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that was las night. when you talk about all the storm reports across the northeast, this weather system had a long history. you go down to the gulf states and the it moved up through the mid-atlantic states then into new england last night. all these little icons, these are reports of wind damage. it's not all that uncommon to have the occasional thunderstorm in the wince time, but this -- winter time but this unprecedented to see an event like this at the end of february. you never see that. the wind we have out there at this time is not damaging wind, but there is wind out there. winds gusting between 30-35. city dusting to 33. we have the wind advisory in effect up until 11:00 where winds may occasionally gust over 40 miles an hour. you will still have some wind boston and the fitchburg but the brunt of the storm has move aid way. there is one more cool front that will come through new england with clouds. and an isolated shower but it'll kicked 50s out of southern new england and
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burlington 41. auburn 42. tomorrow, not as much wind but a chilly day. more about that coming up. >> anchor: the wild weather leaving some people with a mess to clean up. trees like what you see in ducks try toppled over like tooth picks. where i lived there was a tree that went right over on top of a power line. out in dorchester, one family woke up to a free slamming into front of their home but they're still calling themselves quite lucky. >> just as i finished, i hear boom. >> reporter: so loud ronald said it scared him out of his skin. >> i called my wife. i said, tree drop on the house. >> >> reporter:ed tree towered 50 feet in the air. now it's a mess of branches and debris. it came down during the intense storm. >> i know it's winding, raining but i didn't know it was that bad r.damage in
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in natick, downed power lines shut down part of route 9 and in marshfield, a tree blocked the road at one point nearly the entire town was without power. back in dorchester, they're thankful clean up is the only thing they're dealing with. >> very lucky. yeah. very, very lucky. >> reporter: saying the tree fell in a way to make the damage minimal. >> god take away the tree. trop it in the middle. >> reporter: nobody got hurt. they were able to quickly get cleanup crews. now that the tree has been removed they're going to have somebody come out to assess the damage to the home. in dorchester, victoria warren, 7 news. >> adam: you can track the weather any time with our live interactive radar. head to the weather section of and then click on the 7 news mobile and tablet apps. >> anchor: a salem police officer is arrested accused of taking part in a drug deal involving oxycode own.
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joins us live from lynn to tell us more about how this all went down. >> reporter: the salem police officer is in a very uncomfortable position especially because according to the police report, this is his mug shot taken by lynn police. now he is on the wrong side of the law. >> so you are in front of you you've -- >> reporter: arraigned with three other, salem police officer matthew scale doan pleads not guilty to charges he purchased a bag of oxycode own. >> it is alleged in lynn possession of a class b. drug. >> reporter: prosecutors say the officer was offduty wednesday afternoon when members of the lynn drug task force spotted the 35-year-old involved in a street. his attorney told the judge his client needs help. >> it's our intention to treatment. going to happen as of today. >> reporter: the officer 2012.
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jest night shift. his boss says there were never any red flags. >> i find it disappointing myself as the chief, that this is something that one of our officers engaged in. >> reporter: he made a beeline from the courthouse not so interested to speaking with us. were you involved in the drug deal? were you involved in the drug deal, officer? we did ask his lawyer about the troubling allegations. why would he go into a drug treatment program if he wasn't involved? >> i'm not going to talk about it now. there will be plenty of time when we go back to court to figure out what was going on. >> reporter: so the judge released scialdone an personal recognizance. he is ordered to remain drug-free until he returns to court. the chief in salem says he has been placed oned a m leave until the case has been resolved. live in lynn steve cooper, 7 news. >> jadiann: the teen at the center of a legal battle
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and her family speaking out. justina pelletier's parents took her to the hospital for help in 2013 but the hospital crossed the line, called the d.c.f.and nearly tore their family apart. now they're suing. byron barnett is live with on the hill. >> reporter: well this is the 35-page complaint that superior court. justina pelletier and her family are suing the boston children's hospital and four doctors here after justina got caught up in a tug of war over her medical care. >> i'm very angry. >> reporter: justina pelletier, taking her anger out on boston children's hospital. the 17-year-old from connecticut and her family are suing the hospital saying children violated her civil rights holding her for nearly a year against the wishes of her parents. >> they were' really treating me badly. it was awful. and just imagine being in a psych ward without needing
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>> reporter: after another hospital diagnosed justina with a disease that attacks the cells, her attorneys say boston children's hospital came up with a different diagnosis, calling it a psychiatric problem inseed. just teena's hospital say the hospital accused the parents of medical child abuse. the dcf got involve and gave childrens custody until a judge sent her home. >> this is not about revenge. this is about making people accountable, making the medical community start thinking twice. >> i don't understand how this happened. and i just really don't want this to happen ever again to any other family. >> reporter: in a statement the hospital responded:
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says it's the hospital's fault just teena is in a wheel chair and can't walk. she right now is in a special needs school and she says she gets physical therapy which includes horse backriding. she is getting better and someday. the story live outside boston children's hospital, i'm byron barnett, 7 news. >> adam: now to a story you saw first on 7. two people, one of them a firefighter are recovering after an accident in acton. officials say a car blew through a stop sign, crashed into a fire truck. the accident left the car's side and wind shield smashed in. the driver and a firefighter were taken to the hospital. portsmouth, new hampshire, police arrest two men in a series of car break ins and vand arson cases. both of the men facing several charges and were released on bail tonight. police say the community was
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>> taking advantage and you wake up and your neighbor's car is, was burned. then you find out it's happening throughout the city. you certainly are going to get worried not only about property damage but there is a good chance of somebody getting hurt. it could have been an explosion, there could have been a new mexico of things that happened a's the investigation is ongoing and more charges could be filed. >> now to the race for the white house. the republicans will face off tonight in their 10th debate. this one is in houston. the stay, are high because it's just says before supertuesday. jay gray joins us from houston. >> reporter: front runner trump travels to texas with growing meltum. >> we might not even need the two months, folks, to be honest. >> reporter: the rest of the republican field, desperately trying to show him down. >> three chief opponents have to run in their home states. >> reporter: the stake's -- marco rubio.
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of republicans do not want trump to be our tomorrow knee. >> we can't be fooled by p.s.barnum. the time for the clowns and the acrobats and the dan dancing bears has passed. >> reporter: but many warn the time for other g.o.p. candidates to drop a trump nomination is running out. >> you have the "washington post" with a stunning editorial about stopping trump. they feel there is urgency to stop trump and that would create some sort of historic rush towards them in the final days. >> reporter: history that either way will begin to play out when the republicans walk on to the stage at the university of houston in just a few hours. jay gray, nbc news. >> bernie sanders and hillary clinton will face off in south carolina on saturday. >> adam: apple asking a federal court to throw out an order to up lock the phone of one of the san bernadino shooters.
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is asking for dangerous power. steve handelsman has the latest twist in the battle about privacy and national security. >> reporter: with the apple battle being fought in public the f.b.i. director made his case. he told congress he lives privacy and encryption. >> part of me think that is is great. i don't want anybody look at my stuff then i say, you know, law enforcement which i'm part of really does save peoples' lives. >> reporter: that is why after san bernadino looking for others who would kill for isis knowing terrorists relie on apps and others, the f.b.i. got a court to order apple to unlock the iphone of san bernadino killer farouk. >> what apple is objecting to the government wants them to write them brant new software. >> reporter: apple's ceo said the new code could get stolen and spread. sort of the equivalent of cancer he said. we would never write it.
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our job is to protect our customers. law enforcement's job is to protect the public. >> with lawful court orders read the communications of terrorists, gang bangers, pedophiles, all kinds of bad people. >> reporter: but appearing charges the f.b.i. could ask them to turn on apple microphones and apple is fighting 12 other court orders to unlock iphones. with some in congress backing a new law that would require all smart phones to have back doors appearing is working on a system that could never be you been locked by apple or law enforcement. i'm steve handelsman,capitol hill. >> adam: isis threatening the founders of facebook and twitter because of the company's efforts to take down terror related accounts. both social media sites have
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terror related pages and accounts in the past few years. >> jadiann: a 7-year-old boy heart broken. a crowd of passengerser cheered while he was booted off a plane. >> how this moustached kitty is raising awareness about the treatment of animals. >> at 4:30 a feds extrunk driver driving, you could say like a main yak. what happened when witnesses finally got him to pull over. >> adam: a coast guard vessel capsizes. the crew thrown into dangers. rescue. all of that and much more coming up on 7 news. >> kris: he is thousands of miles away to home and new language. he is helping other young people do the same thing. we're in medford for this
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don't they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's riggedt by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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>> jadiann: this little boy heart broken. he and his family booted off a plane because of allergies cheered. they didn't know the boy was on a special trip with his sick father under a the family is calling for a little compassion. >> reporter: giovanni and his mom and his dad should have already boarded a flight.
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>> reporter: the trip from washington state was interrupted by giovanni's allergic reaction. over. he started to get hives. so we informed the flight attendant who informed us fly. his experience for me. >> reporter: it delayed takeoff then they were told they would have to deboard. >> we understood. they helped us off the plane but when we stood up to walk out they clapped. the people toward the back of the plane clapped. >> reporter: clapping that crushed this little boy. >> people that don't have it they don't understand what it feels like to have sadness. >> reporter: they don't understand what he and his family have been through. that washington was on the bubblest. >> that is one check. there is a lot more but we've been checking them off as we go on. >> reporter: it was a chance to visit family for a very important reason.
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4 throat cancer and that really made me sadder when i was already sad. >> reporter: sad because he knows his dad's cancer is terminal and with time running out the trip was supposed to be a special one. >> to make memories and our sadness has to be a memory with my dad. >> as a dad i hope -- and i was out there and i just clapping. i was just like, shaking my head. let's get out of here. >> reporter: they're trying to turn something terrible into a teaching moment. >> you don't know how much people have or why they're hurting. >> reporter: a cancer patient's call for courtesy. that is 9 message the family wants to leave behind. so the family is in contact with the airline but says they don't want any compensation for the whole ordeal. >> jadiann: coming up, move over, grumpy cat. this little lady is ready to
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her story of survival and a moustache. >> reporter: what about smellingy cat? we're talking about clouds overnight. forecast up next. >> adam: art thieves pull off a violent smash and grab. what they went through to get their hands on an a.t.m. >> jadiann: how police officers were nearly crushed by a falling pole in the aftermath of all the wild weather. >> adam: see how some of your favorite patriots are serving up smiles to sweet fans.
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. her life's work has been about breaking barriers. and so would her presidency. which is why, for every american who's not being paid what they're worth... who's held back by student debt or a system tilted against them- and there are far too many of you- she understands that our country can't reach it's potential... unless we all do. together. a stronger country. >> adam: maybe you have aheard of grumpy cat but have you ever heard of moustache cat? a kitten with crazy whiskers and fur seems to have a pride future after being found abandoned in a donation bin. sally ann, a lady with a perfect moustache being
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where they say she has movie star potential with her unique look. i would happen to agree. she will be ready for adoption in the next few adorable. the fact she is a lady with moustache. old man. when you are a kitten you can get by with that. the weather kept waking me up. it was so violent. >> adam: it was like, i don't know, 2:00, 3:00 in was so close. exploding. >> reporter: i can tell you when it was for me, 2:46. that is when the daughter stuff. nasty stuff last night in southern new england. warm air part of the result of that feeding that weather stream energy. highs in the 60s. the record in the city was 65. oh, so close. a high of 63. we had a high of 63. that occurred early this
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lotsing ground but still even those numbers that you see on the screen, 40s and 50s, way above the normal high of 40 degrees. you go ahead and count up all the days this winter going back to december 1 when we've had a high of at least 50, today makes 33 agrees this winter where the temperatures have been 50 or warmer. so then we think why don't we run numbers and see where we are in terms of the warmest meteorological winter. we're a different breed but we look at winter as december, january and february. we have a little time to go but right now, third warmest meteorological winter for boston. unprecedented considering where we came off of, you know, the second coldest february last near and the snow blitz. amazing turn around. 40s and 50s. that's what we have. the city at 53. albany, 42. burlington, 41. so there is another cool
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work and usher cooler air back in new england. the second cool front is leading to clouds. 9 this will end up on the south shore. this second cold front, this will not be anything like its big brother. it'll not have any heavy downpours, we won't have strong gusty wind but what we'll do is usher in some cooler air. now there is strong wind gust down through the south shore, the south coast and the cape gusting 35, 45 miles an hour. you will have the strong wind this evening and out on to the cape. i think you will be able to have these winds come down a little bit after about 9:00, 10:00. we'll still have somewhat of a wind but nothing like last night. west winds 10-20 with a few evening showers then mostly cloudy skies. it's colder. 31-356789 much colder than 63. that is where we were this morning.
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that is pretty close to normal. the normal high about 40, 41. numbers not that far off where we should be but it's a shock to the system because that wind out there tomorrow, it will be a chilly breeze, saturday is a cool day and sunday and monday, back into the 50s. see you in a few minutes. >> jadiann: i like the 50s, time for a traffic. let's go out to joe stapleton. how is it looking? >> reporter: getting a look at the expressway, northbound and southbound, looks okay for the most part. that southbound traffic is leading away from the camera. has been a slow go. about a 45-minute ride from the downtown boston area right down into braintree. things are stalling out here. the northbound ride coming towards us moving well. right up to the o'neill tunnel. making your way on route 93 northbound, the upper deck of 93 bogging down in charles tone. the lower deck of 93 sailing nicely. pike westbound dealing with a few delays. the brake lights clicking on as you head out to exit 17
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pike westbound from downtown out to route 128. age offing close to a 40-minute ride and taking a look at the maps, 128 to the south more through milton moving well. 128 a little tight going up in burlington top of the screen. joe stapleton, 7 news. >> adam: next on 7 a teenage convicted of murdering his math teacher. what his lawyers are asking for now that has the victim's families just outraged. >> jadiann: look at this driver caught on camera. what passengers had to do to get him off the ride. >> adam: a race to the rescue. it's a coast guard crew on a
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>> announcer: this is 7 news at 4:30. >> jadiann: first here at 4:30 attorneys for the teen convicted of murdering his math teacher in 2013 are making a new demand before his sentencing tomorrow. fill imchism avenues defendant team wants to limit the number of poem who can speak about the number of family who speak about how it affected their lives. >> adam: jonathan hall has more from salem today. >> reporter: good afternoon.
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flurry of motions in advance of tomorrow's sentencing hearing for chism and here is one of them upsetting the family. it asks the judge to only allow statements from family members. people can give victim impacts statements. philip chim was just 14 when he attracted and strangled his teacher. the jury convicted him of murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery. he murdered koll even ridser in a danvers high school restroom in october of 2013. strangled her, used a box cutter. i speak briefly to chism's lawyer about her controversial motion which the judge denied this afternoon. why limit the victim impact statements? >> it's the law. >> reporter: so there you go. a very brief comment indeed. chism was not in court calling ridser's parents were. they left the court without saying a thing. they're expected to make a


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