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a story about two women claiming that trump inappropriately touched them. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: good thursday morning. it is 5:00. thanks for joining us. i'm kris anderson in for sarah. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. lots to get to on that breaking news, but first bri eggers is in with a check of your forecast. good morning, bri. >> bri: good morning. a few clouds to start off the day. they break apart into this afternoon. that will allow to warm. our next weather maker is this front you see the our west. it does break apart as we head into this afternoon, nevertheless, there is chance for a spot shower before we dry out for the weekend. really a for tassic fall weekend in store for us. never too early to talk about that. mostly cloudy through the day today. some sunshine allowing for temperatures to warm into the upper 60s. maybe even the low 70s. we'll look at the time line on those expected showers for this afternoon to come in the
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>> kris: all right. time now for fast track traffic. danielle, good morning. >> danielle: good morning, kris. here's a look outside. not looking too bad if your getting ready to head out the door. 15 minutes from braintree to boston northbound on the expressway here. let's go to the maps. south of town, not seeing any issues on route 3, 24, or 95. all green. so in good shape there. problem-free in and out of town on the pike. a couple work crews still out there. you'll see them around town, especially if route 1 problem-free. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 16 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. the "t" and commutesser rail expected to start the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. let's get to that breaking news about two boston police officers. they're in extremely critical condition, undergoing surgery after being shot in east boston.
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when the officers entered the home, they say they found man with a rifle wearing a ballistic vest who opened fire. those two officers who were shot, their colleagues racing in from outside, shoaling that suspect. >> nancy:. >> kris: this morning we're told those two officers are fighting for their lives. we have a team of reporters covering all angles of this story, including new information on that suspect. we begin with 7's victoria warren live in mass general with the important part here, vicki, what conditions? >> victoria: very serious is what we're told, kris. we had a news conference that wrapped up a short time ago. those two officers undergoing surgery overnight. police are saying one officer kept alive when another officer put his hand inside the bullet wound to stop the bleeding. the district attorney already launching an investigation into what happened here that led to the suspect getting shot and killed and these two officers
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[gunfire] gunshots in east boston. two police officers fighting for their lives, a suspect shot and killed. the police commissioner describes those two veteran officers walking into an ambush. >> we heard officers screaming on the radio a 303, which signifies shots fired and an officer down. the officers were screaming, "officer down." >> they were responding to gladstone street in east boston. two men who were roommates wer police found one man armed with an assault rifle and a ballistic vest. police say that man just started shoot,. >> they had some very serious wounds. they've undergone some blood transfusions, and we classify them as extremely critical. >> there's more ambulances. >> victoria: neighbors told to stay inside. other officers ran into a firefight to pull their brother officers out. >> one officer had his hand on one of the wounds.
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getting the officer down to mass general quickly. >> we will do a very thorough and transparent investigation. >> victoria: the district attorney and the mayor rushing to mass general hospital, where they joined about 50 police officers and the families of the injured officers in prayer. >> this job is a tough job, and oftentimes people don't look at the other side of what happens with police officers. you know, we're hoping they make a full recovery. >> victoria: at this point they're not releasing the names of anyone involved. the suspect was man in his 30s. as for these officers, we're told they're both veteran police officers, one with 12 years on the force, the other with 28. live this morning from mass general hospital, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: as you can imagine, it was a chaotic scene in east boston. people living in the area of the shootings told to stay inside while police investigated.
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now from what witnesses saw and heard. nicole? >> nicole: kris, just absolutely frightening the number of people we spoke with that say they heard the gunfire. this all happened inside of this home here at 136 gladstone street. we spoke to several people who were outside at the time when the gunfire just erupted. [gunfire] witnesses scared inside their home capture the gunfire between boston police and the suspect during an intense shootout. street in east boston when shots rang out. >> when i had came out of the house, he was... i saw swat running into the house. all i heard was gunshots. >> nicole: the sound unmistakable. >> i realized it was gunshots. and it was rapid. it wasn't separated by seconds. it was very quick, rapid gunfire. >> nicole: as police searched
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>> it's scary, especially when i saw the helicopters. i thought, they must be looking for somebody. >> i was really scary. i didn't know what to expect. i just wanted to get off the street. >> nicole: for those still outside, they didn't know what was going on, only that the situation seemed extremely serious as police and swat went door to door. >> i walk up the steps, and all of a sudden the whole street swarmed with cops, swat comes out. they were telling everyone to get off the street. >> there was dozens and dozens of cops. there were people with shotguns assault rifles, i saw a riot shield. >> nicole: it wasn't long after that neighbors found out two officers were shot and a suspect was killed. a nightmare playing out in real life right in front of them. >> i started holding my friend's hand i was is scared. >> i was shaking really bad. i've never heard something like that before, so i was like, i don't know what's going to happen. it's good to see all those police run up the street like that with guns.
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>> nicole: taking a live look now again at the house where this police-involved shooting happened. crime scene tape still outside. we don't see any police activity from where we are, but they do still have the street blocked off, the shelter-in-place has been lifted, but you can imagine people living here still frightened by everything that happened. live in east boston, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, nicole. thank you. meantime, boston police commissioner praising the heroic actions of his officers last night. [gunfire] [sirens blare] those officers ran right into that firefight, doing whatever they could to help pull the victims to safety and neutralize the suspect. we know nine more of them were taken to tufts medical center for treatment, minor injuries, stress involved there. jennifer eagan has more on that part of the story. jen? >> jennifer: christa, the commissioner described a very dangerous situation. injured officers still lying in the line of fire.
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lives to get them to safety. that made a critical difference. [gunfire] as police and the suspect exchanged gunfire, commissioner william evans says two officers stepped into danger to save their comrades. >> two of the officers drove their fellow officers into the line of fire, so they were in the projected zone. and the officers continued to engage in a gun exchange. [sirens >> jennifer: ambulances rushed to gladstone scene in east boston. police on scene did what they could to help the two officers who were shot. >> the officers with our wounded officers were able to quickly administer first aid, apply a tourniquet. one officer had his hand on one of the wounds. i think that was instrumental in getting the officer down to mass general quickly. >> jennifer: in addition to the two officers shot, nine
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either to deal with injuries or stress of the shooting. >> the officers did a good job making sure they did what they had to do as police officers in the city of boston. >> jennifer: both commissioner evans and mayor marty walsh expressed their pride in the brave actions of the city's police force. >> this job is a tough job. oftentimes people don't look at the other side of what happens with police officers. >> jennifer: and commissioner evans said the officers extreme bravery and courage last night. he also said about 50 officers gathered last night the pray for the injured and the safety of all officers. live in boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, jen, thank you so much. we want to let you know that you can stay right here with 7news for the latest on this police shooting, including more on the officer's conditions. when we're not on the air, you can get updates online at whdh.com and on our mobile and
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>> kris: breaking news this morning. the united states navy launching missile strikes on rebel forces in yemen. officials say the u.s. destroyed three sites controlled by iran-backed forces. it comes after two failed attacks this week on a u.s. navy destroyer. there is no word yet if there were any injuries. >> christa: developing right now, donald trump's campaign dismissing allegations that he groped several women in his past. the claims are years if not decades old. they are just coming to light in a "the new york times." in fact, last night let's go to 7's nancy chen who has more about the action the trump campaign is taking against the paper, nancy. >> nancy: christa, this morning trump's attorneys are demanding a retraction, calling the allegations false and malicious. donald trump's campaign responding overnight. attorneys sending this letter by e-mail to the "new york times" demanding a retraction. it reads in part, "your article
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constitute liable." the timing of the article is nothing more than a politically motivated effort to defeat mr. trump's candidacy. the letter comes after jessica leads' bombshell interview with "the new york times." >> it was a real shock when all of a sudden his hands were all over me. >> nancy: decades ago leads sat next to trump on a flight. now she's talking publicly about what donald trump did that day. >> if he had stuck with the upper part of the body, i might not have have gotten that upset, but when he started putting his hand up my skirt. >> nancy: when he was asked to comment on the story, the paper says trump shouted at the reporter over the phone. miss arizona u.s.a. 2001 also accusing trump, who used to own the miss universe pageant, of walking in on the contestants when they were changing. >> to have the owner come walking in when we're naked or half naked in a very physical, vulnerable position and then to
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know, the people that work for him telling us to go fawn all over him, go walk up to him, talk to him, get his attention. >> nancy: it's a story trump himself appears to support while doing a 2005 broadcast with howard stern, which was rehoboth leased this weekend. >> going backstage before a show, everyone is getting dressed and ready and everything else, and i'm allowed to go in because i'm the owner of the pageant and therefore i'm inspecting it. >> you're like a doctor. >> is everybody okay? you see these incredible-looking women, and so i sort of get away with things like that. >> nancy: in addition to the women who spoke to the "new york times," a woman in florida tells the newspaper trump groped her in 2003 and a former miss washington has come forward along with a writer for "people" magazine saying he groped them, as well. trump denies it all. nancy chen, 7news "today in new
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first lady michelle obama making a stop in manchester, new hampshire, urging people of new hampshire to get out and vote democratic come november. chelsea clinton, meantime, will join congressman joe kennedy iii at wellesley college. hillary clinton will be speaking at a rally in nevada. last night she did criticizing donald trump. >> he's doubled down. he's doubled down on his execution that it's just locker room talk, and i got to tell you, after he said that in the last debate, the most amazing thing happened, athletes you know what they're saying? hey, not in our locker room. >> kris: clinton facing tough questions about a new batch of 1,700 e-mails released by wikileaks. campaign leaders blaming the hack on russia and donald trump. we'll get a look at a new 7news/umass lowell poll tonight. tune in for this. we polled voters in that crucial swing state of new hampshire after sunday's debate and after the release of trump's tapes.
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>> christa: it's 5:14. we're off to a very busy start on this thursday. still ahead, police making a very quick arrest in that case of a home invasion and sexual assault we breakthrough you yesterday morning. what was left behind at the scene that helped investigators go right to the suspect. >> kris: and two boston police officers critically injured after a shooting in east boston. the suspect who police say opened fire killed by police. oda everydamy doctor. my dentist. definitely my wife. wait, i know what i want. make sparkling water at home. and drink 43% more water every day.
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>> christa: back here at 5:17 on this thursday, following breaking news, two boston police officers fighting for their lives. they were shot last night in east boston. the city's police commissioner, william evan, describing the situation as a domestic incident gone bad. right now we know both officers are in extremely critical condition.
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up in a few minutes from the scene. >> now 7weather with meteorologist bri eggers. >> bri: heading out early this morning, some cool temperatures, but not as chilly as some of the previous mornings that we've endured. but 55 in boston right now. upper ho 40s to near 50 as you get away from the city of boston. always our urban heat island. and that's due because we have the cloud cover that's with us and also some low-level moisture keeping those temperatures on the mild side this morning. some patchy fog reducing visibility around worcester. but this will improve as we get into later this morning. though that love-level moisture, because it's in place, we can't rule out the chance for a spotty drizzle as we make it into the morning hours. but then we turn our attention to this cold front here. and this will sweep through a round of showers as we head in later this afternoon. running through the time line here, this is spotty drizzle i was talking about, most likely for the south shore,
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i think even into this afternoon, if we break apart the cloud cover, get a little sunshine in here, low 70s not out of the question. then here here's a rudd of shower that sweeps through late in the afternoon. i think between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., and then after 7:00, 8:00 tonight, the clouds clear out and we leave us with nothing but sunshine for friday, saturday and sunday, a fantastic weekend in store. so here's our highs for this afternoon. well above average. i think 70 degrees not out of the question for boston. get that sunshine ier sunshine around, it's crisp and cool for saturday, more mild for sunday, but a perfect weekend for the leaf peeping. if you want the foliage tracker, we'll make sure to post that on our social media platform. now we are looking at hurricane nicole, impressive eye that you can see there. category four hurricane expected to make landfall and a whole lot of destruction in bermuda. but that path taking it to the northeast as we head in through
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at gillette, 58 degrees. we get the sunshine, but you might want the jacket for it. here's a look at the 7 on 7 forecast. i think our next chance for showers comes on monday, only about a 30% chance. we'll continue to track that for you, but the beginning of next week looks to be quite mild, not even warm for fall. >> christa: okay. bri, thank you. also this morning, two suspects in a deadly home invasion that we've been reporting on in orange are now back here in massachusetts, and now they're set to face murder charges. 23-year-old joshua 27-year-old brittney smith arrived last night about 9:00 after they were arrested down in virginia over the weekend. so police say that hart and smith killed 95-year-old thomas hardy and then injured his wife joanna after breaking into their home last week. investigators say the suspect stole the victim's car and drove to virginia. police eventually found them inside a u-haul in a wal-mart parking lot. >> kris: federal investigators believe the student pilot who
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to commit suicide. tuesday's crash killed the student pilot. the student was disgruntled about learning to be a pilot. the two allegedly fought on board the plane and the instructor was not able to keep that plane from going down. now, the aircraft went down right near the defense contractor building that was making jet engines right in that area. but investigators say the company was not targeted. >> christa: a registered sex offender facing a judge, accused of assaulting two women. police say 52-year-old ronald brownro and tied up two women and sexually assaulted one of them. brown has been charged with aggravated rape, kidnapping and burglary. that attack happened early tuesday morning. we were reporting about it right here on 7news "today in new england." the victims say that he sexually assaulted them and stole their cell phones and laptops. detectives arrested brown after they say he left a pill bought until one of the victim's bedrooms. >> kris: up next on 7news "today in new england." brady is back and this time at
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round of the last playoff season. fans will be thrilled the see brady back on the field. t.b. 12 was named a.f.c. player of the week after last weekend's dominating performance against the browns. he'll be looking to have similar success against the bengals. >> there were a lot of contributions from a lot of places. i think that's what makes a good offense. we always have such great support here. it's just a great place to play, so hopefully we can make enough plays and keep it going. >> kris: brady does pretty well against the bengals. he's w starts against cincinnati and he's never lost to the bengals while playing at gillette. >> christa: good to see him back. coming up on 5:30, and new develops now in the case of a level-three sex offender in weymouth. what he's now doing after several threats toward his family's home. >> and we're at mass general hospital. we'll bring you the latest information on how those injured
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>> kris: breaking news, two heroic boston police officers fighting for their lives this morning after they were shot in east boston. we have live team coverage. >> christa: and a high school teacher learning a tough lesson. the inappropriate items police say she brought to school. >> kris: on the move, the convicted rapist who caused problems in a weymouth community is now leaving his parents' home. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: it's the 13th day of october here. thursday morning. i'm christa delcamp. >> kris: and i'm kris anderson. we want to get a check of our weather forecast with bri eggers. things could be changing. so. some rain on the way. >> bri: it's a mixed bag throughout the day. sunshine could warm temperatures to near 70. we're starting out at 55 in metro boston. we have clouds hanging around. we can't rule out patchy drizzle early on this morning. then we turn our attention to
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afternoon, and this could bring us a round of showers. there's your patchy drizzle around 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. we're dry through the middle part of the day. i think between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. tonight is when we can expect that round of showers, not bringing us too much rainfall, definitely not beneficial rainfall. and i mentioned the sunshine peeking its head through the cloud cover as we head into the middle part of today. and that could help to warm the temperatures, upper 60s to near 70 degrees. after we clear the clouds out, it really is a bright and fantasticl coming up in a few minutes. >> christa: let's go to danielle gersh for this morning's fast track traffic. good morning, danielle. >> danielle: things looking good is far this morning. here's a will be at the expressway. things slowing down. we have a work crew northbound on the expressway. that's at me neponset circle. we'll slow you down a little bit this morning. not causing any major delays. route 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike this morning. route 2 and 3 fine.
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and route 1 heading enter boston all green. let's take a look at those drive times. if you're getting ready to head out the door, 18 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. and 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: more breaking news on this thursday, two boston police officers undergoing surgery overnight. the city's police commissioner telling us we're in extre shot in east boston this morning. we're learning more about the officers who were injured. >> kris: there are also new details about the gunman involved in this shooting. he was heavily arm at the time. our team 7 coverage begins with 7's victoria warren live at mass general with more on these officers conditions. vicki, good morning. >> victoria: good morning. we're told these officers were both shot several times. they both had surgery overnight, and the latest update is that they are beth considered critical. the district attorney was here
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thorough and transparent investigation. all of this starting last night a little bit before 11:00. a call for help in east boston in a fight. arriving officers found one man armed with an assault rifle and a ballistic vest who just opened fire. two officers were shot several times. the suspect killed in the gunfight. police say one officer was kept alive when anoth his hand into the bullet wound to stop the bleeding. >> they had some very serious wounds and they're undergoing some blood transfusions, and we classified them as extremely critical and obviously they're going to watch them closely. and i know one is up in the o.r. right now being operated on. and i think the other one is going up there very shortly.
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>> this morning the boston police department is asking for prayers and support for these officers as they undergo surgery overnight. shot in the line of duty. these are veteran police officers. one with 12 years on the force, the other with 28. live this morning in mass general hospital, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: well, it was a tense night for families who lived in that east boston neighborhood because crews asked them to they weren't exactly sure the extent of what they were doing with it that time. let's go to 7's nicole oliverio. she continues our live team coverage at the scene. nicole? >> nicole: christa, it was absolutely frightening for anybody who was out here on gladstone street. as i step out of the way, you can see this house, 136, where the shooting happened inside. we spoke with people who say they were actually outside on the street in their car just feet away when they started to hear that rapid gunfire. there's viewer video, someone
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after another. people we spoke with said they were absolutely frightened because they didn't know what happened. they knew after they heard the gunshots to go back in the house. they say it was moments later when they saw police and swat officers just running down the street. back then the shelter in place went into effect. police did not know at the time if there was a possible second suspect. they told everybody to stay in their house. witnesses tell us they could see the helicopters hovering overhead. obviously a frightening scene and so many peopleay were so upset to hear that those two officers were shot in critical condition, but glad that the situation was under control. that's the latest live in east boston, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." ism nicole, thanks for that update. the police commissioner is praising the actions of his officers who ran right into gunfire to help out their fellow man. 's jennifer eagan is live at the tufts medical center where several of the other officers more taken after the shooting.
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>> jennifer: nine other officers went to the hospital to deal with minor injuries or to deal with the stress from the shooting. commissioner evans says last night the two other officers who were shot desperately needed help. the suspects and police were still shooting at each other. commissioner heavens says a couple officers stepped into the line of fire and dragged the two injured officers to safety. they then treated their wounds in those first critical moments. >> the officers with our wounded officers were able administer first aid, apply a tourniquet. one officer had his hand in one of the wounds, and i think that was instrumental in getting the officer down to mass general quickly. >> jennifer: commissioner evans says those officers acted with extreme courage and bravery. he also says 50 officers gathered last night to pray for the injured and the safety of all police officers. we're live in boston this
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>> kris: be sure you stay with seven news for the latest on this police shooting, including the latest on the officers' condition, where you can find it on air and online at whdh.com and your 7news mobile and tablet apps. >> christa: well, we have more news for you this morning. a keene high school teacher is facing charges after police say she did drugs in school. and then tried the hide the evidence of it. officers arrested diane delyle on thursday. they say her coworkers called police back in august saying drugs. when officers arrived, they say she tried to have someone hide her purse. police say she had a cut-off straw, a pill grinder and a bag of white powder inside. >> kris: a convict rapist causing concern in weymouth is on move. richard gardner has moved to suffolk county now. the level-three sex offender had been living in his parents' home in weymouth after serving 27 years in prison. but he should never have been
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relieved he's now gone. >> i'm feeling immediately a little better knowing that he's not in the immediate area. the laws still have to change. he can't come back here in six months, a year. >> kris: no word yet on specifically where in suffolk county gardner is living. >> christa: it's 5:38 and we're tracking news out of east boston where two city police injured, transferred to the hospital. according to police they were met by a gunman who was armed with an assault rifle at the door.
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>> christa: we're back with breaking news on your thursday morning. we want to let you know police are searching for evidence in east boston overnight because two of their officers were shot, and they are critically injured, undergoing surgery overnight as they respond to a domestic disturbance. nine others are being treated for minor injuries and stress. police say the alleged gunman was armed with a rifle and was wearing a bullet-proof vest and
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>> kris: there are new details about an accident in woonsocket, rhode island. police say the driver who crashed into a radio station was driving drunk. the accident happened early wednesday morning when the s.u.v. slammed into the offices of wnri 1380am. the crash did not affect programming. officers are still looking for two people spotted running from the scene of that crash. a short circuit is being blamed for a fire at a landmark at hampton beach in new hampshire. fire at the purpler -- purple urchin bar. three firefighters were treated for minor injuries. >> christa: it's 5:42. lots to get to, including live team coverage of today's big, breaking news. >> reporter: we're getting updates this morning from mass general hospital about how those two police officers who were shot in the line of duty are
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easts be from the scene of that shooting. hear from witnesses who heard the gwire and saw the immediate
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>> kris: it's 5:45. time now to start your day off right. >> christa: thursday morning. we'll start things off with a little weather.
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lambert. >> bri: we have clouds sticking around in the morning hours, but i think we'll break them apart in the afternoon for some warming. also keeping our eye out for patchy drizzle, though i'm not seeing any right now. we can't rule it out heading through the morning hours. current temperatures, upper 40s to near 50. 52 in worcester. 55 in metro boston to start off the morning. now we turn our attention to our next weather maker, which would be this cold front. it is bringing beneficial rainfall, but as it travels to the east, it will sort of break apart. it doesn't look like a lot of rain f here, you can see by 10:00 a.m., we're right around 60 degrees. there's that patchy drizzle i was talking about. it doesn't amount to much or last for very long. heading into mid-day early afternoon, you can break apart the clouds enough to get some sunshine to warm the temperatures up to near 70 degrees in low spots. here comes the front as we head into later this afternoon. i think between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. tonight, a chance for a scattered shower. some of us may not see it at
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beneficial rainfall. so certainly not a washout for today. and then after that front passes through, it becomes a little breezy, but we clear out the cloud cover for a bright and sunny weekend ahead of us, friday, saturday and sunday. here's a look at those highs this afternoon. upper 60s to near 70 degrees for most of us. and then tomorrow, it is a little bit cooler, and a little bit breezy to start off the day. but we get to keep the sunshine around to head into the weekend. i want to give you a quick look at that 7 on 7 forecast with the temperatures warming into sunday. gillette. next chance for showers doesn't arrive until late monday. >> kris: we want the get a check of our fast track traffic situation. any problems, danielle? >> danielle: not at 2 -- the moment. knock on wood, no accidents yet. braintree the boston northbound on the expressway, 21 minutes. slow around the braintree split there. route 24 slow and go. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike.
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morning. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, going to be your longest drive around 20 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: breaking news here on a thursday morning. if you're just joining us, two boston police officers are undergoing surgery after they were shot several times in east boston, and overnight we learn that both men were critically injured. the shots ringing out gladstone street. officers have been called to the home after a report with a person of a gun during a domestic disturbance. right now those officers are still in the hospital. >> kris: as for that suspect, he was killed by police during a gun battle. we have team of reporters covering all the angles in this story. we want to begin with victoria warren who is live on mass general with more on the officers' conditions. vicki, what do you know this morning?
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boston's police commissioner says their injuries are critical and, in fact, he says one officer was kept alive when another police officer actually took his hand, put his hand in the wound to stop the bleeding. >> gunshots in east boston. two police officers fighting for their lives, a suspect shot and killed, the police commissioner describes those two veteran officers walking into an ambush. >> we heard officers screaming on signifies shots fired, and an officer down. the officers were screaming, "officer down." >> they were responding to gladstone street in east boston. two men who were roommates were in some kind of fight. police found one man armed with an assault rifle and a ballistic vest. police say that man just started shooting. >> they had some very serious wounds and they're undergoing some blood transfusions.
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critical. >> ambulances, more ambulances. >> neighbors told to stay inside. other officers ran into a fire knights to pull their brother officers out. >> one officer had his hand on one of the wounds. i think that was instrumental in getting the officer down to mass general quickly. >> we will do a very thorough and transparent investigation. >> victoria: the district attorney and the mayor rushing to mass general hospital, where they joined about 50 police officers and the families of the injured officers in prayer. >> this job is a tough job, and oftentimes people don't look at the other side of what happens with police officers. you know, we're hoping they make a full recovery. >> victoria: at this point they're not releasing the names of anyone involved. i can tell you the suspect is described as man in his 30s. he was shot and killed at the scene. and those two police officers
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officers, one with 12 years on the force, the other with 28. live this morning in from mass general hospital, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: people plifg in the area of this shooting told to stay inside while police are investigating. 7's nicole oliverio joins us from east boston with more on the chaotic moments after those shots started ringing out, nicole. >> nicole: kris, it's absolutely frightening for anybody outside. this shooting happened right inside this home. we spoke with several witnesses who say they were out at the car at the time when they started to hear that rapid gunfire. [gunfire] witnesses scared inside their home capture the gunfire between boston police and the suspect during an intense shootout. others were outside on gladstone street in east boston when shots rang out. >> when i had came out of the house, he was... i saw swat
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was gunshots. >> nicole: the sound unmistakable. >> i realized it was gunshots. and it was rapid. it wasn't separated by seconds. it was click, click, click, click, like very, very quick, like rapid fire. >> nicole: as police searched for a possible second suspect, they ordered a shelter-in-place. >> it's scary, especially when i saw the helicopters. i thought, they must be looking for somebody. >> i was really scary. i didn't know what to expect. i just wanted to get off the street. i didn't know what was going to happen. >> nicole: for those still outsid t situation seemed extremely serious as police and swat went door to door. >> i walk up the steps, and all of a sudden the whole street swarmed with cops, swat comes out. they were telling everyone to get off the street. >> there were dozens and dozens of cops. there were people with shotguns that were right in my face, assault rifles, i saw a riot shield. >> nicole: it wasn't long after that neighbors found out two officers were shot and a suspect was killed.
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>> i started holding my friend's hand i was is scared. >> i was shaking really bad. i've never heard something like that before, so i was like, i don't know what's going to happen. it's good to see all those police run up the street like that with guns. it was insane. >> nicole: taking a live look now again at the house where this police-involved shooting happened. you see the crime scene tape remains up. police remain here on the scene. that shelter-in-placas neighbors say they are glad the situation was under control so quickly, but they really hope that those two officers survive. that's the latest live in east boston, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: thank you, nicole. and as you have heard, boston's police commissioner is praising the heroic actions of his officers. [gunfire]
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victims to safety. nine more of them were also take on the tufts medical center for treatment, minor injuries and stress involved. there let's go to jennifer eagan with more on that. jen? >> jennifer: christa, that's what the commissioner said, that those other officers came the deal with minor injuries or the stress of being part of such a traumatic event. he also said those officers acted with extreme bravery and courage last night when it mattered most. as police and the suspect exchanged gunfire, commissioner william evans says two officers stepped into danger to save their comrades. >> two of the officers drove their fellow officers into the line of fire, so they were in the projected zone. and the officers continued to engage in a gun exchange. [sirens blare] >> jennifer: ambulances rushed to gladstone streets in east boston. police on scene did what they could to help the two officers who were shot. >> the officers with our wounded
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tourniquet. one officer had his hand on one of the wounds. i think that was instrumental in getting the officer down to mass general quickly. >> jennifer: in addition to the two officers shot, nine others went to the hospital with either minor injuries or the deal with the stress of being involved in the shooting. >> we had a chance the meet and talk to all the officers that were involved tonight. they did a good job of making sure that they were what they had to do as police officers in the city of boston. >> jennifer: both commissioner evans and mayor marty walsh expressed their pride in the brave actions of the city's police force. >> this job is a tough job. oftentimes people don't look at the other side of what happens with police officers. >> jennifer: and commissioner evans says about 50 officers gathered last night to pray for the injured and the safety of all officers. we're live in boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, jen, thank you.
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shooting, including the latest on the officers' conditions. when we're not on air, you can get updates online, as well. >> kris: stay with us.
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the outside corporate interests bankrolling question two are trying to deceive you. here's the truth: every time a new charter school opens, it drains money from the existing public schools. that's 400 million just last year - according to the state's own data. which means real cuts to our kids - in arts, technology, ap classes, pre-school, bus service and more. that's why question two's opposed by the massachusetts pta and school committees all across the state. >> christa: breaking news in boston, two police officers shot and gravely wounded while on duty. [gunfire]. >> kris: police say a heavily armed suspect opened fire as officers arrived on a call. >> christa: the commissioner describing heroic actions of fellow officers. we have live team coverage.
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u.s. navy launching air strikes on yemen in retaliation for attracts on its ships. >> christa: and disturbing allegations against donald trump. >> his hands were all over me. >> christa: several women say trump touched them inappropriately, and today he is firing back. good morning, everybody, on this thursday, october 13th. i'm christa delcamp. >> kris: i'm kris anderson in for sarah this morning. we'll have more on this breaking story coming up. first we want a check of your meteorologist bri eggers. rain on the way possibly. >> bri: a little bit. it's a mixed bag as we head throughout the day. we start with cloud cover, not seeing any green blips on the radar indicating possible showers or drizzle. can't rule out for the early morning hours. right now we're looking at upper 40s to near 50 in most locations. 55 for metro boston, so a light jacket necessary today. and patchy fog in some areas. around worcester reducing visibility right now. nantucket a little bit of fog.
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then we turn our attention to this cold front to our west, and it is producing good rainfall to our west. but it does break apart a little bit as it travels in our direction. so an afternoon shower between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., we clear out for tomorrow, an we keep the sunshine around for the weekend. more in the extended forecast. >> kris: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. any issues out there? >> danielle: we are watching an issue. you see here the leverett connector totallyac let's go to the maps. this is because of an accident, and it's at storrow drive westbound right at the leverett connector there. so we're seeing those delays because of that. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, already up to half an hour this morning. also slow around the braintree split. slow and go on route 24 northbound from brockton up to 128 there. heading in or out of town on the pike this morning, no issues. route 2 and 3 also looking pretty good. check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door.
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minutes into town on the pike from 128, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 14 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: get to that big breaking news this morning. two boston police officers fighting for their lives. the police commissioner says a man armed with an assault rifle and wearing a bullet-proof vest met with officers as they arrived on the scene. then there was a firefight. those officers extremely critical condition this morning. >> kris: nine other officers received treatment for injuries they suffered and emotional stress for dealing with this ordeal. we have live coverage of this big story. we want the begin with 7's victoria warren who is live at mgh with those officers conditions. what have you learned? >> kris, we know both of those officers had to undergoing surgery overnight. there were blood transfusion
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the police commissioner described the heroics of one officer reaching in with his hand, into the bullet wound to stop the bleeding while they were en route to the hospital. both the mayor and the district attorney were here at the hospital overnight, as well. the d.a. already launching an investigation. [gunfire] gunshots in east boston. two police officers fighting for their lives, a suspect shot and killed. the police commissioner describes those two ra officers walking into an ambush. >> we heard officers screaming on the radio a 303, which signifies shots fired and an officer down. the officers were screaming, "officer down." >> victoria: they were responding to gladstone street in east boston. two men who were roommates were in some sort of a fight. police found one man armed with an assault rifle and a ballistic vest. police say that man just started shooting. >> they had some very serious wounds.
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transfusions, and we classify them as extremely critical. >> there's more ambulances. >> victoria: neighbors told to stay inside. other officers ran into a firefight to pull their brother officers out. >> one officer had his hand in one of the wounds. i think that was instrumental in getting the officer down to mass general quickly. >> we will do a very thorough and transparent investigation. >> victoria: the district attorney and the mayor rushing to mass general hospital, where they joined about 50 police officers and the families of the injured officers in prayer. >> this job is a tough job, and oftentimes people don't look at the other side of what happens with police officers. you know, we're hoping they make a full recovery. >> victoria: and we are hoping for an update at some point this morning on how those officers are doing after undergoing their surgeries overnight.
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names. the suspect was man in his 30s, and those officers, they're veteran officers. one with 12 years on the force, the other with 28. live this morning from mass general hospital, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: breaking news coverage continues now with more on the suspect who police say was armed for this ambush. 7's nicole oliverio is live in east boston with the very latest on what we know. nicole, good morning. >> nicole: good morning, kris. as you can imagine, it was a people who lived in this area. if i step out of the way, the shooting happened inside this home. this is 136 gladstone street. police remain on the scene right now at this hour. we spoke with witnesses who were outside when that gunfire erupted. [gunfire] witnesses scared inside their home capture the gunfire between boston police and a suspect during an intense shootout. others were outside on gladstone
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>> when i had came out of the house, he was coming out of the house. i saw swat running into the house, so i backed up. all i heard was gunshots. >> nicole: the sound unmistakable. >> i realized it was gunshots. and it was rapid. it wasn't separated by seconds. it was like, click, click, click, click, like very quick, very rapid gunfire. >> nicole: as police searched for a possible second suspect, they ordered a shelter-in-place. >> it's scary, especially when i saw the helicopters. i thought, they must be looking for somebody. >> i was really scary.i i just wanted to get off the street. i didn't know what was going to happen. >> nicole: for those still outside, they didn't know what was going on, only that the situation seemed extremely serious as police and swat went door to door. >> i walk up the steps, and all of a sudden the whole street swarmed with cops, swat comes out. everything. they were telling everyone to get off the street. >> there were dozens and dozens of cops. there were people with shotguns
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assault rifles. i saw a riot shield. >> nicole: it wasn't long after that neighbors found out two offcers were shot and a suspect was killed. a nightmare playing out in real life right in front of them. >> i started holding my friend's hand i was is scared. >> i was shaking really bad. i've never heard something like that before, so i was like, i don't know what's going to happen. it's good to see all those police run up the street like that with guns. it was insane. >> nicole: so again, at this hour, police still have the stre shooting happened. police remain at the scene. that shelter-in-place has obviously been lifted, and neighbors now are just praying that those officers recover. live in east boston, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: overnight, we learned that other boston officers were injured in that firefight and the police commissioner says they acted heroically trying to save their fellow officers. let's head out the 7's jennifer eagan who was at tufts medical
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who were brought here suffered minor injuries, dealing with the stress of being part of such a traumatic event. they're all expected to be okay. commissioner heavens says his officers acted with extreme bravery and courage last night. [gunfire] as police and the suspect exchanged gunfire, commissioner william evans says two officers stepped into danger to save their comrades. >> two of the officers drove their fellow officers outs of the line of fire, so they were in a protected zone. and the officers continued to engage in a gun exchange. [sirens blare] >> jennifer: ambulances rushed to gladstone street in east boston. police on scene did what they could to help the two officers who were shot. >> the officers with our wounded officers were able to quickly administer first aid, apply a tourniquet. one officer had his hand on one of the wounds.
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>> jennifer: in addition to the two officers shot, nine others went to the hospital with either minor injuries or to deal with the stress of being involved in the shooting. >> we had a chance to go and meet, talk to all of the officers or most of the officers involved tonight. they did a good job of making sure that they were able to do what they had to do as police officers in the city of boston. >> jennifer: both commissioner expressed their pride in the brave actions of the city's police force. >> this job is a tough job. oftentimes people don't look at the other side of what happens with police officers. >> jennifer: and commissioner evans also said about 50 officers gathered last night the pray for the injured and the safety of all police officers. live in boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: stay here on 7 for the latest on the police shootings and for updates on the officers' conditions.
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get the latest on you mobile device and at whdh.com. >> kris: the u.s. navy firing air strikes against rebel forces in yemen. the pentagon says tomahawk missiles hit radar sites and were launched in "self-defense" after a u.s. warship in the red sea was fired upon both on sunday and again on wednesday. those missiles missed the ship and hit the water. >> christa: 6:10 your time on this thursday. we have more news today. donald trump angry and firing back. up next, new developments in the clai what he's threatening to do if the story isn't retracted. >> kris: new details also in that fiery plane crash in connecticut. the altercation in the cockpit between a pilot and the student. >> bri: clouds with us now. showers moving in through later this afternoon. we'll track it all out for you in the time line coming up next. >> christa: all right, bri. still tracking that breaking news from overnight in boston, two police officers being treated for gunshot wounds, their conditions described as
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police at the scene. we'll have much more throughout
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>> christa: 6:14678 we're staying on top of breaking news. the boston police department asking for prayers for two of the officers who were shot in east boston, and right now they're still fighting for their lives. we know that nin wer injured. the police commissioner describing the situation as a domestic incident gone bad. the suspect here was armed with an automatic rifle and was shot and killed by police right there at the scene. we'll have much more from that area coming up in just a few minutes. >> now 7weather with meteorologist bri eggers. >> bri: weather headlines for today, expecting showers. they don't ask for very long. i think late this afternoon, clearing and cooler for us on friday and a fantastic fall
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especially on sunday. i think those temperatures up to near 70. current temperatures, upper 40s to near 50 in most spots. 55 for metro boston right now. still a light jacket necessary for this afternoon. not necessarily the rain gear that you'll need with us, but we're certain to see those green blips showing up on radar indicating some patchy drizzle. it's damp for this morning. then we turn our attention to this front moving in from the north and the west that. will bring us a round of running through the time line, again, can't rule out a in they, light shower or drizzle early on this morning. but we break apart the clouds for some sunshine into the middle part of today before the showers arrive. that warms the temperatures up. i think between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. tonight, you can expect those showers to move through the area before we clear things out, kick the breeze up a notch for overnight tonight and to kick off tomorrow. now, highs today, if we can break out the sunshine, upper 60s to close to 70 degrees
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with us. 55 to 60 degrees. it is a touch cooler for us. but look at this weekend. we keep the sunshine around, cooler for saturday, sunday looks fantastic. now we're tracking hurricane nicole. we have been, a category four storm at this point, winds 170mph. tracking to the northeast. this will likely be very devastating for the island of bermuda today, so we'll continue to keep an eye on that as we move through the next 24 to 36 hours. here's a look at your 7 on 7fo the weekend. next chance for showers doesn't arrive until monday, but i think we kick off next week. warmer temperatures. see you in a bit. >> christa: thank you so much, bri. on the danielle gersh with fast track traffic. >> danielle: we have a couple incidents to talk about. this is the leverett connector. we have backup there. this is because of the crash westbound at storrow drive backing things up. let's go to the maps. that's not the only understand debt we're watching. we also have an accident souhbound on the tobin bridge.
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also in lowell, we're watching this crash. this is 495 southbound at route 3. a little slow on the roads, but the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: new develops this morning in a new scandal surrounding donald trump. several women have now come forward telling "the new york times" that trump groped and touched them inappropriately. and trump taking some action overnight, sending a legal letter to the "times." let's go to 7's us, nancy. >> nancy: this morning trump's attorneys are demanding a retraction, calling the allegations false and malicious. trump's campaign responding overnight, attorneys sending this letter by e-mail to the "new york times" demanding a retraction. it reads in part, "your article are reckless, defamatory and constitutes liable per se. it is apparent from among other things the timing of the article that it is nothing more than a politically motivated effort to
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the letter comes after jessica leeds bombshell interview with "the new york times." >> it was a real shock when his hands were all over me. >> nancy: decades ago leeds sat next to trump on a tblieght. now she's talking publicly about what donald trump did that day. >> if he had stuck with the upper part of the body, i might not have gotten... i might not have gotten that upset, but when he started putting his hand up my skirt... >> nancy: when he was asked to comment on the story, the paper says trump shouted at the reporter over the phone. miss arizona u.s.a. 2001 also accusing trump, who used to own the miss universe pageant, of walking in on the contestants when they were changing. >> to have the owner come waltzing in when we're naked or half-naked in a very physically vulnerable position, and then to have the pressure of the, you know, the people that work for him telling us to go fawn all
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>> nancy: it's a story trump himself appears to support while doing a 2005 broadcast with howard, which was re-released this weekend. >> i'll go backstage before a show. everyone is getting dressed and getting ready. and i'm allowed to go in because i'm the owner of the pageant and therefore i'm like inspecting it. is everybody okay? you see these incredible-looking women. so i sort of get away with things lik >> nancy: in addition to a woman who spoke to the "new york times," a woman in florida tells a newspaper there that trump groped her at his mar-a-lago resort in 2003. and a former miss washington has come forward along with a writer for "people" magazine saying he groped them, as well. trump denies it all. nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." ism democrats are making a big push in new england. today first lady michelle obama making a stop in manchester, new hampshire, and chelsea clinton will join congressman joe
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hillary clinton meantime speaking at a rally in las vegas, nevada, last night, criticized donald trump. >> he's doubled down. he's doubled down on his excuse that it's just "locker room talk." i got to tell you, after he said that in the last debate, the most amazing thing happened -- athletes and coaches started speaking out. you know what they're saying? hey, not in our locker room. >> kris: hillary clinton facing tough questions of her own about a new e-mails released by wikileaks. campaign leaders blame that hack on russia and donald trump. we'll get a new look at a new 7news umass/lowell poll today. we polled voters in the crucial swing state of new hampshire after sunday's debate and after the release of the trump tapes. we'll have the results for you tonight on 7news at 11:00. >> christa: we continue to follow that breaking news out of boston where two officers are in surgery after being shot on the job. police saying they were ambushed
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and killed by police. we'll have a report in our next half hour. >> kris: also ahead, murder suspects back in the bay state facing charges for attacking an elderly couple in orange. >> christa: and tom brady talking about making his season debut coming up this sunday.
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>> christa: good morning, everybody. >> bri: spotty drizzle to start off our day. then we look for more scattered showers to work in later this afternoon. i think between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. we can expect those showers. not a whole lot of rain. certainly not a washout for the day. if we break out the sunshine enough, we warm temperatures up to near 07 degrees, a little crisp and cooler for tomorrow, but we keep the sunshine around for the weekend. more on the forecast to come. >> kris: all right. we have the start looking at that sunday forecast because the
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and it's going to be a big change. tom brady will be under center for the first time at gillette since last year's playoffs. >> christa: so the bengals won't just to to deal with brady, but, of course, a crowd that's so fired up. that's exactly what players want to see out there on sunday. >> it's going to be jumping for sure. it's going to be a fun atmosphere. >> we always have such great support here. it's just a great place the play. so hopefully we can make enough game. >> christa: brady has won five of his six career starts against cincinnati and has never lost while playing at gillette. >> kris: now that he's retired, david ortiz is thanking red sox fans for all their support over the year. the d.h.'s illustrious career came to an end when the indians eliminated the sox in the alds. after the game, the fans saluted ortiz and he posted a message to those fans on twitter wednesday. big papi wrote, "never forget
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instead smile and may not be in uniform anymore, but these teams were never about one guy. it was always about the team, and i will always be part of red sox nation." >> christa: nicely said. all right. 6:26. coming up we'll have much more on this breaking news this morning about two boston police officers who came under fire in east boston. they were shot and critically wounded. >> reporter: general hospital where we're awaiting updates on how those officers are doing after
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>> christa: breaking news. boston police ambushed on duty. two officers critically wounded and in the hospital. we have new details about the suspects for overnight. >> kris: an east boston
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>> people were shocked. right in my face. it was terrifying. >> kris: residents describe a frightening scene as the department responded to the police shooting. >> christa: and officers hailed as heroes. how they risked their lives to help their wounded comrades. we have live team 7 coverage. >> kris: and donald trump taking action overnight after women come forward claiming he groped them. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: good morning to you. it is 6:30. thanks for joining us this moin i'm kris anderson. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. mump more on the breaking news out of boston in a moment, but first meteorologist bri eggers is here with more on your forecast. >> bri: a lot of low-level moisture with us today. dew point at 53 degrees. air temperature at 55. the closer those two numbers are together, the closer our atmosphere is to being saturated, at least here closer to the surface. so we're already seeing some spotty patches of drizzle, really light shower mainly in
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we get breaks of sunshine as we head into the middle part of today. current temperatures upper 40s to near 50 degrees. 55 in boston. we turn our attention to a front moving in from the west, and that will bring us some showers later this afternoon. it really is a mixed bag day with a little bit of everything. some sun, some showers, and temperatures warming to near 70 degrees. more in your extended forecast. >> christa: let's turn things over to danielle gersh with this morning's fast track traffic. >> danielle: a mess out the traffic because of not one but two accidents. will let's go to the maps we're watching two accidents both northbound, one at exit 16 and the other at columbia road. so these really slowing you down heading into town northbound on the expressway. then we have another crash south of town on route 24 northbound at 128. so that's also not helping the situation this morning. the pike problem-free. still watching this crash. this is in lowell, 495
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to 495 this morning. route 1 not as bad. then on the tobin bridge southbound, we're still watching the crash at the city swear tunnel. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes to half an hour northbound on the expressway. just 13 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 22 minutes on 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. >> kris: we're following breaking news this morning. two boston police officers shot on dut extremely critical condition this morning. the police commissioner says the officers were ambushed while they were answering a domestic call. it happened in east boston. >> christa: he says the suspect was armed with an assault rifle and dress in a ballistics vest. it starts after at mgh with victoria warren. vicki? >> victoria: i can tell you, both of those officers underwent surgery overnight, and they are
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the district attorney is here at mass general hospital overnight, as well, and he's promising a very thorough investigation. all of this starting last way, a little bit before 11:00, a call for help, two roommates in east boston in a fight, one with a gun. the police commissioner says the arriving officers found one man armed with an assault rifle wearing a ballistic vest who just opened fire. the two officers were shot several times. the suspect killed in the gunfight. police say alive when another officer put his hand into the bullet wound to stop the bleeding. >> they had some very serious wounds and they've undergone some blood transfusions and classified them as extremely critical and obviously they're going to watch them closely. i know one is up in the o.r. right now being operated on. i think the other one is going up there very shortly.
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>> this morning we're waiting on updates on how those operations overnight went. thes be police department is asking for everyone to pray for these officers and they're not giving out any names this morning, but they say they are veteran officers, one with 12 years on the force, the other with 28. live this morning from mass general hospital, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: meantime, the state's police commissioner praising his department overnight. he says these officers ranht the wounded officers out of the line of fire. let's go to 7's jennifer eagan. she's at tufts medical center where we understand nine of them were treated, jen. >> jennifer: nine other officers suffered minor injuries or they came here to the hospital to deal with the emotional stress from the shooting being part of such a traumatic event. what they did was really unbelievable. commissioner evans says last night the two officers who were shot desperately needed help. the suspect and police were still shooting at each other, though.
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officers steped into the line of fire and dragged the two injured officers to safety. they then helped treat their wounds in the first critical moments. >> the officers with our wounded officers were able to quickly administer first aid, apply a tourniquet. one officer had his hand in one of the wounds. i think that was instrumental in getting the officer down to mass general quickly. >> commissioner evans praising those officers, saying they acted with extreme bravery and courage. jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: tense moments for families living in that easts be neighborhood. police asking them to shelter in place while this investigation continued into the night. nicole oliverio continues our live coverage from the scene in east boston. nicole, some of those people
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they quickly ran become to their homes. as i step out of the way, you can see, this is 136 gladstone. this is where the shooting happened. we spoke with witnesses who say they were outside on the street getting something out of their car when they could hear the gunfire from inside of that house. they immediately ran back to the homes that they were staying in. they say it's within moments that other officers and swat arrive. they can see those police going door to door. it's a shelter in place that you mentioned as officers were looking for a possible second >> boom, boom, boom, boom. i could hear it. i walked up the steps and all of a sudden, swat comes out, everything. they were telling people to get off the street. >> i was scared. i didn't know what to expect. i just wanted to get off the street because i didn't know what was going to happen. >> nicole: again, taking a live look here this morning, police remain on the scene at 136 gladstone. that shelter-in-place obviously has been lifted. police say they were confident
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concern now for neighbors and witnesses and the recovery of those two officers. nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: obviously much more on this officer shooting coming up later this morning, but also breaking now, the u.s. navy firing missiles into yemen overnight. retaliation against attacks on u.s. warships. we'll have details on the target. >> christa: also a fight in the cockpit. what happened moments before a student pilot crashed a small plane into a connecticut neighborhood. imagine if your child were trapped in a failing school. imagine if your child couldn't read or write at grade level.
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>> kris: federal investigators believe the student pilot who crashed that small plane in east hartford, connecticut, wanted to commit suicide. the student was killed but the instructor survived. the two allegedly fought on the plane and the instructor was not able to keep that plane from going down. >> christa: two suspects in a deadly home invasion in orange are back in massachusetts to face murder charges.
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27-year-old brittany smith arrived just after 9:00 last night after they were arrested in virginia over the weekend. state police say hart and smith called 95-year-old thomas harty and seriously injured his wife joanna after breaking into their home last week. investigators say the suspect then stole the victims car and drove to virginia. police eventually found them in a u-haul in a wal-mart parking lot. >> kris: up next, we're following a breakings they were critically wounded by a gunman who police say was
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>> christa: the latest on an officer-involved shooting in east boston. police tell us that two officers were critically injured. they're in surgery overnight. right now they're being called in extremely c this all started with a domestic disturbance that police responded to. the gunman was shot and killed by police during a gun battle, apparently heavily armed. much more on that with a team of reporters covering all the angles of this breaking story. ism obviously a story we'll follow throughout the day on 7news. we want to turn our attention to weather and traffic and get a peak what we have in store weather-wise. bri eggers with a changing forecast? >> bri: sort of a mixed being through the day today.
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starring out with clouds and even some patchy drizzle. little blips on the radar showing up mainly in southeastern massachusetts. you can't rule it out as we head through the early morning hours. we will break out sunshine for times, warming the temperatures up near 70. then this cold front sweeps through. and while it does lose steam as it makes its way eastward, it can wring us a spot shower as we head enter late this afternoon. running through the time line, i think the best chance to be showers will be north and west of 495, between about 4:00 and you can see how that line breaks apart as it gets closer to the inside of 495. if you can get the sunshine out for a good amount of time later on this afternoon, we can warm those temperatures up to near 70. it is cooler and it starts out quite breezy through the day tomorrow, but we keep the sunshine around through the weekend. a very chilly morning on the way for saturday. and our next chance for rain doesn't arrive until monday. ism all right. we're getting close to 7:00.
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traffic. any issues? i see some slowdowns, danielle. >> danielle: yeah, a busy morning. the expressway looking like a parking lot this morning. let's go to the maps. we're watching an accident northbound on the expressway still at columbia road. yet another one, too. the other one cleared, so that's good news. northbound at 128 in randolph, the two right lanes are blocked there. heading into town on the pike, not looking too bad. north of town still watching this crash. this is 495 southboun a 93 southbound, stop and go the entire way into town from 495. route 1 slowing down, as well. we're still also watching a crash southbound on the tobin bridge. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 16 minutes into town on the pike. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, so it's a slow morning on the roads. the "t" and commuter rail
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back to you, guys. >> christa: get back to that breaking news this thursday morning. two boston police officers rushed into surgery after getting shot in east boston. and right now they are said to be fighting for their lives. >> kris: here's what we know. the police commissioner told us overnight the heavily armed suspect am burked these police officers and others. we have a team of 7news reporters covering this police shooting. start with 7's victoria warren live at m dw h with the latest on this officer's condition. with we know they underwent surgery overnight. we're waiting on an update how those surgeries went. we know there was a lot of blood loss. boston's police commissioner one officer was kept alive when- another officers took his hands and put his hands into the bullet wound to stop the
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gunshots in east boston. two police officers fighting for their lives, a suspect shot and killed. the police commissioner describes those two veteran officers walking into an ambush. >> we heard officers screaming on the radio a 303, which signifies shots fired and an officer down. the officers were screaming, "officer down." >> victoria: they were responding to gladstone street in east boston. two men who were roommates were in some sort of a fight. police found one man armed with an assault rifle and a ballistic vest. police say that man just started shooting. >> they had some very serious wounds. they've undergone some blood transfusions, and c >> there's more ambulances. >> victoria: neighbors told to stay inside. other officers ran into a firefight to pull their brother officers out. >> one officer had his hand in one of the wounds. i think that was instrumental in getting the officer down to mass general quickly. >> we will do a very thorough and transparent investigation. >> victoria: the district attorney and the mayor rushing
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officers and the families of the injured officers in prayer. >> this job is a tough job, and oftentimes people don't look at the other side of what happens with police officers. you know, we're hoping they make a full recovery. >> victoria: an we are awaiting an update on how those surgeries went. police are not releasing the names of those involved. on force, the other with 28. live this morning from mass general hospital, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: it was a frightening and chaotic night for people in that neighborhood in east boston, as well, when this firefight broke out. residents were told to stay inside. let's head out live to 7's nicole oliverio. she has more from witnesses there. nicole? >> nicole: absolutely frightening for these witnesses, christa. they say they were actually outside and they could hear the gunfire erupt from inside this
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remains up. police remain at the scene. neighbors nearby are still very upset about what happened [gunfire] [ witnesses scared inside their home capture the gunfire between boston police and a suspect during an intense shootout. others were outside on gladstone street in east boston when shots rang out. >> when i had came out of the house, he was coming out of the house. when i came out, i seen running into the house. i backed up. all i heard was gunshots. >> i realized it was gunshots. and it was rapid. it wasn't separated by seconds. it was like, click, click, click, click, like very quick, very rapid gunfire. >> nicole: as police searched for a possible second suspect, they ordered a shelter-in-place. >> i was really scary. i didn't know what to expect. i just wanted to get off the street. i didn't know what was going to happen. >> nicole: for those still outside, they didn't know what was going on, only that the situation seemed extremely serious as police and swat went
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>> there were dozens and dozens of cops. there were people with shotguns that were right in my face, assault rifles. i saw a riot shield. >> nicole: it wasn't long after that neighbors found out two officers were shot and a suspect was killed. a nightmare playing out in real life right in front of them. >> i was shaking really bad. i've never heard something like that before, so i was like, i don't know what's going to happen. it's good to see all those police run up the street like at it was insane. >> nicole: again, you're taking a live look at the home where that shooting happened. police remain on scene. the crime scene tape remains up. the street remains blocked off. that shelter-in-place has been lifted. police realized there was no second suspect. now people who live here are just praying for the recovery of those two officers. live in east boston, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: nicole, thanks for that update. we have also learned overnight that nine other officers were
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shooting. police commissioner says they acted heroically trying to save their fellow officers, who were in trouble. 7's jennifer eagan live at tufts medical center where those officers were treated. jen, what information have you learned? >> jennifer: kris, the officers taken here suffered minor injuries or they were dealing with stress from being involved in the shooting. commissioner evans said two officers made a split-second decision and in doing so risked their own lives. as police and the suspect exchanged gunfire, commissioner william evans says two officers stepped into danger to save their comrades. >> two of the officers drove their fellow officers out of the line of fire, so they were in a protected zone. and the officers continued to engage in a gun exchange. [sirens blare] >> jennifer: ambulances rushed to gladstone street in east boston. police on scene did what they could to help the two officers who were shot.
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administer first aid, apply a tourniquet. one officer had his hand on one of the wounds. i think that was instrumental in getting the officer down to mass general quickly. >> jennifer: in addition to the two officers shot, nine others went to the hospital with either minor injuries or to deal with the stress of being involved in the shooting. >> we had a chance to go and meet, talk to all of the officers or most of the officers involved tonight. they did a good job of making what they had to do as police officers in the city of boston. >> jennifer: both commissioner evans and mayor marty walsh expressed their pride in the brave actions of the city's police force. >> this job is a tough job. oftentimes people don't look at the other side of what happens with police officers. >> jennifer: and all of the 2 officers taken here to tuftds medical center are expected to be okay. live in boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england."
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7news for the very latest on the police shooting, including updates on the officers' conditions. when we're not on air york you always get the latest information online at whdh.com. >> christa: well, following more breaking news from overseas this morning. the u.s. navy has fired air strikes against rebel forces in yemen. the pentagon says that tomahawk missiles hit radar sites and that they were launched in "self-defense" after a u.s. warship in the red sea was fired upon. both on sunday and again wednesday. those missiles and hit the water. >> kris: we have another breaking story this morning involving donald trump and claims that he inappropriately touched women. there are some new allegations just coming into the newsroom. we want to get to 7's nancy chen live with the very latest. nancy? >> nancy: chris, a former writer for "people" magazine has come out claiming trump tried to kiss her while she was working on the story for the magazine about his fourth wedding anniversary with his wife melania, who was pregnant at the time.
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happened. i turned around and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat. this article comes after two women claim trump touched them inappropriately in a separate article published by "the new york times." here's part of that interview. >> if you had stuck with the upper part of the body, i might not have gotten... i might not have gotten that upset, but when he started putting his hand up my skirt. >> trump's attorneys demanding a retraction, sending a letter to the "times" that reads, "you article is reckless, defamatory and constitutes liable per se. it is apparent the timing of the article is nothing more than a politically motivated effort to defeat mr. trump's candidacy." other women have come forward with similar claim, including a former miss washington u.s.a. trump denies it all. in the control room, nancy chen,
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>> kris: we'll get a new look at the 7news/umass lowell poll today. we polled voters in the crucial swing state of new hampshire after sunday's debate and after the release of those trump taiption. we'll have the results for you tonight on 7news "today in new england." >> christa: before you head out the door, we want the hear what meteorologist bri eggers has the say about your forecast for today. >> bri: we are expecting some showers to move through this afternoon between 4:00 and 6:00. nothing like the rain that's headed into the pacific northwest for today. something to track as well as headed toward bermuda. we'll have more on that coming up in the 9:00 hour. mostly cloudy for us today and temperatures in the sunshine will warm close to 70 degrees. much cooler for tomorrow when it starts off fairly breezy for friday. we get to keep the sunshine around all weekend long. next chance for showers doesn't arrive until late monday. >> kris: we've had rib mixed in the last few week. >> christa: i'm feeling the cooler temperatures. ism "today show" straight ahead.
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