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>> nick: reporting for duty, the pats opening training camp. fans lining up this morning to get their first look at this year's team. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> nick: call it thursday. call it friday eve, whatever you prefer. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kris anderson in for sarah french. >> christa: and as far as the heat wave, looks like we didn't make it. >> kris: last night was nice. chris. >> chris: humidity in check. we fell short in the city of boston, but just west of the city, plenty of towns hitting 90 degrees. and you folks, the heat wave will continue for day number eight. i think we'll hit 90 again today in boston. quiet today. tomorrow a big change in the pattern. it will be cooler, but we increase the chance of rain. we'll watch for these heavier batches of rain set up because localized downpours certainly a possibility as we get into friday. so we'll look for that.
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heaviest of the rain. i think it could be more focused down near the south coast of new england. but we're looking at a cooler day for all of us. temperatures into the 70s. not today. we still have the heat. low to mid-90s this afternoon. more on the weekend forecast ahead. >> kris: 5:01. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. it's early, danielle. any problems out there yet? >> danielle: no. you're looking good if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. let's go to the maps. heading into tow north, a couple work crews out there. but they will wrap up as we head into the 5:00 hour. braintree to boston, no delays there. lots of green south of town. routes 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. no issues on the pike. route 2 and three problem-free, as well. and heading into town on 93 or route 1, you are fine. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes braintree to boston. just 12 minutes into town on the pike. 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes this morning.
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back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. it all comes down to this. it is now hillary clinton's time to make her case and cap off the democratic national convention. >> nick: and clinton had a little help from some powerful friends. top democrats taking to the stage, including president obama providing the night's big moment. >> elect hillary clinton as the next president of the united states. show the world we still believe in thero nation. >> kris: an enthusiastic presidential endorsement for his former rival. 7's byron barnett has the very latest from philadelphia. >> byron: president obama cheered by democratic delegates, setting out to be a loud voice for hillary clinton and against donald trump. >> there has never been a man or a woman, not me, not bill, nobody, more qualified than
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president of the united states of america. >> byron: the democratic nominee getting support from the current administration on night three of the dnc. vice president joe biden attacked donald trump. >> he's trying to tell us he cares about the middle class. give me a break. that's a bunch of malarkey. >> byron: vice presidential nominee tim kaine also stepping into the spottedlight, making a statement about his mission. >> hillary clinton and i are nd we share this basic belief. it's simple: do all the good you can and serve one another. >> byron: and as the president finished his address, praising hillary clinton, he was clearly emotional. >> time and again you have picked me up, and i hope sometimes i picked you up, too. [cheering]
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me. >> byron: clinton then joined him on the stage in her second surprise appearance in two nights. byron barnett, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: so the final night of the dnc will make history. hillary clinton will address the party on stage as the first female nominee of a major particular party. the theme tonight is stronger together. and clinton's daughter chelsea will give a speech and introdoes her and hillary will take the stage to close out the convention. conversation this morning after some comments about russia hacking clinton's e-mail. so coming up at 5:30, lawmakers and security experts have plenty to say about this controversy. we'll share that with you. don't forget, byron barnett will continue to be in philadelphia covering all the highlights of the dnc, and we'll also go live to philly coming up in our next hour. >> kris: breaking overnight now, crews battling a fire at a house. look at the video.
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the house on winthrop road. no word yet on what caused that fire. three people pulled from the water in haverhill after authorities say they jumped from a bridge on main street. they were all taken to the hospital. the incident is still under investigation this morning. and family demanding answers and speaking out after a camper tragedy in south boston. a seven-year-old boy wandered away from his summer camp and was found dead in the water. 7's victoria warren live with more on this boy's heartbrokenfa vicki, good morning. >> victoria: good morning, kris. this family is hurting so deeply. they did say it helped a little bit to have the mayor come and visit them yesterday, and they welcome the news that the director of this community center has been placed on administrative leave. you can see out here people have left flowers. there is a small growing memorial. this family says this morning there are still too many questions. >> they're good parents.
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that. >> victoria: 7-year-old kyzr willis's grandfather and father leaning on each other, grieving the loss of the young boy who died while attending a city-run program. >> why wasn't the cameras working? they have a bunch of cameras over there that wasn't even working that day. >> victoria: mayor marty walsh promising to get the family those answers. he met with kyzr's mom and dad after the mayor announced he's putting the director of the community cr, kyzr's mom dropped him off tuesday at the center. families say none of the councilors told them kyzr went missing. >> we got a call from a nine-year-old saying kyzr was missing before the councilors called us. >> victoria: the mayor says the director, a supervisor, assistant supervisor, 25 councilors and eight lifeguards were watching 56 children at the time. police and staff searched for four hours, eventually pulling the boy's body from the water.
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beach, spelling his name with candles, their hearts broken. >> when you take kids and put them in the care of a camp or anything, they have to be responsible. somebody has to be responsible for this. >> victoria: and that investigation continues. the community center has been closed ever since the incident. it is set to reopen today for adults. it will reopen for children on monday. live this morning in south boston, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: new thisni to the hospital after this rollover crash that happened in abington. police say a driver hit a pedestrian, lost control and flipped over. this is all happening at the intersection of boston avenue and mill street last night. we're told two people have serious injuries including that pedestrian. right now police are investigating. a falmouth man in custody at a hospital after an hour's long standoff that happened in mashpee. police say the 41-year-old barricaded himself inside a building wednesday afternoon and
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say he also fired a shot inside. the building was evacuated. the area put on lockdown. the suspect then surrendered several hours after that. and he's now under psychological evaluation. no word yet on what charges he'll be facing. >> kris: happening today, massachusetts police officers set to hold a rally outside of somerville city hall in response to the mayor's refusal to remove this black lives matter banner from the building. the union says the banner is disrespectful after so many police shootings, buthe >> system of the police officers, penned a letter insisting we take down the black lives matter theme, especially asking our city to put it aside. let me be clear: that banner will not come down. >> kris: the banner has been hanging above city hall for about a year. >> christa: patriots ready for training camp.
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tom brady, of course, suspended for the first four game, which means bill belichick has to shuffle the deck. so let's head out live to gillette. there you see 7's jennifer eagan where fans will line up later this morning. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. practice starts at 9:15 a.m. it is open to the public, so fans will have a chance to see this team work out with jimmy garoppolo at the helm. the patriots are ready to hit the field to prepare for the new season, but for the first time since 2001, the team into training camp knowing that quarterback tom brady won't be starting in week one. with brady suspended for the first four game, jimmy garoppolo is preparing to make his first nfl start. >> our priority now then is to get jimmy ready for the start of the season. so that will be obviously a comprehensive process. >> since the patriots drafted
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despite the limited playing time, teammates have confidence in him. >> he's prepared himself for a moment the play since he got in this league. he's worked for it. we believe in his talent and his abilities. >> jimmy has been here a couple years now, so i think as a team we'll come together, go out there and rally. >> while brady won't be playing when the season begins, he is allowed to participate in training camp. the pats are glad number 12 will still be around during the summer. >> we're definitely thankful i think he brings so much to the trabal. there's so much we can learn from having him around. obviously we all want to have a good training camp. it's the foundation upon which the season is built. >> jennifer: now garafola is scheduled to speak with reporters some time later today. no word on when we'll hear from brady. live in foxborough, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: the countdown is officially on. 7news is your home for the pats'
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sunday september 7th at 8:30. >> nick: a game opener in the desert. go, pats. coming up, speaking of the patriots, there was player missing from camp for a special reason. nate ebner switching sports and heading to rio. >> christa: and the powerball jackpot growing overnight. there's no winner. we'll tell you how much it's now worth and when the next drawing
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now the jackpot is an estimated $478 million. the next drawing is set for saturday night. so there's stale chance. >> christa: and i learned that kris always boys his powerball tickets in threes. >> kris: three ticket, $6, no winner. $6 more for saturday. >> chris: the result is always the same. if not, you let us know. take us on a vacation somewhere. 76 degrees in boston. low to mid-60s. if this is your vacation week, weather over the last five, six, seven days. it seems like day after day after day we've been at 90 degrees. for inland towns, you have day number seven for the city of boston, just shy of it yesterday. very light winds out there right now. dew point levels in the low 60s. so we're not talking about a huge amount of humidity in southern new england today, but you look at the dew point level in new york city at 71. it's in the upper 60s to 70s. so we have an increase in humidity overnight tonight and for the day tomorrow.
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temperature-wise. rain in the area and we'll hold mid to upper 70s for the day. lots of sunshine started off today. clouds later this afternoon. especially across southern new hampshire. can't rule out an isolated shower or thunderstorm. there was a cool front to the north or west of us. the other is this potent little batch of energy across the ohio valley. we'll watch the see how they merge together and work up into southern new england. and if they cct we'll be talking about some downpours and unofficial rain for tomorrow. walk that fine line this time of year. when you start introducing a tropical air mass in place. you can get too much rain too fast. if we get a lot of downpours over the same area, we may contend with street flooding there. we'll watch especially southeastern mass. taking a look at travel forecast across the country. dry and hot. across the desert southwest. much of the west coast is dry.
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so the front presses in. overnight tonight, that insurance us we have enough hot days ahead of us. there's that wave of low pressure riding along that front. this is probably the focal point for the most significant rain. it's important to track. then you hold a lot of the downpours close to the south coast of new england. that front, the wave of low pressure is further north. that rainfall could move as fars new england. saturday the pick. by sunday a few showers could return by the afternoon and linger scattered about into monday. how much rain to expect again. we'll take this verbatim here. the potential of at least some rain where that sets up. if it's more focused down here, you'll see these numbers trail quite a bit to the north of it. we have the potential of getting some soaking rain. 90 to 95 this afternoon. soaking rain out there. hot day.
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talking about 80s over the weekend. >> kris: today a medical breakthrough. doctors at brigham and women's hospital have helped a bulldog get a second chance. little papi, cute little fella there, he's recovering after suffering from a large hole in his mouth. after three failed surgeries, the animal was treated with tissue that was bioengineered at brigham and women's. now the doctors say this can be used developed are bioinspired, meaning we've looked to nature to solve these problems. we can go back to the human aspect and close some of the defects in humans with something like this. >> kris: amazing medical breakthroughs. dr. rosenblatt says little papi is recovering quite quickly. >> christa: and one lucky dog on the road to recovery this morning. you probably remember this story we brought you about maverick. he's recovering from surgery.
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to free his leech. the mspca has received $57,000 in donations for his treatment. so really good news. >> kris: find a nice home for him. he's recovering. up next here on 7news. daddy drama. julian edelman facing tough questions after a model says she's pregnant with his child. >> christa: and how cambridge police say a man is stealing account information from
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>> chris: good morning, everyone. 5:22 this thursday morning. starting off on the comfortable side and the mild side and the clear side. once again we're talking about heat today, lower to middle 90s widespread. even the city of boston should crack 90 this afternoon. mid-90s away from the
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as well as cape cod. this is the last day of high heat. we're talking about a pattern change. tomorrow temperatures in the 70s. some rain arriving. could be locally heavy especially down near the south chest of new england. we'll talk more on that in the full forecast coming up. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. football season getting under way today in foxborough with the patriots set for their first training camp practice where job number one is garoppolo to start in place of the suspended tom brady. not an ideal scenario, but bill belichick says it could be worse. >> i think we have a good situation. we have three players. some other years i have seen teams that i didn't feel like they didn't have anybody or maybe they had one. we're in a good situation. we'll see how it plays out. >> jimmy was a rookie when he
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each time he steps on the field, he gets better and better. >> i know tom will do everything he can do to make sure that not only jimmy is prepared but this football team is prepared to do what it needs to do moving forward. >> joe: red sox and tigers tied at three in the ninth. miguel carbera drills one the other way off brad zeigler. that's one that mookie betts loses in the son. it bounces off the top of the short wall for the go-ahead solo homerun. sox get swept we the tigers the red sox now hitting the trail, heading out on an 11-game west coast swing starting tonight against the angels. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> kris: pats' star julian edelmaning with hit with an off-the-field drama. a swedish model, ella rose, filed a suit in california says
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accoring to the reports, edelman has admitted he is the father. just this week edelman revealed he's dating supermodel adriana lima. most pats players are down on the practice field today, but nate ebner is focusing on rugby. ebner will be representing team u.s.a. to rugby 7s. he was an all-american at ohio state before turning his attention to football. bill belichick says he's rooting for ebner. >> he talked to me several times. i wish him well in his endeavor. it's a great opportunity for him to follow his passion and participate in the olympic games. so we're pulling for him to bring back something around his neck. >> kris: that would be nice to see. this is the first time any form of rugby has been included in the olympic games since way back in 1924. and, of course, you can catch all of the action from the
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nancy chen will be in rio for all the excitement. she'll provide live reports throughout the olympic games. >> christa: and coming up next at 5:30, the local lawmaker asking to ban donald trump from classified intelligence after comments he made to russia regarding clinton's hacked e-mails. >> and fare hikes? >> christa: and a serious warning for hall.
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>> kris: now at 5:30, taking on trumple. politicians and national security experts fighting back after donald trump calls on russia the hack hillary clinton's e-mail. >> christa: an atm alert after police in cleveland say this man is making off with cash without getting caught. >> kris: pushing the brakes on potential fare hikes. the governor making news to cap how much you will pay to ride
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>> this 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning. it's thursday. it's just turn 5g:30 right now. i'm christa delcamp. >> kris: i'm kris anderson in for sarah french this morning. we want to get a check of the forecast to see if there is more of this heat trend. >> chris: one more time. one more time, guys, with temperatures in the low to mid-90s this afternoon. good morning, everyone. for a lot of folks, boston just shy of 90 yesterday. so the heat wave in the city of boston ends at six. low 60s in the suburbs right now. 76 in boston right now. mainly clear skies. a lot of sunshine this morning. an isolated shower or thunderstorm near the mass-new hampshire border later this afternoon into early this evening. watching this front to the north and west. this patch of moisture to the south and west, trying to see them merge together tomorrow. that would give us the opportunity of some rain and localized downpours as a possibility. none of that today.
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temperatures back in the lower to middle 90s. more on the rain. >> christa: lest turn things over the danielle gersh with traffic. good morning, danielle. >> danielle: good morning, christa. happy thursday, everyone. here's a look at the expressway. stop-and-go traffic. let's go to the maps. we're watching an incident south of town on 128. a car is actually on fire there. and this is 128 northbound at cone street that. will slow you down a little bit this morning. you're problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike, routes 2 and 3 looking good. 93 you'rein to 495. heading into town on route 1, no issues for you there either. let's check those drive times. ten minutes braintree to boston. just 1 minutes into town on the pike from 128 and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes this morning. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> kris: breaking overnight, crews battling a fire at a house in brookline. some pretty dramatic video for you to look at this morning. heavy flames ripping through the roof on the porch of that house on winthrop road.
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that fire. now a look at the day's top stories this morning. police continue searching for answers after a little boy is found dead at a south boston beach. absolutely heartbreaking story here. a vigil was held last night for the seven-year-old name kyzr willis. investigators say willis was at the beach with the curley community center on tuesday when he disappeared and was later found dead. the director of that center is on administrative leave now. it will reopen to adults later today. and big day in the political democratic national convention. hillary clinton will take the stage tonight. her daughter chelsea will introduce her. last night it was tim kaine who spoke as the v.p. nominee and president obama said that clinton is the most qualified candidate to ever run for president. >> christa: at the same time, a former c.i.a. director slamming donald trump hours after the republican nominee made some controversial comments about cyber attacks.
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listening, i hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. >> christa: leon panetta adjusting his speech after russia hacked hillary clinton's e-mails. here's 7's byron barnett with the latest from philadelphia. >> why should i tell clinton what to do? >> donald trump calling on a foreign country, russia of all countries, to hack into hillary clinton's e-mails. >> r i hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. >> byron: when trump was asked about the 30,000 e-mails believed to have been hacked by the russian, he steered his comments to clinton's deleted e-mails from a private server. when pressed by an nbc reporter, trump at one point told her to be quiet. >> crooked hillary clinton... here's what gives me... be
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katie, would delete or get rid of 33,000 e-mails. that gives me a big problem. >> byron: the comments drawing criticism at the dnc in philadelphia. >> trump says he wants to run the nation like he's running his business? god help us. [cheering and applause] i'm a new yorker, and i know a con when i see one. john mccain. i stood in the same party with john mccain. donald, you're not fit to polish john mccain's boots. >> byron: former c.i.a. director leon panetta also speaking out against trump's
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would be that irresponsible. >> i say this out of a firm concern for the future of my children and my grandchildren. donald trump cannot become our commander-in-chief. >> byron: after the comments, trump doubled down, tweeting that if russia or anyone else has clinton's e-mail, they should share them with the f.b.i. byron barnett, 7news "today in new england." >> christad congressman to ask president obama to cut off the g.o.p. nominee's access to classified information. in fact, he posted the letter on twitter. he said trump is compromising our national security. >> kris: new this morning, state attorney general maura healey says despite recent criticism, her ban on copycat
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sales in massachusetts. healey says there has been a significant drop in the sale of those weapons since announcing the ban last week. on tuesday governor charlie baker called for healy to provide more information on the ban itself in order to protect responsible gun owners. there is a new law now that limits the amount the mbta can increase its fares. the "globe" reports governor charlie baker has signed legislation that would allow the mbta to raise fares by up to 7% every two years. previously the agency could increase costs by up to 10%. allow the "t" to raise fares by more than 7%, but that was rejected by state lawmakers. >> christa: we have new details on a police shooting in everett. the officer who shot and killed an armed man has been cleared of wrongdoing. the district attorney's office ruling that the officer's actions back in april were justified. the surveillance video shows the suspected arguing with an officer. police say the suspect charged at an officer with a knife after ignoring several commands to
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>> kris: right now police are searching for man connected to an assault that happened on the orange line. take a look at this video. it's a still photo. investigators say the man assaulted someone with a weapon on a train at the tufts medical center "t" stop on tuesday night. anyone with information, you're asked to contact police. >> christa: and investigators looking for a man allegedly involved in an atm skimming scheme in cambridge. police think this man placed a device on an atm in a convenience store designed to steal people's account police want to hear from you. >> kris: also this morning, a north attleborough karate teacher facing some alarming allegations. investigators say that the man had sex with a 13-year-old girl who was one of his students at the attleboro ymca. police also seized two firearms from this 40-year-old's home. he has been charged with statutory rape. he's being held on $50,000 bail. hingham police meantime are warning parents about marijuana
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investigators say they had an her jik reaction to the drug. police say the incident is a reminder of the dangers of medical marijuana. >> christa: police are on the scene of a triple shooting in lynn. officers responded to the intersection of forest and bolton streets. it was about 4:00 a.m. and once again police tell us three people were shot. one of the victims shot in the head. so far no word on their conditions or if police have made any arrests, tracking the story for you throughout the morning. >> kris: still ahead here on 7news "today in new england," some new developments on a shocking case of animal abuse that happened in a westport farm. >> christa: why officials are telling tourists in faneuil hall
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>> kris: it's 5:41. a nobel peace prize winner will be in providence, rhode island, tonight, for one of three stops in the united states. malala was shot by the taliban back in 2012 while she was advocating for every child to go
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faneuil hall are warned not to give people dressed up as monks because officials say they're not really monks. the marketplace's general manager telling the "globe" the group has been called the fake monk mafia. and they have posted signs telling visitors not to donate. officials say the suspects wear orange robes. >> kris: be on alert for that. we have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need to know is coming up next. the amount of time you need to exercise to offset from the at work. we'll let you know. >> christa: also pushing hard for hillary clinton. president obama taking the stage for why he believes clinton is
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>> all right. it's 5:45. time now for everything you need to start your day off right. time and the weather is not so bad right now. >> christa: no, it's not. we might get some much-needed rain later on. >> chris: rain? what is that? we haven't seen much of that over the last couple months. 76 in boston. west wind 59mph. not a lot of rain today in the forecast. but plenty of heat into the picture. mid-60s to mid-70s now. comfortable amount of humidity in the air with the exception of the cape and the islands. humid there. dew points running close to 70 degrees.
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boston. so just like yesterday, not a tremendous amount of humidity despite being another hot day. what we're watching for tomorrow in the rain potential is the flood to the north and west of us, as well as some of the energy down through the ohio valley. they're going to merge right across southern new england. and if you can line it up just right, there will be a far woe swath of some heavy rain, and localized downpours a possibility. whether it's close to the southern new england coastline or a little more over central part of mass, it remains to be seen. in that band it's possible we can coone to three inches of rain. north of that band, the rainfall tapers off significantly. it's important to track where that sets up. we get rid of the rain overnight on friday. saturday the pick of the weekend. by sunday can't rule out passing shower working back into the forecast. the overall theme here is breaking down the seat we had. we change up the pattern. we have the increased chance of rain tomorrow.
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for many days. nothing seasonable about today. 90 to 95 degrees. isolated shower thunderstorm later today. northern mass, southern new hampshire, not out of the question. overnight tonight, a couple isolated showers to scattered showers developing. but i think the best chance for that rain for those downpours will be tomorrow. we'll have some showers, thunder, locally heavy rain as a possibility. mid to upper 70s. winds turning more on shore. this is a much cooler day. a lot of clouds around an you have the on-shore flow and the potential we do expect that. saturday the pick of the day, the pick of the weekend across the lakes region. expecting downpours tomorrow across the cape. sunshine returning on saturday. and a late-day shower on sunday. 7 on 7 forecast, back to seasonal levels over the weekend. again, saturday brighter than sunday. >> kris: we know what the skies are looking like. how about the roadways. let's go over to danielle gersh for a look at the traffic. >> happy friday eve. the road starting to slow down.
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this morning as you make your way past the gas tank, let's see the manslaughter. you're watching an incident in attleboro. that drive will take you 19 minutes. here's the one i was talking about. this is 128 northbound. a car is on fire here. that will slow you down this morning. heading in or out of town on the pike, route 2 and 3 looking good. 93 pretty much fine all the way back to 495. you're all green on route 1, as well. check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 20 minutes braintree to boston. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, also 12 minutes this morning. no delays on the "t" or commuter rail either. back to you, guys. >> christa: it's the final day of the democratic national convention. hillary clinton is set to take the stage tonight. >> kris: last night the democratic nominee had a lot of support from some heavy hitters, including president obama. >> now i'm ready to pass the baton and do my part as a private citizen. >> so this year in this election, i'm asking you to join
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fear and and select hillary clinton as the next president of the united states. >> kris: clinton's running mated getting the chance to speak. tim kaine selecting the nomination for the vice presidential seat. he also took a jab at donald trump. >> you can in the believe one word that comes out of donald trump's mouth. we all... we all should feel the burn, and all should not want to get burned by the other guy. >> kris: vice president joe biden taking to the stage. he echoed tim kaine's calls to not let donald trump in the white house. >> christa: and new this morning, massachusetts officials expressing concern as more kids are getting sick after eating edible marijuana. the study shows the number of children who are poisoned has
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marijuana in 2014. doctors say eating large amounts of edible marijuana can severely affect children because of their small size. massachusetts will go on an initiative to legalize marijuana coming up in november. westport farmers meeting with police after hundreds of dead animals were discovered on a farm last week. investigators say there are still more than 900 animals living in poor conditions. that entire area is now considered to be a crime scene and a biohazard. the land are being investigated, but is far in charges have been filed. >> we're learning a company that had a radioactive construction gage stolen from a vehicle was actually cited in the past for security violations, as well. the group said someone broke into a truck and cut that gauge out. officials said the radioactive materials inside could be dangerous. police did eventually track down the missing gauge at a pawn shop, and they did arrest the
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of trying to kill their classmate in wisconsin. >> christa: a court has decided to try the s.es as adults. police say the girls lured their friend into the woods and stabbed her a total of 19 times in order to please a fictional horror character called slender man back in 2014. they have been charged with attempted first-degree murder and could face up to 45 years in prison. meantime, charges have been dropped against the remaining three baltimore police officers in the f >> kris: prosecutors say they believe the officers would have been acquitted if those cases were brought to trial. they say the officers were involved in the investigation. six of those officers were tried and acquitted. the officers were charged in connection with freddie gray's death last year. gray suffered a serious injury and died while in custody in the back of a police van. the state prosecutor explained the decision to drop the
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on the remaining trials is agonizing, however, as a chief prosecutor elected by the citizens of baltimore, i must consider the dismal likelihood of conviction at this point. the judicial economy is proceeding further and the divisive impact of continuing this prosecution could potentially have on our community. >> kris: gray's family has received a $6.4 million settlement from the city of boston. >> christa: the man who shot president ld to be released from a psychiatric hospitals. a federal judge saying this, ruling that john hinckley, jr., no longer suffers from mental illness and does not need to be hospitalized. next week he will move in full time with his mother in virginia. the 61-year-old tried to assassinate reagan back in 1981, shooting the president and three others. reagan's son michael responding to the decision tweeting, "my father did more than say the lord's prayer.
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inc.ly, jr. maybe we should all do the same." >> kris: firefighters in northern california continue battling the massive firefighters. raging fires have already destroyed 22 homes and more than 2,000 acres of land. crews have been using bulldozers to clear contain. lines. the driver of one of those bulldozers was killed after being trapped in the flames. eight hikers rescued on wednesday. they had been wandering through thick smoke and flames for four days without any food or water. >> christa: saying flooding in a boat's room forced to evacuate. 36 people were spotted floating on life rafts in the bering sea. a pair of ships helped to rescue all of those people. >> 7news now. watching your wall net a good way. this study shows that credit card issuers are now charging fewer fees. over the past year, the most commonly eliminated fee is for paper copies of past statements. 19 cards have dropped that fee since 2015.
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web site, the average card currently has six different fees. and a.a.a. recently announcing it has assisted a record 32 million drivers in 2015. battery issues were the most common problem right here in new england. according to the company's data, more than 29% of the calls in massachusetts and rhode island were because of battery problems. 21% of those calls were about flat tires. >> christa: let's go to this morning's healthcast. when we're trying the take good care of ourselves, we set up some habits we think are things wrong. so men's health has a list of some of these habits. be careful when you apply sunscreen. you watch your hands afterward, right? you leave them exposed to harmful uv race, putting you at risk of skin cancer. another problem, sanitizing your counters. make sure to check the label carefully. and battling back pain, you might think individualing out on the couch is good for your back,
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stiffness in your muscles, making them weaken overtime and more painful and weak. and staying on that note about sitting around, research is suggesting that an hour of exercise a day can eliminate the effects of sitting for eight hours a day. that's pretty surprising that little. being inactive is known to increase the risk of conditions like heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. some activities that could help, biking a w just an hour will do it. the trick is finding room in your day to do that. >> kris: i only have to add an hour to my workout routine and i'll be in good shape. >> chris: i'm with you on that, but i can count my six hours chasing a two-year-old after work as exercise. that counts. it's a lot of effort out there. you moms and dads know that. 90 to 95 this afternoon. isolated shower and thunderstorm mass-new hampshire border this afternoon.
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but more widespread tomorrow. and we could get some localized downpours. beneficial rain a possibility for tomorrow. weekend mostly dry. could have a few scattered afternoon showers on sunday. ism all right. stay with us.
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. >> kris: president obama was making an impassioned pitch for hillary clinton. >> nobody is more qualified than hillary clinton to serve as president of the united states of america. >> kris: as her running mate introduces himself to the country. we're live at the democratic national convention. >> christa: also a heartbroken
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>> somebody has to be responsible for this. we need answers. >> christa: boston's mayor taking action after a boy dies attending a city-run camp. >> kris: breaking overnight, fierce flames in brookline. >> christa: and protests by somerville police over the banner hanging on city hall. >> kris: the patriots set to hit the field for the first open practice of the season. the team putting together a game plan without tom brady. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: training camp there. good morning,ve >> kris: and i'm kris anderson in for sara this morning. it's been steamy all week long. we've been dealing with the heat. do you prefer the really hot days or the really cold days. >> christa: i'm not an extreme person. i'm boring. >> kris: you like san diego? >> christa: i like perfect weather. >> chris: i feel like goldy locks. it doesn't have to be extremely hot or cold. we're cutting back a little on
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75 in boston. it was very comfortable in the suburbs right now, low to mid-60s. we start off with a lot of sunshine in place. i think more sunshine than clouds for the day. slight risk of a passing shower or thunderstorm in southern new hampshire, northern mass later this afternoon, but we're watching this front north and west of us, and this batch of energy across the ohio valley emerges tomorrow. that would increase the chance of rain and cooler weather on friday. potential for some localized downpours certainly there. not today, though. we're still talking about the heat. good beach day. >> christa: okay. danielle gersh has our morning traffic. danielle? >> danielle: it's slow out there. not too bad north of town. let's switch cameras and take a look at the expressway this morning. that drive, braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, is going to take you over half an hour. stop and go traffic as you make your way past the gas tank. a couple incidents out there, as well. south of town, still watching this here. this actually just cleared.
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128 northbound on coney street in attleboro. it will slow you down a little but not causing major delays. this is a new accident at 495 on 126. heading into town on the pike, you're in good shape. route 2 and 3 also looking good. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. braintree to boston half an hour. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. no delays there and no delays on 93 southbound from 128 to the zakim bridge. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you. >> kris: following two breaking stories for you this morning, lynn police are on the sc it happened at the intersection of forest and bolton streets just before 4:00 a.m. police tell us three people were shot. one of those victims was shot in the head. still no word on their condition this morning or if any arrests have been made. also another breaking story. crews battling a fire at a house in brookline. some heavy flames were going right through the roof. winthrop road. no word yet on what caused that fire. >> kris: and president obama with a passionate appeal at the
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>> i'm asking you to join me help elect hillary clinton as the next president of the united states. >> christa: the president urging americans to vote for hillary clinton as he heaped high praise on the former secretary of state, heaps it on her, i should say work a night of big speeches from key democratic leaders. >> kris: include the possible future vice president. byron barnett was there livend this morning with the latest on a big night for the democrats, byron. >> it certainly was. you know, it was also 12 years ago to the data barack obama gave his first keynote address at a democratic national convention held in boston. last night he was back at the convention here in philadelphia giving a big pitch to another
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president obama cheered by democratic delegates, setting out to be a loud voice for hillary clinton and against donald trump. >> there has never been a man or a woman, not me, not bill, nobody, more qualified than hillary clinton to serve as president of the united states of america. >> byron: the democratic nominee getting support from the current administration on night three of the dnc. vice president joe biden attacked donald trump. >> he's trying to tell us he cares about the middle class. give me a break. that's a bunch of malarkey. >> byron: vice presidential nominee tim kaine also stepping into the spotlight, making a statement about his mission. >> hillary clinton and i are [speaking spanish] and we share this basic belief. it's simple: do all the good you can and serve one another. >> byron: and as the president finished his address, praising hillary clinton, he was clearly
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>> time and again you have picked me up, and i hope sometimes i picked you up, too. [cheering] and tonight i ask you to do for hillary clinton what you did for me. >> byron: clinton then joined him on the stage in her second surprise appearance in two nights. of course, all this sets up hillary clinton's big moment when she accepts her nomination tonight. coming up at 6:30, we'll have much more on donald trump facing criticism for asking russia to hack the u.s. government. that's coming up at 6:30. that's the story live from philadelphia. i'm byron barnett, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: stay with 7news for all the highlight, byron. we'll have a live all right from philadelphia, as well as tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. >> kris: three people were pulled from the water in
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main street. they were all taken to the hospital. the incident is still under investigation. this morning a heartbroken family is still searching for answers after a seven-year-old boy died tragically while attending a city-run program. right now a city employee is off the job and the mayor says he is taking some steps to make sure that something like this never happens again. 7's victoria warren is in south boston with more from this victim's family. vicki, just a heartbrng >> victoria: kris, it really is. and this family this morning is hurting so much. they say that a it was a help yesterday to have a visit from the mayor, and they also welcome the news that the director of the center has been placed on administrative leave. you can see there are flowers that have been left here at the community center. this morning this family says they still have too many questions. >> we're good parents. we're good grandparents.
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that. >> victoria: seven-year-old kyzr willis's family mourning the loss. >> why wasn't the cameras working? they have a bunch of cameras over there that wasn't even working that day. >> victoria: mayor marty walsh promising to get the family those answers. he announced he put the director of the community center, freddie ahern, on administrative leave. kyzr's mom dropped him off tuesday at the center. families say none of the councilors told them kyzr went missing. >> we got a call from a nine-year-old saying kyzr was missing before the councilors called us. >> victoria: the mayor says the director, a supervisor, assistant supervisor, 25 councilors and eight lifeguards were watching 56 children at the time. police and staff searched for four hours, eventually pulling the boy's body from the water. kyzr's family going back to the
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>> when you take kids and put them in the care of a camp or anything, they have to be responsible. somebody has to be responsible for this. >> victoria: as this memorial outside of the community center continues to grow, the community center itself will reopen today, but for adults only. it will reopen for children come monday. live this morning in south boston, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: vicki, thank y 6.08. new this morn, several people had to be rushed to the hospital after this rollover crash that happened in abington. police say a driver hit a pedestrian and lost control, and flipped over his card. it's on the hood right there. this all happened at the intersection of brockton avenue and mill street last night. we're toll two people have serious injuries. >> kris: a falmouth man is undergoing a psychological evaluation after an hour's long standoff in mashpee. police say this man, 31-year-old, barricaded himself inside a building wednesday afternoon and told police he had
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shot inside. the building was evacuated. the area was put on lockdown. that suspect did surrender several hours later. >> christa: happening today, massachusetts police officers set to hold a rally outside somerville's city hall. it's all in response to the mayor's refusal to remove a black lives matter banner from the building. now, the police union believes the banner is disrespectful after so many police shootings. they want the banner to be replaced with one that "all lives matter," but the mayor says the sign is staying. >> some of the police officer, as you know, they penned a letter insisting that we take down the black lives matter theme. they're essentially asking us to pick a side. that banner will not come down. >> christa: and the banner has been hanging above city hall for a year. >> kris: the patriots hosting their first open practice at a
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gillette stadium in just a few hours. last year hundreds turned out in support of tom brady and the rest of the pats. but this year fans have to focus more on another fella. that's dwar garoppolo, who will be under center. he's set to take the field for the first four games while t.b. 12 sits out that suspension. 7's jennifer eagan live with more on what the coach and players have to say. >> well, kris, they're confident in their team. they're confident in their quarterback. the first practice is set to begin at 9:15 a.m so fans will have a chance to see the team work out with jimmy garoppolo at the helm. the patriots are ready to hit the field to prepare for the new season. but for the first time since 2001, the team will head into training camp knowing that quarterback tom brady won't be starting in week one. with brady suspended for the first four game, jimmy garoppolo is preparing to make his first
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get jimmy ready for the start of the season. so that will be obviously a comprehensive process. >> jennifer: since the patriots drafted him in 2014, garoppolo has appeared in just 11 game, completing a total of 20 passes. despite the limited playing time, teammates have confidence in him. >> he's prepared himself for a moment to pray since he got in this league. he's worked for it. we believe in his talent and his abilities. >> jimmy has been here a couple years now, so i think as a team we'll come together, go out there and rally. >> jennifer: while brady won't be playing when the season begins, he is allowed to participate in training camp. the pats are glad number 12 will still be around during the summer. >> we're definitely thankful he's around now. i think he brings so much to the table there's so much we can learn from having him around. obviously we all want to have a good training camp. it's the foundation upon which the season is built. >> jennifer: and garoppolo is scheduled to speak with
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eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: jen, thank you. still ahead, a serious warning at faneuil about giving money to men dressed as monks. >> kris: and donald trump coming under fire for encouraging another foreign hack attack. >> christa: and meet little papi. how a substance developed saved this little dog's life. >> chris: all about the heat once again this afternoon. temperatures lower to middle 90s. much cooler tomorrow.
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polo. ? livin' in a dunkin' paradise ? marco. >> kris: it's 6:15678 we're talking weather. we've been talking a lot of heat. you have to apply that sunscreen esen when you're just out walking around. >> christa: hydrate. get the ac going if it's broken
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list at home. >> chris: i do. the ac has been working fine, thank goodness. i've been able to get a lot of indoor chores done. outside, though, the yard work, forget about it. it's not like you have the mow the shredded wheat in the yard. i guess the good thing is the grass isn't growing. 95 degrees right now. yesterday the high. plymouth 91. boston at 87. so we broke the heat wave in the city of boston yesterday, but it continued for day number seven across the interior. 75 in town right now. low to mid-60s in the suburbs. it's a day. the dew points levels yesterday not all this high. not all that high this morning. we've had a comfortable amount of humidity. some sea breezes yesterday along the coastline. plenty of sunshine this morning. that won't be the case on friday. we're talking this wave of low pressure south and west of us, and as the two merge, there will be narrow channel of some substantial rain tomorrow. the winds turn on shore some it's a clearer day.
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does the the heaviest of the rain set up on friday. is it close to the south coast of new england or is it a little bit further north where it association all of us through connecticut, rhode island and through the commonwealth. so we'll watch where the the heaviest rain sets up. because the atmosphere will be loaded with moisture. the potential is in that narrow band of rain just squeeze out a quick one to three inches of it, again, not a lot. one to two inches of rain in every town, but there will be a band that sees locally heavy rain for tomorrow. the best chance of widespread showers we'll see into the next several days and the best chance we've seen threefers several day, as well. today not much in the rain department. could be an isolated shower or thunderstorm northern mass, southern new hampshire. we'll beat the heat. 90 to 95 this afternoon. isolated shower tonight. upper 60s to lower 70s. light south wind turning more on shore tomorrow and that will lock in the mid to upper 70s. a muggy day. it's not like it's a refreshing
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it's a muggy day with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. the showers and thunder threat is there. not talking severe thunderstorms, but rumbles of thunder, and the biggest issue could be some locally heavy rain, especially where that narrow band sets up. not all towns will see, that but the possibility is there. on 7 forecast for the weekend. confident saturday turns out great. temperatures runninged any 80s inland. sea breezes along the coastline. sunday increasing clouds. could get some scattered showers in here sunday afternoon, sunday eachning and otherwise the heat is gone. we're back to seasonal levels. >> kris: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. 6:18 now. things look like they're getting a little busier. >> >> danielle: they definitely are. the braintree split, thought looking too bad. once you get through, that braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, over a half hour. we're watching a car fire in attleboro. that cleared. good news there. route 3 no issues. 24 stop and go from brockton up to 128. so a little bit there on 95
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we're watching a crash. a car went off the road here on 495 northbound at 126. from 495 to framingham on the pike, you're crawling. and then the rest of you drive not looking too bad. route 2 and 3, problem-free, a little bit of stop and go traffic. no major delays. 93 not too bad. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. half an hour braintree to boston on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. bridge, 17 minutes. the "t" running on schedule. taking the commuter rail. you're watching several different delays and specifically on the king on the line, those delays are up to 30 minutes this morning. >> christa: danielle, thank you. doctors at brigham and women's hospital have helped a bulldog get a second chance. so here's the story. little papi is recovering after suffering from a whole in his mouth after three failed surgeries, the animal was
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bioengineered. and now doctors say the glue can be used in humans with similar problems. >> kris: a lot of tissues we developed are actually bioinspired, meaning that we look to nature for new ideas to solve these problems. >> the situation is not just animals, but going back to the human aspect and consider closing some defects in humans with something like this. >> christa: that was dr. william rosenblatt. he says little papi is recoveringer another special story here, a lucky dog is on the road to recovery. maverick, you remember him. he's recovering from surgery after he was forced to chew off his own foot trying to escape his leash. the mspca has received $57,000 in donations since his treatment since we brought you this story earlier this week. well on his way to recovery. new this morning, if you missed the powerball drawing, no real
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the jackpot is getting bigger now, increasing to an estimated $478 million. the next drawing set in a couple days. >> christa: did you do this? >>. >> kris: i did. >> christa: i love your strategy. you feel like good things come in threes. you always buy three powerball tickets. >> kris: you said that's your magical number. >> christa: there's always hope. >> kris: there's hope. >> christa: 6:21, south shore students r of candy. >> kris: new pictures of a person suspected of swimming people's money in cambridge. >> christa: some daddy drama for julian edelman. the pats' receiver facing a
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>> christa: julian edelman hit with some off-the-field drama. a swedish model is filing a paternity suit claiming that the pats' receiver is the father of
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tmz reports that ella rose recently filed the suit in california. according to the "globe," edelman has acknowledged that he is the father of the baby and just this week tmz reported that edelman is currently dating supermodel adriana lima. >> kris: a patriots' safety is headed down the road to rio for the summer olympic games. wonderful story here. while most patriots' players are on the practice field today at gillette, nate ebner is focusing on the rugby field instead. united states in rugby 7 as the sport returns to the olympics. he was an all-american in rug wii before he turned his attention to football. bill belichick says he's rooting for ebner. >> i talked to nate several times. i wish him well in his endeavor. it's a great opportunity for him to follow his passion and participate in the olympic games. i'm pulling for him to bring back something around his neck.
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that any form of rugby has been included in the olympics since way back in 1924. and you can see all of the action from the summer games right here on 7 nbc. nancy chen will be in rio for the olympic games. look for her live report throughout the games. >> christa: still ahead, a bit of trouble for pope francis. what happened. >> plus a decision to release an infamous prisoner raising a few eyebrows. the man who shot president reagan is going free. >> kris: and a slip-up during a robbery.
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live from the dnc. >> christa: and controversial comments from donald trump. >> russia, if you're listening... >> christa: the republican candidate encouraging another foreign hack attack. >> kris: plus new pictures of a thief wanted for skimming money in cambridge. >> christa: and a warning for people at faneuil hall. look out for the so-called fake monk mafia. >> kris: and quite a sight in the sky prompting calls to police. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: not something you see y it is 6:30. good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm kris anderson in for sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. just a little bit we'll get the that story. chris, how about the forecast for today. >> chris: one more hot day. we've seen that a lot. this is the last hot day, though, because we're tracking weather on friday with the potential of rain and localized downpours. many folks saying bring it on.
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last couple months. mid-70s in the city of boston. this front south and west of us. there could be a rain opportunity for tomorrow. but it's for tomorrow. temperatures today, the heat is on once again, pats' training camp close to 90 by lunchtime. out there in foxborough, temperatures warming up in the lower to middle 90s this afternoon. so we have plenty of heat still around for one more day. we'll talk more on tomorrow's rain in the forecast coming up. >> kris: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. i know it waset is that still the case? >> danielle: definitely still the case, kris. here's a look at 93 southbound. you're stop-and-go back the woburn. braintree to boston, northbound, stop-and-go traffic. this drive will take you over half an hour. let's go to the maps. we're watching an accident in bellingham on 495 northbound at 126. we're hearing a car actually went off the road. let's check your ride on the pike from 495 to framingham, stop and go. and 128 into boston, no issues.
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but no major delays. check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. half an hour braintree to boston on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. no delays there. then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 20 minutes. the "t" on schedule. we're watching several delays on the commuter rail. on the kingston line, the trains are running up to 40 minutes behind schedule there. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. lynn police are on the scene of a triple shoong this happened at the intersection of forest and bolton streets at 4:00 a.m. three people were shot. one of the victims in the head. no word on their conditions or if any arrests have been made so far. now to the day's other top stories. the director of a community center is off the job after a little boy was found dead. at a south boston beach. police say seven-year-old kaiser willis was at the beach with the curley community center on tuesday when he suddenly disappeared and later died. the director of the center is on
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and the center will reopen to adults later on today. the final day of the democratic national convention. hillary clinton will be taking the stage tonight. her daughter chelsea will introduce her. last night tim kaine spoke as the v.p. nominee, and president obama said clinton is the most qualified candidate to ever run for the nation's highest office. >> kris: on the republican side, donald trump taking some heat now from members of his own party after he called on russia to hack the u.s. government. 7's byron barnett live in philadelphia with more on this. byron, doesn't look like donald trump is backing off those comments either. >> absolutely not, kris. some are calling this treason, even some republicans are blown away by what they heard. now, while trump said that, the speech sent shock waves through the dnc in philadelphia.
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to do? >> byron: donald trump calling on russia of all countries to hack hillary clinton's e-mails. >> russia, if you're listening, i hope you're able to find the 0,000 e-mails that are missing. >> byron: when trump was asked about e-mails leaked from the democratic party earlier this week, believed to have been hacked by the russians, he steered his comments to clinton's deleted e-mails from a private server. when pressed by an nbc reporter, trump at one point told her to be quiet. >> crooked hillary clinton... here's what gives me... be quiet. i know you want to save her. a person in our government, katie, would delete or get rid of 33,000 e-mails. that gives me a big problem. >> byron: the comments drawing criticism at the dnc in philadelphia. >> i'm a new yorker, and i know a con when i see one. he even mocked a p.o.w., like john mccain. donald, you're not fit to polish
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>> byron: former c.i.a. director leon panetta also speaking out against trump's comments. >> it is inconceivable to me that any presidential candidate would be that irresponsible. >> byron: and a clinton adviser speaking out on the comments, saying this has gone from politics the a national security issue. that story live from philadelphia. in new england." >> christa: a north attleborough karate teacher facing some alarming accusations. he had sex with a 13-year-old girl, one of his students at the attleboro ymca. police say they also seized two firearms from the 40-year-old's home. he has been charged with statutory rape and is now being held on $50,000 bail. investigators are looking for man allegedly involved in an atm skimming scene in cambridge. police believe the man placed a
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convenience store that's designed to steal people's account information. if you recognize this man, police say they want to hear from you. >> kris: new this morning, a new law that's now limiting the amount the mbta can increase its fares. the "globe" reports that governor baker signed legislation that would allow the mbta to raise fares by up to 7% every two years. previously the agency could increase costs by up to 10%. and police take a look are searching for this man who they say is connected to an assault that happened on the orange line assaulted someone with a weapon on a train at the tufts medical center. it stopped tuesday night. anyone with information on who this man might be, you're asked to contact police. and hingham police are warning parents about marijuana candy after two teens were hospitalized last week. investigators say they had an allergic reaction to the drug. police say the incident is a reminder of the dangers of edible marijuana. >> christa: people who visit faneuil hall being warned not give money to people dressed as
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the marketplace's general manager telling the "globe" the group has been called "the fake monk mafa. " they posted signs telling people who visit boston not to go ahead and donate to these people. officials say the suspects wear orange robes. be on the lookout for that. >> kris: easy to spot them that way. a problem for the pope during mass. next up, we'll show you what happened on his way to the alter. >> christa: also ahead, an nfl hall of famer on the waters. fishing for lobster. >> kris: breaking overnight, fierce flames tearing through a home in brookline.
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>> kris: it's 6 taking a bit of fall during mass in poland. you see him, he tripped on a step before falling to the ground. fellow clergy members quickly helped him back up to his feet. the pope is part of world youth day. >> christa: the man who shot president ronald reagan will be released from a psychiatric hospital. a federal judge ruling that john hinckley, jr., no longer suffers from mental illness and does not need to be hospitalized. next week he will move in full time from his mother.
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assassinate reagan in 1981, shooting three others including press secretary james brady. he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. reagan's son michael says he supports the decision. his daughter patty says she wants hinckley the stalocked up. ism infamous new hampshire inmate pamela smart is updating a lawsuit that she filed against the prison that's holding her. the former high school teacher who plotted to have her husband killed claimed she was wrongly placed in solitary confine. she claims she's only let out of her cell for one hour a day and three times a week. the lawsuit also says corrections officers taunt her, calling her names like buffy the vampire slayer. >> christa: 6:41. know and go is next with your top stories. >> kris: and the patriots pulling out a new playbook for their first practice in training camp. the team is looking for a new leader. >> reporter: the grieving family of a seven-year-old boy is speaking out. we'll have the latest on the
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death. >> christa: and presidential praise as hillary clinton prepares for the biggest speech of her political career tonight. >> kris: and a light show out west going viral. find out what scientists believe
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>> byron: the commander-in-chief takes the stage on the convention floor, making his case for the first female president. >> reporter: plus the family mourning if loss of a seven-year-old found in the water. now they're demanding answers as the investigation continues. > reporter: and the pats kicking off training camp with a new quarterback at the helm. how they plan on moving forward without tom brady. >> kris: all right. it's time the know and go. we've got all of the day's top stories for you. >> christa: let's start off with a little we want to get the ac crank today it sounds like. >> chris: once again. day numbering a for many inland towns of the heat wave. city of boston, we broke the heat wave yesterday, 87 degrees. 75 right now. 75 in town. but it's in the 60 in many of the suburbs. a comfortable amount of humidity yesterday afternoon. same case again this afternoon. ed to north of us, still to the southwest. the two of them combine and merge across southern new england as we go through tomorrow. that will provide us the best
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as we get over the next several days. it lines up just right. a band of one to three possible. if the band is further to the south, it goes right over southern new england and a lot of us will see a good soaking rain. so something to keep an eye on. this afternoon we're not talking about soaking rains. we're talking about the high heat again. lower to middle 90s. maybe an isolated shower or storm late in the day, northern mass and into southern new hampshire. other than morning sunshine, partly cloudy skies this afternoon. great b localized sea breezes. mid-80s to near 90 degrees. low to mid-80s at the shoreline. 74 to 78 tomorrow. so this is another big pattern change. much cooler day. breaking down the heat, locally heavy rain a possibility with showers and rumbles of thunder that work on in. 7 on 7 forecast, the pick of the weekend is saturday. could feature a couple scattered showers in the afternoon. so we'll get some dry hours in there. other than that, the theme here, lowering temperatures back to
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>> kris: some breaking news now. the helicopter over a serious crash on 495 north in bellingham. this is sky7. shots of a driver that appears to have lost control right near exit 18, crashing into the woods. still no word yet on any injuries. we'll keep following the story this morning some how is that impacting the morning commute? big question. let's get over the danielle gersh with the answers on our fast track traffic alert. >> danielle: thanks, kris. both lanes are getting by. they're working on an accident investigation here. but this back-up stretches about a mile and a half in bellingham. so this will slow you down. let's go to the maps. again, this is 495 northbound right near route 126. that's not the only incident we're watching this morning. this is another crash, the right lane is blocked here. 24 northbound at 139 in brockton. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, over half an
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pike. from 495 to framingham, you're crawling all the way. 93 southbound, we're watching an accident. this is just before the will everett connector. slow going on the roads, check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. half an hour braintree to boston. 22 minutes into town on the pike from 128. over half an hour on 893 southbound from 128 to the zakim bridge. the "t" is running on schedule. we'll watch several delays on the commuter rail and the kingston line 40 minutes behind schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: right now we're following two breaking stories. police on the scene. a triple shooting that happened at the intersection of forest and bolton streets about 4:00 a.m. police one again say three people were shot and one of the victims was shot in the head. at this point we don't have any word on their conditions or if police have made any arrests. also breaking, crews battling a fire at a home in brookline. heavy flames going through the roof and the porch of this house
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things difficult for fire crews. no word yet on exactly what caused it. >> kris: the democrats are gearing up for their final day of the convention. >> i'm asking you to join me elect hillary clinton as the next president of the united states. >> christa: president obama with a huge show of support for his former secretary of state. >> kris: it was a night of big speeches overall from some key democratic leaders. >> christa: they were making their case for clinton. they were byron barnett joins us live from philly this morning. why aren't? >> byron: 12 years ago today barack obama gave his first keynote address at a democratic national convention. that one in boston. last night he was at the dnc giving a pitch for another history-making nominee.
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out to be a loud voice for hillary clinton and against donald trump. >> there has never been a man or a woman, not me, not bill, nobody, more qualified than hillary clinton to serve as president of the united states of america. >> byron: the democratic nominee getting support from the current administration on night three of the dnc. vice president joe biden attacked donald trump. >> he's trying to tell us he cares about the middle class. give me a break. that's a bunch of malarkey. nominee tim kaine also stepping into the spotlight, making a statement about his mission. >> hillary clinton and i are [speaking spanish] and we share this basic belief. it's simple: do all the good you can and serve one another. >> byron: and as the president finished his address, praising hillary clinton, he was clearly emotional. >> time and again you have
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sometimes i picked you up, too. [cheering] and tonight i ask you to do for hillary clinton what you did for me. >> byron: clinton then joined him on the stage in her second surprise appearance in two nights. and, of course, all this sets her up for her big moment tonight when she accepts her party's nomination. live from barnett, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: also this morning a boston family demanding answers after a seven-year-old boy died attending a city-run program. let's go to 7's victoria warren in south boston. vicki, you understand that an employee there is off the job? >> kris: that's right. the mayor has placed director of the community center that you see here behind me on administrative leave. you can see also that folks have been dropping by and placing flowers here.
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few minutes ago. this morning the family still has way too many questions. they were helped yesterday we a visit from the mayor. the family came back to the beach last night to write kyzr willis' name in candles, describing the child as well-loved and energetic. his grandfather and father questioned how closely the staff at the city-run program was watching the boy. they also say they were told surveillance cameras inside the community center weren't working. kyzr went missing forrs tuesday. his body eventually pulled from the water. >> you take kids and you put them in the care of camp or anything, they have to be responsible. somebody has to be responsible for this. >> again, you can see the community center is open today, but open only for adults. they will open for children again on monday. live in south boston, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: new this morning,
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in abington. police say a driver hit a pedestrian, lost control and flipped over his car. this all happening at the intersection of brockton avenue. two people have serious injuries. >> christa: a falmouth man undergoing a psychological evaluation after an hours-long standoff in mashpee. the 41-year-old barricaded himself inside a building and he had an assault rifle. investigators say that he eventually fired a shot inside. the building was evacuated. the area put the suspect surrendered several hours after that. >> christa: happening today, massachusetts police officers are set to hold a rally outside of somerville city hall. it's in response to the mayor's refusal to remove this black lives matter banner from the building. the union says the banner is disrespectful after so many police shootings. they want the banner to be replaced with one that says "all lives matter," but the mayor says the sign is going the stay put. >> kris: the pats hosting their first open practice of the season this morning.
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in a few hours. last year a lot of fans turned out in support of tom brady. >> kris: and they will still be supporting brady this year, but this year fans also have to focus on another quarterback that's prepping to start the season under center. jennifer eagan is live at gillette with more on this training camp. general, good morning. >> jennifer: kris, good morning. we heard coach belichick saying they'll be taking things day by day here. we've heard him say that before. the first training camp practice of the season is set to begin at of course, many people will be focusing on the quarterback situation here with tom brady suspended for the first four games of the season. jimmy garoppolo is expected to step in. >> we have three players, and around the league, there are other years i've seen teams that don't have anybody or maybe they have one. so we're in a good situation. we'll just see how it plays out.
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he can do to make sure that not only jimmy is prepared but this football team is prepared to do what it needs to do moving forward. >> jennifer: tom brady is expected to be here for practice. jimmy garoppolo is set to take questions from reporters later today. live in foxborough, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: more football news this morning, nfl hall of famer warren sapp recovering after a shark bite down in florida. he was on a boat looking for lobsters when the shark came up t the injury was posted online. we want the warn you, this image is graphic. take a look. there it is. ouch. you can see the gash in warren sapp's arm there. he says the crew bandaged up the arm an they kept on fishing. sapp later tweeted that while he's doing fine, the shark won that battle. >> christa: a trail of fire lighting up the sky along the
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>> you got that? >> oh, my god, that is so cool. >> christa: that was the sight that could be seen in california, utah, nevada. debris from a rocket they're saying. >> they're saying. >> meaghan: you think it's an alien abduction. >> kris: independence day part two just came out. >> meaghan: that's it. all right, chris,. >> chris: took a few years for the sequel to come out. more fun to think that way. 92 in boston this afternoon. a lot of highs inland. temperatures lower to middle 90s widespread. tomorrow here comes a pattern change. showers, thunder and locally heavy rain. a narrow batch of 1 to 3 inches of rain, whether it's widespread across the area. localized remains to be seen. a good batch we'll get the rain in here tomorrow. saturday the pick of the weekend. scattered showers sunday afternoon. >> christa: the "today show" is next. thanks for watching.
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good morning. the torch passes. president obama embracing hillary clinton as his successor in a speech taking down dunonal trum praise. >> there's never been a man, a woman, not me, not bill clinton, as hillary clinton to serve as president of the united states of america. >> he has no clue about what makes america great. actually, he has no clue period. >> folks, you cannot believe one word that comes out of donald

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