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. >> hold on to your seats. an arctic blast is moving through new england as we speak. temperatures plunging to dangerous levels. >> a teen on his bike badly injured after a hit-and-run. >> a woman killed after a manhole slams through her window. >> all eyes on south carolina, candidates hitting the campaign trail hard. tonight another debate for the gop. >> this is 7news today in new england. >> all right, i hope you're ready for it. we are bracing for the biggest chill so far this season. biggest chill in the air. temperatures taking a nose dye as a dangerous freeze settles over a huge part of the country. this is weather that will have polar bears and penguins. >> i'm jennifer eagan.
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experts are telling people to stay indoors and dress in layers if you have to go out. the mbta kept trains running late the cold. >> let's get over to rob eric it will be in parts of anchorage or parts of last alaska, i should say. us. temperatures will be falling around the similar time. winds will be gusting up to 35 miles per hour this afternoon and that wind chill warning goes through tomorrow morning. the cape, the islands, sea coast under an advisory. temperatures won't be quite as cold, but still be warned, it will be dangerously cold later on tonight into tomorrow. right now 21 in boston with a wind chill of 9. not so bad, but the problem is now is the warmest part of the day. we'll actually be colder this afternoon than it is out there currently. so falling temperatures, did sew zoom snow overnight last night for parts of the cape, the islands and nantucket. that is done.
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two here or this afternoon as the arctic air rolls in. it is the arctic air that is the bigger story than the flurry you might see if you hatch to see one. notice temperatures into tomorrow, bitter cold, wind chill already about 15 below zero at 7:00 this evening, so keep that in mind. if you have date night plans on this saturday evening, winds will calm down a bit for valentine's day, but still bitter cold, we'll talk about the records we could break coming up in a few minutes. >> breaking story from overnight. officials are investigating a two car rollover accident that happened on i-90 three northbound. you see one of the cars there in the woods. stated police told us that the two cars collided then went over the guardrails crashing into the tree lines. no word on the drivers' conditions or what caused the crash. >> now to a developing story. police in lowell are trying to track down the driver who hit a 15-year-old boy riding a bike in lowell. they tell us after hitting the teen the driver took off and police think this was no accident. 7's elizabeth noreika has the latest.
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it's so sad. >> a 15-year-old boy on his bike hit by a truck in broad daylight and police say it was on purpose. >> the child was launched in the air, suffered serious injuries. the pickup truck fled with the bicycle stuck underneath it. >> it happened around 2:00 in lowell and people in the area are no shock. >> they had the whole street blocked off due to some little kid got kit. 15-year-old skid. it's horrible. >> it is sad. it's really -- i think people are awful that don't stop. >> police say it appears the victim and the suspect knew each other and say the truck dragged the bike for about a mile. the truck was found several hours later. >> there was some type of altercation or argument between the people in the pickup truck and this kid and another kid, the white pickup truck crossed over and it looks like he intentionally hit this kid on the bike. >> police put out a message asking for the public's help. >> serious hit-and-run involving a white pickup truck. it occurred on lawrence street.
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teen pulls through. >> we'll be praying for him and his both. elizabeth noreika, 7news today in new england. >> turning now to a tragic accident. a milton teacher killed after a manhole cover came loose and then crashed right through her windshield. 35-year-old caitlin clavette was on her way to work when this accident occurred. a community is now coming to terms with the loss of a beloved teacher known for her kindness and humor. seven's susan tran with more from winchester. >> police a a 200-pound manhole cover smashed through this car killing 35-year-old caitlin clavette. >> i saw the accident first and i thought, good lord, how could that possibly happen? i got a facebook message from a friend on the team saying it had been caitlin, you just -- i lost it. >> caitlin, a popular art teachers at the elementary schools in milton is described by friends as a spit
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they was a tri-athlete, who was also a star athlete in high school. >> she was a riot and a laugh and a great person, just full of life, full of kindness, always joking. >> the crash happened during the morning rush on 93 in the o'neil tunnel 7. the manhole cover smashed through the windshield, flew out the back window and landed on the highway. the car kept going for a quarter of a mile before it crashed into the barrier. >> i drove by the car. it was pretty distressing to see. the state police are there. sad. very sad. >> those who knew her as a teacher say her death is a terrible loss for the community and, quote, ms. clave was aortal end and special ed indicator who has touched the lives of many students and families over the past four years in the milton public schools. as for her friends who counted on her smile and great sense of humor they say they're heartbroken. >> i have to say we're all in
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you just can't -- you can't fathom this kind of thing. >> susan tran, 7news today, new england. >> and in the wake of that tragedy, crews are checking manhole cover and grates along the highway. >> >> within an hour of the freak accident that killed a young teacher on i93, transportation crews were sent out to ensure no other manhole cover on the highways in boston could come loose. >> we decided to send the highway crews out to inspect every single opening of any kind, whether it's a grate or a manhole cover or an electronic grate or whatever it is out there on the metropolitan highway system roads and if we see anything that concerns us we'll do shut it down. >> you can see welders securing the highway. governor charlie baker says grates and manhole cover are checked every
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involved in the fatal crash was inspected in june of 2014 and hadn't been removed for any reason since then. >> my understanding is this is an incredibly infrequent event and, in fact, no one -- we have a lot of people who worked at the department of transportation for years and years, decades, no one can ever remember this happening before. >> but in a somewhat similar incident in 2007, a storm grate on 128 also came loose and also smashed through the windshield of a car, seriously injuring the driver. and a year earlier a concrete ceiling panel fell in the big dig tunnel killing a woman, all seemingly random and unfrequentable, but enough to make some drivers uneasy. >> that's crazy. nuts. >> tim caputo, 7news today in new england. >> also this morning, a man accused of assaulting a police officer and then hitting a man with his car is called to court. police say tyson delgado shoved an officer on the ground while he was being interviewed. a surveillance video shows what happened in the case.
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wheel of this white car trying to escape when he hit a 65-year-old man crossing the street and then kept driving. that man is okay, but suffered a broken ankle. >> also on seven, a berkeley man under arrest accused of the mard of a man in wareham. the suspect pleading not guilty in court yesterday for allegedly killing a man from wareham earlier this week. they say he attacked the victim in a jealous rage after he found out the victim had a romantic relationship with his late girlfriend. >> people should also understand that we don't believe there are any other individuals involved in this. we believe this act is not random and was done by this individual and this was done because of jealousy. >> the 70-year-old victim suffered wounds. he is being held right now without bail. >> three people are dead following a 12 hour standoff in nebraska on friday. officials believe a domestic
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hostages inside a home in omaha. standoff. that's when he believed the gunman shot and killed two men and turned the gun on himself. officials say it was an outcome they wanted to prevent. us. our hope all along was to resolve it peacefully. but in the end it came down to this individual surrendering peacefully. he chose not to. >> the police have not released the names of the two hostages who died in the standoff. >> today a vigil will be held for 215-year-old girls killed yesterday in a shooting at an ayer high school. the shooting is now believed to be a murder-suicide. police say the two girls had been best friends. one fatally shot the other before shooting herself. a gun and suicide note were found near those bodies. one of the two sophomore students was later identified by her sister school. >> they grew up together. they were friends. and she was friends with everybody. everyone adored her and she was
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in everyone. >> the victim's sister who we just heard from has set up a g fund me page to raise money for her sister's funeral expenses. >> tonight in the race for the house. six contenders facing off in south carolina in the latest gop debate. marco rubio facing renewed appreciate after a tough performance in new hampshire. seven's ryan schulteis has more on how both sides are looking to get ahead. >> fresh off autographing a lobby in louisiana, republican frontrunner donald trump is now leaving a new signature on this race, threatening to sue his closest telge road ted cruz for not being a natural born citizen. on twitter the billionaire calling the texas senator a liar for running negative ads against him. >> there's a little irony giving at amazing torrent of insults and obscenities and vulgarities that come out of his mouth. this one from marco rubio backfired.
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than just a pretty face next time. >> the cruz campaign yanking it after the revelation that actress had appeared in adult films. >> the bottom line is they were actors and i think it's part of a bigger problem that ted has and that is he tries to act like the only consistent conservative in this race. it's just not true. >> all this as several gop hopeful try to get voters. >> meanwhile hillary clinton is accusing bernie sanders of being dis loyal to president obama who was hugely popular with the minorities in the caucuses to come. >> the criticism that we heard from senator sanders about our president i expect from republicans. >> madam secretary, that is a low blow. and she pounced on sanders' proposed medicare for all. birth to death government healthcare plan. >> this is not about math. this is about people's lives. the numbers don't add up. and i think once i'm in the white house, we will have enough political capital to believe able to do.
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the white house yet. every proposal that i have introduced has been paid for. >> ryan schulteis, 7news today, new england. >> still ahead on today in new england, a dangerous situation on a ski trail. how a daring jump causes one boy to fall into a scary and life-threatening situation. >> currently 66 in miami. just saying it's not too late. if you want to stick around, i have a record-breaking forecast. coming up. >> also some winter athletes hitting the slopes at fenway park. the ballpark turning into a ski slope for the two night event. we'll share it with you again! r again!
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high flying action at fenway park for night two of the big air competition. it was the clear's chance to hit the mountains and with below freezing temperatures there, lees a zimmerman of germany took home the top prize for the women. that is really just -- >> did you see them going down backyards. >> i'll have to try it. >> i was wide eyed. if you thought that was cold, wait until you get to later on tonight
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we've got record-breaking numbers in the forecast. 6 below in boston. 12 below zero, my numbers for worst. and, again, both of those not only would easily set records for valentine's day, but would be the coldest weather wean seen, period, since january of 2004, almost a dozen years. right now temperatures are right around the 20-degree mark, givear take a degree or two. winds on the order of 10 to 15 miles an hour. we'll see those winds pick up to 20-25 this afternoon at the same time that the temperatures start tumbling. so it's actually warmer now than it will be later on this afternoon. current wind chills already in the single digits, but we'll see those wind chills dip below zero as we head into the afternoon hours and be well below zero this afternoon. i have two systems. one, a coastal storm, ocean storm that is now way out in the ocean, but it did kind of glance to the cape and islands. here is the arctic front that will bring us the blast of cold air and
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are a couple of spotty showers. there's not a question we could see a flurry or two as we head into the afternoon hours, but by far the bigger story will be the strong gusts, 35 miles per hour combined with the cold air leading to bitter cold wind chills as you head out and about this evening. again if you're thinking date night tonight rather than doing it tomorrow night. if you're celebrating a day early, in other words, you're going to want to bundle up in layers. the other bit of information here is that strong northwestern oklahoma westerly winds could lead to ocean effect snow showers for the outer cape through the night into early sunday morning. 1", 2", three, four, not out of the question for parts of the outer cape. most of us will see clear and dry conditions into tomorrow. the winds will calm down tomorrow afternoon, but temperatures will still be bitter cold. here's what we're looking at for tonight. 6 below. 13 below in fitchburg. and then you factor in the winds
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at wind chills 10, 15, 20 below zero at 8:00 this evening. bitter cold this evening and as you're heading out to church early on your sunday morning, wind chills on the order of 20 to 30 below zero just about everywhere. so real cold and the winds will calm down as we head into tomorrow evening, but the actual temperatures will still be bitter cold. so either way a wicked cold weekend for us. we do warm up. next storm system due to arrive monday into tuesday. might get some snow monday evening before quicking changing over to rainfall 50 degrees in the forecast for tuesday, guys. >> it will be. >> an idaho's ski video has gone viral reminding people how dangerous it is on the ski slopes. >> he started off with the jump here, but then this man, vanished, disappeared, he fell into what's called a tree well. that happens in deep snow where low hanging branches form a canopy
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>> heads up. it's okay. it's okay. >> here we g. here we go. >> i got you. >> how terrifying. could you imagine? there have been five skier deaths in north america linked to these type of tree wells so far this season along, so it's obviously a good thing that he and his son were stuck there together so he could help him get out. >> he was in pretty deep there. >> and a father who has to see his son in that situation. very tough. >> still ahead. a car plunge into a freezing canal. inside a mother and her toddler. the dramatic rescue all caught on camera. >> one teen saying chivalry to a new level.
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i guess there are no real rules, right, who says you need to pick one valentine. >> a teenager in utah is seriously getting into the holiday and stepping up his cupid game. >> my new favorite part of the story. he has a girlfriend. >> and he drafted a plan so that all of the girls at his school would feel special and it certainly left a lot of smiling faces. >> valentine's day as a teen can be tough. >> all throughout middle school i'd
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>> hayden knows it as well as anyone, but he knows more importantly his girl classmates. >> this year i was in a position where i could finally do that. >> on thursday this senior showed up to his high school in utah with 900 carnations. one for every girl. >> i just looked at the flower and smiled. it was great. >> it wasn't cheap. the flowers were 50 cents apiece. he saved money slowly over the past year and a half planning for this day, but he didn't do any of this to win over a valentine. >> he's already got one. >> personally i've got through a lot of valentine's day, not getting something for valentine's day and it really puts a dancer on your day. >> lilian sharp says she's happy her boyfriend is thoughtful, but at the same time. >> sorry. he's mine. he's taken. >> the girls seem to understand too, it's the thought that matters.
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>> this little gesture seems to be going a long way. >> it makes you feel special for sure. >> i think it's very sweet. i've never seen something like that done before. >> and it's brought him a huge wave of thanks nexts, e-mails and on facebook. >> a lot of girls were like, i needed this today. i was going through a hard time. it helped that someone was thinking about me and i was actually important and cared about. >> to him this is what valentine's day should be. >> it's more about kindness for me, it's not lovey dovey stuff. it's trying to better society. >> a very understanding girlfriend. i wonder if she got more than a carnation. >> he saves up his money and spends it on 900 other women. right? >> it was a sweet gesture. hats off to that young man. >> coming up on 7news today in new england.
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now to a story that was caught on camera. a liquor store thief is caught in the act down in texas. >> you see in the woman in the video we're about to show you. she picks up a bottle of booze, then behind the blurred square she pulls up her dress and sticks the bottle into her underwear. the store owner believes the man behind her was helping her steal this expensive liquor. so far police have not made any arrests. >> officials in california say a busted fire hydrant caused this gas station canopy to collapse.
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friday, then one of the cars hit the hydrant. water shot into the air and on to the canopy, causing it to collapse. no one was under that canopy at the time. >> very fortunate. also dramatic rescue after a car plunge into a canal in amsterdam. four bystanders saw the car plunge into the water with a woman and a toddler still inside. that's when they took action diving into help save them. the investigators broke through the car's window. they were able to save both the woman and the toddler. the mother and child were taken to a local hospital. good news they're expected to be okay thanks to those heroes. >> next on new england. police say this bus driver was
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a man is dead after police open fire. we'll tell you why officers say they were forced to shoot. >> and fbi investigators searching the home of the man behind a violent machete attack. what officials are is now zeroing in on. >> it's been a week since the deadly earthquake rocked taiwan. so he had the search for the missing continues. england. thanks nor joining us this saturday morning. i'm jennifer eagan. >> and i'm kris anderson. we are bracing for some bitterly cold weather today. it's already on its way. let's get over to rob eicher. >> we're talking six below zero tonight in boston. it's actually warmer now than it will be this afternoon.
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temperatures will be falling throughout the day at about the same time the winds are really starting to pick up. into the afternoon hours and the end result is a wind chill warning for most of the area. the exception already the sea coast and capes and islands. it's still dangerous across the entire area late tonight into tomorrow. >> right now 21 in boston with a wind chill of 9. not too bad compared to what we're expecting as we head into the overnight hours. flurries around p'town. that's about it at the moment. can't rule out a passing flurry or two as we head throughout the day as the arctic air starts to rush in here, but far the bigger story is going to be the arctic air than the flurry or two you might see out there. look at the temperatures fall as we head throughout the day. we're looking although a temperature below zero with a wind below zero. do get up to around 50 by tuesday. 7-day. we'll show you that coming up in a few minutes.
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>> a 15-year-old boy was riding his bicycle when a pickup truck hit him and police believe it was no accident. it happened on lawrence street in lowell. the victim and the person in the truck knew each other. >> a woman is dead after police say a manhole cover smashed right through the driver's side windshield causing her to crash into a barrier. it happened on i-90 three southbound in the o'neill tunnel. it somehow got dis lodged and went crashing through her windshield. the victim, 35-year-old caitlyn clavette was a teach near milton. >> investigators are investigating a two car rollover accident that happened on 95 northbound in stoneham. two cars went over the guardrail into the woods. there is no word on the drivers' conditions or what caused that crash. >> 7news turning to a tense standoff in dorchester.
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say they were force to do shoot when the suspect refused to drop his gun. jadiann thompson has the details. >> police got a call about shots fired during an apparent home invasion in dorchester friday morning. neighbors say officers arrived within minutes. >> like 50, 60 police cars just came down the street. vroom, and i'm looking around, what happened, my neighbor is like, somebody just, pow, pow, pow, just got shot. >> police say he was helping a man who was shot in the league. the police commissioner himself listening closely on the radio. >> over the police radio everyone could hear three commands. drop your gun. drop your gun. drop your gun. show me your hands. >> people watching say they saw and heard a similar exchange. >> i did hear get down. get down. get on the ground. drop it. stop. get on the ground. >> the suspect ignored commands and police fired, killing the man whose body was later covered by this
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>> we have one individual deceased at the corner of stan wood and laredo street. we also have a revolver recovered close by. >> and that was jadiann thompson recording. also this morning, a school bus driver from dudley facing some sobering charges. he pleaded not guilty yesterday. police say he had been drinking before he got behind the wheel of a bus and crashed into a utility pole. 11 middle school students were on board at the time. no one was hurt. afternoon. plus rush to the scene and after a quick check on the kids, another bus came to pick them up. >> now to ohio where new details are emerging about a violent attack that happened inside of a restaurant there. fbi investigators are now looking for clues after a machete attack there left four people injured. >> and as certain's kim khazei tells us they're trying to determine if the incident was tied to terrorism. >> police say a man walked into this columbus, ohio, restaurant around dinner time, asked some
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time later with a machete. >> some guy pulled out a machete and started stabbing people. i ran out with my kids. >> there's several people injured here. >> some of those inside threw chairs to fight back. he ran out, drove away and was stopped after a 5-mile chase. police say he was shot and killed when he lunged holding a knife at one of the officers. the fbi immediately began searching the home of the man identified as the attacker, 30-year-old mohamed bahri. officials say radical comments by him four years ago brought a brief look for the fbi. restaurant employees say when he first tame in came in, the owner is from israel, a christian arab. they're looking at whether he may have mistakenly thought he was jewish. >> i've been crying like a baby for the last 12 hours. >> four people were hurt in the machete attack. the most seriously, bill foley who sings at the restaurant. now in critical, but stable condition.
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that our victims that sustained wounds are all able to recover. >> police say they do not know why he attacked and to far no known connections to isis. >> also on seventhe four people who surrendered to the fbi after occupying a wildlife refuge in oregon facing a federal judge now. the final four protesters were arraigned yesterday. the fbi says the wildlife refuge will be closed for several more weeks while bomb technicians comb through that area. the four protesters were part of a larger armed group trying to fight prison sentences for two ranchers convicted of arson. their occupation of the refuge lasted 41 days. >> search teams are still working to find missing people after an earthquake hit tie juan last week. investigators have pulled people out of the rubble of a collapsed high rise apartment building 115 people have died. tie juan's interior ministry says they're still looking for two more people. >> a new jersey warehouse goes up in flames for nearly 20 hour.
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the massive fire burning up plastic pell lets that were stored inside this facility. take a look at how massive the fire is. you see the thick smoke pouring from the site. strong winds -- the fire started and continued to burn well into yesterday afternoon. hundreds of firefighters worked nonstop to put the fire out. officials say despite the smoke the community is safe. >> we do have emergency response team on site since last night as well as the epa. they continue to be air quality monitoring. at this point there is no imminent public health threat. >> one firefighter did suffer a minor leg injury. official are still trying to figure out what caused that fire. >> a water main break causing huge problems in pennsylvania. water pouring into the street and icing over on contact. just amazing to see that. the break creating a frozen nightmare. >> ryan schulteis more on this
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forcing a neighborhood to evacuate. >> i looked out the front window and it looked as if there's like a frozen wave of water, and it was literally frozen. solid. >> from a red cross shelter in scranton, pennsylvania. the icy water flooded the street in front of her building. >> it was blanketed water and it was like icebergs coming countdown the road. it was amazing. it really was. >> eventually it all turned to ice. every furnace in the apartment building was damaged. the water company called in contractors to if i can the damage while crews got to work on fixing the broken main. >> because we were shutting down and because of the amount of water in the area we couldn't reach all of the valves that we wanted to. once the water receded we were able to really isolate the break a little better and so now we're down to about 30 customers. >> the company says a valve burst and it was missing its top. once it was replaced, the water utility company shifted its efforts
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the damage there. >> more than a dozen people did not have a place to go. >> basically here we're just waiting to find out what's going to come next. >> and not knowing what's coming next is my biggest concern, because how long are we going to be here? are they going to find a place for us? are we going back home? >> ryan schulteis, 7news today, new england. >> and in fact, water company officials say they still don't know what caused that valve to burst. >> still ahead on 7news. we'll introduce you to a student who's making it his mission to give back to veterans. how the 70 grader's big idea is making their lives a little sweeter. >> plus here is a live look outside right now.
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>> eye live look outside and it is colder than a polar bear's toenails . we were joke being it, but it is pretty serious. we're talking -- rob we're talking you can get frostbite in less than 10 minutes in these temperatures. >> yes. when you get wind chills down in the order of 20-30 below, exposed skin will turn frostbite in about
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that's the dangerous part. the coldest part will be late tonight into tomorrow morning. after that a strong storm on tuesday, but right now it looks like that will be mostly rainfall behind that another blast of cold air, so a really kind of up and down ride, rollercoaster ride in the 7-day forecast. right now temperatures around the 20-degree mark. if you think that's cold, wait a minute until you see later on today. winds are currently 10-15 miles an hour which is enough for single digits wind chills. 21 in boston, then on the other side of the arctic front that will be rolling through here later on this afternoon, the other side of the front we have two in burlington, 18 below zero in ottawa, that is the air that's moving in. if you look closing at the sad light and radar. you see an occasional flurry along that front, so can't rule that out as the front rolls through in the afternoon hours. by far the bigger story will be the arctic blast headed our way and into tomorrow. after that the next story will be
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the south. on one side of the system you get fairly mild weather. on the other side of the storm you get fairly cold weather and it looks like for most of us we're going to be on the mild side of the storm. the brief exception will be monday evening where we might see the start as a little bit of snow as there will still be some lingering cold air around. that may quickly turn over to a brief period of freezing rain and then all rain overnight monday into tuesday and then solidly rain all day on tuesday and again it looks like a good stoking rainfall we'll -- soaking rainfall another round of some much colder air starts to move in. first things first. temperatures down to six below zero in boston, 12 below zero in worcester and again in those two cities, that would be the coldest since january of 2004. but there are some spots that saw numbers just this cold in the middle of february just last year. winds frequently gusting on the order of about 35-40 miles an hour from this afternoon through tonight until about made day tomorrow, and again it's that wind that will really kind of add to the chill.
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but the high temperatures still only 10 degrees for valentine's day. wake up to single digits. above zero, yea, monday morning. get up to low 30s monday afternoon. maybe a brief period of snow, monday evening before changing over to all rain with a strong, gusty storm on tuesday. >> rob, i like that. above zero yea. >> seventh grade student finding a sweet way to give back to veterans. he is taking a school project outside the walls of his classroom and he is expanding it. this week we're getting a close look at this rather unique idea. >> and how it's making the lives of local veterans a little sweeter. here's christa delcamp. >> how is it going? >> hi. thanks for letting me interrupt. i'm here because we do an amazing setting. it's called class act. i hope all of you will give a huge
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>> over the past years bobby sweet has made it his mission to give back to those who have seabed their country. >> my two grand fathers served and my cousins -- two of my cousins served. >> the seventh grader took a cue from his last name launching a campaign to deliver something sweet to the hospital in bedford, massachusetts. >> we collected candy in little bags and deliver it to the va. >> veto for soldiers started last year during a class project, but sweet didn't stop when the final bell rang. >> he took this hypothetical class project and has turned it into an action project to serve others which i think is incredibly impressive. >> since then the campaign has expanded. >> what started as a candy drive last valentine's day turned into a hygiene drive this summer with the help of his older brother. he did it again for veterans day this past november and now he's getting it going again for valentine's day. >> and sweet says he's not looking to stop any time soon.
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i can't really anymore, but as long as i can, pretty much, just keep helping. i hope it grows bigger and get more people involves. >> christa delcamp 7news in new england. >> i like that he didn't just do candy. >> sweet gesture. neat to see that. >> ahead today on new england the bruins bounce back from a big loss this week, but will one key player be on the ice this afternoon as they look to make it two straight against minnesota? >> he is a superhero in the making. how one special 7-year-old is
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and now time for sevensports with trey daerr. >> no team in the nba plays the game with more effort than the celtics, and that effort and tenacity is part of the reason marcus sharp is being -- push to the top of the eastern conference. smart represented team usa in the rising stars challenge last night. the celtics winners in 10 of 12 entering the all-star break. smart shooting nearly 40%. he helped to show off that skill set on friday night. the world team, though, really
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hometown kid andrew wiggins tipping it. finishing at the on break with some big time authority. team usa taking home the win 157-154. >> right when you think things can't get any worse for the bruins they go out and totally redeem themselves on thursday night. that's the stretch after being pounded at home by the kings. giving up a six spot to the jets in winnipeg thursday night. two goals and a fight. he kind of lost but who's counting. he missed practice on friday and may sit out this afternoon's game at minnesota. >> puck drop set for 2:00 p.m. we're going to have a real estate cap coming up later on in the day that's it for sports. have a great day. >> next up here on 7news today in new england, a 9-year-old with cystic fibrosis gets to be a hero.
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a police dog is being hailed a woman. a connecticut state trooper and his k9 partner axle jumped on this case after an alert was sent out that a 55-year-old woman was missing. five hours later after she disappeared, the trooper spotted some footprints in the snow and that's when axle went to work.
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that she had fallen through some thin ice and she was in a small body of water. so we called it in to start an ambulance on the way, and myself and another trooper picked her up and carried her out. >> the woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she was evaluated and treated for hypothermia. australia. he's known as iron boy. dominic. he's battling the lung disorder cystic fibrosis and always wanted to be a superhero. the make a wish group made his dream come true. they put him in an iron man costume and sent him on a scripted rescue mission. he even got a special message from the real iron man. >> it's hard work. saving the world, isn't it. >> i hope you had lots of fun. i bet you enjoyed the helicopter ride this morning. i want to wish you all the best. keep up the good work. listen here, i don't do this very often.
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of the avengers. i hereby -- hereby dub three, thee, because iron man loves you. >> dominic watched that after his exciting day and we've heard that he continued watching and over and over again. >> probably put a huge smile on his face. i'm sure. >> still ahead today, trouble on the tarmac after a van crashes into a plane. >> plus candidates hitting the campaign trail even harder than before. tonight's gop debate. >> the latest on a tragic accident. the work being done when a manhole
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a deep chill hitting new england as temperatures drop to dangerous lows. how long the deep freeze will last. >> crime scene tape marking the spot where a hit-and-run driver slammed into a teenager. we'll tell you why investigators believe this may have been no accident. >> and we're learning more about the woman who was killed in a tragic accident on friday when a manhole cover went flying through the windshield of her car. >> also police shooting and killing a man in dorchester. why they say they were forced to pull the trigger. >> this is 7news today in new england. >> we are getting a bitter blast of cold air this weekend. good morning, i'm jennifer eagan. >> and i'm kris anderson. the big chill has us flirting with not just cold temperatures, potentially record low temperatures. the weather can be dangerous. obviously state and other emergency
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dress in layers if you do indeed have to get out. better to stay indoors, though. >> let's get over to meteorologist rob eicher for just how drastic drop we're going to see. >> we're talking wind chill -ins order of 20 to 30 below zero. at that temperature it only takes 10 minutes to get frostbite. wind chill warnings for most of us from this afternoon through the morning hours on sunday. the exception is the satisfy coast, the cape -- sea coast. it won't be quite as cold there, but still talking dangerous cold just about everywhere late tonight into tomorrow. right now 21 in boston with enough of a wind to make it feel like 8 degrees. believe it or not. it is warmer now than it will be in the afternoon hours. colder air is scrubbing in and as that cold air returns in, not out of the question we could see a flurry or two especially out of the cape as that cold air blows across cape cod bay. the bigger story is the cold air, not the flurries. falling temperatures in the
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teens in the early afternoon around midday. already into the single digits by the time you're hitting dinner time and then you factor in the wind. date night tonight, bitter cold. you're going to need to bundle up and if you're going to church services tomorrow morning, talking five below zero actual temperature with a wind chill about 20-30 below. we'll calm down a little bit wind wise as we head through our valentine's day and warm up as we head through the week. week talk about that coming up in a few minutes. >> rob, thanks so much. as the temperatures drop you can track the weather in your neighborhood on whdh.com as well as our 7news mobile and tablet apps. >> breaking overnight, officials are investigating a two car rollover accident. it happened on i-90 three north in stoneham. state police say the two cars collided and went over the guardrail into the woods. there's no word on the drivers' conditions or what caused this accident. right now police are looking for a driver who hit a teenager in lowell and keep going. that teen is in the hospital with
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driver may have hilt him on purpose. seven's elizabeth noreika has the details. >> it's sad. it's so sad. >> a 15-year-old boy on his bike hit by a truck in broad daylight and police say it was on purpose. >> the child was launched in the air. suffered serious injuries. the pickup truck fled with the bicycle underneath it. >> people living in the area are in shock. >> they had the whole street blocked off due to some it's kid got hit. 15-year-old kid. it's horrible. >> it is sad. it's really -- i think people are awful that don't stop. >> police say it appears that the victim and the suspect knew each other and say the truck dragged the bike for about a mile. the truck was found several hours later. >> there was some type of altercation or argument between the people in the pickup truck and this kid and another kid. the white pickup truck crossed over and it looks like he intentionally hit this kid on the bike. >> police put out a message asking
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>> serious hit-and-run involving a white pickup truck. it occurred on lawrence street. >> now the community is hoping this teen pulls through. >> we'll all be praying for him and his family. >> elizabeth noreika, 7news today in new england. >> also this morning, we are learning more about the woman who was killed when a manhole cover crashed right through the front of her windshield on i-90 three. seven's susan tran tell us us this morning she was a beloved teach, athlete and winchester native and her community is now in mourning. >> the windshield has a gaping hole where police say a 200-pound manhole cover somehow smashed through this car, killing 35-year-old caitlin clavette. >> i saw the accident first and i said, good lord, how could that possibly happen? i got a facebook message from a friend on the team saying it had been caitlin and you just -- i lost it. >> a popular art teacher at the elementary schools in milton is described by friends as a spit fire with loads of injuring. she was a tri-athlete who was also
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>> she was a riot and a laugh and a great person. just, you know, full of life, full of kindness, always joking. >> the crash happened during the tunnel. >> sources tell us the manhole cover smashed through the driver's side windshield, flew out the back window and landed on the highway. the car kept going for a quarter of barrier. >> i drove by the car. it was distressing to see. the state police are there. sad. very sad. >> those who knew her as a teacher in milton say her death is a terrible loss for the community and, quote, ms. clavette was a talented and educator who has touched the lives of many students and family over the past four years in the milton public schools. >> as for her friends who counted on her smile and great sense of humor, they say their heart broke zone we'll work the triathlon time, which i have to say we're all in
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you can't fathom this kind of thing. susan tran, 7news today new england. >> governor charlie baker did take immediate action after this horrific accident. within hours he ordered welders to check all manhole cover, all grates and all electronic panels along the highways in metro boston. and also sending out prayers to the family of the woman who was killed. >> our thoughts go out to a family that through an incredibly bizarre event lost someone. >> we decided to send the highway crews out to inspect every single opening of any kind, whether it's a grate or a manhole cover or an electronic grate or whatever it is out there on the metropolitan highway system roads. >> crews continue checking those man holes and grates this morning. >> 7news now, an intense standoff in dorchester leads to a police shooting and killing a man.
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officers responding to calls about shots fired during an apparent home invasion. police say she shot a man after he refused to drop his gun. >> the police radio everyone could hear three commands. drop your gun. drop your gun. drop your gun. show me your hands. >> well, witnesses confirmed that story. they say they saw the officers asking the man to drop his gun before he was shot. and this morning a berkeley man is being held without bail and accused of murder. 70-year-old john woody entered a not guilty plea in court yesterday. investigators say he we want into a jealous rage and killed a man from wareham earlier this week. he allegedly found out the victim had an affair with his late girlfriend. >> some trouble on the tarmac at logan airport yesterday. a runway delivery van hit a plane that was packed full of passengers. state police say the driver thought the -- put that van in park. when he chased after it as it rolled away, another worker eventually stopped the van, but not
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wing. pictures taken from the terminal show the plane surrounded by emergency crews and you can almost see the damage to the wing if you look closely. we'll zoom in there for you. one passenger, though, says it could have been much worse. >> big bang and then a jolt, the plane went up and came back down. the ground crew stopped it from rolling. it would have hit another plane. >> mass port does say that plane has been taken out of service. >> turning now to the race for the white house. the republican candidates are getting ready to take the -- take to the debate stage once again tonight. yesterday jeb bush, marco rubio, ben carson and ted cruz all took conference. they're reaching out to south carolina's christian. and donald trump was out on the campaign trail in florida. on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are trading jabs coming off their debate on thursday night.
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hitting him, quote, with a low blow after she was he was too critical of president obama. >> still ahead this morning on 7news today in new england. >> i got you. >> scary moments for this father and son. a ski trip takes a terrible turn until the father races into the rescue. >> very cold weather in the forecast. tonight i'll show you the records that are likely to fall. coming up. >> rob, and well, some of us are hiding from the cold. some boy scouts are embracing it. why they're camping out in these freezin homecoming? it' s awesome. but with the citizens bank education refinance loan, it gets even better. you know those people who pay a little extra and get all the legroom in coach?
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take a look at the action at fenway park last night. day two -- >> that's me. >> that's you? >> did you like that landing? now this is me backwards. >> well, it was day two of the big air competition. it was the skiers' turn to hit the slope. lees a zimmerman of germany took home the top spot for the women. >> just not that talented. >> the spin in the air, and then the land, too, not bad. >> i couldn't even do that in a video game version of it. i was wide eyed and mesmorized watching them during the practice runs. spectate let's. >> i can only imagine how cold and windy it was at the top of the slope. >> so cold out that people don't mind rubbing up against each other.
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last couple of days, wait until you get to tonight into tomorrow. we have six below for the forecast in boston and worst. both will easily break the records and also be the coldest for those locations since january 2004. but there are a couple of spots, natasha with a, taunt on that got as low as 14 below zero this time of year last february. so not everyone will see the coldest in a dozen years, but at least officially in boston it looks like that will be the case. 20 degrees. winds are on the order of about 10-15 miles an hour. which is enough to make 20 degrees feel more like 10 degrees or even as cold as 2 below zero in worcester where there's a little bit more of a wind. either way it is warmer now than it will be even at the middle of the afternoon. so not only the temperatures are falling, but winds will pick up as we head into the afternoon hours so even more of a wind chill factor at what would normally be the warmer part of the day. all due to an arctic front headed our way. you do see a flurry or two, not to mention we've got strong
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blowing across cape cod bay could lead to a flurry or two out tow cape. bottom line, passing flurry in the forecast as we head throughout the day. otherwise kind of a mixture of clouds and sun, but by far the bigger story will be the cold air combined with the strong wind gusts 2016ly over 35 miles an hour as we head into the afternoon and evening. with those winds blowing steadily across step cool we'll see more tomorrow. >> adding it up, a couple of inches not out of question for parts of the outer cape. really kind of an unusual situation. really a northwesterly wind is not a direct -- you you want more of a north easterly wind, but with winds this strong and temperatures this cold, it's not out of the question we could still see some accumulating ocean effect snow for the outer cape. here's what everyone not to know. how low will it go tonight? about 6 below zero in boston.
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across the north shore and across the board it will feel more like 20 to 30 when you factor in the we understand. wind chills as 10 to 15 below zero. night planned. heading out tomorrow morning maybe going to church services, wind below zero. the winds calm down as we head into sunday afternoon, valentine's day day afternoon, but the air temperatures will only be in the single digits, so either say, still bitter cold even with lighter winds tomorrow afternoon. down to around 4 above zero. above zero monday morning. low 30s monday afternoon. chance for a few snow showers monday evening before quickly changing over to rain and warm up to 50 degrees on tuesday. >> that will feel like a heat wave. >> will it climb to zero? >> well, 52. >> it's 10:15 right now. still to come on 7news today in new
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authorities investigating a violent encounter in ohio are looking for possible links to terrorism. police there say a man attacked people at this restaurant in columbus with a machete. they say they killed mohamed bahri after he lunged at them. the owner is a christian israelly and authorities are looking into whether bahri thought he was jewish.
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>> also this morning, the pope making a holy visit to mexico. pope francis arrived in mexico city for his visit. thousands of people came to see the pontiff. he came with a message of solidarity. and the victim of drug violence. earlier the pope was in cuba where he met with the head of the russian orthodox church. the historic meeting, the first by the way since eastern orthodoxi split with room roam almost a thousand years ago. >> one teen goes above and beyond for his classmates. see how he made sure every girl in
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heads up. heads up. it's okay. it's okay. >> here we go. >> father comes to the rescue here. an idaho man skiing video going viral when his son got into a dangerous situation out on the ski trails. the scary day started with this jump, but then winston goss's son vanished. he fell into what's called a tree well which is a hole near the tree that's masked by all of the snow. there have been five skier deaths linked to snow wells so far this year alone, so it's a good thing he was able to see his son. they were sticking together and he was able to pull him out.
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>> it may be freezing outside, but that's not stopping hundreds of pennsylvania boy scouts from holding their annual campouts. because they're boy scouts, safety is a top pretrial order. thief lined their tents with blankets and set up an emergency aid station. every president's take, boy scouts from around the area met at valley forge to honor america's first president. >> we're praying tribute to general washington from back in 1777 when forge park. >> organizers are ready for this weekend's super cold weather and a scout leader will be on duty all night listening for any slivering or chattering teeth. of course if it gets too cold they'll move inside do. >> do they earn an elsa badge for being frozen? >> still to come on today in new england this morning. everyone deserves a valentine, right? >> that's true. and one teen is taking that idea very seriously.
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okay. forget choosing just one valentine. >> utah teen is trying to make the holiday special for all of the girls at his school. all 900 of them. valentine's day can be tough he says for teens and high school senior hayden godfrey free knows
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with 900 of these carnations. one for every girl in the school. to him it's how valentine's day should be be. it's not lovey dovey romantic stuff. it's more trying to better society. >> flowers weren't cheap either. fifty cents apiece, but they've brought fogfrey a huge wave of thanks and all kinds of well wishes despite he does have a girlfriend. we learned that earlier. she's ry understanding. >> i hope she got a carnation. >> at least. >> well, let's get one last check of your weather from rob eicher. rob, it's going to be cold out there. >> if he didn't get a carnation, it will be a very cold valentine's day day for him. 20 in the morning, falling to about 5 late afternoon, early this evening. that's why the numbers are kind of backyards. down to about 6 below zero late tonight early tomorrow morning that's as warm as it gets on sunday. warm up a bit for monday and then could see a little bit of snow very late monday night before quickly
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likely all rain, a good soaking rain and some gusty winds. after that some arctic air later in the week. so notice a lot of up and down in the 7-day forecast. in fact we'll finish off with temperatures in the teens by friday. guys? >> negative 6 without the wind chill. >> i'm looking forward to the 50. that looks good. that's going to do it for us this saturday morning. i'm jennifer eagan and. >> and i'm kris anderson. have a great saturday. stay warm. if you have to get out, bundle up. we'll see you tomorrow morning for
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[narrator] - planet earth... a planet echoing with noises, loud and soft. the sound of trains, and planes, of music and laughter. space seems very quiet, compared to earth, but even here, there are surprising sounds. we just have to listen a little more closely to hear them. listen to the hoot, of the hoot planet for instance. [hooting] oh my! that little hoot thinks it's an acrobat. but it doesn't look very safe. [hooting] ah, here we are at the clangers' planet, and here's tiny playing a tune for mother and major.
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