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19-year-old william mccain taken t of the back of the courthouse here he waived his appearance and luck taken to hampshire county to face charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and robbery. police say he turned himself in today after framingham police found a car connected to the umass case. umass amherst students were told to shelter in place yesterday after university officials say two men attacked a student in the dorm. one of the attacker showed a gun gun. the student suffered a small cut to his head and after about two hours the lock down was lifted. late today university officials say lax dorm security played a part here. these people clearly were escorted into the residence hall by a pier pine hall resident and as i mentioned yesterday that building as well as all of our umass buildings are 24 hours a day locked and require an escort and that indeed was confirmed through video and witness states states.
in hadly likely on monday. police say they are still talk talking to a second individual but no charges at this time. live in framingham, dan hausle, 7 news. >> anchor: also bragging tonight, a five-month-old child who was hit by a car in roxbury last night has passed away. the child's mother was also injured and rushed to the hospital. >> anchor: the driver involved did stop. kimberly book man has the latest from where the accident happened in roxbury. kimberly? kim, you know, that crash happened right here on hum bolt avenue about 8:30 last night. you can still see the skid marks right here in the street. this is not the kind of outcome anyone wanted, especially two sisters who tell us they ran to help. we tried to do what we could to help these twin sisters say they heard a screeching sound outside their roxbury home last night and went out to see what happened . it was just pandemonium. people out there and the yelling. >> anchor: they found a mother carrying her baby girl on her chest, hit by a car. both badly hurt . you can't get caught in it
you have to figure out how you can help . i took this off, laid it down . >> reporter: la tisha shows us how she took off her winter jacket and put the baby on it. i unzipped her, her fleece a little bit and i just began s on her. and then at that point she took three gasps of a breath and, you know, you kind of step back for two seconds because you are like okay . the sisters say some 40 people in the community rushed to the scene including the driver involved in the crash. the mother said she responded how she would want someone to if situation. even if things don't turn out and she doesn't make it, you did what you should do. >> anchor: while these women pray for the victims, they say anyone who witnessed this could never be the same. worse case scenario is that people start to take things more seriously and start to value the way they move, they drive, they
they care. they learn. they make an impact. >> anchor: again sadly that baby did not make it. the mom we understand is still in the hospital and is expected to be okay so far no charges have been filed. reporting live from roxbury, kimberly bookman, 7 news. >> anchor: and there is break breaking news from jamaica plain plain. a tense afternoon for some people there. they were forced out of their homes because of a gas leak? john cuoco is there with a look at what happened and is the all clear been given, john? the all clear has been given elory street here is now opened up but earlier today this whole area was closed off because of a gas leak at this home. you can see they have the win des open now. there is also a sign on the door that says stop work. now a neighbor here told me that the home is being renovated and that the crew working on it hit a line today. people living along this area say when they were evacuated it was an extremely nerve-racking process.
trucks showing up and went out on the front porch and could smell the gas and then i saw the fire chief down below and i asked him if he weed needed to get out of the house. he said no, not yet. but we'll be knocking on doors if you do in about five minutes later sure enough they came knocking on the doors and we grabbed the animals and came out out. about a half our later people were allowed back into their homes here. live in jamaica plain, john cuoco, 7 news. >> anchor: and breaking in boston, the nba telling us, mbta tells us a person you see there on the strepper walked into the side of a bus. this happened at a busy intersection. mass avenue and albany street around 2:15. we have sky 7 hd over the scene as emergency responders took that person to the hospital. in cambridge, police are investigating a shooting on putnam avenue. authorities say two people got into a fight, one of them was shot in the leg.
are not in any danger. >> anchor: well, sigh of relief for people heading into the city today. the commuter rail is now back on track. a massive amtrak system failure at south station yesterday knocked out switches that controlled the trains in which direction they go. that meant no trains could go to or leave from south station and the problem led to overcrowding of t stops and train stations all over the place. things were resolved in time for this morning's commute and people who use the commuter rail are very relieved, but still a little skeptical. we're all chatting at the train station, talking about how we got home and thank god it's working and we're glad it's friday and we'll be watching the internet all day today to make sure that afternoon trains are running directly and on their way home. or you can watch right here here. won't we'll keep you updated. age track sent escertificates from washington, d.c. up here to totics fix the problem spot driver involved in an
last night is now under police guard at the hospital. the driver faces several charges including driving toen danger. police say the crash split the man's car in two. you see there the front is missing. it was last night and state troopers say he saw the car blow threw a stop sign, speed off so the trooper followed and soon found that. the driver ran away after crashing but police arrested him at a nearby store. crews continuing to clean up the va hospital in jamaica plain. frigid temperatures last weekend caused pipes to burst there causing major water damage. crews are working to get rid of excess water, debris and they are at thing the air now making sure it's safe. and the campus is closed while they clean up. >> anchor: there is more news we're following today at 5:00. the nation paying its respect to one of the most influential and at times controversial supreme court justices today. the body of justice antonin scalia is lie inside the build building where he built his judicial legacy.
more. >> anchor: the supreme court held a private ceremony to honor the late justice today. now his casket carried inside the court's great hall by supreme court police officers. scalia was the longest serving supreme court justice. he was 79 years old. the hall where his body now lies in repose is now open to the public and will be open until 8 8:30 tonight. funeral is thes will be held tomorrow. and now the fierce election year battle begins to fill his vacant seat. today pass mass senator edward marquis said he believes his it's president's duty to choose the next justice . i disagree with all of the republican candidates for president. the president has a constitution constitutional responsibility to name a successor for justice scalia. >> anchor: the white house says president obama spent the day reaching out to senate heeders from both parties. a funeral for justice scalia will be hell tomorrow at the
. >> anchor: the author of the pulitzer prize winning to kill a died. lee was 89. that novel defined the racial troubles of the deep south, it was published in july of 1960, became an enduring best-seller and classic film. announced. >> anchor: in the race for the white house now, the next test is tomorrow. the democrats are out in nevada. the republicans in south carolina and that is where we race. marco rubio pulling a strong third in a new nbc news poll and republican insiders say this is husband chance to take on donald trump. ryan schulteis here with more for us . >> reporter: in south carolina and nationally what's been happening donald trump dominate is lots of challengers staying in the race splitting up the vote which marco rubio hopes to end this weekend. if the polling is accurate,
carolina's primary because rubio rubio's goal of second or third but to beat jeb bush who campaigned again with his mother barbara to beat john kasich and maybe ted cruz to take over as the only surviving mainstream g.o.p. candidate. we need to nominate someone that can bring us together. i know that i can better than anyone in this race . >> reporter: rubio supporters are urging bush and kasich to quit . we need that segment to just bow out gracefully . >> reporter: ted cruz won't. the iowa winner polling second here wants to drive rubio from the race. here in south carolina these next 21 hours are going to decide a great deal . >> reporter: he is linking rubio to obama on immigration even though cruz had to pull this fake photo of the two . the ted cruz is really a liar. donald trump once big lead over cruz is down to five in today's wall street journal marchist poll . running for president, it takes guts, i have never done this stuff before it. takes guts. it takes guts. >> reporter: and showmanship. >> reporter: i support this
>> reporter: the candidate who would ban muslims from entering the u.s. looks set to win another primary. the democrats clash tomorrow in nevada where hot's once big lead in the poll over bernie sanders is down to just two points. in the newsroom, ryan schulteis, 7 news . >> anchor: well donald trump is taking a strong stance against apple in the battle for information with the f.b.i. he is upset about the company's reluctance to help authorities hack into the iphone of one of the san bernadino shooters. first of all, apple ought to give the security for that phone. okay? what i think you ought to do is boycott apple until such time as they give that security number. >> reporter: today the justice department filed a new motion saying apple must comply with the government demands. the battle began when federal agents wanted to break into the phone of syed farook. a judge ordering apple to create software that would allow federal agents to hack into the phone to get encrypted data and
apple refused and so far has not backed down. we're asking you, would you boycott after el if it does not comply with the federal order? we invite to you go to whdh.com to take part in our poll. >> anchor: spring training under way and sox doing some shifting. the team foes ussing on getting players settled in their new rolls. manny ramirez coming in from the out fee to take up new position at first base. there is a new closer in town. trey daerr joining us from ft. myers, florida with more on the term's new look. >> anchor: today the first official day of on field activity for the red sox here in spring training pitchers and catchers getting in light work here on day number one and we also caught a glimpse of the red sox second biggest off season addition. when our guys come in to work every day, they recognize that they are working through something individually but what we need to expect from all is to buy into our team concept . >> anchor: a team the red sox will look a lot different in 20 2016 namely on the mound with
price and closer craig kimbrol. everything feeds off each other especially pitching wise. you have a few guys thriving and you can pick up other guys or try to help them out as a team effort . >> anchor: part of the team concept involves adapting to a new position. something hanley ramirez is attempting in moving to first base. his third position in as many years . just get back used to, nothing hard. this have been playing infield to get on same page . ramirez saying his game will be aided on the field and getting him back in the good praise as monk fans in boston . if we do that everything will be fine. i think it's what we're here for and what we get paid for and why we prepare ourselves in spring training to win and lift that trophy at the end of the year. >> anchor: hanley rammer ease more or less saying it's world series or bust for the boston red sox in 2016. he is also very candid he has to
19 home runs in the number of games he played one year ago just not going to cut it this time around. reporting live at red sox spring training in ft. myers, trey daerr, 7 news . >> anchor: still to come a helicopter in hawaii comes crash crashing down. cameras capturing the moment it fell from the sky. witnesses now saying this could have been so much worse . >> anchor: ahead at 5:30 a case of road rage in wellesley. a college student now facing charges for how he threatened another driver police say . >> anchor: and a big change in the case against the so-called a ainfluenza teen-ager. where the case has been moved which could bring a stiffer sentence. >> anchor: coming up in just one hour here on 7, we're learning more about what led to a swat team response at home in loss lynn dale and the tactic
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good samaritans plunged into the water to rescue the trapped passengers . >> anchor: the helicopter started puttering about 500 feet and the pilot did what i would say would be an amazing job . >> anchor: five people were on board and pulled ashore. at least one suffering critical injuries, all rushed to hospitals by ambulance. the navy says the helicopter is owned by genesis aviation, the same chopper seen here before the crash offering aerial tours of the arizona memorial since 19 1999. tonight the investigation into what went wrong is still under way. witnesses say it's a miracle everyone survived. the person in critical condition is a 16-year-old boy who was stuck inside the helicopter when it went under water . >> anchor: in the on 7, a fiery phenomenon. what's behind that incredible site in yosemite national park . >> anchor: we are in for a week warmup but first flakes before 50 degrees. we'll get to the forecast coming up next . >> anchor: bree, then ahead at 5:30 grilling isn't just for the summertime we're turning up the heat in february for today's
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it's a fire fall only happens around this time of year. it's an optical illusion because it looks like fire flowing off the cliff, right? but park rangers say it's actually the sun glowing through the waterfall. and the angle of the sun has to be just right, which happens only for a count eweeks in february. >> anchor: wow. one of those occasions i'm sure when rush there to get that money shot and it is beautiful. >> anchor: instagram everywhere everywhere. i thought, bree, that today was beautiful. would you call it a kitty cat window sill day? i love it. if every day was like this winter would be a breeze . no, today was the cat wants to go outside kind of day. perfect winter day for us. winds were fairly light, we pick up the breeze tomorrow but we also pick up a warmup too. those high clouds making for a milky sky. the sun going down right at this moment sunset tonight at 5: 21 and you mention with those beautiful pictures out of
just right. it's getting better and working toward our benefit and it makes the sunlight feel warmer. so maybe that's what you experienced today, kim, as that you can feel five to ten degrees warmer when you are standing in the direct sunlight and boy are we gaining day lit as we head through the next four weeks or so. how about the temperatures balancing out for the entire month? started off warm and then we all remember how last weekend felt. both extremes, warm up to 65 and cold down to nine below. we will be mild again this weekend but as this winter has shown us it didn't stick around for very long. so enjoy the 50 degree temperature while they are with us. current temperatures 37 in norwood, 34 in worcester, 38 for bedford, very typical for this time of year but we're going to start to push in some of this milder air that you are seeing here. 60 for detroit. 64 for cincinnati. we don't quite make it into the 60's but 50 degrees is closer to april standards than february for sure. before the 50's though, some flakes moving through and you can see that happening here in eastern new york state and also
state right now and this is in response to a warm front believe it or not. the two don't seem like they should come together but this is giving us enough lift and moisture to pop those snowflakes across us over tonight. but it's not a lot of snow and it is sort of band after band and then it's done before it changes to rain. so here we go with the time line here. you can see those temperatures are in the low to mid 30's and the snow is falling right around midnight and we could see the snow continue to fall in the worcester hills, northern worcester county, not of route 2 but that warm air is already starting to move in from the south and that's going to pop those temperatures up to 40 degrees by daybreak tomorrow and change that precipitation from snow and also some sleet to just some scattered showers and then look at where the temperatures go as we get into the afternoon. woe dry up, we make it to 50 degrees before possibly some more showers did move through in the afternoon and evening hours of tomorrow. so how much snow is on the way? anything we pick up will melt
to an inch best chance north of the mass pike and in the worcester hills. now the precipitation chance for tomorrow we've got that shot early on and then again in the evening hours but for the bulk of the day we're dry and again right around 50 degrees feeling nice. 27 rising to mid 30's to near 40 by daybreak tomorrow. our lows tomorrow will likely happen after midnight tonight before we see those temperatures get a boost. 46 to 55 with the spot sprinkle tomorrow, wow, those temperatures are pretty incredible. 56 not out of the question for norwood. now if you are headed up to the slopes this week, still a fantastic weekend to do so mild temperatures there and maybe some snow showers tomorrow morning as i mentioned before, fleeting mild weather, we're back to normal for the beginning of next week and next week is starting to look a little active active. very active paten. that starts with monday, glancing blow from a system that could bring us some more wintery mix, snow and sleet right around the time for the morning commute on monday.
midweek disturbance or two. the forecast models are sitting now that the jet stream is setting up just so to drive one in and then another on thursday. so we're continuing to keep an eye on that midweek time line. but for now we're going with wintery mix, we just can't pinpoint how much rain, snow, where and exactly when but we'll keep you posted. >> anchor: sounds like a deal. still ahead here this evening, fire crews battling swirling flames. see the damage left behind by the so-called fire-nados . >> anchor: two students who stand out for how they make everyone feel included. you are going to meet this week
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>> anchor: great being with us as always on a friday. another hour 7 news is still ahead . >> anchor: stay right there for 7 news at 5:30. >> anchor: a student facing a judge today after pulling a loaded gun during a road rage incident. what his lawyers say led up to . >> anchor: plus, breaking news. a teen is in custody following a . >> anchor: apple faces serious backlash. the latest step by the feds in . >> anchor: and the ainfluenza teen back in court today. what a judge decided that could change the outcome of the case. >> anchor: we begin at 5:30 about several breaking stories including a suspect in custody after an attack at umass amherst amherst. the assault which happened late last night injured a stunt and set off a campus wide lock down. and also bringing a gas leak shaking up jamaica plain, crews investigating a case there . >> anchor: a tragic ending to a
child died aftering its by a car car. kim khazei is live in the newsroom here with the details and all of these breaking stories. >> anchor: busy da. first the arrest in connection to the umass amherst lock down. the teen-ager in custody is from framingham and not a student at the university. 19-year-old william mccowan waived his appearance p court but is being hell on several charges including assault and battery with a danger use weapon weapon. police say he turn himself in today after framingham list found a car connected to the incident. now school leaders had told students to shelter in place last night. that was campus wide when reports came in that two men attacked a student in one of the dorms and that one of the attack attackers showed a gun. that student by the way suffered a small cut to his head. and about two hours later, the school lifted the lock down. and heart breaking news out of roxbury just five months old a baby hit by a car late last night on hum bolt avenue has died. the mother and baby were both hospital.