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>> anchor: glad you are with us as a lot of you are probably winding down your monday. another hour of 7 news is still ahead. i am adam williams . >> anchor: i'm kim khazei. 7 news at 5:30 starts right now. >> anchor: a mother's panic and her baby's cries heard in court after a gunman steals an crashes her car . >> anchor: sandy hook parents take on the company that made the gun used in the school massacre . >> anchor: strangers rush toward flames to rescue a driver trapped in a burning car . >> anchor: and love is in the
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why a couple decided to say "i do" 35,000 feet in the air. >> anchor: first at 5:30 a mother's desperate call for help played in court following a frightening carjacking and crash crash. the brockton mom was strapping her baby into the car when her . >> anchor: unbelievable. today that man heard the mother mother's fear and her baby's cries play out in court. jonathan hall live in brockton with the new 911 call released. jon? >> reporter: they were very dramatic. this guy turned 33 in jail after his arrest last week waiting for this hearing today. at issue is he too rouse to be set free pending bail? the judge today unmoved by the defense's contention that this guy was apologetic and didn't even have a real gun. a baby girl's wail heard during
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frighten crime in brockton. jose robles stayed hidden during this dangerousness hearing but last week at his apayment redid show his face. police say the 33-year-old scared a family with a bb gun then carjacked their toyota after a trip to macy's at the west gate mall a mom inned a strange man sitting in her car but she went ahead and stand her baby in the back when he said he had simply made a mistake. then police say histone changed. he opened his coat to display the pistol tucked in his waistband and said actually i will need to take your car . >> anchor: after allowing mom and the little girl to get out, state police chased the 200 toyota camry. it ended with a noisy crash in stoughton. his attorney notes he made an apology during the crime. and carried a bb gun, not a firearm. you see danger with the be
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>> anchor: prosecutors pointed out he has a long rap sheet including arrests for similar violent crimes. october 13, 229 he was sentenced to six years for armed carjacking. individual. >> reporter: the judge agreed. he ruled robles is a dangerous person and that means he can be held for up to 120 days behind trial. live in brockton, jonathan hall, 7 news. >> anchor: also on 7 a dangerous drive leads to a major rollover on the highway this morning in revere. you can see this car completely flipped on its top. police say the deliver was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. no word on the cause of the crash. a school in haverhill reopens after dealing with pipe problems and asbestos removal team was called to clean up constantino middle school after a pipe in an upstairs classroom heater burst. the issue caused water to pour down into offices, hallways and the library.
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off for winter break when the pipe burst . the fact that the school was closed was a blessing because had it not been closed, obviously we would have had to relocate 1,000 students and for which we had no space here in haverhill. >> anchor: the superintendent says a tremendous team effort from the community and from nearby communities helped get the job done . >> anchor: the local naacp is calling for change at boston latin school after alleged incidents of raism. the organization wants toed headmaster of the school to step down after a meeting discussing the lack of action by the administration to allege racism they say there were several incidents where the school miss handle allegations. two students presented the headmaster with a boyfriender of incidents involving alleged rac racism among students. they also started a social media campaign to raise awareness to what they believe was the school school's failure to address the incident while an internal review said there was only one
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properly handle. parent of sandy hook victims su suing to hold gun maker remmington accountable for the crime but the company says the case should be tossed. kim khazei joins us with a closer look at this potentially historic case. kim? there are ten potential plaintiffs in the case nine families who lost loved ones and the 10th is a teacher who survived the attack. the gun killed 20 children and signatures adults that the at at that school in 2012 and the judge this case must consider a 2005 federal law that grants gun manufacturers immunity from lawsuits related to the criminal misuse of their proud. but these families say they want the gun maker held responsible. this is an instrument of war that is sold an marked to the general public and as we know this is what happens in sandy hook elementary when the general public gets their hands on this
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five minutes we know what happened. families explain they are filing under an exemption if they know their product will be used to harm others. we'll let you know the juppe's decision when it comes. in the newsroom, kim khazei, 7 news . >> anchor: some wild weather just devastating fiji where a state of in emergency is in effect after a tropical cyclone killed 18 people, destroyed hundreds of homes. the cyclone's winds reached 180 miles per hour and it's being called one of the strongest storms recorded in the southern hemisphere. authorities say schools will be closed for a week to allow time for more cleanup there. yes, i'm' very poor student that come from a down testimony leand it be sad for them to see schools have been damaged as such and i don't know if they will let the students come it the school or find other schools that are available. >> anchor: a nationwide curfew was lifted earlier today. >> anchor: 7 news turning to a
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reaction sends a moving truck right over a guardrail. the crash trapping the driver inside the burning truck giving rescuers little time to save his life. sara french shows you how they did it. >> reporter: a complicated rescue with no time to waste over the span of six minutes what started a minor collision led to four vehicles crashing. one of them a budget moving truck flu officer the edge of the causeway, landed below and caught fire . kept the fire in check, we could see the driver as still alive and ten we had to do the rescue operation to get him you of that . >> anchor: that rescue took close to an our and included thousands of fire fighters from surrounding areas. the driver was conscious but trapped in the cab and the biggest challenge was access. can't get there really by the roads and fire engine so we had to do all of our operations from up here on top of the roadway so a big challenge of we whatted to do things real quick quickly .
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the roadway where medics were waiting. highway patrol officers tell us crashes on the causeway are notoriously bad . there is not much in the way of shoulder or center median so there is nowhere for people to go if there happens to be a crash so it's very difficult if people around aware of what's going on around them . in this case the initial crash involved two dark cars and it happened just before dawn which meant oncoming drivers likely couldn't see the vehicles involved. as for the cause? there doesn't appear to be any alcohol or drugs involved. just a matter of speed and in inattention . >> anchor: highway patrol officers say the 57-year-old driver of the budget truck was travelling at the speed limit but was table to see the other cars in time to stop esuffered i broken leg and burns three other drivers in one passenger all suffered minor injuries. in the newsroom, sara french, 7 news. >> anchor: a car goes new flames in tennessee. you can see the intense inferno just swallowing that small car.
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this happened but not for long as a group of brave strangers as kris anderson shows us fire fighters were able to make an amazing discovery inside the charred car. once he hit that pole he . >> anchor: it was a scary site. a jeep on fire on an exit off the highway . car. i sawed question have to get . >> reporter: witnesses say the jeep was driving down the highway when it was sideswiped by another car pushing the driver down the hill and into a pole. moments later flames bursting through the hood of the car . a gallon of water so when i went become to try to wet him so if the fire got inside the car maybe it wouldn't burn him as bad or keep him as moist as he could possibly be . fellow drivers tried to find a fire exsing wisher but the inferno started to spread. moments later a man ran over with a tire iron and beck through the window . we cut that seat belt.
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>> reporter: he appeared to have been completely trapped in the drivers seed because the steering wheel was pressed up against them in the chest . witnesses carried the man to safety and moments later loud popping noises came from the car a noise they say they won't forget. lord please let us get this man over here . >> reporter: a sight that brought tears to many was a , the only item salvaged from the char wreckage . so you don't believe, i don't know what to say . >> reporter: the drivers is recovering the hot and is expect expected to okay. kris anderson, 7 news . >> anchor: well, still ahead on 7 news at 5:30 beating the odds, twins take home a lucky lotto jon and why they have their mother to thank . >> anchor: then ahead new at 6:00 a wild ride in saugus as police catch a woman washed for herring an officer but tonight one other person is still on the run . >> anchor: pressure building
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>> anchor: some lucky ladies learning patience deaf its knit
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without success these twins are in the money. patience pays. every remember mom always said that. the dow oh striking gold on a scratchoff lottery ticket. >> anchor: so the twins are now claiming a $6 million jackpot. nick emons as the full story. chance . >> reporter: these twins beat . you just never know if it will be you, especially . >> anchor: something big that . >> anchor: i looked up at my windshield and i saw a yellow lady bug . >> anchor: lisa took the yellow lady bug as a sign so she made a pit stop here at fast and easy smart to pick up some lottery tickets . i will get one of these . >> anchor: including these two set for life scratchers for her an her twin laura poorman. the twins have been buying tickets to the since they were 18. carefully following their mother mother's advice . it's too find a place with a light out . >> reporter: mom's advice paid off.
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son's school hen she found out they won $6 million . i'm like oh my god. i was like hyperventilating like i was like kim kardashian, ugly crying . >> anchor: first thing lisa did was call laura . i was on a video call at work and she kept calling and calling . laura didn't pick up so lisa had to deliver the news via at the message. come home now, scratch your jon. then i said $6 million i am shak shaking. that's dined of when she got my attention. this is lisa and laura claiming their prize at the california lottery district office . i don't know if it's still ridiculous. don't think their new found millionaire status will change the two . you think like angels will be sinking and all of this school stuff will happen and we wind to fudd iraqers and bought about 20 pace of sox. nick emons, 7 news. >> anchor: well, the sisters will split the money 60-40. forman will get the bigger share
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way to settle that one . >> anchor: seems fair. what is unfair going from 60's to the risk of some snow it will happen overnight tomorrow night. the forecast is up next . >> anchor: we will watch for that jeremy and ahead a developing story at 6:00 why ted cruz asked one of his top staffering to resign. >> anchor: plus, bernie sanders message to his supporters introducing longhorn' big, bold, steaks. bigger. our new center cut 10 ounce filet.
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in boston. is . >> anchor: right now temperature 36, east wind at 10 miles per hour. farther inland 30's and 40's, norwood at 40. fitchburg 40 degrees. jaffrey 33. clear skies for this evening and a few clouds will show up overnight tonight. a little bit colder than previous morning with lows between 21 and 27. so that right there, that 21 to
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has for cold air to work with. minuscule at best. the storm also will pass off to our west which does not help the case of loving for those of that you love cold and snow because when storms do that and again the storms this winter it's almost like you are wearing out a path in the carpet that continue to pass to our west and so storm after storm brings in the mild air. it will be a slow process for some of you so that's why we do have the winter weather advisory in effect tomorrow evening, tomorrow night and very early wednesday morning. tomorrow early morning sun otherwise becoming cloudy with a couple of flurries mid to late afternoon and there will be light snow arriving by tomorrow evening probably middle or end of the evening commute. temperatures tomorrow 37 to 41 so 7:00 tomorrow night there is where we'll have the band of snow and again i think with temperatures tomorrow afternoon and the upper 30's and the fact that it's been relatively warm these last few days main roads should be able to chew away at a lot of snow that's falling out of the sky secondary roads, you know, sidewalks, driveways, they will start to accumulate the snow tomorrow evening but just like that by is 11:00 tomorrow
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we'll have pockets of light snow happening, mass-new hampshire border but at the same time you notice the den down here, some light rain on the south coast and cape and that light rain, milder air begins to work up the south shore so that by wednesday morning's commute there will be some lingering cold air in the form of some freezing drizzle and light freezing rain but i think for mow of us it's just a cool rain on wednesday morning. but for a few hours tomorrow evening, this is where we have that winter weather voice are we in effect for the accumulating snow. a coating to an inch then just a light glaze of some ice on top of that. nothing significant or long lasting. and then through the day on wednesday temperatures levelly levellying through the 30's kind of a cool, raw day but warm enough where we're not concerned about snow, sleet or freezing rain on wednesday. then part two of the storm system wednesday evening that's a shrug of some heavier rainfall some downpours as well as some strong gusty winds out of the south. winds will gust between 45 and 50 miles per hour for a short time thursday morning. and then as question work through the day on thursday,
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morning's commute a little bit dicey, not because of wintery precipitation but just because there will be brief, heavy rain and windy conditions. temperatures on thursday mild, spring like, any el and upper 50's. see new bit . >> anchor: thank you. a group of softball players hitting the diamond for some thrills and chills in wisconsin . >> anchor: so they found a unique way to combine wintertime weather and some softball. the group taking part in the snowmobile softball tournament. they hit the ball while they are on the grand and then they run the bases by hopping on their snow mobiles. players say t a fun way to keep active during the winter months of i guess so much for sliding into base . >> anchor: they also put skids on sailboats and go ice skating. ice boeing in wisconsin. very popular out there . >> anchor: it does look like you have to go through a lot of energy to get to a game . >> anchor: on cloud nine or close to it the unique wedding held 35,000 feet in the air . >> anchor: good evening, everybody. i'm kim khazei. coming up at 6:00 tonight a
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officer now behind bars after leading policep a wild chase in saugus and police tell us this case is in a from over. then at dangerous encounter in dartmouth. armed robbers forcing chip lay employees into that cooler before getting away with some money and bill cosby's wife asked to open up. camille cosby now addressing the sexual assault allegations against her husband. we'll have those stories and new more coming up at 6:00.
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>> anchor: you heard the phrase love is in the air that definitely applies for this washington couple. they are staying their "i do's" at some $35,000 feet. we mean this figuratively that sparks were flying on that plane during the special mid flight ceremony and as 7's sara french shows us, it was all the favor for the bride's mother. >> anchor: kristi and jimular jimularson are still on cloud nine after saying "i do" on friday . >> anchor: it's wonderful. we have been together for the better part of five years now . >> anchor: but how they said "i do" is really making sparks fly on social media. tagging me on facebook, sprangers and the you tube video videos before we even landed. they were up . >> anchor: the two love birds were wed 35,000 feet in the air on an alaska ales flight coming from la to seattle friday night . love is in the air. >> anchor: kristi is a flight attendant for the airline.
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event to grant three wishes to her mom, billy joe who is fighting stage four cancer. >> reporter: my mother is the world to me. anything to make my mom happy . >> anchor: billy show has always wanted to see where kristi works. sheealways wanted to see where kristi lives and she has always hoped to see kristi mary the man she loves . she wanted to come town see where we were at because i was happy in seattle and she wanted to come see seattle and see our house here and just have a visual of what our life was like up here in that really touched me . >> anchor: a plane full of passengers looked on as kristi made her way down a very different aisle wear access stories she designed herself. it's a flight of fancy not to be forgotten any time soon . it's just been really over questioning but really exciting and i'm glad we were able to share love and joy with people and really touch people and make their flight a really fun experience. >> anchor: the newlywed couple says their fellow passengers helped pull off the magical
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in the newsroom, sara french, 7 news. >> anchor: just wondering if the plane when it landed had can canified to the strings. that would be cute. i love to be able to fly like that though. i did really like those shoes . >> anchor: of course. >> anchor: custom she said. that was another 30 minutes of 7 . >> anchor: adam williams, 7 news at 6:00 starts right now. us. police search for a man who took an officer on a wild ride last week. dangerer in dartmouth. armed robbers forcing chip lay employees in the cooler before getting away with cash will bill does be's wife under oath. camille cosby questions about the sexual assault against her husband. clear and cold tonight and we track rain on the way for the middle of the week. >> anchor: weather alert first at 6:00 a winter weather advisor advisory now issued for parts of
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massachusetts. nice out there today but snow, sleet and freezing rain for tomorrow afternoon. >> anchor: for more on tying and track storm let's check in with jeremy reiner . >> reporter: here is where we have that winter weather advisor in effect tomorrow afternoon an tomorrow night in the worcester hills, the mass pike as well as route 2 corridor does not include the city of boston. clear sky at this time and that's the case for the rest of the evening and then we'll start to see clouds move in tomorrow morning from this storm system right here. it's loaded up on moisture coming out of the gulf of mexico mexico. but like so many other storms this winter, this storm will pass to the west of new england. when that happens, usually your wintery precipitation is brief as the warm air eventually does win out. so i think we'll have a couple of snow flurries arrive around 4:00 tomorrow afternoon then patchy, light snow about 5:00 or six or clock tomorrow night through the middle evening hours tomorrow. 11:00 tomorrow night. you notice already at that time the snow is very intermittent, very light and also on the map
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south coast and cape a signof the warmer air. that's the rain coming off of the cape as well as the south coast working up the south shore and into the city of boston by 5:00 a.m. on wednesday morning. there will be left over freezing drizzle in the worcester hills as well. southern new hampshire for a short time wednesday morning but thinking this is just about a fur or five hour winter event likely tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening with a light coating of ice on top of that and then even out in the worer it hills on wednesday it is rain quite a bit of rain heading our way wednesday night and thursday storm. we'll talk more about that in a few minutes. >> anchor: a local woman accused of leading a police officer on a chase is arrested after a hot pursuit in saugus. police say show was in a stolen car with a guy who was also watched by police right now. he is still on the run. steve cooper live in saugus with the story for us. steve? >> reporter: even at this hour an awful lot of mes of broken debris that's left scattered at this intersection where the wreckage has been towed away

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