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>> christa: and a cambridge police officer is off the job this morning, accused of running down a woman and leaving the scene of that accident. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good tuesday it's 5:00. i'm sarah french. everybody. it's february 23rd. you high call this the calm before the storm. we have a live look over boston. things are quiet right now, but this is all about to change. we're in for a mid-week mess which begins later on today. let's get right over the meteorologist chris lambert with the latest on what's headed our way. >> chris: looks like a little by thursday. temperatures on thursday well into the 50s, so the wide will continue. no issues out there this morning through the early to mid-afternoon, although we do cloud up and light snow breaking out beginning around 6:00 or 7:00 in the boston area, perhaps as early as 4:00 out through worcester. i don't think the steadiest of the snow arrives until after
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we'll have this few-hour window here for the opportunity of steady wet snow to fall down. then we transition over to mixed precipitation and rain late overnight tonight. not a big storm system for us, but there will be a few hours that we have the potential of some slushy roads out there certainly with the burst of snow. 1 to 3 inches generally expected north and west of boston. right along the coastline where that east wind starts to pull in the milder air quicker going for a coating to an inch of snow close to the city of boston. and down through the south shore where it's just mainly some flakes going over to some rain down across the cape and the islands. so temperatures all over the place. we'll have some ice overnight tonight inland into early tomorrow morning. then we transition over to rain. the story on thursday, mild air once again. more on that forecast coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. heading into town on the zakim bridge, leverett connector, looking good so far this morning. let's go to the maps. no issues on 39 southbound, the expressway from braintree into
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it's just ten minutes. south of town, route 3, 24, 95 looking good. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston all green. so no delays there. and then if you're headed into town on 93, it's an easy drive from 495 over to 128 and into town, as is route 1. these exclamation marks you're seeing are just some work crews out there. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes from the braintree split into boston. on the expressway into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right, danielle. now to breaking news from overnight. a little boy appears to be doing okay after he was found wandering all alone in dorchester. boston ems says the boy, who is about four years old, was walking along blue hill avenue earlier this morning. he was taken the boston medical center to get checked out. >> sarah: this morning a chelmsford family has cleaning up to do following a fire. >> christa: investigators say a by was riding a hoverboard and it suddenly sparked.
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let's go to victoria warren with the latest. vicki? >> victoria: that teenage boy is okay. his sister tells us the whole family was together. they were all using this hoverboard, and the next thing they know, there was a fire in their kitchen area. hoverboard danger. a chelmsford teen was on this hoverboard when the family says it suddenly caught fire inside their home. >> we saw some sparked. the child jumped off. boy is okay. his older sister says the family can't believe it happened. the rug started to catch fire so they quickly called 911. >> there was quite a bit of smoke. the house was full of smoke when we showed up. >> victoria: luckily the fire was small enough that firefighters used an extinguisher to put it out. others have not been as fortunate. a tennessee family says a hoverboard is to blame for their mansion burning down in january, two teenagers forced to jump out a second-story window. and in new jersey, half a home was destroyed. investigators say this fire started when a hoverboard was
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in mall near houston, hearing a lud boom and then seeing the toy on fire. the damage here in chelmsford not that extensive, but it was enough to force the family from the home for the night. >> the smoke from the hoverboard smelled pretty bad. it was pretty acrid-smelling smoke, plastic. >> victoria: so the consumer product safety commission says that there are currently no hoverboards on on the market that meet their safety expectation, so they recommend people do not use the product. live this morning in chelmsford, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." ism right now the cambridge police department is investigating one of its own officers for a hit-and-run. 7's brandon gunnoe joins us where that crash happened. brandon, this morning that officer is off the job. >> brandon: certainly off the job for right now, sarah. this is a fairly busy intersection, not just for cars but also for pedestrians and people riding their bikes, and police say that's what happened. a young woman was riding her bike when she was hit by a
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off-duty police officer, never stopped. >> respond to the area of broadway and portland. pedestrian struck. >> brandon: that's audio from a police scanner after cambridge police say one of their own, who wasn't working at the time, hit a young woman on a bicycle and never stopped. it happened sunday night just before 8:00. she was riding her bike near broadway and portland street near cambridge when she was hit by a pick-up truck. >> it's a black pick-up truck with an extended cab on the back. >> brandon: the woman was hurt and rushed to the hospital, but her injuries are not life-threatening. cambridge police confirmed the off-duty officer "was involved in a hit-and-run accident." >> we have two calls. one has pictures of the motor vehicle at broadway and portland. >> brandon: police did not say how the off-duty officer was eventually tracked down. so far that officer has not been charged but is on administrative
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okay. also so far, police have not released the name of that police officer or if there was any damage to his vehicle. england." >> christa: all right, brandon, thank you. new this morning police in attleboro searching for a pair they say may have put skimming devices on to a.t.m.s. alert customers made the discovery at a cumberland farms pleasant street. there was a skimmer found there. it's designed to look like part of the a.t.m. police want anyone with any information to go ahead and give them a call. also happening now, police are searching for man they now believe was involved in two police chases that ended in crashes in the last week. police tried to stop a stolen car on route 1 in saugus monday. that's when the driver took off down the lynn fells parkway and crashed into another car. witnesses say they saw a man running away from that scene. police say the driver was michael gouthro, who was last
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they also found jacqueline murphy inside the car and arrested her on several warrants. she's due in court today. police say they believe gouthro is the same man who assaulted a revere officer with a hypodermic needle and then led police on a chase last thursday that led to an officer crashing into a pole in chelsea. that officer was seriously injured but is expected to make a full recovery. >> sarah: happening later today, supporters of apple will be gathering at apple stores across the country, including on boylston street in boston, to hold protests against the f.b.i. the protests are set to begin at 5:00 p.m. local time. demonstrators are supporting apple's decision to not help investigators hack into the phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. apple says creating such technology could endangerer the privacy of millions of users. in the midst of a critical stretch in the race for the white house, texas senator ted cruz facing a campaign shake-up. this comes as voters in nevada prepare to caucus today. meanwhile, the democrats are looking forward to super
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bernie sanders making a couple stops in massachusetts to rally supporters ahead of the vote. let's get the latest from the campaign trail now with kris anderson. >> kris: sarah, then there's donald trump. he's expecting a big win in the next battle for the g.o.p. nomination. meanwhile, two of his key rivals squared off on the eve of the nevada republican caucuses, leading one change for one campaign. >> you got to vote, vote, vote! >> kris: drum rallying voters in nevada, hoping for a third straight win today when the voters caucus there. as the race goes on, the campaign is getting uglier, ted cruz firing a high-level campaign staffer for tweeting a video wrongly accusing marco rubio of saying something negative about the bible. >> we are not a campaign that is going to question the faith of another candidate. >> kris: rubio says it's a pattern with the cruz campaign. >> every single day something comes out of the cruz campaign that's deceptive and untrue. >> kris: and trump hit cruz monday night. >> the evangelicals didn't vote for him.
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because they don't like liars. >> kris: meanwhile, trump is skipping a forum with his republican rivals citing a scheduling conflict. the forum is hosted by fox news anchor megyn kelly, who trump has accused of mistreating him in the past. >> we don't have a super pac. you are our super pac. >> kris: trailing by a wide margin in south carolina, bernie sanders turned his attention to massachusetts, rallying thousands at umass-amherst and taking a shot at hillary clinton's campaign. >> secretary clinton, month after month after month, seems to be adopting more and more of advocated. i think i saw a tv ad and i thought it was me, but it turns out it was secretary clinton's picture in the ad. >> kris: hillary clinton is expected to cruise to victory in south carolina and many other southern states, but bernie sanders says that he is in this race until the end. live here in the control room,
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new england." >> christa: we have new details on that deadly shooting spree that happened in michigan. uber says the driver charged with killing six people passed a background check but had only been driving for the ride-sharing service for less than a month. uber says jason brian dalton received good ratings prior to the crime spree. prosecutors say dalton admitted to carrying out these random attacks and continued to give rides after the first shootings. he's being held without bail. >> sarah: bill cosby's wife set to answer more tough questions in her husband's defamation case. camille cosby's deposition is set to resume march 14th. the deposition began monday at a hotel in springfield. lawyers are trying to decide if she's protected by marital privilege since she has worked as her husband's business manager. seven women are suing bill cosby for defamation, saying he lied about allegations that he sexually assaulted them. >> christa: all right. it's 5:10. we have much more news ahead on
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the boston marathon bombing to the big screen. what the studio creating a movie based on the events wants to this and what people in watertown think about it. >> sarah: a large fight breaks out at a chuck e. cheese in connecticut. the accident that led to fists flying. >> christa: and we have shocking new details about the mbta worker who made hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime just last year. who signed off months of his time sheets coming up. >> chris: seasonably cold start. temperatures close to 20 degrees this morning, and this evening we have a few hours of some snow to go through before transitioning over to rain. the mild air and the wind the story on thursday. forecast ahead. >> danielle: so far your tuesday morning commute looking good. here's the expressway from braintree to boston. just ten minutes. if you're taking the "t" this
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>> christa: i have to say. i'm a little worried about chris lambert when he starts out his day and he says he's having a monday on a tuesday, you know good. >> sarah: well, you know, we all are seeing that this winter weather is coming back, right? so long to those spring-like temps. >> chris: you guys are asking me what that noise is in the weather office. i'm knocking stuff off the shelves by accident, crashing on the ground. everyone is turning around saying, what is that? having a case of the mondays on a tuesday morning here. weather-wise, yeah, going downhill a bit this evening. winter weather advisory in place essentially north and west of 95. later on this afternoon, through this evening. 4:00 p.m. is the timing on that. 21 degrees in boston. 22 in bedford. 27 in boston right now. so it's a colder start. seasonably cold for this time of year. and the thin veil of sunshine we get this morning will be blotted out by the thin veil of clouds that will be working on in. those clouds thicken up late morning through this afternoon,
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precipitation. there's plenty of it down through d.c., points south. it's rain there now, but as the rain bumps into the colder air, we're talking about snow here. it's breaking out as early as 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. there could be scattered flurries and snow showers there. got to remember that temperatures eventually this afternoon rebound into the upper 30s to near 40. is even when first flakes start the fly, they're not initially going to stick to the roads right away. you need some bursts of some snow to get going here any time after 7:00 or 8:00. for a few hours, there may be some slushy travel. and then we'll transition this all over to eventually some icy conditions north and west of boston. especially outside of 495 and just to plain old rain in the city and along the coastline by midnight tonight. for a lot of us by tomorrow morning there's not going to be any icy problems on the roadways. the exception may be some pockets across outer route 2 up into southern new hampshire. generally speaking, an inch or two of snow inland. a coating to an inch along the coastline. so watch for these bursts to come on in.
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you get a heavy enough burst. travel weather today, midwest out to the west coast is quiet. all the action down into the deep south. this is the second wave of low pressure that we're tracking for tomorrow and for thursday morning itself. as this cuts through the ohio valley, this warm front will lift on through. once that lifts on through, forget about the snow and cold. we're talking about the temperatures well into the mid to upper 50s on a thursday. this will also allow for a soaking rain to work in beginning as early as wednesday evening, wednesday night and into early thursday morning. so temperature profile today jumping up into the upper to 30s to near 40. marginal at the coastline. temperatures mid-30s. that's why it will be tougher for it to stick along the roadways. but you get north and west of 95, 31, 32, 33. there may be a brief window between 7:00 and 11:00 where you could get slushy conditions and slick travel on the roadways. temperatures surges by thursday
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1 to 2 inches of rain in totality by the time we wrap this up by mid to late morning on thursday. and we'll have gusty winds thursday morning, as well, gusting to 50mph. temperatures into the 50s with some sunshine on thursday afternoon. in connecticut are looking for about a dozen people involved in a birthday brawl. >> sarah: at chuck e. cheese. police say the incident started after two women bumped into each other at the restaurant in manchester on sunday. witnesses say the fight quickly escalated. one child was knocked down and another suffered minor injuries. >> i just think it's a crying shame that the children have to be subjected to that type of conduct by adults. >> you just don't know where you can go and just feel safe and have a good family atmosphere. it's getting harder and harder to find those kinds of places to go. >> sarah: police say no arrests have been made so far because the group involved in
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arrived. they're reviewing video of the incident to try and identify those people involved. chuck e. cheese released a statement that reads, "the safety of our guests and cast members is our number-one priority. we are sorry this happened. we are usually a place for food and fun and family and we work hard to provide a positive, wholesome atmosphere for our gusts." >> christa: up next on 7, some heavy hitters arriving in florida for red sox spring training. how big papi is welcoming a former rival to the team coming up. >> sarah: and what the group making a movie based on the boston marathon bombing is asking people living in watertown for their approval to
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>> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. starting off dry, dry through 4:00 or 5:00 p.m., then patchy light snow breaking out after
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steadier bursts of know 7:00 until 11:00 p.m. mix. sleet, freezing rain and then rain overnight tonight. in terms of travel, no issues on the morning commute. even for the evening commute, it's mainly dre toward the tail end of the evening commute, even if snowflakes are flying, it's going to be a mainly wet ground before we're able to get a slushy coating. that could happen for a few hours this evening. we'll talk more on that forecast coming up. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> [inaudible] [bleeped] >> joe: good morning. david ortiz putting his new teammate at ease, delivering a warm embrace, showing former rival david price that the past is just that. papi, rice and the rest of the red sox ready for their first full-squad workout tomorrow. papi will hold a news conference later today. ortiz had a message to price on twitter.
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let's roll." unlike pablo sandoval, ortiz showed up in shape and ready to go. the 40-year-old planning to start fast and finish strong in his final season. in the third period, kevin miller the shot. redirected for second goal of the night. it was a 4-3 game. later in the period, gustavson is beat thanks to a scott hartnell assist. he knocks the loose stick into gustavson while playing the puck, hits him right in the face. it was reviewed but called a goal. columbus builds a two-goal lead. they win it 6-4. celtics in minnesota. kevin garnett missing a 12th straight game with a knee injury. in the second half, no stopping karl-anthony. the number-one pick in last year's draft, the offensive board. 28 points and 13 rebounds. celtics were down two in the final seconds. marcus smart, a chance to win it for them. he doesn't pass it to isaiah
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he pulls up himself and he is shy, hitting the front rim. final. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> sarah: pride of the bruins, the team and fans honor retired sergeant dic donahue. >> please join the bruins in welcoming sergeant dic donahue to perform tonight's ceremonial puck drop. >> sarah: donahue had chance to drop the ceremonial puck at the garden. he was critically injured in a shoot-out with the marathon bombers in watertown in 2013. he retired from the police earlier this month because of his injuries. >> christa: he looks great there. >> sarah: i like the fist bump as he's walking out on to the ice. >> christa: nice tweets here. people thanking him for his service, as well. coming up at 5:25, changes are brewing at starbucks. why some customers will lose when the coffee chain revamps its rewards program.
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>> sarah: new this morning, what police living in watertown are being asked to do to bring the events surrounding the boston marathon bombing to the big screen. >> christa: and police in dartmouth searching for robbers who locked chipotle workers in the freezer during a robbery. >> sarah: and a new report reveals how some mbta employees were allowed to take thousands of doll ears year in overtime. england." >> christa: all right. it's 5:30. thank you so much for waking up i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. a messy mix of weather is heading our way after spring-like temperatures over the weekend. we could be getting a little winter weather. just depends on where you live. let's send it over chris lambert
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when and where. >> chris: good morning, everyone. winter weather advisory essentially along and west of 95 for later on this afternoon into this evening. 21 in norwood. 27 in boston. 22 in bedford. so it's a cold tart this morning. throughout the day. clouds thickening up. and here is the moisture that's going to be working up the coast. currently south of d.c. day itself. there may be some flurries between about 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. then some steadier snow breaking out after 7:00 p.m. if we get a burst of some steadier snow, it will only be for a few hours this evening. then it goes over to mixed precipitation. a coating to an inch possible along the coastlines. an inch or two north and west of 95 and along 95 out through the worcester hills. maybe a couple towns closer to 3. we're not talking about a big storm, but for a few hours, there may be slushy and slick travel north and west of i-95. we'll have to keep an eye on
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more on that forecast ahead. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. no issues on the pike, but will let's go to the maps. there is an accident reported on street. no major delays from thisics debt, but something to keep in mind. heading into town on 93, southbound looking good, as is route 1 this morning. the expressway from braintree into boston, a ten-minute ride. not bad yet. route 3, 24, 95 looking good. on 128 southbound, we do have some slowing as you approach the braintree split. you can see. there take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. just ten minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 11 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: okay, danielle. thank you. >> christa: let's get a check of you tuesday top stories. a chelmsford boy is doing okay after a hoverboard caught fire
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he was on board when it started sparking last night. he wasn't hurt, but the fire did manage to do some damage. firefighters used an extinguisher to put out the flames and because of the smoke in the house, the family stayed somewhere else last night. also a cambridge officer is on administrative leave after police say he hit a young woman with his struck and just kept on going. they say she was riding her bike near broadway and portland street in cambridge. the officer was off duty when he allegedly hit her. the woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. and supporters of apple will gather outside apple stores across the country later today to hold protests against the f.b.i. that includes right here in boston the protests are set to begin at 5:00 local time. demonstrators are supporting apple's decision to not hack into the phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. apple says creating such technology could endanger the privacy of millions of users. >> sarah: new this morning, families living in watertown are being asked to relive a tragedy.
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on the boston marathon bombings want to recreate the shoot-out between police officers and the tsarnaev brothers. 7's jennifer eagan live in that neighborhood this morning with details. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. we're coming up on the third anniversary of the shoot-out and manhunt in this neighborhood. some people here still have bullet holes in their homes. now they are being asked to relive some of those moments. hollywood producers want to shoot a movie in this watertown neighborhood where police hunted down the two killers. location managers for the film "patriots' day" have reportedly asked people who live on laurell street to allow them to recreate the gun battle between officers and the tsarnaev brothers. when dzhokhar tsarnaev was sentenced to death last may, some people along laurell street could still point to bullet holes in their homes. many said with the case closed, they wanted to finally move forward. crews sent out flyers letting residents know that filming would happen at night and begin
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set to start in late april, again, just after the third anniversary of the bombing and manhunt. "patriots' day" starts mark wahlberg. he's cast as a boston officer who was in command at the finish line when the bombs went off back in 2013. also, according to that blog, people were sent a link so they could vote on whether or not they agree or disagree with filming in this neighborhood. live in watertown, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening now, police are searching for two armed robbers who stormed into a chipotle in dartmouth. and the surveillance video shows the men forcing three employees into a walk-in cooler. this happened late sunday night just after the restaurant had closed. police say the robbers waited for an employee to take the trash out before they went inside. and they managed to steal about $300 from the office. also friends are coming together to say good-bye the a 15-year-old who was stabbed in dorchester. police say another teenager
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afternoon and he later died at a hospital. last night his friends gathered around candles and teddy bears placed in the very spot where he was stabbed. they all say he left a positive impact. >> he did not deserve this at all. he was a good kid. he was funny. he would make you laugh in a second. >> nobody deserves to lose their life, it doesn't matter what it's over. >> christa: also the 16 year old accused of stabbing hopkins went before a judge yesterday. he hid his list face from k578 ras. mary pope attacked the victim after a fight broke out. he's being held without bail. >> sarah: there are new details regarding overtime pay for mbta workers. an audit shows one worker increased his pay significantly last year because he approved his own overtime hours. the review shows the man earned more than 2,600 overtime hours
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$30,000. -- $330,000. despite approving his own overtime, there was no improper conduct. he retired last month. the "t's" overtime costs accounted for more than $75 million last year. auditors say the "t" lacks formal overtime policies and another problem is some accepted time sheets that had preprinted supervisor names on them. the "t" says the issue of workers signing off on their own o.t. officers is not a widespread problem. according to the agency, overtime spending has been cut by about 30% so far this year. >> christa: also ahead on 7, we're hearing the desperate calls for help after a frightening crime that happened in brockton. >> sarah: and things are about the change at starbucks. why some customers aren't so happy about the coffee giant's new rewards program. >> christa: new use for botox. younger, right? well, a new study says it could
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many people suffer. >> chris: quite the spring-like weather over the weekend. but it's still february out there, which means we could get some snow. we will track snow later this evening, a few hours of heavier snow before transitioning into rain. stormy into thursday morning. more on that forecast ahead. >> sarah: good morning, everyone. here's a look at the expressway from braintree to boston. that drive will take you about ten minutes this morning. if you're headed into town on route 9, we have an accident eastbound in brookline. that's at hammond street. if you're taking "t," it's on time.
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>> chris: 5:40 on this tuesday morning. day two post-vacation getting the kiddos ready for school. it will be dry during lunch and through the final bell, so i don't expect any issues for the kids getting home from school today. but snow tonight picks up. it's steadiest between 7:00 and 11:00, coating to an inch close to the coastline, 1 to 3 inches inranch then we deal with rain, 1 to 2 inches of rain ending thursday morning, gusty winds thursday morning, as well.
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ahead. >> christa: chris, thank you. johnny depp says he's proof looks are deceiving. the 52-year-old actor said he really does smell good despite his often disheveled appearance. well, thank you for letting us know. of course, the black mask star is also a spokesman, by the way, if for a colon by dior, which won a fragrance of the year award. that's why they were talking about that. >> sarah: all right, labrador retrievers remain the top dog breed in the country. according to the american kennel club, it's the 25th year the popular pup has been the most registered breed. rounding out the top five, german shepherds, golden reover thes, bulldogs and beagles. the group says the list shows americans prefer easy-to-care for family-fun dogs. >> christa: you put golden doodles at the top of the list. ism that's what ours is, buddy. >> christa: yeah, so a big change is brewing at starbucks. it could save you some time waiting in line. the company is overhauling its rewards program.
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would get a star for each transaction. so many would tell baristas to ring up each of their items separately. that takes time, right? so now customers get rewarded for how much they spend instead. of course, they also have that app, where you can order your drink ahead of time and go up to the gar. >> sarah: the all-important app. we have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need to know and go coming up next. the c.d.c. is revealing that the risk of cancer from certain types of flooring at lumber liquidators is actually three times higher than initially believed. >> reporter: a close call for a chementsford teenager when the catches fire. >> sarah: plus a brockton's mother panic and her baby's cries heard in court after a gunman steals and crashes her
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>> sarah: welcome back. 5:45. time now for everything you need the start you day off right. >> christa: it is tuesday. we have know and go starting off with your forecast. very important because we have a storm headed our way. >> chris: we do. a little snow working in, eventually going over to range. it's a long-duration pattern in terms of dismal weather from wednesday into thursday morning. good morning, everyone. full of good news. 27 in boston. 22 in norwood. it is quiet for the morning commute.
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morning fades out behind thickening clouds. a lot of precipitation, at least a solid shield of rain south of d.c. down into the tennessee valley. has the bumps into the cold air in place in new england, we begin to see a little snow breaking out, some scattered light snow and flurries 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. i'd say between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., that's your best opportunity for steady wet snow. there you notice it doesn't take all this long for that rain/snow line the start sneaking north and west here. so by early tomorrow morning, we are talking about mainly a rain event for a lot of us, although north and west of 495 in the colder valley locations, there still may be some icy spots there. so eafer all travel conditions through the day, even into the evening commute for a lot of us, the roads are okay, even when the snow initially breaks out, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, the first flakes not immediately sticking to the roadways because the roads will be on the warmer side. you'll likely get melting. as you get a burst of snow, wouldn't be surprised to see slushy travel condition,
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coastline any time after about 8:00, 9:00 thereafter for a few hours. generally speaking, 1 to 3 inches north and west of 95. coating to an inch close to the city of boston. that's one wave of low pressure. the second wave of low pressure is the stronger one. however, this one cuts well to the west of us, and that means this one will be mainly a rain event. again, there could be some icy spots early tomorrow, north and west of 495. and then we'll just deal with mainly rain. i think a lot of towns picking up about 1 to 2 inches of rain by the time it's all said and didn't here on thursday morning. mid to late morning, we are wrapping this storm system up. there will be a gust of wind, a period of gusty winds in here from about 3:00 until 9:00 on thursday morning. we could get gusts close to 50mph. but look at the surging temperatures. mid to upper 50s on thursday. >> sarah: we have a traffic alert, an accident on route 9. here's danielle gersh with more. >> this is actually in newton on route 9 eastbound. we have reports of an overturned vehicle at dudley road.
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at center street, and traffic is backed up all the way the parker street from this incident. so certainly if you're headed out the door, avid route 9 eastbound this morning. we have a crew on the way to the scene. north of town, 93 southbound from 495 over 128 through woburn into boston, looking pretty good, as is route 1 this morning. the expressway from braintree into boston, 13 minutes. this exclamation mark, you can see at furnace brook parkway, this is a disabled vehicle northbound causing back-up through the braintree split there. route 3 looking good as is route 24 and 95 this morning. no major issues on the pike. let's take a look at these drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 15 minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston. into town on the pike from 128, just 12 minutes. 39 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: breaking overnight, a young boy appears to be okay after he was found wandering alone in dorchester. boston ems says the boy, who is about four years old, was
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earlier this morning. he was taken to boston medical center to be checked out. this morning a chelmsford family has some cleaning up to do following a fire. >> christa: really scary. we've heard stories like this before. investigators say a boy was riding one of those hover boards when suddenly it caught fire. let's go to 7's victoria warren. vicki, what can you tell thus morning? >> victoria: according to the boy's sister, he's 15 years old. the whole family was together inside their home. he was using the hoverboard when all of a sudden it started to spark. we have some pictures of what's left of this hoverboard. it caught fire. it caught the rug underneath the hoverboard on fire. the family quickly called 911. chelmsford fire department, they arrived on the scene. the family was already out of the house. they were able to quickly put the fire out. the fire itself was pretty small, but there is extensive damage in the kitchen area. the boy, he wasn't hurt. so that's very good news considering all of this. the fire chief says that the family could stain the home,
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the smell of the melting plastic from that hoverboard just pretty much permeated the entire home. so they opted not to stay here. they have some clean-up, but again, the good news, the teenager, he's okay. and again, this all happened while he was using the hoverboard. the fire department says the hoverboard caught fire. live this morning in chelmsford, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a mother's desperate call for help played in court following a frightening carjacking and crash. the brockton mom was strapping her baby into a car when police say man pulled a gun on her. 7's kris anderson joins us now with that 911 call. >> kris: sarah, in this 911 call, you can hear the dispatcher trying the calm this mother just moments after the carjacking. >> you and the baby are okay. [sobbing] >> kris: 33-year-old jose robles appeared in court for a
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prosecutors say he threatened this woman with a bb gun as she was putting her 11-month-old daughter in a car at the westgate mall in brockton last week. robles got away in the car, leading police on a chase that led to a crashing end in stoughton. the defense believes the bb gun made robles less dangerous, but prosecutors aren't buying it. >> the commonwealth has proved by clear and convincing evidence that mr. robles is a danger to the community. >> kris: the judge ordered bail. he's due back in court next month. that's the latest live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening later today, president obama's plan to shut down guantanamo bay will be submitted to congress. today marks the deadline to submit that proposal. and the straight is hoping that lawmakers will allow nearly 60 detainees to be moved to a facility here in the u.s. congress has opposed previous plans to shut down gitmo.
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andrews' civil lawsuit against marriott hotels are set to be made this morning. andrews is seeking $75 million claiming the hotel chain was negligent. the lawsuit stems from a case in 2008 when man rigged hotel peepholes and taped the sideline reporter as she changed clothing. andrews claims that marriott allowed the man to book rooms next to her room enabling her to make that video. >> sarah: new this morning, charlotte, north carolina, city council expands rights to the lgbt community. >> christa: that includes allowing transgender people to choose which bathrooms to use based on their gender ity. >> that passes 7-4, and thank you very much. >> christa: last night's vote coming after more than 100 people sounded off on that proposal. >> i care. i want my children protected. >> i'm afraid of an opposition who is afraid of me. they're afraid that i or people like me will victimize children. >> christa: north carolina's governor, the former mayor of
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in policy a threat to public safety and he's warning that the state's general assembly may step in. >> sarah: new details, the mayor of flint, michigan, says the city will start removing some of the lead pipes that have been poisoning the water. there researchers say flint has more than 8,000 lead pipes in its water system. she says the project will cost millions of dollars. >> we can now move ahead with the lead service line removal in an orderly fashion. the fast start plan is ready to go, and we estimate the cost at about $55 million. so we look forward the using the first two million to start with that process. >> sarah: thousands of people were poisoned with lead when the city decided to switchers -- switch its source of water. the new water was not properly treated before going to residents' homes. in 7 health cast, the centers for disease cast raising the risk for cancer concerns in connection with lumber liquidators flooring. the c.d.c. is says that people
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laminate flooring are at a three times greater risk of getting cancer than originally thought. the threat is from flooring made in china with potentially dangerous levels of formaldehyde. lumber liquidators has already stopped selling laminate flooring from china and is offering free test kits to all its customers. new research shows a botox-like injection can treat athletes with painful knee condition. it says 69% of people who got an injection of disport in the hip followed by physical therapy did not need any other treatment and years later. >> christa: on 7news now, it is nearly tax time, and this morning we have some important deductions you should be looking for that add up pretty quickly. according to msn.com, you can deduct up to $4,000 in higher education tuition and fees that you, your spouse, maybe your dependents paid last year. also we certainly hope you have not lost personal belongings from a robbery or maybe extreme
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happened, you can deduct carnality and theft losses related to your home. lastly, if you itemize your deduction, don't forget you can deduct your tax preparation fee, as well. also master card launching some new technology so you can use purchases. the company says that selfies and fingerprint scans are safer than typed passwords. i was laughing at the lady there trying to get her personfect selfie. got to be that right angle. if you want the use your picture to pay, download the master card identity check app. you take a selfie each time you buy something online. and your fingerprint will be scanned to prove it is you who is spending the money. what do you think, sarah? >> sarah: i have not mastered the selfie. i was going back to the selfie, not the fingerprint. the fingerprinting is great. >> christa: i'm good with, that as well. but at least you'll get some practice if you are a big shopper. you'll be getting a lot of practice, right? there you go. oh, chris, it's you, for weather.
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i have to get my selfie stick out to pay for this. increasing clouds. late flurries today. steadier snow between 7:00 and 11:00. overnight. coating to an inch close to the city of boston. 1 to 3 north and west of 95. >> sarah: all right, thanks. chris. stay with us.
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>> christa: breaking overnight, a little boy found wandering the street alone in boston. >> sarah: a hoverboard starts a fire at a local family's home. a boy riding the gadget when sparks fly. >> christa: and a cambridge officer in trouble, accused of running down a woman in the street and leaving the scene of
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>> sarah: man on the run, accused of assaulting a revere police officer. he's linked to not one chase and crash but two. >> christa: and a warning if you use an a.t.m. in attleboro. skimming devices found and the people suspected of planting them. >> sarah: and protest planned in boston. why demonstrator will quarter outside the apple store. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning. it's tuesday. it feels a lot like monday to many of us here in the news department. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. she's talking about you, chris. >> chris: feels like a monday morning. i'm over there breaking stuff early this morning and knock, things off the desk. it happens this early in the morning. 21 in norwood right now. 22 in bedford. 28 in the city of boston. we have clouds increasing throughout the day. this moisture you see across the mid atlantic will work into southern new england in the form of snow initially. but most of that snow not starting until close to 7:00. so much of the day is going to
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here we go. timing of it, some patchy, light know between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. steadier snow between 7:00 and 11:00, then we transition over to an icy mix and over to rain. not a ton out of this rain system, but there may be slick travel for a few hours this evening, especially north and west of the city of boston. along 95 west out through the worcester hills. generally speaking 1 to 3 inches of snow. coating to an inch closer to the city with that initial burst of precipitation working on in. predominantly a rain event wednesday into thursday morning. more on that forecast ahead. >> sarah: we have a traffic alert. a couple accidents on some busy roads. danielle gersh with more. >> that's right, sarah. this is on route 9 in newton. issues here. this is an overturned vehicle eastbound and this is near dudley road. again, this is in newton on route 9 eastbound. now, at center street, that's where this road is closed. we're hearing they're turning people around. traffic is backed up from this incident all the way to parker street on route 9. let's head north of town.
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over 128 through woburn into boston. route 1 looking good is far this morning. on the expressway, we have a disabled vehicle. this is blocking the right lane northbound at furnace brook parkway. you can see that has traffic backed up on 128 southbound to route 24. route 3 not looking too bad. no major issues on route 24 or 95 or the pike this morning. just that one issue on route 9. keep that in mind if you're headed out the door. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to hit the road. 15 minutes on the expressway into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound from 128 to the zakim bridge, 17 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time. >> christa: breaking overnight, a young boy appears to be at least physically okay after he was found wandering all alone in dorchester. early this morning boston e.m.s. says the boy who is about four years old was walking along blue hill avenue just after 3:00 a.m. he was taken to boston medical center to get checked out. ism also hot wheels in
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a hover -- hoverboard catches on fire. a boy was riding the hoverboard when it started shooting sparks. >> christa: so frightening. we've heard of several incidents involving these toys. let's go to 7's victoria warren. you have more on the damage to this house. >> victoria: yeah, all things considered, christa, this family is pretty lucky because the damage is pretty minimal. some of these hoverboard fires have burned entire homes down. we spoke with this teenage boy's sister, and she says her brother's fine. this fire started while the hoverboard was being used in the kitchen. hoverboard danger. a chelmsford teen was on this hoverboard when the family says it suddenly caught fire inside their home. >> we saw some sparks. the child jumped off. >> victoria: the 15-year-old
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his older sister says the family can't believe it happened. the rug started to catch fire so they quickly called 911. >> there was quite a bit of smoke. the house was full of smoke when we showed up. >> victoria: luckily the fire was small enough that firefighters used an extinguisher to put it out. others have not been as fortunate. a tennessee family says 5 hoverboard is to blame for their mansion burning down in january, two teenagers forced to jump out a second-story window. and in new jersey, half a home was destroyed. investigators say this fire started when a hoverboard was charged and shoppers got scared in a mall near houston, hearing a loud boom and then seeing the toy on fire. the damage here in chelmsford not that extensive. live this morning, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: state police and natick police are investigating a car crash that left a 76-year-old man with serious injuries. they see a teenager hit the man as he crossed mill street on monday.
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the car completely shattered. the victim was flown to a worcester hospital. >> christa: also this morning, a police officer in cambridge in trouble with the law, accused of hitting a woman in the street with his truck and then taking off. let's go 207's brandon gunnoe. brandon, is this officer... was he off duty at the time, is that right? >> brandon: christa, good morning. that is right. he was off duty at the time. police say one of their own, a police officer, hit a young woman riding a bicycle on this corner behind me and never stopped. >> respond to the area of broadway and portland. pedestrian struck. >> brandon: that's audio from a police scanner after cambridge police say one of their own, who wasn't working at the time, hate young woman on a bicycle and never stopped. it happened sunday night just before 8:00. she was riding her bike near broadway and portland street in cambridge when she was hit by a pick-up truck. >> it's a black pick-up truck with an extended cab on the break.
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and was rushed to the hospital, life-threatening. cambridge police confirm the off-duty officer "was involved in a hit-and-run accident." >> we have two calls. one has pictures of the motor vehicle at broadway and portland. >> brandon: police did not say how many people witnessed the crash or how the off-duty officer was eventually tracked down. so far that officer has not been charged but is on administrative leave until an investigation is complete. also police have not released the name of that police officer or what kind of damage was sustained to his vehicle. gunnoe, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: new this morning, police in attleboro searching for pair who they say may have put skimming devices on two a.t.m.s. some alert customers making this discovery at the cumberland farms store on pleasant street. this is one of the skimmers they found. it's designed to look like part of the a.t.m.
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information to contact them. >> sarah: right now the search is on for this man, wanted by police for leading officers on two chases that involved crashes. michael gouthro is also accused of trying to stab an officer with a syringe last week. the latest crash happening yesterday in saugus. state police tried to pull over a reported stolen vehicle after ending a brief pursuit. the driver crashed into another car. his accomplice, jacqueline murphy, was arrested on scene while gouthro, the suspected driver, took off. on thursday, police say gouthro fled a traffic stop in revere after assaulting an officer with a hypodermic needle. the officer was injured in a crash and has since been released from the hospital. >> christa: happening later today, supporters will be gathering at apple stores across the country to hold protests against the f.b.i. those protests are set to begin at 5:00 p.m. local time. demonstrators are supporting apple's decision to not help investigators hack into the phone of one of the san bernardino shooters.
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like that could endanger the privacy of millions of crefl phone customers. bill cosby's wife is set to answer more tough questions in her husband's defamation came. camille cosby's deposition is set to resume again march 14th. questioning started monday at a hotel in springfield. attorneys are trying to decide if she's protected by marital privilege since she has worked manager. seven women are suing bill cosby for defamation, saying that he lied about allegations that he sexually assaulted them. >> sarah: another test today in the race for the white house. caucuses today for the republicans in nevada. it comes on the heels of a shake-up for a top g.o.p. candidate. 7's kris anderson is in the control room with what happened. >> well, we'll begin with donald trump, sarah. he's expecting a win in the next battle for the g.o.p.'s nomination. meanwhile, two of his rival squared off on the eve of the nevada republican caucuses,
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campaign. >> you got to vote, vote, vote! >> kris: donald trump rallying voters in nevada, hoping for a third straight win today when the voters caucus there. as the race goes on, the campaign is getting uglier, ted cruz firing a high-level campaign staffer for tweeting a video wrongly accusing marco rubio of saying something negative about the bible. >> we are not a campaign that is going to question the faith of another candidate. >> kris: rubio says it's a pattern with the cruz campaign. >> every single day something comes out of the cruz campaign that's deceptive and untrue. >> kris: and trump hit cruz monday night. >> the evangelicals didn't vote for him. do you know why? because they don't like liars. >> kris: meanwhile, trump is skipping a forum with his republican rivals citing a scheduling conflict. the forum is hosted by fox news anchor megyn kelly, who trump has accused of mistreating him in the past. >> we don't have a super pac. you are our super pac. >> kris: trailing by a wide margin in south carolina, bernie sanders turned his attention to massachusetts, rallying thousands at umass-amherst and
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clinton's campaign. >> secretary clinton, month after month after month, seems to be adopting more and more of the positions that we have advocated. i think i saw a tv ad and i thought it was me, but it turns out it was secretary clinton's picture in the ad. >> kris: hillary clinton is expected to cruise to victory in south carolina and many other southern states, but bernie sanders says that he is in this race until the end. live here in the control room, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, kris. still ahead, reliving the shoot-out with the marathon bombers. what neighbors in watertown are saying about a request from hollywood. >> sarah: new information about the uber driver accused in a deadly shooting spree in michigan. what investigators confiscated from his home. >> christa: and a birthday brawl. the wild fight inside a new england restaurant for children. >> chris: wild swing weather-wise from this weekend into tonight.
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now we're talking about a little bit of snow, 1 to 3 inches of it inland this evening. the timing of it and what to expect during the week ahead coming up. >> sarah: and good morning. you're looking at a scene in newton this morning. this is route 9 eastbound. we had an overturned vehicle near dudley road. the road is closed at center street. traffic is backed up to parker street. we'll have a full report coming up next.
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>> sarah: welcome back. 6:14. we've been spoiled, i have to say, with the weather. >> christa: it's been so quiet that i thought maybe we might want to install a recliner, a lazy boy in the weather office for chris so he could kick back, maybe do a little sleeping, but i guess you'll be doing some work. >> chris: i'll take that recliner whether it snows or
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even in a big storm we can use it to kick back and get a couple hours of shut eye during some shows. during a long-duration snowstorm, i always enjoy a little shut eye. take a look at the winter weather advisory in place along and west of 95 later this afternoon into this evening for the chance of snow and ice, especially this evening. 28 in boston. 21 in norwood. 22 in bedford. cold start this morning. seasonably cold at that. here's the moisture that's going to be working up the east coast, currently south of d.c. still take some time to get in here, between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m., i do expect scattered light snow and flurries to break out. the better chance of steadier precipitation in terms of accumulating snow that would cause some slick spots probably after 7:00 through about 11:00 this evening, midnight tonight and then watch what happens. we transition over to rain, on shore wind takes over. it will warm up into the upper 30s to near 40 late overnight tonight along the coastline. inland it's more of a process, and with the cold air holding on, we may get a glaze of ice on
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not a huge storm for us. you know you don't need a lot of snow and ice to create slick spots. we'll watch for that later on this evening. mainly north and west of 95, one to three inches of snow. it changes faster the further east you go. up into the merrimack valley, the western edges of this, icy glaze with freezing rain on top of snow and sleet. there still could be some slick spots early tomorrow morning north and west of 495. here's the second area of help down near dallas today. that's where we're tracking for tomorrow into thursday morning. as this low pressure cuts to the west of us, this is going to bring in mild air and a soaking rain. the the heaviest of the rain will arrive tomorrow late in the day through the overnight hours and into very early thursday morning, 1 to 2 inches of that rain working on in. and gusty winds. thursday morning could have some gusts close to 50mph. out of the south, though, so the temperatures surge on that southerly wind. increasing clouds today, late-day flurries breaking out,
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day's end, turning into a steadier snow for a few hours, going over to a mix. again, some slick spots this evening, even close to the coastline, a little slush accumulation certainly a possibility with a burst of snow this evening, otherwise dealing with an icy mix early tomorrow morning deep inland. the rest of us rain. we warm it up on thursday. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. this is route 9 eastbound the newton. we have reports of an overturned vehicle. that's been removed. i'll showo where this is on the manslaughter. this is route 9 eastbound right at dudley road. the road was reportedly closed at center street. traffic is backed up to parker street. hopefully since that car has been moved, this will clear up soon here. we do still have a disabled vehicle on the expressway northbound at furnace brook parkway. so this is really causing a mess south of town around the braintree split.
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and this is in quincy on route 3 northbound at burgin parkway. so definitely some slowing around the braintree split. route 24 and 95 looking pretty good so far this morning. heading into town on 893 southbound, you're slow and go into boston. route 1 is looking good. take a look at those drive times out the door this morning. 16 minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston. into town on the pike from 128, no delays there. 13 minutes. bridge, 17 minutes. time. back to you, guys. >> christa: prosecutors say they're confident they have a strong case against that uber driver charged with killing six people in a random shooting spree out in michigan. the key evidence, they say, against jason dalton includes surveillance video. his alleged confession and the weapon used in the murders. investigators say that dalton bought the gun less than three hours before the first attack and they also say they found nearly a dozen rifles at his home. uber says dalton passed their
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nine driving violations. police in boston have started fingerprinting all the city's 6,000 cab drivers. according to the "globe," police say that will help them conduct even more thorough background checks. the goal is to increase passenger safety. the city's police commissioner has called for ride sharing drivers like uber and lift to be fingerprinted, as well, and legislation pending on beacon hill would require that. >> sarah: a clash at chuck e. cheese caught on camera. police in connecticut are looking for about a dozen people involved in a birthday brawl. they say the incident started after two women bumped into each other at the restaurant in manchester sunday. witnesses say the fight quickly escalated. one child was knocked down and another suffered minor injuries. >> sarah: i just think it's a crying shame that the children have to be subjected to that type of conduct by adults. >> you just don't know where you can go and feel safe and have a good family atmosphere. you know, it's getting harder and harder to find those kinds of places to go. >> sarah: police say no
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because the group involved in the fight left before police arrived. >> christa: another story that makes you shake your head. >> sarah: i know, chuck e. cheese. >> christa: kid's birthday party. coming up on 6:20 a.m., a report from the mbta raising some eyebrows today. did an employee who raked in thousands of overtime hours approve his own o.t.? >> sarah: and look who is back for spring training? one more time, big papi at fenway south. >> christa: imagine taking a cruise but you didn't know you signed up for the gronk party ship. oh, boy.
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>> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino.
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[bleeped] >> joe: good morning. david ortiz putting his new teammate at ease, delivering a warm embrace, showing former rival david price that the past is just that. papi, price and the rest of the red sox ready for their first full-squad workout tomorrow. papi will hold a news conference later today. ortiz had a little message to price on twitter. he said, "i got your back. let's roll." that post by the red sox. unlike pablo sandoval, ortiz showed up in shape and ready to go yesterday. the 40-year-old planning to start fast and finish strong in his final season. bruins hosting columbus, chasing the blue jackets all night. down 4-2 in the third. kevin miller the shot. matt beleskey redirects it for his second goal of the night. it was a 4-3 game. later in the period, brandon saad will beat jonas gustavsson thanks to a scott hartnell assist. keep an eye on hartnell, number 43. he knocks the luce stick into gustavsson while playing the puck. hits him right in the face. it was reviewed but called a
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columbus builds a two-goal lead. they go on to win it 6-4. celtics in minnesota. kevin garnett missing a 12th straight game with a knee injury. in the second half, no stopping karl-anthony town, the number-one big in last year's draft. he had 28 points and 13 rebounds. celtics were down two in the final seconds. marcus smart a chance to win it for them. he doesn't pass it to isaiah thomas. he pulls up himself and he's shy, hitting the front rim. the celtics go down 124-122 the final. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> christa: rob gronkowski's cruise from miami to the bahamas turned out to be quite a surprise for many unsuspecting people on board. listen to this: according to the "globe," many people on board the norwegian cruise line ship weren't even aware the pats' tight end was holding a three-day party on board. so the ship holds 2,300 passengers. only about 700 were there for
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it wrapped up yesterday. so i'm just wondering how that played with, first of all, sarah is shielding her eyes right now. >> i can't look at this. >> christa: at 6:25 a.m. >> sarah: is he trying to do magic mike but doing a really bad job of it. >> christa: pretty funny. good take on that, sarah. can you imagine the 5:00 p.m. buffet dinner crowd? >> sarah: no! i would die. all right. still ahead, forced into the freezer, chipotle workers pushed around by armed robbers in dartmouth. the search for the gunman continues this morning. >> christa: new this morning, a crane collapse gets caught on camera after some flames break >> reporter: it's been almost three years since the shoot-out here in watertown.
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>> sarah: we will living a fateful night. why watertown residents are being asked permission to recreate the shoot-out with the marathon bombers. >> christa: ambushed at work. masked robbers barge in, locking workers in a chipotle cooler. how one worker made a mad dash to get help. >> sarah: a stunning report from the mbta about how extensive overtime pay was approved. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everybody. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. we have winter weather moving into our area. it's a one-two punch, but not a lot, chris, is that right? >> chris: not a lot of snow out of this, but there will be a period of snow and ice overnight, but the rain event, the bigger storm will be mostly rain for a lot of us. 28 in boston. 21 in norwood. good morning, everyone. cold start but seasonable levels this morning. we'll watch the sunshine fade day. here is the moisture to the south down enter the d.c. area, down into the carolinas.
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the bulk of the day is dry. temperatures this afternoon, upper 30s to near 40 degrees. so initially when the light snow temperatures just above the freezing mark, they'll melt on contact with the road. now you get past 7:00, steadier snow and temperatures getting closer to the freezing mark, and we could get some slick travel, especially outside 95 here and that's your best chance to see 1 to 3 inches of know this evening. coating to an inch along the coastline. quicker transition over to rain right along the coastline. so overall travel conditions good. even into the evening commute. i think the roads are wet on the initial snowflakes, but later on this evening, any time after 7:00, 8:00 p.m., through about midnight, could have some slick travel especially inland thanks to the snow and ice. more on this forecast ahead. >> christa: if you travel route 9 in the newton area, you want the hear what danielle has to say. >> sarah: sky7 is over the scene. this is route 9 eastbound, and this is in newton. and you can see, one lane is now open. the left lane is getting by. but we did have an overturned
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up all the way to parker street from this incident. let's go to the maps. i'll show you where this is. again, this is route 9. and it's right near dudley road. again, traffic is backed up to parker street, one lane, the left lane is now getting by eastbound. so the road is no longer closed. we have a couple incidents to tell you about. this one an accident on the expressway. this is northbound at furnace brook parkway and also in quincy on route 3, we have another parkway. a bit of a mess south of town as well on route 24. some slowing as you approach 128. and the same on 95. heading into town on 93 southbound, from lawrence over 128 and into boston, you're slow and go, but no major accidents. route 1 looking pretty good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. about 14 minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 13 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 19 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. breaking overnight, a young boy appears to be physically okay
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alone in dorchester. boston e.m.s. says the boy, who is about four years old, was walking along blue hill avenue just after the 3:00. he was taken to boston medical center center to be checked out. top stories. a chelmsford boy is okay after a hoverboard caught fire inside his family's home. the teen was on board when it began sparking last night. while he was not hurt, the fire did do some damage to the home. firefighters used an extinguisher to put out those flames. because of the smoke in the house, the family stayed somewhere else last night. a cambridge police officer is on administrative leave after police say he hit a young woman with his truck and then kept on going. police say she was riding her bike near broadway and portland street in cambridge. the officer was off duty at the time. the woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. >> christa: new this morning a movie studio reportedly staining the shoot-out with the marathon bombers. residents in watertown are now being asked permission for
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nearly three years ago in their neighborhood. let's go out thrive 7's jennifer eagan. she's in watertown with more on what people are saying about this and what the shoot would entail. >> sarah: christa, good morning. >> jennifer: movie producers reportedly met with residents in this area and let them know filming would be going on until midnight some nights and there would be simulated gunshots during that time. [gunfire] people in this watertown neighborhood lived through the shoot-out with the marathon bombers. now hollywood producers want to shoot a movie on the same streets where police hunted down the two killers. location managers for the film "patriots' day" have reportedly asked people who live on laurell street to allow them to recreate the gun battle between officers and the tsarnaev brothers. according to a watertown community blog site, crews sent out these flyers letting residents know that filming would happen at night and would begin in early may with
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late april just after the third anniversary of the bombing and manhunt. "patriots' day" stars boston native mark wahlberg. he's cast as a boston officer who was in command at the finish line when the bombs went off in 2013. when joe amorosino was sentenced to death last may, some people along laurell street could still point to bullet holes in their homes. many said with the case closed, they wanted to finally move forward. and on that flyer a link that residents could go to on that link a survey that they could fill out and say whether or not they agreed with filming in their neighborhood. live in watertown this morning, jennifer eagen, 7news "today in new england." >> police are searching for two armed and dangerous men who they say stormed into a chipotle in dartmouth. surveillance video shows the men forced three employees into a walk-in cooler. it happened late sunday night just after the restaurant closed. police say the robbers waited for an employee to take the
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they stole about $300 from the office. paxton police need your help in finding a missing elderly man. ali wandered away from his home on sunday. the 88-year-old has gray hair and a mustache. he walks with a cane and only speaks arabic. he was last seen wearing a black hooded winter coat, black pant, boots and a beige hat. he suffered from dementia and has diabetes. >> christa: we have new details about overtime pay for mbta workers. an audit shows one worker increased his pay significantly last year apparently because he approved his own overtime hours. the review shows the man earned more than 2,600 overtime hours last year and earned nearly 300 300 -- $330,000. despite approving his own o.t., officials say there was no evidence of inappropriate conduct. the mbta also says the man retired last month. now, according to the review, the "t's" overtime costs
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million last year. others say the "t" lacks formal overtime policies and that another problem is that some accepted time sheets had pre-printed supervisor names on them. the "t" also says the issue of workers signing off on their own o.t. hours is not a widespread problem. according to the agency, overtime spending has been cut by about 30% so far this year. >> sarah: still ahead, danger beneath your feet? a popular flooring brand causing new cancer concerns. >> christa: also a dangerous fire high in the sky. flames forcing a crane to collapse. >> sarah: and some starbucks customers steaming mad over a change it's making. we're going to tell you all about it coming up. >> danielle: good morning. sky7 still over this incident. this is route 9 eastbound in move. the left lane is now open. the right lane still closed and traffic is backed up from this incident almost to parker street. so definitely if you're taking route 9 heading into town.
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also a couple incidents on the expressway and on route 3 headed northbound.
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at a construction site. you can see the heavy flames on this frame causing it to collapse. the fire was ten stories up. officials believe it was an electrical fire that started in the crane's motor. hankfully no one was hurt. >> christa: wow. trending today, a big change brewing at starbucks. it could save you a little bit of time when you wait in line. the company is overhauling its rewards program. so under the old rules, customers would get a star for each transaction. so a lot of people would tell the baristas to ring up each of their items separately, which takes a while. you're behind that person, you're getting frustrated. now customers get rewarded for how much money they spend instead. >> sarah: got it. labrador retrievers remain the top dog breed in the country according to the american kennel club. it's the 25th year the popular pup has been the most registered breed. rounding out the top five, german shepherd, golden retrievers, bulldogs and beagles. the group says the list shows americans prefer easy-to-care-for, family-fun dogs.
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half popular. >> sarah: golden retriever and golden doodle. >> christa: that's right. he's won my heart for sure. >> sarah: he's a sweetie. >> christa: know and go is next with the day's top stories, including a warning for debit card use centers attleboro. we'll tell you where two skimmers were found and who police think put them there. >> reporter: and dangerous ride for a teen on a hoverboard when it suddenly catches fire. >> i'd like the punch him in the face. >> sarah: new from overnight, who donald trump announced on stage that he wants to punch in
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>> it's 6:45, time the know and go. >> reporter: hoverboard danger. a teen using a hoverboard and suddenly it catches fire. >> brandon: off the job after a woman is struck in the street. cambridge police now investigating one of their own. >> kris: plus a campaign shake-up for one g.o.p. candidate as voters head out the caucus in nevada. >> reporter: and we will living a terrifying night. the hollywood film that wants to recreate the watertown shoot-out. >> sarah: welcome back, everybody. it's time no know and go. we have all your days top stories coming up. >> christa: we have a winter weather advisory to talk about this morning. chris has the latest for us. >> chris: it kicks in this afternoon, christa. good morning, everyone.
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this afternoon, this evening, until about midnight tonight. 28 in boston. 21 in norwood. much of the day is dry. however, by about 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., patchy light snow and flurries start to break on out. don't think that's going to stick to the roadways by that time because the precipitation will be on the liger side and temperatures actually going to be above the freezing mark by afternoon. so close to 40 with the increasing cloud cover. however, this evening, once we get past 7:00, we can get some bursts of some steadier snow from 11:00 p.m. until midnight. then we accumulate the snow and transition over to an icy mix and rain by early tomorrow morning. coating to an inch of snow across the coastline. 1 to 3 along 95 inland with the best chance of 3 showing up across the higher terrain of worcester county up into southwestern new hampshire. not a tremendous amount of precipitation, but you don't need a lot of snow and ice to give you slick spots. on top of the snow, like lay glaze of freezing rain near 495 out through worcester county and up into southern new hampshire.
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east wind, we'll be above freezing, and certainly well above freezing by day break tomorrow. here's a secondary of low pressure that has to work in. this will provide us with a slug of rain and wind wednesday night into thursday itself. so very gusty winds thursday morning, perhaps close to 50mph. temperatures surging into the 50s, and then we quiet down just in time for the weekend. >> christa: let's go to fast track traffic. a morning of problems and danielle gersh has the latest on it. >> andy: that's right, christa. >> danielle: sky7 was over one of those problems, but not anymore. we did have an overturned vehicle, an accident in newton on route 9 eastbound. and that was right near dudley road. that was close. route 9 eastbound was closed. now it's back open. the left lane is getting by. the right lane, though, is still closed eastbound on route 9. and traffic from that is backed up almost to 128 to chestnut street. so if you're headed into town on route 9, this is something morning. south of town, we did have two accidents, one on the expressway, one on route 3. both of those have cleared. so that's good news.
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expressway northbound, still 18 minutes. some slowing on route 3 as you approach 128. on route 24, as well, and then on 128 southbound getting on to the expressway. some delays from those accidents there. let's head north of town. 93 southbound slow and go over 128 and into boston. route 1 not looking too bad this morning. take a look at those drive times as your getting ready to head out the door. 24 minutes on the expressway from braintree to boston. into town on the pike from 128, 14 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 19 minutes. you're taking the "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: breaking overnight, a young boy is found wandering the streets of dorchester alone. boston e.m.s. says the boy is about three years old. he was found on blue hill avenue around 3:00. temperatures were below freezing. center to be checked out. >> christa: a hoverboard fire sparks a fire inside a home in chelmsford. >> sarah: a boy was riding the hoverboard when it started shooting sparks.
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the damage done. vicki? >> victoria: a 15-year-old boy was on it. we spoke with his sister and says her brother is okay. really this was a terrifying situation because he was using the hoverboard in the family's kitchen area when all of a sudden it caught fire. we have some pictures of what's left with this hoverboard. the fire department says sparks started coming out of the hoverboard. the device caught on fire. smoke filled the home and the board melted. it happened in the kitchen area. as you would expect, there's now considerable damage to that area of the home. >> i went in with a thermal imaging camera. i could see there was small fire in the living room. i radioed outside for them to bring in an extinguisher. it's probably like 30 pounds. it's just full of pressurized water. and we just spray it on the fire and it went out fairly quickly.
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mostly not floor area of the home. the family could have stayed here last night, but because of the melting plastic, a really strong odor has perm -- permeated the home, so they chose to sleep elsewhere. warren, 7news "today in new eight. police officer in cambridge is in trouble, accused of striking a woman in the street with his truck and taking off. 7's brandon gunnoe is live in cambridge with more. >> brandon: sarah, the police officer was off duty at the time. but police here in cambridge say one of their own hit a young woman who was riding her bicycle on this corner behind me here and never stopped. now, this happened sunday night just before 8:00. she was riding her bike near broadway and portland street when she was hit by a pick-up truck. the woman was hurt and was rushed to the hospital. but her injuries, we're told, are not life-threatening. cambridge police confirmed that the off-duty officer was involved in a hit-and-run accident. now, so far that officer has not been charged but is on administrative leave until an investigation is complete.
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the name of that police officer. live in cambridge, brandon gunnoe, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning, attleboro police are searching for this pair who they say may have put skimming devices on two a.t.m.s. alert customers made the discovery at the cumberland farms store on county street and pleasant street. this was one of the skimmers they found. it is designed to look like part of the a.t.m. police want anyone with any information to give them a call. >> christa: right now the search is on for this man wanted by police for leading officers on two chases that involved crashes. michael gouthro is accused of trying to stab an officer with a syringe last week. the latest crash happening yesterday in saugus. state police tried to pull over a reported stolen vehicle after ending a brief pursuit. the driver crashed into another car and his alleged accomplice, jacqueline murphy, was arrested on scene. while gouthro, the suspected driver, took off.
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gouthro fled a traffic stop in revere after assaulting the officer with that hypodermic needle. the officer was injured in the crash and has since been released from the hospital. >> sarah: happening later today, protest, will gather at apple stores across the country, including on boylston street in boston. demonstrators are supporting apple's decision to not help investigators hack into the phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. apple says creating such technology could endanger the privacy of millions of users. >> sarah: prosecutors say the michigan uber driver accused of killing six people in a random shooting spree confessed to the crime. they say they also have surveillance video showing jason dalton carrying out the crime. investigators say dalton bought the murder weapon three hours before the crime spree. uber also says he passed their background check despite having nine driving violations. >> sarah: bill cosby's wife will answer more questions next month in her husband's defamation case. camille cosby's deposition began
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springfield. lawyers are trying to decide if she should be protected by marital privilege since she has manager. 7 women are suing bill cosby saying he lied about allegations that he sexually assaulted them. >> christa: let's go to the race for the white house right now. the republicans caucused today in nevada. kris anderson has the latest from the control room. to you. donald trump is expected to win today in nevada. as the race goes on, the campaign is getting uglier. ted cruz firing a high-level campaign staffer for tweeting a video wrongly accusing marco rubio of saying something negative about the bible. cruz says his campaign is not going to question the faith of another candidate, but marco rubio fired back saying that it is a pattern with the cruz campaign, something comes out daily that's deceptive and untrue. meantime, donald trump lashed out at a protester last night. >> here's a guy throwing
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screaming and everything else when we're talking, and you're walking out... the guards are very gentle. he's walking out smiling, laughing. i'd like the punch him in the face. >> kris: it happened in nevada. it's unclear what the man was protesting. he says the man tried the punch security guards escorting him out. on the democratic side, trailing bay wide margin in south carolina, bernie sanders turned his attention to massachusetts, rallying thousands at umass-amherst. he told the cheering crowd they were his only super pac. hillary clinton meantime expected to cruise to victory in south carolina and many other southern states. but bernie sanders says he is in this race until the end. in the control room, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: the centers for disease control raising the risk for cancer concerns in connection with lumber liquidators flooring. the c.d.c. is saying people exposed to certain types of laminate flooring are at three times the greater risk of getting cancer than originally thought. the threat is from flooring made
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dangerous levels of formaldehyde. lumber liquidators has already stopped selling the products and is offering free test kits to all its customers. new this morning, mark wahlberg and movie producers have a controversial request for residents in watertown. 7's jennifer eagan is live in that neighborhood with what they're asking for. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, basically they're asking for people to relive the shoot-out with the marathon bombers. we're coming up on the third anniversary. the shoot-out and manhunt in this watertown neighborhood. some people here still have bullet holes in their homes. location managers for the film patriots' day have reportedly asked people who live on laurell street to allow them to recreate the gun battle between officers and the tsarnaev brothers. the filmmakers told residents they would be taping until midnight some nights. now, when joe amorosino was -- when dzhokhar tsarnaev was sentenced to death, people could still point to bullet holes in their homes. many said with the case closed,
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forward. crews sent out flyers letting residents know filming would happen at night and would begin in early may with preparations set to start in late april just after the third anniversary of the bombing and manhunt. now, patriots' day stars boston native mark wahlberg. he's set to portray a boston officer in charge at the finish line the day of the marathon bombing. we're live in watertown this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: meantime, sergeant dic donohue, the transit police officer who nearly died in that shoot-out, was honored last night at the bruins' game. the team showing supported for the first responders. donahue dropping the honorary first puck before the game and shook hands with captain zedeno chara. donahue retired earlier this >> sarah: all right. let's get a final check of the ber. >> chris: sarah and christa, we deal with accumulating snow this evening, most falling after 7:00 p.m., is 1 to 3 inches north and west of i-95. >> christa: that's it for us
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