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frames tear through a home in brighton leaving 4 firefighters injured. a the swat teams tears through a home only to find children inside inside why the mother says this all started as a scam. we will take you behind the lines of the heroin epidemic. see what police face as they try to keep the drugs off the streets. and what happens when teens fell into an ice' canal. good saturday morning, thank you for joining us i'm gran bran done gunnoe. and i'm nancy chen. we have a wet start to the day. >> when i went to sleep it was snowing.
over to rain for the most part. >> yes, believe it or not, the temperatures have been warming through the overnight hours. we got 40 in boston, 44 the current temperature in nan tucket, closer look on the radar, solidly rain leaving the cape, but another band working the west, and temperatures in the 40s began in the northern worcester county, temperatures in the mid-to upper 30s, we have cold enough temperatures for a little bit of mix, further west of that, into western mass, the cosh vermont, the western vermont, and now that band will roll through eastern mass as we head through the morning hours, again, temperatures in the low 40s, that will transition to rain as it moves west. we will start off with a few lingering showers only until 8:00 or 9:00 this morning, those
low and mostly skies, don't get used to it, but if a roller coaster ride, the seven-day forecast, i have that coming up in a few minutes. we're following a developing story out of brighton, four firefighters injured while night. >> the stressful situation the crews were dealing with. 7, tim caputo has the story. >> a scare at a house fire at brighton as crews feared one firefighter was trapped inside of this burning home. >> there's a member, with a -- there's a member in the attic,. >> we heard a couple of alarms going on of, he did as he was trained, because time is of the essence, he called a may day not from self but assumed that at that time there would be two
>> each firefighter wears a device that begins to move when somebody is not moving, could be unconscious. >> they brought extra ladders, and searched, and couldn't find any firefighters, moment later, they checked, and everybody was there. the people living in the home, got out unscathed he a few neighbors were headed. >> i was headed down and they knocked on the door and asked us to evacuate? the damage appears extensive in the upper home of the two story family house, but everybody knows it could have been worse. pretty scary when you think of it. on top of that, one the people who lives in that building says their dog is also missing this morning. now to an interview you will
mother talking about a string of event that ended with the door. it started with a scam, someone called, with her four daughters being held hostage and she needed to pay up. here is what happened next. >> these little girls were at home at roslindale, and. >> they contacted her, and made danger. >> reporter: the crooks threatening to hurt their father, if they didn't help her to get money. the people on the other side saying they would hurt her daughter, if she didn't help to get money. >> they called me, and they said you are in the house, they named all of my daughters, so i know they were familiar and i felt there were people in my house. >> reporter: she believed the crooks may have phished all the
they told her and her daughter not to call police. she went to wire money. >> long and short of it, we ended up wiring what we could get our hands on, $600. >> reporter: along the way, someone did call 911, the s.w.a.t. team busted down the door? there was no one here, it was just my daughters. >> reporter: now she could careless about the cash, but want to warn others about the danger. >> you see a number calling you repeatedly that you don't recognize, just don't answer it. >> reporter: this morning a-framing ham team called for, on charges including robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. investigators say he and another man attacked a student at a freshman dorm on tuesday night. one of the men reportedly pulled out a knife. they put the student in shelter
the victim had a small cut on the head. the man who was facing charges was called after a car was found at framingham. a teenager fell into the icy canal, but the quick work of his friends and state trooper saved that teen's life. >> reporter: a fall river teenager lucky to be alive after falling into the ice in this canal at 4:00 this in the afternoon. >> from when i understand, went into the canal to retrieve his soccer ball. he saw there was a sheet of ice, on the canal and he thought he could walk on the ice, and retrieve his ball and get out of the canal. >> reporter: that wasn't the case. he was sent over to the canal, and got to work where his friends were had his 15-year-old friends life in their hands. >> they were holding to his
>> reporter: they pulled the teen from the freezing cold water. >> we pulled him over the wall, and got him to the ground. he took his cloth off, and we wrapped him in a blanket. >> i came over to see if i could call 911. when they got him out, i offered a pillow and a blanket that i have in my car. >> scared for the boy and hoping he is okay. he was very lucky that his friends were there on scene, keeping him afloat, because if they wouldn't, who knows what would have happened. >> reporter: john cocoa today in new england. two serbian hoss tans were hostages after planes struck certify serbia. more than 40 people died in these strikes. it's a big race for the
in nevada for the caucuses and in south carolina it's the republican primary. >> thanks and good morning from columbia, as voters from south carolina head to the polls for first primary in the south, what should we watch, who show we watch? donald trump had enjoyed a big lead in the polling in south carolina but before trump tangled with the pope, and before trump promised to clean up his language and did not, ted cruz closed the gap to five points. that was cruz's deficit's just before he beat trump in iowa. marco rubio pulling a strong third hoping not to beat cruz, but to do so well that he drives jeb bush and kasich from the race and emerges as the only main extreme candidate in the race. and in hillary
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these are the pictures, flames burning out of the structure. it appears to be heavily damage right now. we have a crew on the scene. we will bring you the latest as soon as we get it. now 7 weather. when you went to bed, you may have noted a little bit of snow, but we're going to be in the 50s, not just this afternoon, but even tomorrow looking unusually warm for february standards. then we are going to go from that to a little bit of snow on sunday night into early monday morning, and now looking more like rain on tuesday, but more question marks about our next system coming toward the middle to toward the end of the week. it was probably snow when you went to bed, but now we got 40 in boss not to, 43 in norwood. cooler as we get up toward 15berg, and jafry jaffrey, sitting at 43 degrees. here is what is key to our weather throughout the day today. winds coming in out of the south. a very warm wind and that will
afternoon, wind speeds currently about 10-15, and that will pick up a little bit this afternoon. we will notice a little bit of a breeze and gusty winds at times this afternoon, but nothing like we had a couple of days ago. this is solidly rain from the cape and the islands, and the temperatures 40s there, nantucket, and outer cape a little bit of rain is moving out. head over toward metro west, and head, this is rain approaching 495, and those showers will be moving into boston in the next half hour, other than that, get into the berkshires, this is snow, could get another inch there, that will move east and change to all rain, another batch of rainshowers moving through the area this morning, bottom line, i think we will be maybe lingering showers until 9:00 a.m. the rest of the day will be fine. all of this courtesy of a warm front, believe it or not, and a warm front, as you might expect will make it warm. the afternoon looks gorgeous with mostly sunny skies, light winds from the southwest making
as you are headed out this evening, if you have a saturday evening planned no worries whatsoever. here comes a next system, it looks more, more like it. it will pass to the south, you might see a few rainshowers at first for the cape and the islands begin on late sunday night. that will transition to snow showers, but the vast majority of this will stay in the ocean. we are looking at a coating at best at inch and that will be main for for southeastern mass, on monday morning, i do think it will get out of the way for the early morning commute. no impact the plans whatever you have going on monday. tuesday sunny skies, maybe mixed precipitation on wednesday, so uncertainty there, but it looks more, and more likely that there will be rain, but lots of it with gusty winds coming our way on thursday. caught on camera, a deer walks into a liquor store and no, this is not the beginning of a bad joke. surveillance photos captured this deer in virginia, after it
police say the doe headed straight for the bourbon aisle, so going for the good stuff. but it tnt have an id or any bucks, so workers escorted the deer out. >> you get it, any bucks. >> did you write that. >> no i can't take credit for that. we will give you an inside look at what police face as they
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7 news ride along with undercover officers as they fight to get drugs off the street. we were there, as they made big part. it's part of a massive battle that many call an ep ep ep yoked epidemic epi yodepidemic in new england. we are with this undercover officer. >> we are targeting an individual that is selling heroin up and down route 16. >> reporter: we can't show his face or use his name. he knows, he has been an officer for more than two decade.
are trying to take operation. >> they are going to execute a search warrant related to this case. >> reporter: they establish houses in chelsea. one has pulled in. >> we have been watching him for about a month and a half now.. >> reporter: things happen quickly. people up just as the cops have the man on the ground in handcuffs: another team headed up there while investigators say the deals are done. >> police search warrant! police search warrant. >> reporter: detectives burst through the front door, what they find inside is not at all worthwhile. >> we're looking at heroin, and cocaine broken up in individual gram bags. >> reporter: 40 grams of cocaine, that is more than enough to get 100 people high.
guns and a $15,000 rolex. arrested juan cruz, a.k.a. jay; can you talk to us at all? >> no. >> at first he is camera shy, but minutes later while waiting for a squad car, 25-year-old start talking. >> can i ask why you would be doing something like that. >> did you make any money to help support your family. >> that is how i support my family. >> reporter: over in east boston, another raid where police find more cash, and guns and nearly three pounds of pot along with 23 grams of cocaine, plus 40 more grams of heroin. >> there's people out there that are profiting off of other people's misery of selling poison. >> reporter: why are you doing this job if this problem keeps on perpetuating. >> it's the right thing, we are trying to save lives. that was kelly o'hara reporting.
serious that there's raids everyday to trying to get the drugs off the streets of massachusetts. a teen arrested for pulling a gun at the driver, the excuse he gave for his action. we will take you to fort myers for red sox spring training. first we will show you how at what is cooking. we will show you how to make the perfect chicken kabob, the secret dear fellow citizen, i know how it feels to save for retirement and college - times two. i get that it can be overwhelming, because i' m living it. but i always tell people - saving' s not that complicated. you just have to work with what you have. if you have a question
so it may be february, we are firing up the grill for a savory disease. >> the kabobs, does that get your stomach grumbling. we are taken to see how to make this morning, on what is cooking. >> reporter: while grilling may seem a thing of the past in february. at your joe's, executive chef is turning up the heat with the cider graced chicken kabob. >> it's a healthier chicken dish that has very seasonal flavors. >> to start cut the chicken breast into cubes and put them on a skewer. >> try to keep the ones on the skewer equal size, to one another, that way they cook as evenly as you can. >> then make your glaze which will act as a marinade for the chicken. i have some apple cider that i reduced on the stove and reducing just helps to concentrate the flavor and thicken it a little bit.
and to that, i'm going to add some whole grain mustard. >> reporter: add dijon mustard, and maple syrup. >> the sugar that comes from the maple syrup helps to caramelize outside of the chicken. >> reporter: strewn it over the kabob, and add a spice rub to the chicken. >> it has coriander and cue minute, ground sugar, and salt and pepper. we want to generously sprinkle atop of the chicken. >> reporter: then it's time to grill. >> start with a nice, hot grill, that way whatever you are cooking is not going to stick to the grill. >> reporter: after flipping the kabob over, he adds more marinade to the chicken. >> it cooks nicely ons out of the chicken as it's grilling. you want to make sure that the chicken cooks through all the way through.
over a marinade and farro salad. garnished with scallions, and toasted seeds. that that marinade looks good. >> the hover board drama, the federal government issuing a strong message about those devices and what you need to do if you own one. >>temperature warming, i will show you where the snow is going, next. known as the incognito bandit, and apparently he is hard to catch, and what the fbi is doing in hopes of ending his
6:30, we're following breaking news this morning after a fire breaks out in falls river. a local college student admits to pointing a gun at a driver. the excuse he gave for his actions. plus, hover board, what the federal government is now saying about those popular devices. thank you for joining us this saturday morning. i'm brandon gunnoe. those do look dangerous. >> i tried it once or twice. did i fall, chris anderson has one. he takes it around everywhere. but i just don't have that balance. >> he tried to convince me to try it. i got two feet on it and said, i'm done, that's as far as i can go.
have went to bed and noticed a little bit of snow, temperatures have been warming and 40s are the high normal temperature for this time of year. you already know it's going to be a mild day when we are starting at 40 degrees, getting off toward the north and west and up toward keene here. temperatures in the mid-to upper 30s, cool enough where rather than rain is still falling as mixed precipitation, still warm enough that it's probably not really sticking. this is the last band as you get toward the burr shires as snow, that will change over to rain, and that will be out of here by 9:00. one last band of rain, of very warm this afternoon, low to mid-50s for an afternoon high temperature. dinner time 49 degrees. not bad if you have any plans on your saturday evening. stays mild tomorrow, and then gets interesting again as we head into the workweek. we will talk about that in a few minutes.
breaking news out of falls -- fall river, a blazing fire, pictures from the scene. you can see pretty bad damage, flames shooting out of the structure and our photographer on scene does confirm that the build is building is very heavily damaged. we are working would get more information, we will bring it to you as soon as it comes in. another top story, a scare at a house fire in brie don brighton last night. firecrews were scared that a firefighter was trapped inside of the burning home when an alarm went off. minutes later this did check, and everybody was accounted for. four firefighters were hurt, and no one has a life-threatening injury. no word on a cause. a fall river teen lucky to be alive after falling through the ice. this happened at this canal yesterday afternoon. police say the teen was trying to get his soccer ball when he fell through thin ice. his friends helped him to stay
arrived. the 15-year-old was then transported to a hospital. this morning a family smowrning the death of a 5-month-old girl. she died after she and her mother was hit by a car. as they crossed the street. this happened on thursday night. we spoke to the people who desperately tried to save that little girl: police say a 5-month-old baby had died after she and her mother were hit by a car. >> i waived my hand above her airway soty if coy feel any air coming out, and i couldn't. >> i laid it down, and i laid her down. >> reporter: they lay the little girl on her jacket and began performing cpr. >> i unsipped her flees a little on her. gasps of breath. >> reporter: it happened on friday night. the mother was holding her daughter on a carrier on her chest while she was crossing the
driver of the and a couple of dozen people rushed to help. today the sisters were did he devastated that the baby didn't make it. >> i was the prayers going through my mind, and god in my hands. i just did what i was supposed to do. >> people start taking things more serious, start to value the way they drive, they care, they learn, they make an impact. all of those things. the mother is still in the hospital, but is expected to survive. the driver, again has been cooperative with police, though. so far, no charges have been filed. police in revere searching for two people in connection with a cruiser crash in chelsea. michael and jaffee murphy are accused of starting a wild chase that left one officer injured. one of the suspects tried to stab the officer with a syringe and that is when the chase carted.
cruiser and slammed into two telephone poles. he is expected to be okay. also this morning, a man called to court accused of pointing a gun at other driver. all of this happened during a road rage incident. the 25-year-old admitted to pulling out a loaded gun. jonathan hall has more. his lawyers say post-traumatic stress disorder, led this man to pull a gun on another driver are on tuesday. >> this incident happened that he had gotten away from his treatment for a couple of months. he waived a 40 mill millimeter gun at a man. he admits that things turned ugly when he tried to merge in front of the other car but could not get in. he gave him the finger, leaned on his horn and took the began.
community college where he is a student. that glock is one that he does have a license to carry. >> this guy, the witness victim, that he had pointed it up, and pointed at the victim. >> in a police report, an officer write vegan admitted he blanked because someone was crowding him on the roadway. his lawyer says as an army medic, he saw two of his friends die in afghanistan. >> it was his responsibility to care for those guys, when they die, that frustration not being able to help them go away. >> we have nothing to say, we love our son. >> jonathan hall, 7 today in new england. we are learning more about the robber known as the incognito bandit. he is wanted for several armed bank robberies across the state most recently the enterprise bank earlier this month.
can catch him that, is double the original reward. firefighters responding to a gas leak in jamaica plain, it happened at an empty home yesterday. investigators say the house is under renovation and contractors hit a gas line inside. firefighters evacuated the neighborhood as a precaution. everyone was back home safely last night. also, on 7, a battle brewing between apple and the fbi. the government is pushing the company to help them get into the phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. now even donald trump is weighing in. 7 susan tran has the story. >> gop front-runner donald trump who usually tweets from his iphone, demanded americans boycott apple until the company agrees to help the fbi unlock a phone by one of the san bernardino terrorist. >> boycott apple until they give the security way to get out at that phone.
>> reporter: they want to help the tech giant to access the phone data. the password was changed while it was in fbi possession. it could have recovered the information if the pass code could not have been changed. >> they ask cuss for something we do not have, and something considered too dangerous if we make. they have asked us to he make a bad door to the iphone. >> while it's an important interest it shouldn't trump all of our interests in being secure. >> the government contends it's for one phone, for this one time and now has the white house backup. >> at the don't want to allow terrorist to allow a -- establish a safe haven in cyberspace. an alabama shopping mall last night. two people were shot but they are expected to survive. police believe one of the
while the other was an innocent bay stander. three other people were hurt during all of this, but they were not shot. police are still searching for the gunmen. a helicopter that crashed in highway highway at pearl harbor has been salvaged. can you see there, divers and other crews took about an hour to take the helicopter using inflatable bags. they will now inspect the chopper as part of an investigation that is really expected to take months. moments before it went down the, the pilot noticed there was a problem. incredible video and alerted air traffic control that, quote he was going down. the helicopter crashed into the waters critically injuring a 15-year-old boy and injuring two others in serious condition. the federal government says that the hover boards are too hot to handle. we told you how the popular toy has come under fire for bursting into flames. now the feds are saying
market is dangerous. 7 kim casey explains. >> reporter: it's a close call for a family of 6 in nashville. the fox family home destroyed by fire. two of their children trapped inside managed to escape by jumping out a second story window. >> when the door opened, and the smoke and the flames was so hot, but the smoke was so black i couldn't get in the house. >> the causes of the fire a hover board. >> we almost lost two of our children, two of our children almost died because of a christmas gift. >> it's one of at least 52 hover states. >> it's on fire. >> destroying at least two homes and a car. in december, the nation's airline banned them. for months the consumer product safety commission has been testing all makes and models, diagnosing why the lithium ion batteries can heat and catch fire. all hover boards must comply
threaten to confiscate any of them but don't. elliot runs the anal. >> is agency. >> is there any hover board that you think is safe right now. >> i'm not aware of any that meet the current standard. they ceased 1300 hover boards. now any hover boards that arrive at a u.s. port can be confiscated with if doesn't meet the u.s. standards. safety regulators are concerned that hover boards are inherently unstable. if you do own a hover board, the consumer product safety commission considers of putting it away, and demand being proof from the retailer that they meet new safety standards. >> a lot of people are going to have to check those. >> if you google it, you see a lot of video people falling really hard and hitting the back
an electric car bursts into flames we're going to take a look at what happened next that saved that driver's life. got some snow, and then some rain, then some snow, and then some rain in the seven-day everything. we will try to nail that down. the puppies were trapped in an inch, and hear what it took
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people in finally are preparing for the dangerous nation. it's bearing down on the main storm. authority warned people of life-threatening conditions, from torrential winds, and disturbances. back at home, it's somewhat of a wet start to the morning. >> it is, it was snowing last night. you can't keep up with it, it's below zero and 50. >> i know, can you imagine, we were talking about subzero temperatures last week, and this weekend we're talking about 50s. now i got some rain changing over to snow out there morning and the rest of the weekend will be dry. we have a few opportunities for precipitation of every kind coming this week. slight chance early monday morning, mainly predawn hours. that will likely be snow. wednesday a slight chance it could go either way, rain or snow.
thursday, it looks more and more likely that one will be rain. right now 43 at boston. temperatures have been climbing rapidly through the overnight hours, what was snow when you went to bed is now going to be rain, at least across most of the area. got a little bit of a light stop approaching i-28, and steadier as you go to worcester and temperatures are cooler. this is the last band that will roll through during the morning hours being all rain by the time it gets to boston and completely out of here by 9:00. due to a warm front as you might expect. the warm front will make it warm. as soon as that warm front rolls through, temperatures will climb up. if you're going skiing, go far along north, might linger a shower. tomorrow 40 degrees, still cool in the mountains, but rest of us are talking 50-degree-plus temperatures that we have through the week. next chance of rain coming on sunday night into monday morning. here is a time line for you, it will begin as rain for the cape, maybe the south coast maybe sunday night.
snow, and to an end right around the time that everyone is heading to work or school on monday morning, a coating, an inch that would be about it. the next one will be much more significant, big storm system coming up from the south and bringing a ton of moisture with it. could begin as possibly a little bit of mix precipitation wednesday evening, slight chance of that, it looks more and more likely that this is coming on thursday, and it's going to be rain, the track has been further and further west, the further west you go, the warmer the weather, and the milder the weather, and the more likely it will be falling as rain, that has been the trend, in fact, i've got low 50s in the forecast for thursday, but stay tuned, we will see a lost possibilities coming our way for thursday. thank you, and caught on camera, a fiery car crash, this in china. a woman was riding her electric bike when a three wheel truck slammed right into her. a group of construction workers rushed to pull this woman from the fire before that truck
the driver of the three wheeled vehicle then turned himself into police. a dog and several of her puppies are safe thanks to fair fighters who rescued from a burning apartment building. suffering from smoke inhalation when rescuers got to the scene. they were treated with pet size oxygen masks, how cute, officials say four of the puppies are still missing, but others. >> a sight to see. ahead on today in new england. let's go to fort myers. >> we will show you how spring
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red sox spring training underway now. the team is focusing on getting some players settled into their new roles. >> it includes a closer. kim is in fort myers with more. >> when our guys are coming into work, they are recognizing they are working at something differently. what we need to expect from all is to buy into our team concept.
2016 will be a lot different, with a true starter in david price and possibly ending the day with newly acquired closer, dave kimbrel. >> every day and time i that have the opportunity i try to be perfect. i want that ball at the end of the game. i want to wrap it up, and let everyody go home happy. >> another transition is henley ramirez, but the short-stop turned left fielder now moving to first base. >> the on thing that is icy right now is the guy who is eager to move to first base to get back to the infield. last year it was a challenge for him in infield. we saw it. >> get used to, get back used to, and nothing hard, we have been playing, you know, my whole career. we just got to get on the same page. >> the more hanly is fit at first, the more games boston is likely to win. >> that is what we're here for,
we checked out video on that massive fire that is burning with flames shooting out of the structure. the building is heavily damaged but the information we got into the newsroom within minutes is that there's no injuries and no evacuations, good news on that front. much more on this fire coming up on today in new england at 9:00, as well as on whdh.com and mobile app. let get one last check of the forecast. approaching 128, north of the pike there. worcester reporting rain, north of there might be mixed precipitation and get over to western mass and this is snow. this is the last band. that will roll through as it pushes eastward, temperatures in the low 40s, that will turn into all rain and be completely out of here by 9:00 this morning, and the rest of the day looks fantastic. mostly sunny skies, low to mid-60s this afternoon, hard to believe we have got rain on the radar, we are talking 50s this afternoon, 50 again this afternoon.
inch at most. a big story will be on thursday, it looks like heavy rain and gusty winds coming our way, very reminiscent of what we had the past tuesday, keep an eye on thursday, guys, that will be the day to watch on the seven-day forecast. that will do it for us, the "today" show is next. i'm brandon gunnoe. i'm nancy chen. we will be back with more news, and weather at 9:00.
good morning. super saturday. high stakes presidential contests in south carolina and nevada today. donald trump poised to win south carolina while making yet another con row version statement at a rally. >> he took 50 bullets and he dipped them in pig' blood. >> ted cruz slamming the frontrunner. >> easy to say let's make america great again. you can even print that on a baseball cap. >> marco rubio hoping to become the establishment candidate on the day he could knock his one-time mentor jeb bush out of the race.