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taking a toll on the "t." what crews are doing this rning toake sure those tracks aren't freezing up. >> sarah: dozens stranded at a new england ski area when a tram breaks down. left out in the cold and in need of rescue. >> kris: also this morning, justice antonin scalia's death country. who should nominate his successor, and the familiar face being mentioned as a possibility. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: it is 5:00 on the dot this frigid monday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kris anderson in for christa this morning. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. cold weather sticking around this morning, but nothing like the below-zero temperatures we saw yesterday. what are you doing, kris? >> christa: valentine's day was yesterday, right? >> sarah: yesterday was kris's birthday, too. >> chris: happy birthday. a big number? >> kris: really big number. number 40. >> chris: okay. so you turned 29 for like the
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that's what we're going with. all right. 6 degrees in the city of boston. minus 2 in worcester. 68 or 70 in the studio, so no need to get too close to the anchor desk. got keep an eye on you, mr. anderson. taking a look at the forecast model, take that snow and put a little snow up here as we work into the late afternoon. by 4:00, 5:00 p.m. brief period of snow, over to a mix and over to rain overnight tonight. a coating to a couple inches of snow, and i do expect mild temperatures to surge in here on tuesday along with the gusty wind. forecast through the day today, though, frigid start. close to 0 for a lot of us this morning, even the city of boston not that far off it. mostly cloudy by this afternoon. 7:00 p.m., a little bit of light snow. watch the evening commute home. there may be some slippery spots any time after 5:00 p.m. seven-day forecast coming up. >> sarah: we're following breaking news from overnight. a car crashes into a home in seekonk. it happened on country road late last night. it appears the car plowed into a pick-up truck and went through
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hitting the house. there is no word yet on any injuries or what may have caused the crash. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: good morning, everyonen happy monday to you. let's head outside. here's a look at the braintree split getting on to the expressway. looking good so far this morning. let's go to the maps. heading enter town on 93 southbound, route 1 southbound, no issues to tell you about. probably going to be a quiet day on the roads this morning because many of you have the day off. not us, though. route 3, 24, 95 looking good so far this morning. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, no delays to tell you about. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 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. back to you, guys. >> sarah: now to some breaking news this morning. fire crews busy at work overnight in worcester after several fires break out. >> kris: their work there is being made much more difficult because of the freezing temperatures that we've been dealing with the past few days.
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nicole, the cold is not just dangerous for crew, but also their equipment. it's freezing up, as well. >> nicole: it is, kris. really firefighters say that was the only issue fighting this fire this morning was just with battling these cold temps. as soon as the water hit those homes trying to put out the flame, it was immediately icing over, causing concern for crews who were trying to get that fire out. now, this happening on crescent street overnight in worcester. you can see just the intense flames burning from this triple-decker. now, the good news is two of the three apartments here were vacant. one person living on the third floor managed to get out safely, so no injuries to report. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. but as we have been talking about, it's these cold temps that are really causing problems for firefighters. as soon as the water hits, it's freezing everything over in this neighborhood. this is one of three fires that have happened within 24 hours here in worcester. the causes remain under
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we're live in worcester, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: fire & ice in weymouth, as well. look at the flames here. firefighters wattling three house fires in span of just two hours last night. crews from more than a dozen nearby cities and towns had to be called in to help out. first fire broke out on rain bow lane followed by the second on commercial street just about an her later. in both cases the fire chief says people were trying the warm frozen pipes and that's when the fire started. the third fire over on arnold road is still being investigated. >> i have never had three fires in one might, no, sir. cold weather, the frozen hydrants, we did well with with that tonight. pressure was a couple issue, but we adapted and overcame on that. >> kris: you really need to be careful there. no one was hurt in the three fires. >> sarah: and this bitter blast isn't just causing problems for the first responders. the cold air causing trouble on the tracks for the mbta and also causing delays over at logan airport.
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boston this morning with more on travel. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. there was frozen equipment over at logan airport, and there were problems along the tracks along the "t." temperatures below zero were tough to handle. mbta workers lit a section of track along the orange line on fire with kerosene. the unusual measure taken because of the extreme cold. the heat helped straighten out the track. the "t" ran some trains overnight to help prevent tracks and switches from freezing. temperatures hovering around zero also caused problems at logan airport. >> headed to d.c. for a business trip, and i was supposed to be on the 5:15, and last i checked it was delayed until 7:06. >> jennifer: massport anticipated problems yesterday, especially with equip on the ground. a jetblue spokesperson told 7news fueling operations were impacted because of dangerously low temperatures. it caused hours-long delays for some passengers. >> frustrated but it's the best
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you make the best of a bad situation. >> jennifer: the temperatures digits. the commute today will probably be quiet because of the holiday. right now at last check everything along the "t" was running okay. we're live in dorchester this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: and freezing temperatures caused several pipes to burst over at faneuil hall. sunday. a number of restaurants were forced to close their doors. it's not known when the pipe cannon mountain ski resort in new hampshire says a mechanical issue caused a tramway to break down, leaving dozens of people stranded in the cold for hours on sunday. this video from a viewer shows rescuers lowering one person to the ground. 48 passengers on board two cars became trapped after the braking system became stuck. thankfully no one was hurt. >> kris: also this morning, police are asking for your help finding a missing harvard man. zachary marr was last seen
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in boston saturday morning. the 22-year-old is from harvard, massachusetts, and was wearing dark jeans and a blue sweatshirt but did not have a jacket on. anyone with information on where this young man might be, you're asked to call police. a person is recovering after being hit by a car on comm avenue in brighton. officers say the pedestrian who was hit was transported to brigham and women's last night. the person's condition not known and the accident remains under investigation. >> sarah: developing this morning, former new york governor eliot spitzer is under investigation for allegedly choking a woman inside a hotel room in manhattan, but he's denying the assault claim. spitzer and the 25-year-old woman had a romantic relationship for two years. spitzer's spokesperson says there is no truth to the allegation and is far in charges have been filed. the woman was treated and released from the hospital. spitzer resigned as governor of new york in 2008 over a prostitution scandal. >> kris: also developing this
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reports out now, former massachusetts governor deval patrick is one of the people on the short list of possible supreme court nominees after justin antonin scalia died over the weekend. patrick hasn't commented. president obama has said he intends to nominate someone before his term is up. and late last night, the body of justice antonin scalia arrived back home in virginia at dull us -- dulles airport. colleagues are remembering scalia's impact on the high court. it appears there will be a big fight over who is going to replace him. while the body of late supreme court justice antonin scalia is transported to washington today, debate over his replacement dominates the campaign trail. republican ted cruz hit at his main rival donald trump. >> anyone that writes checks to chuck schumer and harry reid and jimmy carter and hillary clinton does not care about conservative
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>> kris: trump struck back by criticizing chief justice john roberts. he voted in favor of obamacare. he got there because ted cruz pushed him like wild. >> kris: jeb bush took a more measured tone. >> i think president obama will submit a nominee, and in all likelihood, this person will be out of the mainstream and will be reject by the senate. >> kris: marco rubio dismissed concerns about the supreme court working for months with only eight justices. >> let's wait and let the people decide. >> kris: but candidates on the the other side accused mitch mcconnell of ignoring the constitution. >> the constitution is pretty clear. it is the job of the president of the united states to appoint and nominate members to the supreme court and the senate confirms. >> president obama said he would nominate someone to the bench,
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should be doing. and leader mcconnell should follow the constitutional process. >> kris: justin scalia's funeral arrangements have not yet been publicly announced. >> sarah: "more" ahead on "today in new england," including a scare on an international flight headed to new york. why the pilot turned around after take-off. >> kris: and what was found inside a new mexico rental car that had some people on edge this morning. >> sarah: plus how did this golf car end up underwater? the boston sports stars behind a fairway crash. >> chris: long way away from golf in new england. we'll deal with a little light snow by the end of the day. the snow is brief, believe it or not, even though we have all this cold air in place. we're going over the rain as mild temperatures surge in. the forecast ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. happy monday to you. bridge, leverett connector. route 1, 39 southbound heading into boston, no issues to report.
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the "t" is on time.
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>> sarah: welcome back, everybody. it's 5:14 on this monday morning. >> kris: a little cold outside? ump it's freezing outside. i was sprinting into work today, chris, because it's so cold. >> kris: and the crazy, part, chris, it's a warm-up from what we were dealing with yesterday. >> chris: it's about 15 degrees warmer from this time yesterday morning. it was unreal how cold it got in the city of boston yesterday. minus 9, minus 16 in worcester. both of these cities, boston and worcester, it was the cold temperature recorded of any date since back in 1957. so we're talking 59 years ago. you have to go back to get colder. minus 12 in boston and minus 19 in worcester. in fact, it's the airport has been recording observations in worcester since 1948. the second coldest recording there.
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the move to logan airport, 1936, the fourth coldest since 1936 in boston. this is as cold as we see it here in southern new england. 6 degrees right now in boston. minus 2 in worcester. minus 6 in plymouth. the difference this morning, the wind's not quite as strong and temperatures not quite as cold. you have near 0 degrees is plenty cold, but it's not quite the arctic brutal stuff that we had yesterday morning. we were in dangerous wind-chill territory. the wind-chill factor at one point yesterday in worcester, minus 44. right now it's at minus 15 and minus 3 in the city of boston. so still need to dress warm. we have a winter weather advisory in place that kicks in around 4:00 p.m. we do expect a little light snow and mix to eventually go over the rain. there will be some slippery spots before that transition over to milder air and the rain. and we're talking about rain moving into the forecast despite all the cold air we've had in place. tuesday afternoon, tuesday evening, high wind watch in effect along the coastline. down through the cape and the islands for a powerful wind gust at times close to 50 if not perhaps exceeding 50mph. radar, nice and quiet this morning.
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problems for your morning commute. a little light snow back into pennsylvania and some steadier snow down into virginia. it will take a while for some of this moisture to work on inch i do expect mainly dry day, at least through 4:00, 5:00 p.m., any time after this, fair game more patches of light know to break out, then over the sleet and freezing rain. by 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, that warm front is carving a path right through central new england some the mild air flooding all the way up into ski country here in terms of transitioning it over to rain and sleet, even up there. then we get into a gusty wind tomorrow. it's mild. the the heaviest rain will wait until the afternoon and evening as a line of heavier showers and even a crack of thunder would work on in. just a coating to a couple inches of snow generally before the transition to sleet and freezing rain. this evening some sppery spots out there. the wind becomes the story along with the mile air. tuesday afternoon and evening, perhaps gusting to 50mph along the coastline. maybe even a couple gusts closer
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60 down through the cape and the islands. an inch to an inch and a half of water once we get past the snow and sleet tonight. a frigid start today. this afternoon temperatures lower to middle 20s. watch that light snow and mix close to sunset tonight. and then a mix goes over to rain tonight as temperatures rise from the mid-20s into the lower 40s by tomorrow morning. we'll watch plenty of mild air surging in. 50 to 55. how's that for turnaround? what's the old adage? you don't like the weather in new england, wait a minute. maybe not a minute, but it takes about 24 hours to go from zero to temperatures close to 50 degrees. looks like the rest of the week close to seasonable levels. could have a few snow showers friday night going over the rain showers on saturday. fairly mild weekend. all>> kris: all right, chris. we'll be ready. thanks so much. pilots are urging for a crackdown on lasers at a new york-bud virgin airways flight had to turn back around to london's harry potter. -- heathrow airport. that after the copilot reported
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the incident. last year a pilot's eyes were damaged by a military-strength laser directed at the cockpit. no arrests have been made in either of those cases. travelers on edge after officials had to disarm a bomb found at a rental car in an airport. it was found yesterday morning in albuquerque. the bomb was attached to a car that was rented someone else and dropped off at the airport's rental company. people stood in line for hours to pick up their cars as bomb squads detonated that explosive. no flights were interrupted. >> sarah: a man in oregon lucky to be alive after he's pulled enter a woodchipper. officials say his harness got stuck in tree limbs being fed into the chipper. he got pulled into the machine, but his leg tripped the safety bar at the last moment, shutting the blades off just inches from his head. he has a broken leg and a head injury, but he's expected to be okay. heavy flames tear through a culture event in india.
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during an opening event at the ceremony sunday. the performers appear to be unaware of the 25,000 people who gathered to watch evacuate. among them were high-profile politicians and celebrities. thankfully no one was hurt. and there's in report on the cause of the fire yet. >> kris:er terrifying. fortunately no one hurt. coming up next on 7news "today in new england," celtics' star big night just north of the border. all the highlights from toronto as isaiah thomas stepped on to the court in his first all-star game. >> sarah: and the athletes celebrating valentine's day. how one pats' star enjoyed the big day. >> tomorrow, some call it a miracle pill, helping heroin addicts stay drug-free. so in the middle of an opioid epidemic, why isn't it being prescribed more? cheryl fiandaca uncovers the
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>> chris: time is 5:23 on this monday morning. good morning, everyone. 6 in boston. minus 14 in orange. 2 behe right now in worcester. another cold start, frigid start. it's mainly dry day, by 4:00, 5:00 p.m., a little light snow breaking out. we'll have a brief period of snow before transitioning over to a mix and over to rain tonight. doesn't look like a whole will the of snow, but you get a coating to a couple inches of and sleet before going over to rain. there will likely be some slippery spots on the roads later this evening. we'll keep an eye on that. otherwise, the story on tuesday becomes the mild air, the rain and the wind. gusty wind developing tomorrow afternoon, perhaps gusting over 50mph close to the coastline. we'll talk more on that in the seven-day forecast ahead. >> and now time for 7sports with trey daerr. >> trey: good monday morning to you, but maybe not a good start of the week for the
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brad marchand in the midst of a career year. offensively no player on the roster who means more to the production of the team with that guy with 12 goals in 12 games entering sunday, but hockey isn't complicated, no many how many times you score, you can't win if you cannot keep the puck out of your own net, brad marchand potting his 13th goal in 13 games. that gets the scoring rolling. the b's were down 5-4 early in the third when marshy sets up the short-handed goal. bruins tying it up at 5. wasn't meant to be. later in the period, henrik zetterberg redirecting one. the red wings take it 6-5 the final. isaiah thomas making his first all-star game appearance last night. not bad for a guy who was taken with the last pick in the 2011 draft. in the fourth, how about this, thomas tipping it up against steph curry, the raining league m.v.p. thomas wins the tip and takes it the distance.
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but the west running away with it. curry behind his back the russell westbrook, draining the three. westbook taking home the m.v.p. award, scoring 31 and pacing the west to a record 196 points. they roll by 23. westbrook first player to win back-to-back m.v.p. awards since bob pettitt did so in 1958 and 1959. that's it for sports. hope you have a great week. >> kris: hey, it's 0 out. let's talk about baseball, right? red sox fans hope this isn't a sign of things to come in 2016. travis shaw says teammate mookie betts crashed their golf cart enter a pond on a golf course in florida. shaw posted this picture on twitter sunday write, "this is what happens when mookie drives." red sox pitchers and catchers are set to report for spring training in fort myers on thursday. hopefully they're not driving golf carts. >> sarah: seriously. patriots' quarterback tom brady received some love from his wife on valentine's day.
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picture on her instagram account on sunday. the two celebrate their seven-year wedding anniversary next week. how romantic. >> kris: that's so sweet. coming up next at 5:30, is your teenager getting enough sleep? good question. why one new study says a lack of it could lead to some serious health problems. >> sarah: could late-night service on the "t" be on its way out? what we're hearing this morning that might point in that direction. >> kris: and the latest on a deadly fire in fall river. we'll tell you why firefighters say it was no easy task to take
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. >> kris: breaking news, firefighters in worcester busy overnight battling this fire, multiple fires, in fact. they were doing it in freezing cold temperatures. >> sarah: in fall river, a major fire turns deadly when -- what firefighters there said about the difficult fight.
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service on its way out? a new sign it could be pointing in that direction. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: just about 5:30. thanks for sticking us with. i'm kris anderson in for christa, who is hopefully bundled up. >> sarah: i know, right? i'm sarah french. it was bitterly cold walking into work this morning. >> kris: did you shiver? ism i did. i had on many, many layers this morning. i guess it's nothing compared to what we were dealing with this weekend. >> chris: yesterday morning, sarah, it was 9 below zero in the city of boston. the wind-chill factor bottoming off at minus 36. it's still cold out there. hopefully you folks have the day off like christa and you're in bed still sleeping. if you're up at 5:30 a.m., you probably have to get to work some time soon. wind-chill factor in the city of boston at minus 3 right now. minus 15 in the city of worcester. take a look to the south of us. there is some snow down that way. some of the snow will start to work on in late afternoon, early this evening. any time after 4:00, 5:00 p.m.,
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better chance between 7 and 9. the window for snow is fairly brief. in fact, we'll flip over to rain overnight tonight and it's going to be a rainstorm for us on tuesday. so it's hard to believe after all of this cold we're dealing with. rain, temperatures today staying into the 20s this afternoon. >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. happy monday to you. here's a will be at the pike headed eastbound into boston. no delays. will let's go to the maps from program. over 128 enter boston, all green. no issues to tell you about. there that's an easy drive. north of town, 93 southbound from lawrence over 128 enter boston, looking good, as is route 1 this morning from braintree into boston on the expressway. northbound just ten minutes. south of town, route 3, 24, 95, all looking good. so hopefully a lighter day on the roads because of president's day. take a look at those drive times out the door this morning. ten minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes.
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bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time, but it's also running on a saturday schedule. back to you, guys. >> kris: we continue to follow breaking news this morning. a busy night for firefighters in worcester. take a look. several big fires breaking out. intense flames ripping through this triple-decker on preston street overnight. the one person who lived there did get out safely. no one was hurt. crews had to deal with bitter cold and ice, as well, which made it even more difficult. there were two other fires in the city last night, as well, but again new york injuries in any of the three. firefighters from more than a dozen communities battling these fires here in weymouth. calls for the three fires came within just two hours last night. two of those fires were caused by people trying the warm their pipes. the third is still being investigated this morning. no one was hurt in those fires either. people taking the mbta this morning, pay attention. we're hoping this extreme cold won't disrupt train and bus service. they've been working to try and prevent that.
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overnight to try and prevent the tracks from freezing over and the switches, as well. arctic temperatures did cause some problems on the railways on sunday. mbta workers used kerosene to light a section of the tracks right along the orange line on fire in order to straighten the tracks out for sunday's service. >> sarah: now to a deadly fire in fall river when a building goes up in flames. the three-story home caught fire last night, and even though firefighters rushed to the scene, they had a few obstacles standing in their way. fierce flames ripped through a three-story home on eastern avenue in fall river sunday night. neighbors say they knew something was wrong when they smelled smoke. >> the whole third floor, you couldn't even see it. it was in flames. >> real black dark smoke, and then the windows blew out and flames started shooting. >> sarah: once firefighters put out the fire, they ford the body of man on the third floor. they believe he lived in the home. the fire chief says it's too soon to know what caused the fire. >> inside there's extensive damage to the third floor. it will take us a while to sort that out.
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this fire was difficult with only one truck in the area when the call came in. fall river's ladder truck was helping battle another fire in neighboring rhode island. the bitter cold and ice only made things worse. >> everything is frozen. nothing is meant to work in this temperature. it's our gear. you use it, you make due with what you can, but nothing is meant to work in these temperatures. >> sarah: firefighters say they pull several women from the first floor. they're doing okay this morning. at least one firefighter was hurt when he slipped and fell on the ice. >> kris: also on 7, 200 people left without power and heat in east boston after a sunday manhole fire there. authorities say the fire may have been caused by a broken transformer. putnam and bennington streets closed until crews were able to put the fire out. crews are still working on this issue. the bitter blast also causing a problem in littleton where firefighters responded to an alarm at the high school on sunday. they ford a broken raid rater and poured steaming hot water into two classrooms.
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break so they have time to clean it up. >> sah: happening today, family and friends will say good-bye to the woman killed bay playing the manhole cover last week. a wake for the 35-year-old will be held in her hometown in worcester. she was an elementary art schoolteacher in million. she was on her way to school on friday when manhole cover came loose and slammed into her car. funeral service will be held tomorrow. >> kris: new this morning the mbta has been looking for ways to cut costs. one item they're looking to get rid of is late-night service. now we're seeing plans those cuts may be coming soon. jennifer eagan has more. jen? >> jennifer: kris, good morning. "t" drivers picked their shifts recently, and that late-night shift wasn't available on the schedule. some are taking that as a sign late-night service is about to be eliminated. the "t" says the decision hasn't been made yet. the mbta held three public
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could voice their opinions. late-night service started in 2001. it was dropped four years later because ridership was low. it was breakthrough back in 2014. the extend hours along popular bus and subway lines run until about 2:30 a.m. on friday and saturday. normally the "t" stops just before 1:00 a.m. the extended hours cost about $14 million a year. the "t" is trying to close a $242 million budget gap. the "t" says the decision has not been made yet, but they didn't put that shift on the schedule because it was easier to add it back in rather than to take it away from drivers. we're live in dorchester this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: still ahead on 7news, survivors of the paris terror attacks speaking out now. why they say it's still too soon to go back. >> sarah:. >> kris: and does your child ever get in trouble for talking during class? yes, beth of them. turns out that may not be such a bad thing. we'll explain. >> sarah: plus a
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how much one superhero flick raked in. >> chris: bitterly cold. winter weather advisory goes into effect later on this afternoon. a little light snow and mix before going over to rain. forecast is ahead. >> and good morning, everyone. quiet on the roads so far this morning, here's the expressway, ten minutes from braintree into boston. if you're taking "t," it's on time today, but it's running on its saturday schedule.
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>> chris: time is 5:40 on this monday morning. 6 in boston. minus 5 in norwood. minus 6 in plymouth. the breeze isn't as strong as morning. temperatures will slowly climb out of the cellar here. expecting temperatures into the mid to upper 20s by this evening. that temp trend up continues overnight tonight as moisture works in, too, in the form of light snow and transitionings to a little bit of sleet and freezing rain and over the rain late overnight tonight. and i don't expect much to fall from the sky. beginning around 4:00, 5:00 p.m., patchy light snow.
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and 9:00 before a transition to sleet and freezing rain and rain. expect a couple slippery spots this evening. more on the seven-day forecast ahead. >> sarah: here are some stories trending online today. marvel's latest superhero movie dead pool has set a record. it earned about $135 million at the box office this weekend. that's nose ever for an r-rated film debut. dead pool set the record of "matrix: reloaded." it also set the mash "50 shades of grey." >> kris: oprah posted a picture with stedman graham. she wrote, "stepping out with my fall fine of almost 30 years." many also commented on her recent weight loss. last fall oprah bought a stake in weight watchers and is a spokesman for the company.
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doing the carlton at a golf tournament over the weekend. kris does a pretty good version of that, too. even without muse tick crowd is going wild. the move is alphonso's signature dance from his "fresh prince of bel air" days. on top of that j.t. also serenaded the crowd with one of his songs. >> kris: did you see his cover of bell give devoe's "poison." it's all over social media. j.t., not alphonso. >> sarah: you'll have to show it to me. >> kris: we'll find it later. it's pretty good. we have a lot to go. stick with us. know and go is next. why one u.s. senator wants to force a group of sailors to testify after they were taken off of their boat overseas. >> sarah: live in worcester, firefighters were battling a three-alarm fire. it's the cold temps giving problems. their hoses frozen right here on the street. >> sarah: and awards season continued on last night. some actors used the show as a
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6 degrees in the city of boston. wind not as much of a problem as it was yesterday morning. calm in a lot of the suburbs. clear skies. only 5mph in the city of boston. but the wind-chill factor is minus 15 in worcester and minus 3 right now in boston. minus 14 in beverly. snow to the south of us, down through north carolina and into virginia. this system is going to work up the coast, and despite being so cold over the last couple day, we are talking about this storm system giving us a brief burst of snow and ice and then predominantly a rain event. tracks to the west of us. warm front lifts on through. lying snow scattered about 4, 5:00 p.m., but the best chance of seeing a steadier period of light snow between about 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. then we flip over to sleet and freezing rain. best shot of heavier rain will be tomorrow late afternoon into the evening hours as the front comes on through. could get a good soaking, perhaps even a couple rumbles of thunder as temperatures surge enter the 50s. coating to a couple inches of snow. then we'll have that brief period of sleet and freezing rain, and even when temperatures
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the ground is so cold, that plain old rain. you may even have a little freezing rain or icy spots still with air temperatures at least just above the freezing mark. the story tomorrow becomes the wind in the afternoon and into the evening, gusting close to 50mph. there may even be a few gusts closer to 60 down through the cape and the islands. about an inch to an inch and a half of rain is expected as we go through tuesday into tuesday evening. in terms of today new york rain. today is mainly a dry day by 4:00, 5:00 p.m., a little light snow trying the break on out. temperatures generally into the 20s. temperatures rising tonight. locally dense fog forms, as well, and wintry mix going over the rain after midnight for a lot of us. 50 to 55 tomorrow. rain mild, gusty wind developing, and as you go through the next seven day, no bitter act tick air returning, although seasonably cold thursday and friday. >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. happy monday to you. here's the expressway.
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this morning. i think many of you probably have the day off because of president's day or maybe you're just getting a she start to your monday. ten minutes from braintree to boston on the expressway northbound. south of town, route 3, 24, 95, no issues to tell you about. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston all green, so no delays there. heading into town on 93 southbound, from lawrence over 128 and into boston, your drive is fine. route 1 looking good, as well, this morning. let's take a look at these drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 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 and operating on its saturday schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: all right, we're staying on top of breaking news. crews in worcester spending the night fighting multiple fires. >> kris: a very tough situation because of the freezing cold air. it made it more difficult to keel -- deal. with how are crews doing this
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>> well, kris, if you take a look in the street, you can see firefighter hoses are frozen to the ground. that's to give you an idea of what conditions are like here. this all happening as firefighters were called to this pretson street home overnight for a three-alarm fire. take a look at the video. you can see how intense the flames were shooting out of this triple-decker, and the homes on the street are pretty close together, so firefighters really needed to knock these flames down quick, but the problem the chief says is that they were dealing with frozen equipment. this was actually the third firefighter that they were fighting overnight. they say their equipment was completely frozen by the time they got there and it was the cold temps that were giving the firefighters the only challenge here with this fire. now, it was a triple-decker. the good news is two of the three apartments were vacant. one man who lived on the first floor managed to get out. he was not hurt, but again, just taking a live look here, you can see firefighters still remain on the scene. again, they're frozen -- their hoses, their lines still down on
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for now that's the latest live in worcester, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: icy road conditions are being blamed for a pile-up involving 60 cars in indiana. a dozen people are now recovering after suffering minor injuries in that massive crash. the accident happened sunday afternoon on i-65. police say drivers were moving too quickly and following other vehicles too closely. crews closed the highway for about four hours to remove the cars and get injured people to the hospital. >> kris: senator john mccain says he will subpoena the ten american sailors held captive in iran if president obama doesn't hand over the findings of an investigation by the end of the month. those sailors were detained after their patrol boats were straying into iranian waters last month. u.s. officials blaming navigational problems. they were freed the next day after secretary of state john kerry stepped in. we're following more news today, remembering the terror attack in paris. survivors of last year's attack
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night. a memorial concert is set for next week, and the band eagles of death metal, well, some say it is too soon to attend the upcoming concert in paris. >> there is the idea of returning there so soon and being in a venue, i think for me personally it would be too soon for me to be there mentally and obviously physically it's a non-event at the moment. >> kris: that group, the eagles of death metal began its rescheduled european tour three months to the day after the attack in paris that left 130 people dead. >> sarah: rescue crews in taiwan have stopped their search for survivors one week after a deadly 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit. authorities say 116 people were killed when a high-rise tower collapsed. officials say the last person trapped was rescued alive on saturday. nearly 300 others were injured. >> kris: health news this
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a new study suggests t.j. holmes boys who don't get enough sleep could be at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. boys who received less slow-wave or restorative sleep as they age were more likely to develop insulin resistance than those who maintained good sleeping habits. experts say sleep quality did not influence diabetes risk in girls. well, talking in class may actually be good for students. even though teachers may not much. a new study of college students showed when students talk to each other during class, they felt a greater sense of belonging. and they enjoyed the class even more. >> sarah: all right. good. that's me. people in chile carrying out their annual war of the tomato. the food fight brought thousands of participants to the event. they threw about 100 tons of tomatoes and left covered in tomato and mush.
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an some friends before town officials took it over. the idea came from a tomato festival in spain. >> kris: a pasta celebration to go along with that. >> sarah: doesn't that sound awesome? >> retailers have some big sales for this president's day. many stores are having sales clearing out merchandise left over from the holidays. the holidays also one of the biggest ones for car buying. dealers also offer additional savings during president's day. you'll also be able to save big on major appliance, furniture, electronics and other things at big box stores. >> sarah: in the buzz, the rev nantes winning big at the establish academy awards. the film took home five trophies, including best film. hollywood's finest walked the red carpet in london, a preview to the oscars that will take place at the end of the month. the lack of diverse nominees has been a hot topic for months now, and that conversation continued last night. >> i think the baftas get it right. there are so many stories of diversity, you know, not just
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tales, asian tales, gay, lesbian, hispanic, it doesn't matter. these are the stories that are relevant. >> sarah: "bridge of spice" received the most nominations this year. the boston-based film spotlight picked up an award for best original screenplay. the film was about the "boston globe"'s investigation into the catholic church sex abuse scandal. the directors think the cray jowtion survivors who came forward and shared their stories. "spotlight" is up for several oscars including best picture. >> kris: heard it's a great movie. >> sarah: it is. i saw it. >> kris: haven't seen it yet. a cup until florida is now engaged thanks in part to dunkin' donuts. kelly westbury proposed to jessie crianza. the couple has struggled since crianza nearly struggled. westbury entered the happily
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they won a $3,000 voucher toward the engage. ring. she proposed and he said yet yes. >> this was something i fifth amendment like if we won, it would be nice for us. >> this is really cool. this is a shock. this is cool. excellent. thanks, babe. >> kris: i like that role reversal. more than 300 people entered the sweepstakes. westbury and crianza say they are looking forward to picking out a date and location for their wedding. >> sarah: very fun. dunkin' donuts sounds good. hot coffee. >> kris: i have a proposal -- get rid of this weather, chris. how about that? >> chris: we'll work on it. it will take 48 hours to get out of here, but we'll get it out. hot chocolate, hot coffee this morning. good idea. 20, 26 this afternoon. light snow and mix developing late. we're talking 4:00, 5:00 p.m. the best chances of light snow between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. that transitions to rain overnight tonight with temperatures into the 40s. kris, you want the 50s? they're back tomorrow. but they come with rain and wind. >> sarah: there's still
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still ahead next at 6:00, we continue to follow breaking news in worcester this morning. crews battling a couple fires. the latest from the scene where difficult. >> plus cold weather also taking a toll on transportation. flights and trains having trouble with the freezing temperatures.
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slamming into this seekonk home after hitting a truck, as well. >> sarah: problems for the mbta trying to keep tracks from cracking from the cold, and logan airport is seeing delays due the freezing planes. >> kris: dozens of skiers in new hampshire getting trapped on a tram. they needed to be rescued. there are some shots of that happening there. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: 6:00 on this frigid monday morning. i'm kris anderson in for christa. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. we have the say, happy belated. >> kris: thank you. >> sarah: it was a big one yesterday. >> kris: big 4-0. >> sarah: surprised you're admitting to that. >> kris: i'm proid. i'm on the other side of that hill now. and danielle made cookies. >> sarah: he's reached 40 and he's so mature now, chris. >> kris: you're only as old as you act. >> chris: he's been that mature since he was the years old. birthdy and valentine's day, you got a lot of sugar, cake,
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yes, good to have double birthday and valentine's day, right? minus 9 yesterday in the city of boston. you saw all those problems at logan airport because of the cold weather. this is the coldest reading in the city of boston since 1957. same case out of worcester at minus 16. 5 in boston right now. minus 2 in worcester. minus 7 in norwood. minus 6 in plymouth. it's a cold start. we have a winter weather advisory that goes into effect late this afternoon, likely seeing some light snow and mixed precipitation breaking out and then flipping over to rain. hard to believe that we're talking about rain after being so cold. it is cold outside this morning with temperatures starting off close to 0 degrees. it's bright but cold this morning. temps near 0. about 20 this afternoon. clouds increasing and then late afternoon into the evening hours, some light snow breaking out, going over to sleet, freezing rain and eventually over to plain old rain. more on that forecast ahead. >> sarah: all right. breaking overnight, a car crashes into a home in seekonk
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it appears a car plowed into a pick-up truck and went through multiuntil front yards before hitting a house. there is no word on any injuries or what may have caused the crash. time now for fast track traffic. let's send it over the danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. happy monday to you. we have disabled vehicle blocking the right lane inbound on the trick. let's go to the mansion. 93 southbound on the tobin bridge, that's on the ramp from everett avenue. that again is blocking the right lane there. no other major incidents out there, though. south of town from braintree to boston expressway northbound, that drive just ten minutes. so it's really quiet out there. on route 3, 24, 95, no issues to tell you about. the pike from framingham into boston, all green. so no delays there. on 93 southbound heading into boston, from 495 to 128 looking good and route 1 also looking good this morning. let's take a look at those drive times.
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into town on the pike, 12 minutes. 129 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking "t," it's on time and it's operating on a saturday schedule. back to you, guys. >> kris: we're following a breaking story this morning. series of fires on a very, very cold night across the state. this raging fire was at a triple-decker in worcester, one of three fires, in fact, that broke out in the city last night. the icy conditions giving these crews additional troubles. ism their equipment froze, making it difficult to fight these flames. 7's nicole oliverio live on preston street with the latest. >> nicole: well, sarah, the fire is knocked down, but as you mentioned, it was the cold temps that really gave firefighters a problem. if you take a look in the street, you can see the hoses still laying on the ground. they are actually frozen to the street here, and the assistant chief telling us that's really what crews were dealing work not only at this fire, but the other two they also fought overnight, saying their problems with frozen equipment. s a as soon as the hoses were hitting the house, that
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creating sheets of ice, even the firefighters' uniforms were covered in ice. this fire here on preston street breaking out just around 2:00 a.m. you can see the flames just shooting out of that building. now, the good news is the one person who was inside managed to get out safely. we're told that two of the three apartments were vacant. so fortunately there were no injuries. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. but again, the real issue this morning is just dealing with the cold temps and trying to get that fire out. we're live in worcester, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." worcester. firefighters in weymouth battling three hours fires, as well, two in the n just the span of two hours. crews from more than a dozen nearby cities and towns had to come in and help out. that first fire was on rainbow lane followed by a second one on commercial street about an hour later. in both cases the fire chief says people were trying to warm their frozen pipes. the third fire was on arnold road. it is still under investigation. >> i have never had the three
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the cold-weather operations, the frozen hydrants, we did well with that tonight. pressure we had a couple issues in south weymouth, but we adapted and overcame on that. >> kris: the good news here is no one was hurt in any of these three fires. >> sarah: and the bitter blast causing trouble for travelers. the "t" using flames to try to keep tracks from cracking from the cold. plus logan airport seeing delays due the freezing planes. 7's jennifer eagan live with more this morning. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. there was frozen equipment at logan airport. there was also trouble on the tracks along the "t," as you mentioned. temperatures below zero were tough to handle. mbta workers lit a section of track along the orange line on fire with kerosene. the unusual measure taken because of the extreme cold. the heat helped straighten out the track. overnight trains huddled in tunnels and underground to shield them from the cold.
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zero also caused problems at logan airport. >> headed to d.c. for a business trip, and i was supposed to be on the 5:15 flight. last i checked it was delayed until 7:06. >> jennifer: massport anticipated problems yesterday, especially with equip on the ground. a jetblue spokesperson told 7news fueling operations were impacted because of dangerously low temperatures. it caused hours-long delays for some passengers. >> frustrated but it's the best we can do. you make the best of a bad situation. ism all right. cannon i ask mountain resort in new hampshire says a mechanical issue caused a tramway to break down, leaving dozens of people stranded in the cold for hours on sunday. this video from a viewer shows rescuers lowering one person to the ground. `48 passengers on board the work cars became trapped after the braking system became stuck. thankfully no one was hurt. and the freezing temperatures
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over at fastball hall. water leaked into stores on sunday. a number of restaurants to close their doors. it's not known when the pipe will be remained. >> kris: police are searching for a missing harvard man. zachary marr was last seen outside the bell and hand bar in boston saturday morning. the 22-year-old is from the town of harvard and was wearing dark jeans and a blue sweatshirt but did not have a jacket on. anyone with information on where he might be, you're asked to call police. a pedestrian was hit on comm avenue in brighton. police say this person was hit and take on the brigham and women's. police are still investigating the accident. >> sarah: developing this morning, former new york governor el yachts -- eliot spitzer is under investigation for allegedly choking a woman inside a hotel room in manhattan. he's denying the assault claims. spitzer and the 25-year-old woman had a romantic relationship for two years. spitzer's spokesperson says there is no truth to the
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the woman was treated and released from the hospital. spitzer resigned as governor of new york in 2008 over a prostitution scandal. >> kris: interesting story developing this morning. according to some reports, former massachusetts governor deval patrick is on the short list of possible supreme court nominee, this after justice antonin scalia suddenly died over the weekend. deval patrick has not commented on the speculation. overnight the body of justice scalia arrived back at his home in virginia aldulles airport. earlier in the day, a procession of 20 police officers transported scalia's body to a texas airport. while colleagues are remembering scalia's impact on the high court, it appears there will be a big fight over who replaces him on the bench. president obama said he intends to until indicate someone before his term is up. while the body of late supreme court justice antonin scalia is transported to washington today, debate over his replacement
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republican ted cruz hit at his main rival donald trump. >> anyone that writes checks to chuck schumer and harry reid and jimmy carter and hillary clinton does not care about conservative justices on the court. >> kris: trump struck back by criticizing chief justice john roberts. >> he voted in favor of obamacare. he got there because ted cruz pushed him like wild. >> kris: jeb bush took a more measured tone. >> i think president obama will submit a nominee, and in all likelihood, this person will be out of the mainstream and will be rejected by the senate. >> kris: marco rubio dismissed concerns about the supreme court working for months with only eight justices. >> let's let the voters weigh in, in november. the court can function with eight justices. it does it all the time. >> kris: but candidates on the other side of the aisle accused mcconnell and others of ignoring the constitution. >> i don't think mcconnell has it right on this issue.
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it is the job of the president of the united states to appoint, nominate members to the supreme court and the senate confirms. >> president obama said he would nominate someone to the bench, and that's exactly what he should be doing. and leader mcconnell should follow the constitutional process. >> kris: justice scalia's funeral arrangements have not yet been publicly announced. >> sarah: still ahead, more on the bitterly cold conditions causing trouble all around new england. how firefighters were battling flames in the elements at the scene of a deadly fire in fall river. >> sarah: temperatures close to zero this morning in not below zero in many of the suburbs. back into the 20s this afternoon. it's mainly a dry day. although by 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 p.m., some light snow breaking out. we talk about a rainstorm on tuesday. forecast ahead. >> kris: and also ahead, a tribute today for the teacher killed in the freak accident on i-93 when a manhole cover flew
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>> sarah: plus an explosive discovery with someone attempting to blow up a rental
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>> here we go. >> whoa. ism i like his daughter in the background going, cool. >> kris: she's a good photog, too. did she shoot that? meteorologist jeremy reiner lesson. you can see the hot water cloud. the water evaporates because of air.
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this, too, and posted it on facebook and twitter. >> kris: instagram. i did the same thing. it wasn't as cool as jeremy's. we took a t-shirt and some jeans and put them outside. the jeans are frozen solid. it looks like a ghost out in the snow. >> sarah: you should see the picture. >> chris: i'll have the take a look at those pictures. another thing we saw a lot of was the arctic sea smoke over the ocean. dozens and dozens of pictures posted on facebook and twitter. essentially the relatively warm, humid layer above the ocean ocean's surface, when you mix in arctic air, you're continuously cooling and condensing all those little water droplets out, there and that's what gives you that steam-like look, the arctic sea smoke we call it, over the water. 5 degrees in the city of boston. minus 6 in bedford. you may indeed see some arctic sea smoke this morning over the waters again as there is a them does difference between the air temperature and the water temperature sitting at 4 degrees. wind-chill factor boston minus 7, minus 19 in worcester, and as cold as this is, it's not as cold as it was yesterday morning.
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yesterday morning minus 36. it hit minus 44 in the city of worcester. so just incredible stuff coming on down across southern new england. taking a look to the south of us, it's snowing all the way down into the carolinas. and you're saying work the know down into the carolinas, how it is possibly going to rain here by the time we get into tonight and tuesday? essentially that storm system that's down into the mid atlantic today is going to move due north and the issue with that for us is if you want to keep the snow and the cold in place, it's that the wind does change back out of the south and it becomes active out of the south. and that drags that mild air all the way up the eastern seaboard and right through new england. now, initially to get there, the warm front has to work on through. so on the onset we'll have a burst of some snow very late this afternoon, 4:00, 5:00. you may see a little light snow breaking out. a better chance of steadier snow between 7:00 and 9:00. then the flip over from snow to freezing rain and sleet and eventually over to showers and fog overnight tonight.
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rain and heavier downpours working in late tomorrow, tomorrow evening, perhaps even a rumble of thunder out there as temperatures surge into the 50s. coating to an inch of snow in boston before transitioning to sleet, freezing rain and eventually rain. 1 to 2 inches north and west. not talking a lot of snow, but it's enough to give you some slick spots this evening. keep an eye on that. all right. wind speeds tomorrow become quite active by the evening. we're gusting close to 50 in the city of boston. maybe a few gusts close to 60 down through the cape and the islands. and we generally expect about an inch to an inch and a half of rain out of this. so frigid start today. below zero for many towns. a little light snow and mix developing near day's end. i think the bigger issue will be tonight with slippery spots thanks to the light snow and mixed precipitation. eventually going over to rain. by the time we get into thursday and friday, seasonably cool. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, kris. good morning, everyone. happy monday to you. let's head outside. we have disabled vehicle on the
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this is 93 southbound heading into boston tobin bridge. and that's right at everett avenue. the right lane is blocked from that incident. no major delays there. south of town from braintree to boston, just ten minutes on the expressway northbound. and just to note, the hov lane not opening today. i don't think it's impacting you, though. i think many of you are staying home for this president's day. you're not on route 3, 24 or 59 this morning. the pike looks good from framingham eastbound into boston. 93 from lawrence over 128 into town looking good as is route 1 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 into town on the pike from 128. 12 minutes 128 to the zakim bridge. if you're taking "t," it's on time but it's operating on a saturday schedule today. back to you, guys. >> kris: travelers in new mexico are on edge after an official there made an explosive discovery at a rental car at the airport. the bomb was found yesterday morning in albuquerque. police say the bomb was attached
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and then dropped off at the airport rental company. people stood in line for hours waiting to pick up their cars as bomb squad members detonated that explosive. no flights were disrupted as a result. pilots are urging for a crackdown on lasers after a new york-bound virgin airways flight was forced to turn back to london's harry potter. the flight returned as a precautionary measure after the copilot reported feeling sick after the incident that happened on sunday. last year a british airways pilot's eyes were damaged by a military-strength laser aimed into the cockpit. so far no arrests have been made in either case. >> sarah: man in oregon lucky to be alive after he's pulled into a woodchipper. officials say his harness got stuck in tree limbs that were being fed into the chipper. he got pulled into the machine but his leg tripped the safety bar at the last minute, shutting the blades off just inches from his head. he still suffered a broken leg and head injury, but he is expected to be okay.
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cultural event in india. fire swallowed the outdoor stage during the ceremony on sunday. performers appear to be unaware as the 25,000 people who gathered to watch evacuate. among them were high-profile politicians and celebrities. no one was hurt. there's no word on a cause yet. >> kris: the most amazing part, nobody injured. look at those flames. >> sarah: thankfully, right. >> kris: still ahead, a record broken at the box office. the movie that surprised experts with its opening weekend haul. >> sarah: the new "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition is out. other. >> kris: and we'll ask you which red sox player drove this golf cart into a ponds.
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>> chris: 6:23 on this frigid monday morning. 5 degrees in the city of boston.
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minus 6 in norwood. many towns outside the city below the zero degree reading. snow down through the carolina, down into virginia. at least some of that snow will start to work in here late today by 4:00, 5:00 p.m. a little light snow trying to break on out. better chance of some steadier snow between 7:00 and 9:00. that transitions over to mix and over to rain tonight. 1 to 2 inches of snow, more on that forecast ahead. >> and now time for 7sports with trey daerr >> trey: good monday morning to you, but maybe not a good start of the week for the bruins. brad marchand in the midst of a career year. offensively no player on the roster means more to the production of the team with that guy with 12 goals in 12 games entering sunday, but hockey isn't complicated, no many how many times you score, you can't win if you cannot keep the puck marchand potting his 13th goal in 13 games. that gets the scoring rolling. the b's were down 5-4 early in
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the short-handed goal. bruins tying it up at 5. it just wasn't meant to be in motown. later in the period, henrik zetterberg redirecting one. the red wings take it 6-5 the final. isaiah thomas making his first all-star game appearance last night. not bad for a guy who was taken with the last pick in the 2011 draft. in the fourth, how about this, thomas tipping it up against steph curry, the raining league m.v.p. thomas wins the tip and takes it the distance. he puts nine on the scoresheet, but the west running away with it. curry behind his back to russell westbrook, draining the three. westbook taking home the m.v.p. award, scoring 31 and pacing the west to a record 196 points. they roll by 23. westbrook the first player to win back-to-back m.v.p. awards since bob pettit did so in 1958 and 1959. that's it for sports. hope you have a great week. >> sarah: all right.
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sign of things to come in 2014. travis shaw says teammate mookie betts crashed their golf cart into a pond on a golf course in florida. shaw posted this picture on twitter sunday writing, that's what happens "when mookie drives." red sox pitchers and catchers report for spring take on thursday. oops. >> kris: he got a mulligan for that, a little do-over. still ahead, an explosion underground leaving hundreds of people in boston in the cold and in the dark. >> reporter: and service for mbta passengers could be getting cut. we'll explain coming up. >> sarah: and "the revenant" among the american films cleaning up at the british oscar awards. the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. let hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today.
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deadly fire in fall river. >> sarah: a manhole blast in east boston leads to hundreds of people spending hours without power and heat in the cold. >> kris: plus we're going to tell you about signs that you soon won't be able to take the "t" late at night. change could be coming. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good monday morning, everybody. thanks for sticking with us at 6:30. i'm sarah french. >> kris: and i'm kris anderson in for christa, who is hopefully bundled up like most of you, because it is cold outside. ism when i walked in this morning, it was like a nice sprint because my face was so frozen, but doesn't it look beautiful outside as the sun rises. >> kris: when you sprint, the wind is faster and it's even colder. >> sarah: i just need to get inside as quickly as possible. >> chris: i think running is a good idea on a morning like this. beautiful skyline shot looking east toward logan airport way off in the distance. a beautiful sunrise over the city of boston. temperatures cold enough that i wouldn't be surprised to see
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coming in after -- off the ocean. as we go through the next couple hours, temperatures close to zero if not below it. 5 degrees in the city of boston. good morning, everyone. we have to run from the car into the building. i think we did a lot of that over the weekend. minus 7 the wind-chill factor in boston. minus 19 in worcester. a storm to the south of us. this will move due north. because of its trajectory, we'll have snow briefly here, then flip over to mixed precipitation and then over to rain. rain overnight tonight. and into tomorrow and the the heaviest of the rain working in tomorrow afternoon. and tomorrow evening. gusty winds, temperatures surging into the 50s for tomorrow. little bit of light snow breaking out early this evening. some slippery spots out there. generally taking a coating to a couple inches of snow before that transition. we'll talk more on this forecast in the next seven days ahead. >> sarah: time now for fast gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. happy monday to you. a quiet day on the roads this president's kay. this is the expressway in both
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no issues to talk about. let's go to the map northbound on the expressway, just ten minutes. and keep in mind, today the hov lane will not be opening because of the holiday. route 3, 24, 95 looking good this morning. no issues there. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, wide open ride. 93 southbound from lawrence over 128 into town looking good, as is route 1 this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. into town on the pike from 128, just 12 minutes. 9 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking "t" today, it's on time, and keep in mind, it's operating on a saturday schedule. back to you, guys. >> kris: we can't following breaking news. busy night for firefighters in worcester after three different fires broke out. intense flames ripped through this triple-decker on preston street. the one person who lived inside did get out safely. so that's the important part. crews also had to deal with the bitter cold and ice, as well, which made it even tougher. in fact, firefighters from more
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battle three different house fires in weymouth, as well. the calls came within just two hours last night. the fire chief says two of the fires were caused by people who were trying the warm up their pipes, and it lit a fire. the third is still under investigation this morning. and listen up, people who are taking the mbta this morning, they are hoping that extreme cold will not disrupt train and bus service. the "t" says that the trains rain overnight in order to help prevent the tracks and switches from freezing over. arctic temperatures did cause some problems on the orange line and red lines on sunday. cold weather also caused numerous flights to be delayed at logan airport. >> sarah: the bitterly cold conditions hampered firefighters' efforts to douse a fire in fall river where man was found dead on the third floor. fire equipment froze and one firefighter slipped on the ice. fierce flames ripped throw a three-story home on eastern avenue in fall river sunday night. neighbors say they knew
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smelled smoke. >> the whole third floor, you couldn't even see it. it was in flames. >> real black dark smoke, and then the windows blew out and flames started shooting. >> sarah: once firefighters put out the fire, they found the body of a man on the third floor. they believe he lived in the home. the fire chief says it's too soon to know what caused the fire. >> inside there's extensive damage to the third floor. it will take us a while to sort that out. >> sarah: at first fighting this fire was difficult with only one truck in the area when the call came in. fall river's ladder truck was helping battle another fire in neighboring rhode island. the bitter cold and ice only made things worse. >> everything is frozen. nothing is meant to work in this temperature. it's our gear. you use it, you make due with what you can, but nothing is meant to work in these temperatures. >> sarah: firefighters say they pulled several women from first floor. they're doing okay this morning. at least one firefighter was hurt when he slipped and fell on the ice. >> kris: more than 100 people still left without heat in boston after manhole fire. there authorities say the fire on sunday may have been caused
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you see the smoke coming out of the manhole. there putnam and bennington streets closed until crews were able to put that fire out. crews are still working on fixing that issue. and the arctic temperatures causing trouble at littleton high school. the firefighters there had to respond to smoke alarms at the school, but it wasn't smoke. it was steam, a radiator pipe failed, releasing steaming hot water into two different classrooms. it is not affecting students yet because school is on winter break this week giving them a chance to get things fixed and cleaned up. >> sarah: happening today, family and friends will say good-bye to the woman killed by a anything man hole cover last week. a wake for 35-year-old klever sailema clef will be held -- caitlin clavette will be held in her hometown. clavette, an elementary school art teacher in milton, was on her way to work when the manhole cover came loose and crashed into her car. funeral services will be held tomorrow. crews make a dangerous discovery near children's hospitals. investigators looking into a
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situation at a lab on lockwood -- longwood avenue. fire officials say there was water leak at the lab. they're checking to see if there could be a dangerous chemical interaction. >> kris: new this morning the mbta has been looking the cut some costs. one item they've been considering getting rid of is late-night service, so now we're seeing signs that that plan to get rid of those hours could be coming soon. 's jennifer eagan live in boston with more details on this possible cut. jen, what can you tell us? >> jennifer: kris, good morning. "t" drivers picked their shifts recently, and that late-night shift was reportedly not available. some are taking that as a sign that late-night shift could be eliminated from the schedule. the "t" says the decision has not been made yet. the mbta held three public hearings in january. so riders could voice their opinions. late night service started back in 2001. it was dropped four years later because ridership was low. it was brought back in 2014. the extended hours along popular bus and subway lines run until
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saturday. normally the "t" stops just before 1:00 a.m. the extended hours cost acted $14 million a year and the "t" is trying to close a budget gap of $242 million. the "t" again says the decision hasn't been made yet. they say it will be easier to add those late-night shifts back in rather than take them away from drivers. we're live in dorchester this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: all right. still ahead, breaking from overnight, an out-of-control driver causes chaos in seekonk, slamming into a house. and that's not all. >> kris: plus "sports illustrated" making history with this season's swimsuit edition. we'll tell you how. >> sarah: and oprah winfrey showing off her recent weight
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>> sarah: "the revenant" winning big at the bafta awards, also known as "the establish oscars." the film won five trophies including best picture, best director and leonardo dicaprio won best actor for his leading role. he thinks his co-stars and his mother in his speech. >> kris: have you seen it yet? >> sarah: no, but i want the watch it.
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good. >> the boston-based film "in thelight" picked up a an award for best screenplay. the directors thanked the courageous survivors who shared their stories. >> kris: i know you saw that one. what did you think? >> sarah: i recommend seeing it. >> kris: hear good thing about marvel's "dead pool." it broke the becomes office record for an r-rated opening. the film earning an estimated $135 million over the weekend. dead pool also became the biggest february opening ever by a large margin, beat out "fifty shades of grey." >> sarah: pretty impressive. yeah, you're right. sorry, i didn't answer your question. "sports illustrated" releasing three covers for its annual swimsuit edition. 20-year-old hailey clausen is one woman to grace the cover. mma star ronda rousey also adding cover girl to her resume, and the magazine making history with its first plus-size model
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the new magazine hits newsstands today. >> kris: three the choose from. >> sarah: yes. >> kris: know and go is up next, we'll have all of the day's top stories. fire and ice on the mbta. how the cold conditions are causing some travel troubles in boston. >> sarah: also trapped on a tram in new hampshire. the rescue of skiers caught on camera. >> kris: and republicans and democrats already battling over who will fill the seat of justice scalia.
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>> sarah: 6:45 right now. we continue to follow breaking news on this freezing morning. firefighters in worcester battling multiple fires overnight. their equip freezing in sub-zero temperatures. we're going to have much more on that breaking news coming up, but time now for know and go. >> kris: we want to start with traffic and weather. chris lamb weather joins us with a peek of the forecast we will not soon forget. >> chris: especially after yesterday, all this cold air in place, and another start of cold temperatures. 5 in boston, minus 2 in worcester. at least the winds this morning not as strong, not quite as cold. after the frigid start, we watched clouds increase this afternoon. could have a little right snow trying to break out closer to 5:00 p.m. temperatures this afternoon into the 20s. here's the snow down through virginia and the carolinas, this despite being so far south, seeing snow. it will transition over to rain for us. we initially get the watch of
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that will flip over by midnight to sleet or freezing rain and shortly after that plain old rain. i don't expect a lot of snow and ice out of it, but i do expect some slippery travel this evening, and by tomorrow, scattered showers and fog in the morning and perhaps some downpours rolling through late in the day and tomorrow evening. how much snow do we expect? generally a coating to a couple inches of snow. then you throw a little sleet and freezing rain before transitioning over to rain. so there will be some slick spots this evening. taking a look at wind gusts tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening, gusting close to 50mph. we will contend with a gusty wind tuesday afternoon and tuesday evening. temperatures rising tonight from 26 to 42 by day break. so i do expect tomorrow morning's commute just to be wet, and most towns above 40 degrees, well above freezing, should say there, for tomorrow morning's commute, wednesday looking good, temperatures into the 40s. upper 30s on thursday. >> kris: breaking story from overnight, car crashes into a home in seekonk. happened on country road late last night.
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it was a car that playground into the pick-up truck and then went through multiple front yards before eventually hitting that house. there is no word on any injuries or what may have caused that car to crash. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. danielle, any problems out on the roadways? >> danielle: it is a quiet day on the road this morning. this is the expressway. hard to believe that, so i think many of you are at home in the warmth and staying off the roads on this president's day. let's go to the maps from braintree to boston expressway northbound. just ten minutes and a little note that the hov lane not opening today because of the holiday. route 3, 24, 95, looking good so far. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston all green, so no delays there. 93 southbound from lawrence over 128 and into town, looking good as is route 1 this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway, 12 member into town on the pike, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking "t," it's on time and it's also operating on
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>> sarah: breaking news, a series of fires in bitterly coal conditions this raging fire on a triple-decker is one of three that broke out in that city alone. the icy conditions gave crews a lot of trouble. >> kris: a big issue is the equipment freezing making it tougher to fight those flames. 7's nicole oliverio live on preston street. nicole, were they able to get the fires out? >> sarah: they were able to get the fires out, but as you mentioned, that frozen equipment. here's one of the hoses. it is completely frozen. take a look behind me. you can see not only did flames gut this home, but it's now caked and coated in ice as firefighters still trying to make sure they got out all of the hot spots. you can see the damage to the triple deck and see the ice form on this house. the fire broke out just before 2:00 a.m. here on preston street, quickly went to three alarm, an you can see flames shooting out of every window of this triple-decker. now, the good news is two of the three apartments were vacant. only one person was living on
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he managed to get out and he was not hurt. firefighters say their only challenge this morning was dealing with the cold. that was really a problem. this was the third fire that worcester firefighters fought overnight. by then they say their equipment was rose frozen. so just making sure they could get their equipment to work to get that fire out. take a live look here. you can see how close this home is to another triple-decker. they were worried that it could possibly spread. fortunately that did not happen. so again, right now the cause of the fire remains under investigation. if you see, firefighters should be clearing the scene here, but the entire street now is coated and covered in ice. so that's going to be a problem for the remainder of the day. for now, we're live in worcester, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england."
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dozen communities battled three house fires in weymouth. the calls came in within just two hours last night. one fire broke out on rainbow lane around 4:00 followed by another on commercial street an hour later. the fire chief says they were caused by people trying the warm their pipes. the third fire on arnold road is still under investigation. no one was hurt in any of these fires. man is dead after flames tear through a multifamily home in fall river. firefighters say the third-floor was engulfed in flames which is where they found the victim's body last night. they believe he was trapped. crews also pulled several women from the first floor. they weren't hurt. one firefighter was injured, though, after slipping on ice. >> a bitter past of cold air is causing some trouble on the tracks for the mbta. and also causing delays over at logan airport. big headache for commuters. 7's jennifer eagen is live in boston this morning. jen, this cold really taking a
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>> jennifer: kris, it has. the bitter cold has caused problems for the "t" in the past, as you probably remember. well, the mbta took steps to try and prevent that from happening today. overnight they kept trains from all four subway lines in tunnels and underground. that helped shead them from temperatures in the single digits and kept any equipment from freezing up. yesterday along the orange line, workers lit a section of the track on fire with kerosene actually. that heat helped workers realign that part of the track. the cold weather also caused yesterday. massport says they anticipated problems, especially with equipment on the ground. a jetblue spokesperson told 7news that fueling operations were impacted because of dangerously low temperatures. some passengers were delayed for hours. there now back to the "t." the mbta also kept working switches overnight to prevent those from freezing up. so far it looks like things are running okay. live in dorchester this morning,
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new england." >> sarah: cannon mountain ski resort in new hampshire says a mechanical issue caused a tramway to break down, leaving dozens of people stranded in the cold for hours on sunday. this video from a viewer shows rescuers lowering one person to the ground. 48 passengers on board two cars became trapped after the braking system became stuck. no one was hurt. >> kris: police need your help. they're trying to find man who is missing from harvard. zachary marr was last seen outside of the bell and hand bar in boston saturday morning. the 22-year-old is from harvard, massachusetts, and was wearing dark jeans and a blue sweatshirt with no jacket. anyone with information on where he might be, you're asked to call police. >> sarah: we're following breaking news overseas this morning. an international aid group says four rockets have hit a children's hospital in syria. at least ten people are dead and dozens of others are wounded. it's suspected the missiles were fired as part of russian air strikes. the hospital run by the organization doctors without borders is near the border of turkey.
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a pregnant woman are among the victims. developing this morning, former new york governor eliot spitzer is under investigation for allegedly choking a woman inside a hotel room in manhattan. but he is denying the assault claims. spitzer and the 25-year-old woman had a romantic relationship for two years. spitzer's spokesperson says there is no truth to the allegation and so far no charges have been filed. the woman was treated and released from the hospital. spitzer resigned as give of new york in 2008 over a prostitution scandal. >> kris: developing this morn, the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia arriving back home in virginia late last night. scalia was staying at a ranch in texas when he was found dead in his room saturday. he died of natural causes. meantime, according to some reports, former massachusetts governor deval patrick is on the short list of possible supreme court justice nominees who will
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patrick has not commented on the speculation yet. president obama has said he intends to nominate someone before his term is up. debate over scalia's replacement is now dominating the campaign trail. republican and democratic candidates split over who should be able to nominate the next justice. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says the next president should be responsible for appointing that justice. president obama, however, says there is still plenty of time for him to name scalia's replacement. and for the senate to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote. >> sarah: senator john mccain says he will subpoena the ten american sailors held captive in iran if president obama doesn't hand over the findings of an investigation by the end of the month. the sailors were detained after their two patrol boats strayed into iranian waters last month. u.s. officials blame navigational problem. they were freed the next day after secretary of state john kerry stepped in. >> kris: denver broncos'
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been named in a lawsuit filed bay woman who claims the university of tennessee created a hostile working environment by the way it handled alleged sexual assaults by student-athletes. it claims that manning made inappropriate contact with a female trainer when she examined his injury for him about 20 years ago. at the time manning said he was simply mooning a teammate. the trainer sued peyton manning for defamation back in 2002. that case was settled a year later. we still don't know what is keeping bruins' center patrice bergeron off if ice. in detroit. he missed a second straight game as he deals with an undisclosed injury. bergeron hasn't played since thursday when he scored two goals and got into a fight with a win over the jets. while bergeron missed a game over the red wings, brad martian set a team record, scoring eight seconds into sunday's game that. sets the franchise mark for earliest goal to start a game. martian has 13 goals in 13 games. the bruins lost this one to
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>> sarah: oprah winfrey showing off her recent weight loss. this weekend she posted a picture with long-time partner stedman graham with the caption, "stepping out with my valentine of almost 30 years." ever since the talk show host purchased 45 million shares of weight watchers last october, she's been commitmented to losing the extra pounds. >> kris: congratulations to her on both fronts. weight loss and 30 years of love. >> sarah: i know, right? and this valentine's day was very cold. >> chris: bitter cold. certainly want the break that off, get rid of the cold air. we wanted good snuggle weather, not 10 to 15 degrees below zero. 5 in boston now. minus 6 in norwood. minus 6 in bedford. frigid start. by 4:00, 5: 00 p.m., a little light snow could be breaking out. better chance by 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. that goes into mixed precipitation and then over to rain. 50s tomorrow with the the
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>> sarah: thanks, chris. the "today show" is straight ahead.
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paying respects. the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia arrived in virginia overnight. while the battle to who should fill his seat is already in full swing. >> we have a president. he was elected. he has the right to nominate another supreme court justice. >> the lame duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the supreme court. >> this morning, the epic once in a generation fight over the direction of the court and the country. and jeb bush joins us live as his brother gets set to hit the campaign trail today. after a weekend of record

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