guy was okay. >> victoria: but when police yelled at the pair to stop, delgado jump in the car and left again. pica is left with a fractured ankle and broken toes. >> i kept yelling, please, stop and let me off the car. stop an let me off the car. that's all i wanted. >> victoria: as pica is
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he's urging the suspect to turn himself in. live this morning in woburn, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening right now, police investigating after a disturbing discovery in wareham. police say they found a 70-year-old man dead inside his home during a well-being check that was on thursday. he was shot several times. police are now waiting on autopsy results. they say that nobody else in the neighborhood, though, is in danger this morning. >> sarah: happening later today, the four men were arrested following standoff in dorchester are expected to be in court. officers say three armed men robbed a or the and then ran into a nearby apartment building on roach street last night. the swat team was called to the scene. after a couple hours officers arrested the three suspects and another man who had been inside the building. >> they surrounded it, secured the building. at that point we had information that the suspects were in there. there was a woman and a young
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of there safely. ism police say at least three of the suspects are facing charges of armed robbery while wearing a masks. >> christa: the families involved with whitey bulger victims are being offered a deal but there's more to this deal. >> jennifer: christa, good morning. the catch is they have to agree they will never sue the federal government in connection with the whitey bulger case. the "boston herald" reports the u.s. attorney's office sent out this offer to 16 families. now, back in 2013, bulger was convicted of 11 murders. he had been charged with 19 counts of murder. families of his victims have sued the federal government in the past, claiming the government was negligent and that the f.b.i. agent john conley, who handled bulger, enabled his killings and crimes.
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herald," this offer, the victims' family would split $822,000 in cash found inside bulger's apartment and they would divvy up the proceeds from an auction of bulger's other belongings. it's also rumored that bulger has cash stashed in other parts of the u.s. and europe, if that is found, it would also be split up. according to the "boston herald," the families must agree to this offer by the end of the month. we're live in south boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: in the race for the white house, bernie sanders and hillary clinton will face off in milwaukee tonight for the sixth time. tonight's democratic debate comes days after sanders' victory in the new hampshire primary. fast food and other low-paid workers will protest at tonight's debate. besides the $15 minimum wage, protesters are fighting for affordable childcare, quality long-term care, racial justice and immigration reform. the vermont senator is having his best fund-raising day following his win in the granite state. he's raised more than $7 million
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night. the republican field is smaller this morning after chris christie and carly fiorina dropped out of the race. christie suspended his bid wednesday afternoon, joining fiorina, who both had disappointing finishes in new hampshire. the remaining republican candidates are hitting the campaign trail in south carolina ahead of the primary. donald trump held a rally there last night. he has a double-digit lead in the latest polls. new hampshire runner-up john kasich as well as jeb bush, marco rubio and ted cruz all held events, as well. >> christa: the governor of maryland has ordered today that flags be flown at half-staff to honor two deputies shot and killed by a gunman. the gunman shot one of the deputies in the head in a crowded restaurant near baltimore on wednesday. and then he killed the other deputy during a shoot-out. police later shot and killed the 67-year-old suspect. >> today's a sad day for the harper county sheriff's office and the citizens of harper
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one of our deputies is a 30-year veteran of this agency, served on the court services division and the other deputy has served this agency for the last 16 years and was assigned to the community services division. >> christa: no one inside the restaurant was hurt. >> sarah: there's a lot more coming up on "today in new england." shaken up but so happy, some even kissed the ground. cruise ship passengers sharing their stories about a nightmare at sea. >> christa: also a massachusetts man getting a new lease on life. why judge decides to free him after 30 years behind bars. >> sarah: a trendy winter coat proving to be a hot item for thieves on a local college campus. >> chris: you're going to need one of those trendy winter coats this weekend, at least a warm one out there as canada is going to send us a lot of cold air, close to record lows by sunday morning. what that means for the forecast ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. here's a look at the pike this morning. no major issues on the roads.
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>> sarah: a lack of snow in alaska causing problems for world's most famous sled dog race. the ceremonial start of the iditarod trail sled dog race has always taken place in anchorage, but there is only about one-third of the average snowfall there. officials will decide tomorrow whether to move the starting location. >> christa: i remember one year i heard they had to truck in snow for that. >> sarah: can't they do that like they do for some of these ski resorts and stuff, chris? >> christa: right, make their own. >> chris: the year right before they had a tremendous amount of snow in alaska. they've had huge variability. they had a ton of snow. the winter we had no winter,
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we got a ton of snow, they hardly had any snow. usually it works opposite of here up through portions of the west coast, including up into alaska. 20s right now. the radar nice and quiet england. but we do track some snow showers southern connecticut and the the heaviest snow squalls east of long island right now. you also notice a band of some snow showers and snow squalls climbing into vermont and also up into the berkshires. there's enough instability that snow showers and squalls are day. i don't expect every single town to pick up on a burst of snow, but the towns that do see a burst of snow, much like a spring or summertime shower where it may come down hard for 30 or 60 minutes and that's pretty much it for the day, you inch. with temperatures today colder than yesterday, it does mean it will be easier for a snow shower or squall to coat the roads. so watch out for a couple slick spots if you do get underneath one of these heavier snow showers our squalls. coating to an inch in spots. that ought to do it in general. what we're focusing on this weekend is the bitter cold, and
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the forecast is not going the change. it's going to be cold saturday into sunday. we know that. we're confident in that. minus 22. a tremendous amount of cold air building across hudson bay. this will come straight south as you get into the weekend. it's not going to be 22 degrees below zero, but it will not modify a whole lot either. i do think a lot of us will be below zero as we get into sunday morning. in fact, look at this. saturday afternoon, temperatures start going down. i'd say by 4:00 p.m., getting ready for dinner, not the early bird special, but, you know, you're thinking about getting out the door by 5:00 or 6:00 to head out for a 7:00 p.m. reservation, temperatures going from the teens back into the single digits, but factor in the wind. it will already feel like minus 12 at 7:00 on saturday, and look at, this by sunday morning, air temperature on average minus 3. the wind-chill down to minus 25 on average. so this is real cold stuff. you can't leave the pets outside. got to bring them in.
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period of time outside saturday night into sunday morning, you do need to dress warm and protect any skin out there. i don't want the leave any exposed skin to long with wind chills at minus 25 to minus 30. minus 1 the low in boston sunday morning. minus 7 is the forecast in worcester. we're close to record territory here. so it is about as cold as it gets for this time of year. really the coldest air we've seen all season long. i doubt we'll see this cold again reoccurring as we get into the winter. so this may indeed be the coldest we see all winter long. some scattered snow showers and squalls working through today. coating to an inch in spots. temperatures mid-20s in the worcester hills, close to 30 in the city of boston. and tonight it's cold. mostly clear. 6 to 12 for the overnight low, and then tomorrow we're in the mid-20s. low to mid-20s. and then we bring in the arctic hammer over the weekend. could start off with patchy, light snow on saturday morning. otherwise the weekend is dry and cold. >> christa: chris, thank you. the "anthem of the seas" is finally home this morning.
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into port, ending a nightmare on the high seas. >> sarah: waves from a severe storm tossing the ship really like a rowboat. 7's nancy chen joins us with more on what passengers are saying now that they're finally on land, nancy. >> nancy: finally, sarah. for many people, this was supposed to be a relaxing vacation, but unfortunately it turned out to be anything but that. >> free at last, free at last! >> it was horrible. i can't even describe it. >> nancy: royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas" returned to new jersey last night, cutting short its week-long voyage to the caribbean. after a day out at sea, the cruise ship ran into massive storm with severe winds and 30-foot waves. passengers and crew were told to remain in their cabins to ride out the storm. four passengers had minor injuries, some telling horror stories of their experiences as - they got off the ship. >> 17 hours like on a roller coaster you can't get off of and you weren't strapped in. >> it was scary but the crew and captain were great. >> horrible, horrible.
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it. >> just like a movie, but it all worked out in the end. >> so glad to be home. that was a heck of a ride. >> he's a liar, liar. all lice. >> what lied? >> wind speeds. it was less than two hours, it was 12 hours of near torture. >> nancy: royal caribbean says its ships are built to withstand even more extreme elements than what happened on sunday. with that being said, it's fully refunding all of the passengers on board. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nancy, thank you. 5:19. still to come, fenway park transformed into a winter wonderland as skiers and know borders take to the skies at the big air competition. >> sarah: and the trendy clothing item being targeted by thieves on a local college
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>> chris: 5:23 on this thursday morning. good morning, everyone. temperatures right now running in the 20s. cold day overall, upper 20s to 30 degrees. the air a little bit colder, it could be easier for a couple of these snow showers to stick to the ground throughout the day. cold on friday. once we get into the weekend, the story is the cold air. arctic air pouring in, in fact, in many towns below zero by sunday morning with wind-chill values running minus 20 to minus 30 across the area late saturday night into sunday morning. more on that forecast coming up in a bit. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. the celtics hit the all-star break primed for a playoff push when they return, because this team is battle tested. after taking the clippers down in overtime last night just five days after beating lebron james and the cavs, this celtics' team is dangerous right now.
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last night, but it was the evan turner show in the extra session. he scored seven straight points to help the celtics outlast the clippers 139-134. they're now off for the nba's nine-day all-star break. bruins' players threw out the word "embarrassed" after tuesday's 9-2 beat down by the kings. the black and gold allowing 57 shots, nose they've surrendered since 1965. but if you think they're bringing anything from that debacle with them out on their six-game road trip, think again. >> what, that you played bad and you don't normally play like that? you're wasting a lot of time there, so i think there are some games you can throw in the garbage and move forward. that's probably one of them. >> joe: claude julien and the b's back at it tonight, starting up that trip in winnipeg against the jets. i'm joe amorosino. that's sports. have a great day. >> sarah: extreme skiers and know borders will be the stars at fenway park tonight.
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host a big air competition. this is the grand prix tour event, and it will be held at fenway today and tomorrow. this is first time the park has hosted an event like this. the ramp, it looks tall, it's 140 feet tall, which is 100 feet taller than the green monster. competitors say they're really looking forward to that event. >> i never figured in fenway. i do these kind of events a lot. this is probably my third one this season, but at fenway park it's insane. >> definitely cool to be stadium. not your average contest, that's for sure. >> christa: nice. 20,000 people are expected to go risky, you know? >> sarah: it would be fun to see firsthand, that's for sure. coming up next at 5:30, a methuen dog takes a walk on the wild side, going for a stroll on i-495. what police did to rescue the wandering pooch. >> christa: and a crime alert on campus, the expensive brand
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america runs on dunkin'. >> sarah: man jailed for three decades on a rape conviction is free this morning. the one thing george perrot and his mother plan to do now that he's been released from prison. >> christa: and cameras capturing a ups delivery driver tossing a customer's packages. we've seen this before, but this time what was inside that could have created a dangerous situation. >> sarah: and don't give up just yet. three simple things you can do to help you stay on track with that new year's resolution to get in shape. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks for waking up with us this morning. it's thursday, everybody. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. we just did a story yesterday about the fact that yesterday was the highest number of dropouts at the gym. >> sarah: people give up on their new year's resolution, and then it coincides with national pizza day, chris.
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it's just bad. >> chris: what did we all have for lunch yesterday? >> christa: pizza! >> chris: pizza and plenty of it. it was good pizza. easy to throw in the towel on national pizza day. 27 degrees in boston right now. 20 in worcester. 20 in norwood and 23 in plymouth. the wind about 10 to 15mph in the city of boston out through worcester. the breeze a little more active today than it was yesterday. wind-chill values right now at 7 in worcester, 16 in boston. take a look at the satellite and radar composite. much of the area is quiet now. we'll track a few scattered snow showers and snow squalls across the area once again this go around. a coating to an inch in spots. temperatures a little colder today, it may have an easier time sticking to the ground and certainly the driveway and maybe some of the side streets under a heavier burst of snow. temperatures close to 30 this afternoon. here's the story over the weekend. no question about it. cold air is coming. zero to minus 10 by sunday morning. wind-chill values running close
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>> christa: let's get a will be at traffic. >> danielle: happy thursday, everyone. let's head outside. the expressway, traffic flowing nicely. let's go to the maps. from braintree to boston, that drive just about 10 minutes. to major delays to tell you about there. south of town, route 24, 95, route 3 all looking good. the pike from framingham into boston eastbound mostly green, so no major issues to talk about there either. heading into town on 893 southbound from lawrence over 128 into boston, no delays. route 1 looking good so far this morning, as well. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes on the expressway into town on the pike. 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right. let's take a look at your top stories this morning. police are looking for a driver who slammed into a 65-year-old man in woburn before taking off. officers say that tyson delgado drove into alfred pica on wednesday and then took off with him on the hood. pica suffered only a broken ankle amazingly.
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hitting pica, delgado stole from his job and then assaulted a police officer. several men are set to face armed robbery charges hours after a tense standoff in dorchester came to a peaceful ending. police say three men robbed a store. then they ran inside an apartment on roach street last night. the standoff lasted a couple hours, and a woman and child in the building were let go unharmed. eventually the three men and a fourth who was inside the apartment surrendered. and family members of whitey bulger's victims have been offered a deal to split up his $822,000. however, the "boston herald is reporting the money will only... they'll only get the money if they agree to not sue the u.s. government. money raised from the sale of bulger's items could also go to victims' families. bulger was convicted of racketeering and taking part in 11 murders. >> sarah: also this morning, george perrot is waking up at home, walking free 30 years after he was sent to prison for rape. 7's nicole oliverio live in new bedford with more on the judge's
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nicole? >> nicole: well, sarah, the judge decided that hair that was used during this trial about 30 years ago, they say that hair analysis is now not a credited way of using evidence and therefore they set this man free. rushing into the arms of his awaiting mother. >> free, free. >> nicole: george perrot a free man after spending three decades behind bars. >> i did 30 years for a crime i didn't commit. of course. >> nicole: perrot, now 48, was convicted of beating and raping a 78-year-old woman in springfield in 1985. >> it's very clear he did not commit this crime. >> nicole: the victim herself even said perrot did not match the description of her attacker. judge robert kane found evidence in the original trial is now inconclusive. >> in life there are so few times when we have a chance the
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>> nicole: for perrot's mother beverly, the son she lost when he was just 17 is finally back home. >> i can't say anymore. i'm just so happy. >> nicole: and perrot did not say too much after he left here. he did say now he just wants to spend time with his mother. live in new bedford, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now police are encourage students at b.u. to keep an eye on their popular and pricy jackets because they have become a target of thieves. this canada goose jacket costs hundreds of dollars and campus police say they received several claims of thieves stealing these jackets if they're left in common areas. students say they're trying to be protective of their expensive coats. >> my friend, she was moving to another dorm, and she left it for like a minute, and she was gone and then she came back, her jacket was gone. >> if i go work out, i put it in a locker and lock the locker.
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jackets are being taken by members of the b.u. community since they're taken from places that you need an i.d. to enter. new details on the deadly fire in fitchburg. the fire chief was the first to arrive because he lives around the corner. he and a police officer pulled one man out of the house. firefighters were able to get the man's sister out, but they were not able to save a second sister trapped upstairs. officials believe this was an electrical fire. >> sarah: new this morning harvard receiving a record number of applications this year, more than 39,000. this is a nearly 5% increase over last year's incoming freshman hopefuls. the university is attributing the rise in applications to reaching out to lower-income students. last year harvard only accepted about 1,800 students. a dog is spotted running wild, narrowly escaping danger on the highway in methuen. police say lexie was walking in and out of traffic on route 495 wednesday afternoon.
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the busy highway and were able to get her off the road. election yeah's owners say she ran off after they let her out in their backyard. police say lexie is lucky she didn't get hit. >> you don't often see that at all. a lot of drivers could have slammed off their brakes and caused an accident because they didn't want to hit or injure the dog. >> just pounding in my stomach. i looked at it and said, oh, yeah, it's her. >> sarah: lexie is thankfully back home and doing just fine. >> christa: how did she get all the way over there? don't they have barriers or whatever? >> must have been an opening in their backyard and there she goes. >> christa: wow. still ahead, are you tired of ever-shrinking airline seat in i know so many of you are. we'll let you know what one u.s. lawmaker is proposing that could future. >> sarah: forget the becomes of chocolate, the new edible bouquet that might be the perfect gift for your valentine's. >> chris: it's good snuggle
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may be an understatement as arctic air in canada comes pouring down in new england for saturday and sunday. temperature-wise, what to expect ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. here's a look at the braintree split. slow getting on to the expressway income. also south of town on 24 northbound in bringwater, we have an accident and we have cars off to the right and to the left. if you're taking the "t" this
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>> chris: good thursday morning, everyone. we have quiet conditions right now across much of the commonwealth, although i do expect some scattered snow showers and snow squalls throughout the day. a coating to an inch in spots. and with temperatures a little colder than yesterday, some of these heavier snow squalls may have an easier time sticking to the ground. big air at fenway here over the next couple days. 6:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., it looks like temperatures this evening running into the lower 20s. tomorrow evening running into the upper teens and lower 20s. again, couple of flurries in here still early this evening, otherwise a breezy active wind out of the west this evening, as well. bitter cold over the weekend. more on that forecast ahead. >> christa: take a look at
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thursday. being a couch potato could actually shrink your brain. researchers at boston university gave about 1,500 middle-aged adults a treadmill test and took an m.r.i. of their brain. 20 years later they repeated the test. they found those who score low on the fitness portions were more likely to show reduced brain volume. reduced brain science is associated with a higher risk of dementia and alzheimer's. >> sarah: it's no secret airlines have been putting the squeeze on passengers, so to speak, in order to fit more seats on planes, but one lawmaker now wants too put a stop to it. a congressman from tennessee wants a new law to establish minimum standards limiting how small and how close seats can be. he says it's not about comfort but safety, adding that it's not clear whether crowded planes can be evacuated effectively. >> christa: okay, so if the idea of central and the's day sounds cheesy to you, you might like this one, the dorito rose.
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>> christa: yeah. >> sarah: wow. >> christa: the company is offering a dozen long stem roses form with petals of ketchup-flavored doritos. my daughter would love that. she loves ketchup, eats it by itself. the bouquets were given away in can this and were scooped up within a few hours. >> sarah: i like it. it's different and creative. >> christa: they should have had that when i was in college. i would have prefers that over flowers. >> sarah: or chocolate. we have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need to know and go is coming up next. what a local study says is the key to making healthier choices as we talk about doritos and chocolate at the grocery store. >> reporter: woburn police searching for a suspect accused of assaulting a police officer and then hit and run on a 65-year-old man. >> christa: all right urge vicki. and frustration spilling over for a florida homeowner following this delivery. what a surveillance camera
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worcester. this winter we've didn't a little ketchup over the last two weeks, but still about two feet in the city of boston, just over that, close to seasonal levels as we head from boston and even below seasonal levels still in worcester. 27 in boston. 20 in worcester. 24 in providence. right now we don't have a lot of snow in the commonwealth. we have a few scattered snow showers out through the berkshires and also down into connecticut, and i do expect more scattered snow showers and snow squalls to develop during the day. cool and breezy day overall. mid-20s in the worcester hills, near 30 in the city of boston. and some towns picking up a quick coating to an inch when you get underneath a heavier snow shower or squall that works on through. mostly cloudy skies tonight. colder. not the core of the cold we expect over the weekend, but it will be a colder night, single digits and lower teens. tomorrow colder day. sunshine in the morning, clouds in the afternoon. should have temperatures enter the lower to middle 20s. the country right now is rather quiet. typically we say look off to the west of us. the weather will be moving in from the west. the weather this weekend is
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if you look north of us, very cold air across hudson bay. a lot of that cold air will charge through hudson bay, come right down into new england and settle in for about 48 hours. so really couching saturday afternoon right through monday morning as the coldest time frame with it peaking in terms of the cold around sunday morning. forecasting a low of minus 1 in boston, minus 7 in worcester. very close to record lows as we get into sunday morning. and not only do we have the cold air, but we also have a gusty wind which will drive the wind-chills down to minus 20 in the city of boston and even close to minus 30 out through the worcester hills. this is where you get into that category of, yes, you need cover up the exposed skin here. you worry about frostbite at these levels if you're going to spend any considerable time outside saturday night into sunday morning. by the time we get into monday night and tuesday, snow going to freezing rain and then going over to rain. so we'll have to watch that system, but it does warm up as we get into the mid-30s by the middle part of next week. >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh.
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let's head outside. this is the braintree getting on to the expressway. slowing there. a lot of brake lights. will let's go to the maps from braintree into boston expressway northbound, that drive 12 minutes. south of town, we do have an accident in bridgewater. this is on 24 northbound just before 495. we have reports of cars off to the left and off to the right. so that's causing some back-up there. let's check out the pike now heading eastbound on the pike from framingham into boston, no major delays to tell you about. 93 southbound, some slowing as you head over 495, and then you're looking pretty good for the rest of you ride into boston, some slowing as you head into somerville, as well. route 1 looking good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes on the expressway from braintree to boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: right now woburn police are trying the track down a driver wanted in a hit-and-run. >> christa: this was caught on camera.
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hood of a car as it sudsenly speeds away. we're hearing from the 65-year-old victim. what a story this is. 7's victoria warren has it. she's in woburn live with the latest. vicki? >> victoria: christa, really unbelievable. this man tells us that he thought he was going to die. woburn police say the suspect was out of control and on the run. this morning woburn police are searching for that driver. they say he is 29-year-old tyson delgado, saying that first he's accused of stealing from his job, then assaulting a police officer and then taking off in that car. surveillance video shows the car hitting the 65-year-old man who was in the crosswalk that. man goes up on the windshield. the car continues speeding away with the man hanging on for his life. eventually that man does slide off, fracturing his ankle and his toes. woburn police say the suspect then took off again and that he got away.
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they weren't able to find him. so this morning the search for that suspect continues. the victim is expected to be okay. live this morning in woburn, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: police in waterbury, connecticut, are looking for man who they say attacked a clerk at a convenience store. you see the suspect grab the woman after luring her from behind the counter. then police say he hit her other -- over the head with a rock. the suspect escaped with cash and the woman's cell phone. she says she recognizes the man from coming into the store before. a few new restaurants in providence, rhode island, going tip-free. the restaurants will instead charge customers a 22% fee on their meals, and the workers will make a flat hourly wage. the owner says one reason is so that the kitchen staff is getting paid equally with the servers, who sometimes make much more because of their tips. >> christa: happening today, the president's nearly $2 billion request to combat the zika virus will face its first
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the director of the centers for disease control will be testifying before a senate committee on the threat of the virus. the president wants funds for mosquito control program, vaccine research and education and health care for low-income pregnant women. the u.s. senate has voted unanimously in favor of tougher sanctions against north korea after the country's recent nuclear and rocket tests. the measure targets north korea's ability to access the money it needs to develop nuclear warheads and the long-range missiles to deliver them. south korea is also moving to punish the north, sending workers to close down the industrial complex jointly run by the two koreas. >> sarah: new details on the department of justice calling for change in ferguson, missouri. attorney general loretta lynch has filed a lawsuit against the city. it comes just one day after the city council rejected an agreement aimed at improving the way police department and courts treat minorities. the city of ferguson has been under scrutiny by the justice department since the death of a
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police officer in 2014. >> the residents of ferguson have waited nearly a year for their city to adopt an agreement that would protect their rights and keep them safe. they have waited nearly a year for their police department to accept rules that would ensure their constitutional rights and rules that thousands of other police departments follow every day. >> sarah: negotiations over these reforms began last year when an investigation showed that the police department showed a pattern of discrimination against african americans. >> christa: and now checking news from across the country, ups says it's investigating a driver in miami who carelessly tossed packages, causing some of the contents to spill out. surveillance video shows the man dropping three packages here. one of the boxes happened to contain handgun ammunition for target practice. some of the cartridges spilled out. the homeowner says nothing broke out, but he says the driver
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>> the safety issue, that's something you don't want to throw around, and the boxes were clearly marked that they were small arms ammunition. it seems like they just don't care. >> christa: so he also says he personally contacted ups but is far has not received any answer about it. >> sarah: a stretch of i-90 in northeast ohio back open this morning following a series of accidents that happened in white-out conditions. 17 people had to be taken to the hospital. the highway was closed as crews worked to remove several cars and 15 semi-trucks from the area on wednesday. >> christa: now to 7 healthcast. when it comes to nutrition label, experts say to keep it simple. researchers did a study analyzing people's use of the nutritional value scoring system$ the system assigns food products a score from 1 to 100 indicating the level of nutrition inside. researchers found that there was a 20% increase in people buying healthier foods using the system versus just the traditional nutrition labels. ism. .
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many people give up on their new year's resolution to go to the gym. msn has some tips to stick to your plan. first, get schooled. try joining an exercise class like yoga or boxing instead of hitting a cardio machine. experts say your classmates will want you to -- will keep you wanting to come back for more. freshen up your beats. if you look to listen to music, grab some new tunes to keep you motivated. and finally, plan a reward. plan your workout ahead of time, stick to them like appointment, set realistic expectations and reward yourself with some new workout gear, which will also keep you going back to the gym. i get the new workout gear, but then i can't stick to the workout. that's my problem. >> sarah: i understand the music. if my iphone dies, forget about it. i'm going home. in the buzz, harry potter bang for another round of magic. the eighth installment of the popular series will come out this season. the two-part play, "harry potter and the cursed child" will be published as aook. the play opens in london this summer.
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story co-written by original author j.k. rowling. >> christa: okay. chris, are you a potter fan, by the way? >> chris: i never got into that. i have a lot of catching up to do at this point, i know that. need to get some time for reading, perhaps a good reading weekend ahead of us with cold air pouring on in. a couple snow showers and squalls today, cool and breezy overall, coating to an inch in spots. we're talking about close to record lows sunday morning. minus one the forecast in worcester. minus seven... minus one in boston, minus seven in worcester. take a look at those wind-chill values as we get into sunday morning, we're talking minus 20 to minus 30. very cold stuff on valentine's day weekend. and a messy knicks in here by tuesday. >> christa: coming your way at 6:00, the f.b.i. surrounding the last armed protesters at a federal wildlife refuge out in oregon. what the occupiers are promising to do in the coming hours. >> sarah: plus waking up at home for the first time in 30 years after being released from prison. a massachusetts man talks about
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>> christa: and back on dry land this morning, we're hearing from passengers on board a cruise ship battered by major
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>> sarah: breaking news on the mass pike. a truck driver seriously hurt after his big rig slams into a bridge abut. >> christa: also breaking, esca collation in the standoff at a oregon wildlife refuge.
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>> i'm ready to go. i'm ready to die. >> christa: the protesters growing more angry as f.b.i. moves inch what could happen in just a few hours. >> sarah: man injured in a hit-and-run caught on camera. >> i keep on begging him, please, just let me off your car. >> sarah: the victim talking to 7news as police search for the driver. >> christa: and new from overnight, whitey bulger's money, how the families of his victims could get their share. >> terrible. i can't even describe it. >> sarah: angry cruise ship passengers return home after a nightmare at sea. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. 6:00 a.m. on the dot. it's great to have you here on this thursday. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. it's cold outside, but chris lambert is telling us this is nothing compared to this weekend, valentine's weekend, of course. >> chris: we're expecting the coldest air of the winter this weekend. you can take these numbers and take 3 degrees off of them and that's where we'll stand on sunday morning. big-time cold stuff moving inch 20 in norwood. 26 in boston.
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to springfield, mass. steadier snow showers down through southern connecticut and just off the eastern side of long island here. and a couple of these snow showers and scattered snow squalls will be with us during the day today and locally picking up a coating to an inch of snow in spots. not an all-day snow event, like yesterday, you'll get a couple patches of snow showers and squalls to work on through. this go-around, though, temperatures a little bit colder some we start off in the low 20s this morning. rise to near 30 degrees. and temperatures close to freezing if not below it. some of these snow showers and snow squalls may have an easier time sticking. if you get a burst of snow, could have a couple slick spots on the road. look at the arctic air pouring in over the weekend. by sunday morning, 0 to 10 below temperature-wise across much of southern new england. wind chills running minus 15 to minus 30. coldest in the winter hills. more on the forecast coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. this is the expressway. a little bit of slowing. but that's not totally a parking
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let's go to the maps. from braintree to boston, northbound, that drive is 14 minutes. not too bad. south of town, keeping an eye on this accident. this is in bridgewater at 24 northbound right at 495. and we have reports of cars off to the left and to the right. that's causing some delays there. let's check the pike now from framingham eastbound into boston. no major delays on the pike. 93 southbound, we do have an accident. this is in woburn. this is actually on the ramp, 93 northbound to 128 southbound. that's where we have that crash. the rest of your drive on 93 heading into boston not looking too bad, though. route 1 not looking too bad either. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 12 minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes, as well. bridge, 11 minutes. morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right. bad crash overnight. we want to tell you about that. a truck driver seriously injured in a crash on the mass pike in sturbridge. the truck was heading east, and then it went off the road and
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the impact ripped part of the truck open. the driver in rough shape, flown to a worcester hospital. part of te pike was shut down overnight, but crews have cleared the scene right now. me down. he was going to kill me. >> sarah: a man talking about being taken for a dangerous woburn that. man is in his 60s and was hit by a driver who was trying to get away from police. >> christa: he says he was pleading with the driver to just let him go. let's go to 7's victoria warren. really frightening story, vicki. you're live in woburn with more. >> victoria: yeah, christa. really scary. this man tells us that he thought he was going to die. woburn police this morning, they are still searching for this suspect, saying first this man assaulted a police officer, then got in his car and then hit this victim, who was crossing the street. a car slams into alfred pica,
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thought he was going to die. >> he was going to run me down. he was going to kill me. >> victoria: surveillance cameras captured it. pica was crossing the street. the man behind the wheel, 29-year-old tyson delgado, was on the run from a police investigation. >> i turned to look at the car it came up over the curb and over the sidewalk and pegged me dead center. >> victoria: he landed on the hood of the car. >> i fought to hold on. i could feel him picking up speed. it felt like 60mph. i was hanging on to the hood of the car. >> victoria: woburn police say delgado was wanted, accused of stealing from his job. he took off in the car with a woman in the passenger seat. when the car stopped, pica slid off and witnesses say initially the suspect and his passenger tried to help. >> when they stopped, the girl, the passenger was really upset, screaming and yelling. she checked to see if the guy was okay. >> victoria: but when police
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delgado jumped in the car and took off again. pica is left with a fractured ankle and broken toes. >> i kept begging him, please, stop and let me off the car. stop and let me off the car. that's all i wanted. >> victoria: alfred pica is now recovering, and he does have a message for the suspect out there. he's telling the suspect this morning that he should turn himself in. live this morning in woburn, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: let's go to breaking news out of oregon where there has been some escalation in the standoff inside a wildlife refuge. >> sarah: f.b.i. has surrounded the ranch and is negotiating with these protesters. 7's nancy chen joins us with the latest. nancy? >> nancy: sarah, good morning to you. the f.b.i. hoping the remaining four occupiers will end this standoff calmly. the f.b.i. right now using a bullhorn to negotiate with those four occupiers. there is also an open phone line. it's being live streamed actually on the internet by one
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pointed at us. >> six armored vehicles come rolling in and they have their little speakers blaring saying, "this is not an assault. this is not an assault. come out with your hands up." these guys are ready to roll us. as soon as we don't comply, as soon as something goes down, we're going to die. been negotiating with those occupiers. she's acting as an unofficial liaison between them and f.b.i. the occupiers have expressed concerns that f.b.i. will shoot them. >> we're walking out. we don't need our weapons right now. they cannot fire upon you with the world watching. do you understand? you are... the world is watching you. they cannot fire. >> nancy: meantime, police arrested cliven bundy overnight at the portland airport. he was supposedly heading out to occupiers at the refuge. he's the father of ammon bundy, the leader of that group occupying the refuge. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: the four men who were arrested following a
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in court a bit later on today. officers say three armed men robbed a star and then ran into a nearby apartment building on roach street last night. the swat team was called to the scene. a woman and a child were let out. after a couple hours, officers say they arrested the three suspects and another man who had been inside that building. >> they surrounded it, secured the building. at that point we had information that the suspects were in there. there was a woman and a young child in there that we got out of there safely. >> christa: police say at least three of the suspects are facing charges of armed robbery this morning. >> sarah: new this morning, negotiations are being made over whitey bulger's money. the government is offering a deal to the families of bulger's victims, but they would have to make a promise in return. 7's jennifer eagan live with all the details this morning. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. the victims' families would have to agree they wouldn't sue the government in the future.
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the u.s. attorney's office made this deal, made this offer to 16 families. now, back in 2013, bulger was convicted on 11 counts of murder. he had been charged with 19 counts of murder. families of his victims have sued the federal government in the past, claiming the government was negligent and that corrupt f.b.i. agent john conley, who handled bulger, enabled his killings and crimes. they haven't met much success, though. according to the "boston herald," under this offer from u.s. attorney carmen ortiz, the victims' families would split $822,000 in cash found inside bulger's california apartment when he was captured back in 2011. they would also divvy up the proceeds from an auction of bulger's other belongings. now, it's rumored that bulger has cash stashed in other parts of the u.s. and europe, and if that was found, it would be split up, as well. according to the "herald," the families have an opportunity to agree to this deal by the end of this month. we're live in south boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: now to the race
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bernie sanders and hillary clinton will face off in milwaukee tonight for the sixth time. tonight's democratic debate comes just days after sanders' victory in the new hampshire primary. the vermont senator is having his best fund-raising day following his win there in the granite state. he's raised more than $7 million since the polls closed on tuesday night. and the republican field, smaller this morning after chris christie and carly fiorina dropped out of the race. both had disappointing finishes up in new hampshire. and the remaining republican can -- candidates are hitting the campaign trail in south carolina ahead of a rally there. donald trump has a double-digit lead in the latest polls. new hampshire runner-up john kasich as well as jeb bush, marco rubio and ted cruz all holding events in south carolina wednesday, as well. >> sarah: maryland's governor has ordered flags be flown at half-staff starting today to honor two deputies shot and killed by gunmen.
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deputies in the head in a crowded restaurant near baltimore on wednesday. he then killed the other deputy during a shoot-out a short time later. police later shot and killed the 67-year-old suspect. >> christa: new this morn, if you don't use a crosswalk when your crossing the street, it could soon cost you. the senate majority leader is behind a new push to increase the fines for jaywalking. it's already against the law, but the fine is only $1. so this bill would increase the fine to $25 for the first offense, $50 for the second and $75 for the third. >> sarah: still ahead, a massachusetts man walking free after spending 30 years behind bars, his conviction overturned. what he's saying about his new-found freedom. >> [inaudible]. >> christa: and cruise ship passengers finally back on solid ground. boy are they vepghting about their nightmare at sea. >> sarah: new from overnight, firefighters battle a raging
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and it's all caught on camera. >> chris: just a little bit colder today. temperatures close to 30 this afternoon. some scattered snow showers and center squalls in the forecast. real cold air, though, moving in over the weekend. we're talking about temperatures below zero by sunday morning. wind-chill values running minus 20 to minus 30. more on that weekend forecast
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something delicious is happening at dunkin'. come in today to get any sandwich for $2.99 after 12:00 p.m.
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. >> christa: i all find it interesting that we have commercials for tropical locals right before we do the weather report. it makes me so sad sometimes because i'm not going anywhere interesting any time soon. >> sarah: let's take a trip, chris, to the bahamas. >> chris: i'm wondering if these commercials actually run more often when they look forecast and say, all right, zero degrees over the weekend, send the tropical commercials to channel 7. have them run it right now, right?
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weekend. 26 in boston. 20 in norwood. 22 in plymouth right now. we do have a little with it will of light snow out across western mass. once again today dealing with some of these scattered snow showers and snow squalls. occasionally a burst of heavier snow will throw down a quick coating to an inch with temperatures today running a few degrees cooler than yesterday. some of these scattered snow showers and squalls may have an easier time coating the ground versus the warmer ground that we had yesterday, at least on the roadways. it was easy for some of the snow to stick on the non-paved surfaces out there like the car top or maybe the deck or the existing snowpack that we already had in place. tonight it's quiet. it is cold tonight. temperatures into the single digits. we're really talking about the core of the cold working in over the weekend. so here we go through this afternoon, a coating to an inch of snow in spots. you see some of the heavier snow showers and squalls work on through. temperatures today, i'd say a good five or six degrees colder than yesterday. and we have a breeze. the breeze will be out of the west-northwest 15 to
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it's cold tonight. temperatures single digits to lower teens. 10 to 12 degrees in the city of boston. widespread 6 to 10 in a lot of the suburbs. sunshine to start tomorrow, clouds to finish, tomorrow is a cold day. lower to middle 20s, so you note the trend here. we're starting to go down as we end the week. looking cross country, not much going on across the midwest. a lot of times we tell you, hey, look to the west of us, the weather is coming in from the west. that's not going to be the case this weekend. the weather is coming in from the north. piece of the polar vortex breaking off, coming through hudson bay right into new england just in time for valentine's day weekend. that means a cold date night on saturday night. we'll start off around 4:00 p.m. at 14 degrees with a wind-chill of minus 2. 7:00 p.m., we're down to 7 degrees. 2 at 11:00 p.m. and minus 3 the temperature on average across the area as we get into sunday morning. forecasting a he of minus 1 in boston, minus 7 in worcester. this will be close to record lows some it's about as cold as it gets for this time of year, although we get hit below zero a
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we all know how last winter went with that cold february in place. back to 30 by monday afternoon and we deal with snow going over to ice and rain on tuesday. >> christa: okay. how about fast track traffic with danielle gersh at this point. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. thanks, christa. let's head outside. here's a look at the braintree split heading on to the expressway. what a nice sunset -- excuse me, sunrise. definitely not night time. i still haven't had my coffee this morning, or at least enough of it. let's go to the maps. from braintree to boston, 16 minutes on the expressway northbound. still keeping an eye on this accident. this is in bridgewater. and this is 24 northbound at 495. we have reports of cars off to the left and to the right in the left lane is blocked because of this incident. the pike from framingham into boston, mostly green with some yellow. so some slowing, but no major issues to tell you about. we have an accident, this is in woburn, and this is on the ramp from 93 northbound from 128 southbound. and then we have another accident. this is in andover, and this is on 495 southbound right at route 93. the rest of your drive on 39
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and go, but no major issues. route 1 looking good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 128 on the pike 12 minutes. 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> 17 hours is like on a roller coaster you can't get off of and you weren't strapped in. >> sarah: angry passengers return home from what they're calling a nightmare cruise. the ship was tossed around by strong winds and waves. >> christa: can you imagine just being trapped on that thing? and these passengers are so angry that the ship's captain decided to ride into this storm here. so a lot of questions about that. let's go to 7's nancy chen for more. >> nancy: for many of these people, this was supposed to be a relaxing vacation, but unfortunately it turned out to be anything but that. >> free at last, free at last! >> it was horrible. i can't even describe it. >> nancy: royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas" returned to
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short its week-long voyage to the caribbean. after a day out at sea, the cruise ship ran into a massive storm with severe winds and 30-foot waves. passengers and crew were told to remain in their cabins to ride out the storm. four passengers had minor injuries, some telling horror stories of their experiences as they got off the ship. >> 17 hours like on a roller coaster you can't get off of and you weren't strapped in. >> it was scary but the crew and captain were great. >> horrible, horrible. don't even want to talk about it. don't even want to talk about it. >> it was like the perfected storm, just like the movie, by it all worked out in the end. >> so glad to be home. that was a heck of a ride. >> the captain is a liar urge a liar. all lies. >> what lies? >> wind speeds. he said rhesus than two hours. it was 12 hours. pure torture. >> nancy: royal caribbean says
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even more extreme elements than what happened on sunday. with that being said, it's fully refunding all of the passengers on board. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nancy, thank you. 6:20. still ahead, winter weather dwer that's hot with thieves here in boston. the expensive jackets flying away from their owners. >> sarah: the celtics enter the all-star break on a high note with an overtime nail-biter at the garden. >> christa: and big air competition getting under way soon at fenway. daredevils sliding into home plate like no one has ever done before.
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>> chris: time is 6:23. scattered snow showers and squalls today, an coating to an inch in spots, an inch where we see heavier bursts of snow. the story over the weekend is arctic air and temperatures below zero by sunday morning. factor in the wind. wind chills will be brutal out there. big air at fenway park.
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temperatures close to 20 degrees. more on that cold forecast ahead. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. the celtics hit the all-star break primed for a playoff push when they return, because this team is battle tested. after taking the clippers down in overtime last night just five days after beating lebron james and the cavs, this celtics' team is dangerous right now. isaiah thomas had a game-high 36 last night, but it was the evan turner show in the extra session. he scored seven straight points to help the celtics outlast the clippers 139-134. they're now off for the nba's nine-day all-star break. bruins' players threw out the word "embarrassed" after tuesday's 9-2 beat down by the kings. the black and gold allowing 57 shots, the most they've surrendered since 1965. but if you think they're bringing anything from that debacle with them out on their six-game road trip, think again.
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you don't normally play like that? you're wasting a lot of time there, so i think there are some games you can throw in the garbage and move forward. that's probably one of them. >> joe: claude julien and the b's back at it tonight, starting up that trip in winnipeg against the jets. i'm joe amorosino. that's sports. have a great day. >> sarah: extreme skiers and snowboarders about to be stars at fenway park. >> christa: chris was just mentioning in this in the forecast. this is the grand prix tour event. it starts at 9:00 p.m. and runs through 10:00 tonight. this is first time fenway will host an event like this. the ramp, 140 feet tall, 100 feet taller than even the green monster. competitors say they're looking forward to the experience. >> i never figured in fenway. i do these events a lot. this is probably my third one this season, but in fenway park it's insane. definitely really cool to be snowboarding in a baseball
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that's for sure. >> christa: so 20,000 people are expected to attend this event. both today and tomorrow. so if you're headed out... look at that from the perspective of the snowboarders. it's nationally, huh? >> sarah: it is very gnarley. there is a photo on instagram of a guy going down and doing all these fliption. it's incredible to see what they do. >> christa: check that out. >> sarah: still ahead, dangerous debris falling on a truck on the mass pike injuring three people. >> reporter: and we're live in new bedford. a springfield man who spent 30 years behind bars for rape is set free. we'll tell you about the evidence that cleared him. >> christa: all right, nicole. also could this be the worst delivery driver ever?
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>> christa: breaking news, the f.b.i. surrounding armed occupies at an oregon wildlife refuge. >> sarah: as soon as the sun goes down, we're going to die. >> christa: will angry negotiations lead to surrender soon? >> sarah: also freed after 30 years behind bars. >> all these cameras. >> sarah: his conviction overturned. what the massachusetts man plans to do next. >> christa: and bomb u. students targeted for their clothes. >> my mom is worried someone was going to walk into my dorm room and steal it. >> christa: a warning about their expensive winter weather gear. >> sarah: troopers trying to lure a dog off i-495 in woburn. the snack that lured him off the highway. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks for staying with us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. chris lambert has been busy with the forecast with those snowstorms we've had. but you're also planning our tropical getaway for the 7 news team i heard. >> sarah: we need it. we'll leave here on friday. we're going to come back on tuesday when the mild air starts to return.
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everyone. we're expecting some cold air to move into new england, tropical getaway would certainly be nice this time of year. although we've had a fairly easy winter and a warm december and january for the most part. scattered snow showers and squalls working through today. not overwhelming, but if you get a burst of snow, there may be 20 or 30 minutes that drops a quick coating or half an inch to an inch in spots, so you can reduce the visibility and get a few slick conditions. where's the cold air we're talking about? we're down to 30 today off the mid-30s from yesterday, but the true core of the cold air works in this weekend. we're talking about below zero air temperatures sunday morning. 30. more on that ahead. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. let's look at the expressway. braintree into boston. let's go to the maps. that drive will take you about 24 minutes this morning. you're really hitting the brakes right around granite avenue. south of town, still keeping an eye on this accident.
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northbound right before 495. we have reports of cars off to the left, off to the right and the left lane is blocked here. let's go to the pike now from framingham into boston. you're slow and go, no major delays. mostly yellow. there we have two accidents north of town. this one is in andover. and this is 495 southbound at route 93 and then this is 93 northbound on the ramp to 128 in row burn. the rest of your drive on 93 into boston is slow, but no major delays. route 1 not looking too bad this morning. if you're getting ready to head out the door. 12 minutes. 39 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 14 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's go to breaking news out in oregon right now. the four remaining occupiers of a wildlife refuge say they will surrender later on this morning. overnight f.b.i. was negotiating with the group, trying to end this standoff peacefully. federal agents have surrounded the compound and the occupiers
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come out they'll be shot. check of the day's other headlines on this thursday. police are looking for a driver who slammed into a 65-year-old man in woburn before taking off. officers say that tyson delgado drove into alfred pica on wednesday and then took off with pica still on the hood. he suffered a broken ankle. according to police, prior to hitting pickback delgado stole from his job and assaulted a police officer, as well. the family members of whitey bulger's victims have been offered a deal to split up his $822,000. however, the "boston herald" is reporting that they will only get the money if they agree not to sue the u.s. government. also money raised from the sale of bulger's items could go to the victim's families, as well. bulger was convicted of racketeers and taking part in 11 murders. >> sarah: also this morning, a massachusetts man is beginning his first full day as a free man in 30 years. george perrot was convicted of rape in 1992 when he was just 17 years old.
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conviction and he is happy to be home with his family again. 7's nicole oliverio live in new bedford with more on the judge's decision. nicole? >> nicole: well, first, sarah, for 3 years perrot has maintained his innocence for 30 years. a judge has said that the forensic hair analysis that tied him to this case, they say that method has since been discredited and allowed perrot to leave here yesterday a free rushing into the arms of his awaiting mother. >> free, free. >> nicole: george perrot a free man after spending three decades behind bars. >> i did 30 years for a crime i didn't commit. >> nicole: perrot, now 48, was convicted of beating and raping a 78-year-old woman in springfield in 1985. >> it's very clear he did not commit this crime. even said perrot did not match the description of her attacker. judge robert kane found evidence
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trial is now inconclusive. >> in life there are so few times when any of us have a injustice. >> nicole: for perrot's mother beverly, the son she lost when he was just 17 is finally back >> i can't say anymore. i'm just so happy. >> nicole: now, perrot was recog disangs. the state has one year if they want to retry him, but a judge says that a conviction is unlikely because of a lack of evidence. we're live in new bedford, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new details in a deadly fire in fitchburg. the fire chief says he was first to arrive overnight wednesday because he lives around the corner. he and a police officer pulled one man out of the house and then firefighters were able to get the man's sister out. but they weren't able to save a second sister trapped upstairs. officials say they believe it was an electrical fire. a former weymouth public school cafeteria worker pleading guilty the rape charges.
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had sex with a 15-year-old boy multiple times in 2013. the judge sentenced foley to up to four and a half years in prison plus five years probation. she will be required to register as a sex offender and wear a gps monster after she's released. >> sarah: right now police are encouraging students at b.u. to keep an eye on their popular and pricy jackets because they have recently become target of thieves. we're talking about those expensive canada goose jackets. they cost hundreds of dollars. campus police say they have received several claims about thieves stealing these jackets if they're left in common areas. students say they're trying to be protective of their jackets, though. >> my friend, she was moving to another dorm, and she left it for like a minute, and she was gone, and then she came back. her jacket was gone. >> if i go work out, i'll put it in a locker and lock the locker. >> reporter: police think the jackets are being stolen by members of the b.u. community
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places where you need an i.d. in order to enter. >> sarah: three people are recovering this morning after being taken to the hospital after their car was hit with dangerous debris in millbury. police say a large metal object fell off of a tractor-trailer on the mass pike yesterday morning. that's when it hit the car, shattering most of the windshield. the truck driver is charged with leaving the scene of a crash and a traffic violation. a dog is spotted running wild, narrowly escaping danger on the highway in methuen. police say lexi was walking in and out of traffic on route 495 wednesday afternoon. officers eventually shut down the busy highway and were able to get her off the road. a trooper said he lured her into his cruiser using agra nuala bar. lexi's owner say she ran off after letting her out in the backyard. >> you don't often see that at all. a lot of drivers could have slammed on their brakes and caused an accident because they didn't want the hit or injure the drug. >> just pounding in my stomach.
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yeah, it's her. >> sarah: police say the dog is back home and doing just fine. i saw this picture yesterday online. i thought, oh, my goodness, thank god they got her. >> christa: absolutely. you know what's interesting, too, she must have been so hungry and burn sog many calories running around that granola bar must have looked good to her. it's 6:38. still ahead, fragile packages dumped on a doorstep. a delivery driver's careless drop-off that could have this time turned dangerous. ism also why it's a great time to book a flight. the reason behind really low fares right now. >> christa: we can have that
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>> christa: starting today, generally depp taking on the role of donald trump in a new funny or die spoof. >> sarah: johnny depp? >> christa: isn't that amazing? it's based in part on the bestselling book, you might remember it from the 1980s, "the art of the deal." this nearly hour-long clip, you have to see the entire thing, stars some stars from the '80s. we have henry winkler, andy richter among others, and look
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i mean, that alone... did a good job with the make-up. >> sarah: i'm staring at it and i don't see generally depp in him at all. so he won the super bowl sunday, but peyton manning couldn't win a battle of egg russian roulette. the broncos q.b. faced off against lakers legend magic johnson and the challenge on last night's episode of "the tonight show." how they come up with these games are amazing. manning and johnson drew random eggs from a carton and had to smash it against their heads. some were hard boiled, some raw. manning was first to smash the two raw egg, meaning that magic was the winner. oh, my gosh. so funny. >> christa: omlette, anybody? it's like breakfast time. 6:42. we have know and go coming your way next. this morning a dramatic rescue from frames. firefighters locating a family's dog inside a burning home.
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a driver sear i -- seriously hurt when his big rig slams into a bridge abutment. >> reporter: and the families of whitey bulger's victims are offered a deal from the federal government, so, what moves me?
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this morning we're hearing from the victim. >> reporter: getting some of whitey bulger's money. the deal victims' families say they have to make. >> sarah: welcome back, everybody. 6:45. time now to know and go. we have all your day's top stories coming up. >> christa: we know you want to know about forecast. here's chris lambert with your forecast heading into valentine's day weekend, too. >> sarah:>> chris: bitter cold air. you might not want to know about the forecast. subzero readings expected by sunday morning. low to mid-20s. good morning, everyone. seasonably cold start today. light snow western worcester county and once again today a couple scattered snow showers and snow squalls working on through. not an all-day thing, but a couple of bursts of snow may throw down a coating to an inch in some spots. temperatures today colder than yesterday. mid-20s in the worcester hills. low 30s in the city of boston. it will be breezy, as well, at times gusting over 20mph. mostly clear tonight. tonight's a cold night. single digits and lower teens. west wind at 5 to 10.
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mid-20s at best. so we do start to turn things down on the koehler side. look at all this cold air across hudson bay. that's charging toward new england as you get into the weekend. in fact, forecasting close to record lows, boston nigh us -- minus 1. in worcester a couple degrees shy. it's not only the cold air but the wind. look at the wind-chill by sunday morning. minus 20 to minus 30. this is a real cold stuff. don't forget to bring the pets in. can't leave them outside in cold like this. light snow saturday morning early first thing, otherwise your weekend is bitterly cold but dry. >> christa: okay. if you're headed out, you want the hear what danielle gersh has to say about traffic. >> danielle: thanks, christa. good morning, everyone. the expressway is a she drive into boston. pretty normal, though. take a look at the maps from braintree to boston expressway northbound. 25 minutes. also noticing a lot of slowing on route 3 northbound, especially through weymouth. still keeping an eye on this accident, this is bridgewater,
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we have reports of cars off to the left and the right. and the left lane is blocked here. so route 24 heading up to 495, we're seeing some major delays. the pike into boston, you can see mostly green and yellow, so no major issues there. we did have an earlier accident in andover. that's cleared. so now 93 southbound is slow and go into boston. route 1 looking pretty good this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. over 20 minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 14 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. ism breaking overnight, a truck der is in the hospital with serious injuries this morning after a crash on the mass pike in sturbridge. the driver went off the road and hit a bridge abutment. the impact ripped part of the truck open. the driver was flown to a worcester hospital. part of the pike was shut down overnight, but it is reopened. >> christa: and right now a hit-and-run victim is recovering after being taken for a ride on the hood of a car. it was driven by somebody who
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police, and that 65-year-old man says that he was pleading with the driver just to stop and let him off his car. >> sarah: he says he thought he was going to die. 7's victoria warren is in woburn with more on what this man is saying this morning. vicki? >> victoria: good morning. he's recovering from his injuries, still in shock over the entire situation. woburn police say the suspect first stole from his job, then assaulted a police officer and was trying to get away, saying he was going fast and out of control. and all of this was captured on surveillance video. the surveillance video shows that 65-year-old man in the crosswalk, the car hitting him that. man goes up on the windshield. the car continues speeding away with the man hanging on for his life. eventually that man slides off, fracturing his ankle. he tells us that he even after he fell off the car, he thought that he was going to get completely run over.
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please, just let me off your car. stop and let me off the car. that's all i wanted. i didn't want the die. i didn't want to die. >> nancy: he fractured his ankles and his toe, but he is going to be okay. 29-year-old tyson delgado eventually got away, but they are still looking for him this morning. as for the victim, he's at home, he's recovering and he has his own message for the suspect. he's saying to the suspect this morning that he should turn himself in. live this morning in woburn, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: following breaking news out of oregon. the standoff inside a wildlife refuge could soon be coming to an end. >> christa: the four occupiers left, and they say they want to surrender, but they're afraid to come out. let's go to 7's nancy chen with the latest on this. nancy? >> nancy: christa, the f.b.i. has that wildlife refuge surrounded. they're hoping the remaining four occupiers will end this standoff calmly. right now f.b.i. using a bullhorn to negotiate with those
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there's also an open phone line. it's actually being live streamed on the internet by one of their acquaintances. >> they got their machine guns pointed at us. >> six armored vehicles come rolling in. they got their little speakers blaring saying, "this is not an assault. this is not an assault. come out with your hands up." these guys are ready to roll us. as soon as we all comply the these demand, as soon as something goes down, we're going to die. >> sarah: a lot at stake. >> nancy: a nevada assembly woman has been negotiating with those occupiers. she's acting as an unofficial liaison between them and f.b.i. because the occupiers have expressed concern that the f.b.i. will shoot them. >> we're walking out. we don't need our weapons right now. they cannot fire upon you with the world watching. do you understand? you are... the world is watching you. they cannot fire. >> sarah: meantime, police arrested cliven bundy. he was supposedly heading out to
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occupiers at the refuge. he's the father of ammon bundy, the leader of the group occupying that refuge. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." ism several men are set to face armed robbery charges hours after a tense standoff in dorchester came to a peaceful end. police say three men robbed a store and ran into an apartment on roach street last night. the standoff lasted a couple of hours. a woman and child in the billing were released. they were not harmed. eventually the three men and a fourth who was in the apartment surrendered. >> christa: new this morning, the families of whitey bulger's victims are being offered a deal by the federal government, but there is a catch to this that you'll want the hear about. here's 7's jennifer eagan live at the moakley federal courthouse with more. jen? >> jennifer: christa, the victims' families have to agree they won't sue the federal government in the future in connection to the whitey bulger case. the "boston herald" reports that the u.s. attorney's office sent this offer out to 16 families. now, you probably remember back in 2013, whitey bulger was convicted of 11 murders. he had been charged with 19
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families of his victims had sued the federal government in the past, claiming that the government was liable because corrupt f.b.i. agents who handled bulger enabled his killings and crimes. they haven't met much success, though. according to the "boston herald," under this offer from u.s. attorney carmen ortiz, the victim's families would split $822,000 in cash found inside bulger's california apartment when he was captured back in 2011. they would also divvy up the proceeds from an auction of bulger's other belongings. now, it's rumored bulger, who is 86 and in prison in florida, has stashed cash in other parts of trust and europe. if that is found, it would be split up, as well. according to the "herald," the families have until the end of this month to agree to the deal. we're live in south boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." ism now to the race for the white house. bernie sanders and hillary clinton will face off in milwaukee tonight for the sixth time. tonight's democratic debate comes just days after sanders' victory in the new hampshire
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the vermont senator is having his best fund-raising day following his win in the granite state. he's raised more than $7 million since the polls closed tuesday night. the republican field is smaller this morning after chris christie and carly fiorina dropped out of the race. christie suspended his bid carly fee row nap. both had disappointing finishes in new hampshire. the remaining republican candidates are hitting the campaign trail in south carolina ahead of the primary. donald trump held a rally near clemson, university, last night. he has a double-digit lead in the latest polls. new hampshire runner-up john kasich as well as jeb bush, marco rubio and ted cruz all held events in south carolina, as well. >> christa: and caught on camera, fiemps rescuing a dog from a house that was on fire. they say they found the scared pooch when they were searching the home for victims. this is out in sacramento. they were able to carry the dog to safety. everybody else got out of the
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was reunited with her owner. ism ups says it's investigating a driver in miami who carelessly tossed packages causing some contents to spill out. one box contained handgun ammunition for target practice. you can see there the homeowner says nothing broke, though, thankfully. but the driver should have been more careful. >> the safety issue is something you don't want to throw around, and the boxes were clearly marked. they were small arms ammunition. it really seems like they just don't care. >> sarah: the homeowner says he personally contacted ups but has not received any answers. good news for travelers as the cost of an airline tick has cropped to its lowest level in six years. accordings to transportation department, the average price for a domestic ticket is now about $372. officials say the expansion of low-cost airlines and a drop in jet fuel costs are big reasons for cheaper air fare. >> christa: you know what, in about two weeks, you will be
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king. if this sounds good to you, the fast food chain is offering grilled hot dogs. you can get the classic for $2, a chili cheese dog for $2.30. that's what they're selling there, if you like that. if the idea of valentine's day sounds a little bit cheesy, you high like this: dorito roses. yeah, the company is offering up a dozen long-stem roses formed with petals of ketchup-flavored doritos. the free bouquets were given away up in canada and were scooped up within a few hours. ism. >> sarah: i'd try it. i'd still rather have both. >> christa: how about both, chocolate-covered doritos? >> chris: we need a red chocolate-covered flour. at least those flowers won't freeze in the cold air. and we're going to have a lot of cold air on valentine's day. saturday evening into saturday night, temperatures plunging. so are the wind-chill factors, guys. >> christa: all right. stay warm in the coming days.
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