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directly to donald trump, and some say the first lady's stop up in new hampshire could be a defining moment in this presidential campaign. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good friday morning, everybody. thanks for waking up with us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. what's going on? >> sarah: back from vacay. >> christa: you missed aloy. chris lambert's wife had a baby. >> sarah: we were on the >> bri: a little baby girl. we were first to know because it happened so early in the morning that he knew he would be the only ones up at 2:18, so congratulations to the lamberts. she's beautiful. i think you'll see a picture of her later this morning. 48 degrees right new in boston. we're starting with cool temperatures. they are in the 40s across the board. 42 in worcester. you also have to factor in a bit of a breeze. that's coming out of the
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hours. this afternoon, though, it will be wall-to-wall sunshine, and that sticks around into the weekend. so breezy to start. chilly,:00 p.m. looks like those highs topping out in the upper 50s for us, and it's cool by 7:00 p.m. we're already dropping back into the 40s. highs today, take a look, just a touch below average for this time of year. and i mentioned a warming trend that's in store for us. it kicks in on sunday and it doesn't stop there, even the upper 70s in my forecast. we'll get to more details in >> sarah: time now for fast gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. you're in good shape if you're getting ready to head out the door. here's the expressway. nice and quiet so far the start your friday. let's head to the maps. a lot of green on routes 3, 24 and 95. problem-free in and out of the pike. route 2 and 3 no issues. 93 heading into boston no issues back to 495. and route 1 all green this morning.
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head out the door. ten minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes. so no delays out there on the "t" and commuter rail starting the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. this morning the community coming together after two police officers are shot. >> yeah, there's no words, no words for what these guys >> christa: an emotional show of support for beth of these officers critically injured in the line of duetism right now both of them are still in the hospital and they're in the i.c.u. >> sarah: investigators looking into the past of the shooter. a newly certified boston constable. we have live team coverage beginning with 7's jennifer eagan at the scene in east boston. >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. more than 24 hours after this shooting, and police still have the area around this home on
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last night people from this neighborhood joined officers and focused on supporting and comforting each other. at the east boston precinct, the two injured officers serve out of, prayers for their full recovery. >> these are good men just trying to make a living. >> you shoot at officers, you shoot at our community. yeah, there's no words, no words for what these guys do every day. >> jennifer: just before 11:00 wednesday officers and man inside this street on gladstone street in east boston exchanged gunfire. police were called out for reports of two men arguing over a thermostat. one man pulled a knife. when officers went inside, 33-year-old kirk figueroa, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, opened fire. >> he quickly displayed a rifle, and without provocation basically opened fire on our two officers.
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morris were both shot multiple times before they were rescued by fellow officers. >> officer down. >> jennifer: figueroa was shot and killed by police. he was sworn in as a constable in boston back in july. he wasn't licensed to carry a gun. he did not have a criminal record in massachusetts but had been charged outside the state with impersonating a police officer. his black ford crown vic that resembles a police cruiser was towed away from the investigators finally received a search warrant to enter the home last night to try to figure out why figueroa would open fire on police, shooting two officers who are on the minds of so many right now. and after the shooting, nine other officers were taken to tuft medical center to be treated for minor injuries or stress associated with being part of the shooting. they've all been treated an released. live in east boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: also we're
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officers who came under fire. officer richard cintolo is a 27-year veteran of the boston police department. matt morris has been on the force for 12 years. let's go to 7's victoria warren live at mass general where, vicki, both of these men are still recovering this morning. >> victoria: and they have a very long road of recovery ahead of them, christa. both the mayor and the police commissioner have visited with these officers, and these officers' families a few times. everyone is encouraged by the progress they are making, but intensive care, and their condition, while stable, still considered critical. [gunfire] gunshot after gunshot, and at mass general hospital, two critically wounded police officers know their survival is nothing short of a miracle. >> he knows how close he was to death. his father knew how close he was to death. >> victoria: 12-year veteran officer matt morris speaking from his hospital bedside, thanking the officer who put his
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the bleeding of his severed artery and applied a lie-saving tourniquet. morris, who once received a bravery award, was shot three times. the officer who applied that tourniquet was literally just train on using it last week. >> you talk about a coincidence really paying off. this officer was there to apply the pressure to, apply the tourniquet. >> victoria: in a nearby i.c.u. room, doctors work he was shot four times. the 27-year police veteran is well-known and well liked. >> officer sin cintolo, i worked with his dad. he has a brother on the job. they're a big police family. >> victoria: officers asking for continued prayers. officers morris and cintolo are not out of the woods yet. >> they're recovering, which is really good news. >> victoria: all boston police department officers started carrying these tourniquets after
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this morning everyone is grateful they were able to use the tourniquet so quickly and save that officer's life. live this morning from mass general hospital, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> kris:. >> sarah: this morning investigators looking into the shooter's past and his activity on social media where he used the alias. kirk figueroa was just named a constable for the city of boston, but now there are questions about why the city did not know about his criminal background. 7's nicole oliverio continues boston. >> nicole: sarah, it appears figueroa wanted to be a police officer or at least have a career in law enforcement, so it is still unclear exactly what happened inside of this gladstone street house that made him fire on boston police. we're learning more this morning about kirk figueroa, the man who police say ambushed and shot two officers nearly killing them. this picture of figueroa is
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blue protection services. he's listed as the company's founder. on facebook, he used the alias coco shango, describing himself as a social media rapper. just last friday figueroa posted 16 videos of police involved shootings of black men. he also posted links to the satanic church along with comments like hail say tan and hail lucifer. but the commissioner doesn't believe his offs >> i don't think it was an issue that the officers were drawn to the scene with the sole purpose of attacking the officers. i think it was a domestic call that is always unpredictable. >> nicole: boston police say in massachusetts figueroa had no criminal history. now we're learning that in 2009, he was arrested in georgia for impersonating a private investigator and arson for possibly setting a car on fire. 7news also learned about figueroa's violent past inch
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figueroa "gave me black eye, choked me, pulled my hair out, verbally humiliated me and abused me on several different occasions." investigators now trying to piece it all together. >> we have a general understanding of what happened, but in several months of now we'll have a full and better understanding, because we as human beings can best figure it out. >> nicole: now, the boston police commissioner says when figueroa applied check, but they said it's pretty basic because he's only doing civil issues, so they don't have full access to the f.b.i. database as if you were applying for a gun license. that's the latest live in east boston, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: as this story continues to develop, stay with 7news on air and online. get instant updates on whdh.com or the 7news phone and tablet apps. >> christa: 5:09. election countdown 25 days now,
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really like any other we have ever seen. allegations of donald trump's inappropriate behavior. that has folks talking right now. and michelle obama speaking out to clinton supporters. this morning donald trump is fighting back. for the latest let's go to 7's nancy chen. >> nancy: as donald trump fights back, the president and even the first lady went on the attack, giving very passionate speeches. donald trump continues to fight back against a flood of allegations. >> on the lies, corruption and false accusations of the crooked hillary clinton campaign. >> nancy: as trump spoke in ohio, jessica weeks appeared on cnn saying trump groped her on a flight in 1979. >> he was grabbing my breasts and trying to toward me -- turn me toward him and kissing me, and then after a bit, that's when his hands started going...
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hands started going toward my knee and up my skirt. >> nancy: the president was also in ohio holding a israeli and calling out republicans. >> when finally the guy they nominated and they endorsed and they supported is caught on tape saying things that no decent person would even think much less say, you can't wait until that finally happens and then say, oh, that's too much, that's enough. >> nancy: in 24 hours, five women came forward saying trump went after them, saying trump forced himself on them. trump went after the media. >> this is a conspiracy against you, the american people, and we cannot let this happen or continue. >> nancy: and going after the woman. >> look at her, look at her words, you tell me what you think. i don't think so. >> nancy: michelle obama not having it, unloading on trump without even using his name at a
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think this is doing to our children? what messages are our little girls hearing about who they should look like, how they should act? >> nancy: that was in manchester, new hampshire. meantime, melania trump's lawyer is demanding a retraction and apology from "people" magazine after a writer says trump forcibly kissed her. but the demand is not about the allegations against her husband. instead melania is asking for an apology becse never ran into the writer on the street, despite what's written in the article. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: and more news ahead on "today in new england." a daring rescue. crews pulling man to safety after he tumbles off the newport cliff walk. >> christa: and howling winds, pounding surf and drenching rain. hurricane nicole roaring into bermuda. this morning we're getting a
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>> christa: bermuda was hit hard by hurricane nicole. this category three bringing strong winds and heavy rains. on wednesday wind speeds reached 150mph before the storm eventually spun away. take a look at the damage. trees around the island snapped in half. look at those intense winds there. roofs were ripped off home, as well, and a number of homer well. it is the strongest hurricane they've seen in some time. >> sarah: if you were walking into work today, it was frigid outside this morning. >> christa: and the stars pretty out there, bri. >> bri: and the two go hand in hand. clear skies allows for those temperatures to fall back. it is cool this morning. wait until you see the lows in store for us tomorrow morning. we'll wait until we get. there current temperatures low to mid-40s. 42 in worcester.
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48 in metro boston. however, you can throw those numbers out because there is a chilly breeze breez out of the north-northwest, 10 to 15mph sustained winds that. will add an extra chill to the air. luckily we have the high pressure that's going the take over for us. that does ensure that we get the sunshine for today, making it feel a touch warmer if you step in the direct sunlight. however, the flow of air along this high allowing for cold, dry air to drain in out of canada. that will make it a chillier day today than what we had yesterday. sun rising this morning:56 a.m. notice this, as we get into sunday, that is unfortunately our last 6:00 p.m. sunset. an we start to see the sun pulling back into the 5:00 hour. so we're... it is the season, we could say. sunny today. it is breezy to start, but it's just cool, into the afternoon, 55 to 60 degrees highs for most of us. then tonight, another clear one. so that will allow for radiational cooling to happen. the heat from the surface
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atmosphere and temperatures responding as such and dropping. the freeze warning that's in effect, metro west up through the merrimack valley, a frosted a cruisery for coastal areas. it's not incredibly abnormal for that to happen to see temperatures this cool this time of year. if you're worried about the plants, bring them in and cover them up overnight, because those temperatures getting close to the freezing mark, and in some of the colder spots getting below the freezing mark. this weekend we're in for a warming trend into sunday an absolute fall beauty if you want to get away. we're at peak throughout much of new england at this point. and we are seeing some beautiful pictures on social media. we love it when you send them in. please make sure you continue to do so. if you're headed north, mid-50s for today and tomorrow, and then on sunday, it looks like a pleasant fall day, low 60s and again sunshine all weekend long. next chance for rain doesn't arrive until monday. but look at those warming temperatures. i cannot even believe it flirting with 80 degrees as we
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thank you. this morning we're tracking the results of a new exclusive 7news/umass lowell poll. the election now about 25 days away. we're getting a closer look at things in the granite state. >> sarah: new hampshire is a battleground state that's getting a lot of attention from both candidates. 7's political editor andy hiller has the results that you'll see on just one station. >> andy: new hampshire is a political battleground, an independent state that may end up going both ways. democratic and republican, on election day. hillary clinton is tightening her grip on the granite state. in our exclusive 7news/umass lowell poll, she has 45% of likely voters, 6% more than donald trump at 39%. gary johnson gets 9%. jill stein 2%. 4% are still undecided. while neither clinton nor trump is well liked, more than 50% of
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unfavorably, clinton is considered far more qualified to be president with 61% saying she has the necessary qualifications while 34%, much less, say he does. >> trump is seen as temperamentally unfit and unqualified by large majorities of voters, and he still only trails by 6%. the democrats in this election nominated a bad candidate, and the republicans nominated a worse candidate, and our data show that. >> andy: but don't blame trump's standing ont infamous bus tape. he was already losing support when it became public. >> republican voters who left trump left him before this tape came out. only 7% of republicans in our survey said that that tape affected their vote. >> president obama... >> andy: in the new hampshire senate race, kelly ayotte has a precarious lead, 45%, just one point ahead of maggie hassan's 4% of likely voters. as the race nears its end,
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saying she won't vote for him because of his comments about women. >> trump is only getting 77% of the support among republicans. he's jumped the shark, an down-ballot republicans are just trying to hang on. >> andy: for many years no one won the presidency without first winning the new hampshire primary, but not this year. so the road to the white house won't be going through new hampshire, but the road to controlling the united states senate will. i'm andy >> sarah: and go inside the numbers. for an in depth breakdown of the poll, that's on our web site, whdh.com. >> christa: you got to check this out. a cruise ship making a very tight squeeze under a cape cod bridge. the damage done leading to some inspections coming up later today. >> sarah: and the bruins are back on the ice. they were down early, but were they able to pull it out in the
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>> christa: a big win for the bruins. they opened up the season last night against the blue jackets. the b's were down for the beginning of the game, but david backes got boston back into the game with a goal to even things up. and then in the third, brad marchand putting the bruins ahead. from there they just did not look back. boston wins it with a final score o nice start there. by the way, all eyes will be on foxborough, as you know, over the weekend as tom brady prepares for his first start at gillette this weekend. >> sarah: tickets are available online, but the price tag pretty steep here. tickets at stubhub start well over $200. if you want club seating, prepare to pay up to $1,500 a ticket. but you can win your way in for free. former patriots' tackle matt light is raffling off four tickets to the game. raffle tickets can be purchased
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bradynationraffle.com. proceeds benefit the light foundation. >> christa: coming up at 5:30, a frightening fall. cameras rolling as emergency crews race in to save a opinion who fell off a famed cliff walk in newport. >> sarah: plus a tragic accident in new york. a new mom goes to put her baby in an elevator when the
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>> sarah: now at 5:30 we're learning new details about the two police officers shot in east boston. an outpouring of support for the heroes as we learn more about what led up to the attack. >> christa: and why former massachusetts house speaker sal dimasi may be released from prison early. >> sarah: and a ship strike. the inspection set for today after a luxury cruise ship clips a railroad bridge over the cape cod canal. >> this is 7news "today in new
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start things off, everybody. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. yeah. cold this morning walking into work, bri, but hopefully it will warm up later today. >> bri: it will warm up in the sunshine today. cooler than yesterday, though. tomorrow morning, boy, this is practice for what we're in for. very close to freezing and even below in some spots tomorrow morning. 48 in boston. 42 in worcester. we have a chilly breeze out of the north-northwest, about 10 to 15mph sustained winds. that does chill to the air than just those cool temperatures. it is breezy to tart the day, but this afternoon, winds will calm, an we top out mid-50s to near 60 degrees. so about 10 degrees cooler than where we were at yesterday afternoon. overnight tonight, clear skies. cold temperatures. 30 to 42. an we even have some freeze and frost advisories to talk about in the extended forecast. that's to come in just a few minutes. >> christa: okay. we look forward to that. danielle gersh is here the talk
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looking too bad out there. here's the expressway. no problems on the roads. let's go to the maps. a lot of green, so good news. there south of town, routes 3, 24 and 95, all looking good. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike so far this morning. route 2 and 3 fine. 93 still fine all the way back to 495. and all green heading into boston on route 1. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, just ten minutes. 12 minutes enter town on the pike from 128. bridge, just 11 minutes. so no delays on the roads and the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: two boston police officers injured in the line of duty. investigators are expected back at the scene today. they're trying the piece together the days and moments leading up to the shooting of these two police officers. this morning those officers are still in the hospital. >> christa: also, the gunman's mother is now speaking out for the first time. so for more on what she had to
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7's jennifer eagan, who is in east boston. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. ivan figueroa says she told the "boston herald" she spoke to her son on wednesday night, the night of the shooting. boston police officers had come to kirk figueroa's home on gladstone street in east boston for a report that two roommates were arguing over the thermostat. one claimed the other had pulled a knife. boston police commissioner william evans says figueroa was wearing a bullet-proof vest and opened fire on responding officers, shooting a injuring two of them. figueroa was sworn in as a constable in boston back in july. he did not have a license to carry a gun. he had been charged with impersonating an officer in georgia. yvonne figueroa told the "boston herald" she is in mourning over her son and also praying for the injured officers. she said, "i'm terrified. my heart goes out to the police officers, and i hope they recover. ly keep them in my prayers. please, please, let them know."
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still blocked off. last night police obtained a search warrant. they went inside the home to collect evidence inside for the first time. we're live in east boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: we're learning more about the two officers who came under fire. officer richard cintolo is a 27-year veteran of the boston police department. matthew morris has been on the force for 12 years. 7's. >> victoria:victoria warren livs ra >> victoria: good morning that. is good news that they are both recovering here at mass general hospital, but they both still remain in the intensive care unit, and the conditions of both of them still considered critical. we have two officers here. officer richard cintolo, a 27-year veteran from a police family, he was shot four times. 12-year veteran matt morris was shot three times, an artery severed. another officer actually put his
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life-saving tourniquet. from his hospital bed, morris managed to express his gratitude for the heroic efforts of his fellow police officers. >> i want to thank this particular officer. he saved my life. so he knows how close he was to death. his father knew how close he was to death. >> victoria: boston's police commissioner says he keeps hearing from people who want to help, asking him, how can i help, what can i this? he's asking for continued prayers, and he also says donate blood because blood transfusions yesterday also helped save both of these officers' lives. live this morning from mass general hospital, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: as this story continues to develop, stay with 7news onand air online. you can get instant updates at whdh.com or the 7news mobile and tablet app. >> christa: all right. happening today, two murder
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23-year-old joshua hart and 27-year-old brittany smith will be answering to murder, home invasion and robbery charges. the suspects were arrested in virginia this week. they were brought back here to massachusetts wednesday. both are accused of murdering a 95-year-old man, thomas harty, and seriously injuring his wife, who is 77 years old, joanna fisher, in a random home invasion. officials say the suspects broke into the couple's home, stole the couple's car, which was later found in virginia over the due in court today. ronald brown will appeal for a dangerousness hearing. officials say brown, who is a level-three sex offender broke enter an apartment in the south end tuesday morning and bound, threatened and sexually assaulted two women inside. >> sarah: u.s. officials recommending that former massachusetts house speaker sal dimasi be released from prison early. dimasi was convicted in 2011 on federal corruption charges. he's been battling cancer and is
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release is he can be treated at home. under the department of justice's compassionate release program. and we're learning new details in the mission hill sexual assault case. police making an arrest in that case. 32-year-old jose is a pay that is being held on $20,000 bail. he approached a woman near fitzgerald park last weekend, pushed her to the ground, tried sexually assault her, then took off. >> christa: new this morning, man recovering after he somehow newport, rhode island. so firefighters say the man was unable to move after he fell, and they worked for 45 minutes to get the man up from the cliff. the fire chief says he suffers from some injuries and is now being treated at rhode island hospital. very tight squeeze out on the cape leading to bridge inspections later on today.
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this is a viking star cruise ship. it actually clipped the buzzards bay railroad bridge as the ship traveled through the cape cod canal this week. now, according to the "cape cod times," crews determined the bridge did not really suffer any damage, but today officials will be out there to inspect the bridges in the areas just to see if they were damaged. didn't leave a mark. >> sarah: still ahead on 7news, they say everything is bigger in texas, and in this case it's true. record-breaking catch. >> christa: and protecting passengers, what some airlines are adding to flights just in case someone's phone catches fire mid-flight. >> bri: wall-to-wall sunshine in store for today but also some cool temperatures. if you're not a fan of the chilly mornings, tomorrow might be the day the sleep in. we'll have more on forecast ahead. >> danielle: and starting to see some brake lights on the road this morning, but we're in the watching any incidents or
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. >> christa: time 5:40 this morning. a sad story out of new york where officials are investigating a trackic -- tragic accident. a one-month-old baby died after her stroller fell down an elevator shaft. the baby and her 21-year-old mother were on the 23rd floor of their apartment building. officials say the doors opened to this elevator, the mother pushed the stroller into the elevator, but the elevator car wasn't there. both mom and baby fell several feet opt the top of that >> i heard the lady screaming when i was coming up. i heard her crying and screaming. >> christa: investigators say this is a low-income housing complex and they have had dozens of elevator violations over the past 15 years. >> sarah: a record-breaking alligator has been caught coming in at 14 feet long, weighing over 900 pounds. it's the biggest gator that's ever been captured in the state. the gator was found on a boat ramp.
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better off. airlines are adding extra protection against fiery smartphones. they've added fire containment bags for airplanes for phones that overheat or catch on fire. it comes after several samsung galaxy note 7s went up in flames in the last two months. samsung has stopped producing and selling the phone. >> christa: 5:42 on this friday. we have know and go coming up next. rescuers rush in to save two dogs stuck in a pipe in boxford. free them. >> reporter: and we're live in east boston this morning. police remain on scene at the home where two officers were shot. more on the suspects and the vigil held for those officers coming up. >> sarah: plus what sparked the flames at a house fire killing a greenfield family
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>> sarah: 5:45. time now for everything you need the start you day off right. >> christa: know and go time. we have bri eggers in for chris lambert this morning, who is home with his new baby. >> bri: so exciting and she's beautiful. big sister, still not sure about that. we'll have to show those pictures coming up. current temperatures, itself a chilly one. low to mid-40s. 48 in boston right now. and with a bit of a breeze out of the north-northwest. that will be with us through the
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that adds an extra chill to the already-cool temperatures. now, getting into this afternoon, it doesn't warm up as much as it did yesterday, but we get to keep the sunshine around with us, and that's going to stay with us as we get into this weekend, as well. clear and cold tonight. 30, 42, so we're looking at some temperatures dropping below freezing, especially away from the coastline, though we could see some burbs frost warning. you might wonder why the freeze warning does not extend further west into worcester county. it's assumed the growing season is over in those areas. this is kind of the heads up. this is the first cold temperatures that we've seen in this area. so if you want to protect those plant, cover them up, bring them inside, do so. it will be a very cool morning into tomorrow. the reason why we have cool temperatures, the high pressure, it is in control. that will keep the sunshine around, but the flow of air around the high in this
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north. now, as we get in through today and tomorrow, it will be at least average or just below. as that high pressure slides further to the east, we get a warmer flow coming out of the southwest for sunday, and that will make a big difference, flirting with 70 degrees. an we'll still get to keep the sunshine around. a big game at gillette on sunday. patriots' forecast looking fantastic. you won't need a jacket for it. staying dry through this week. next chance for rainfall doesn't arrive until monday. but tha chance. and what is that? not a typo, tuesday, wednesday flirting with 80 degrees. can you believe it? middle of october. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everybody. the braintree split, notice the brake lights here. not helping this is a crash in braintree. let's go to the maps before the braintree split. 128 southbound at exit 6 backing things up there. route 3, 24 and 95 not watching any issues yet this morning.
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and out of town. routes 2 and 3 looking good. 9 still fine all the way back to 495 this morning and heading into town on route 1. you're in good shape. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 13 minutes on the expressway, braintree to boston. just 12 minutes enter town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 13 minutes and the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: we have the latest now on the investigation into those two boston police officers injured in the line of duty. officials are expected back at the scene today in east boston. they're trying to piece together the moments leading up to those two officers getting shot. and this morning they're still in the hospital. officers richard cintolo is a 27-year veteran of the force. matt morris has been with the police department for 12 years, and both officers are still in the i.c.u. >> sarah: the community coming together, praying for their recovery, and our team coverage begins with 7's jennifer eagan
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>> jennifer: sarah, good morning. more than 24 hours after if shooting, and police still remain on scene. they have the area around the home here on gladstone street in east boston blocked off. last night people from this neighborhood joined officers and focused on supporting and comforting each other. at the east boston precinct the two injured officers serve out of, prayers for their full recovery. >> these are good men just trying to make a living. >> you shoot at officers, you yeah, there's no words, no words for what these guys do every day. >> jennifer: just before 11:00 wednesday night -- [gunfire] -- officers and a man inside this street on gladstone street in east boston exchanged gunfire. police were called out for reports of two men arguing over a thermostat. one man pulled a knife.
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inside, 3-year-old kirk figueroa, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, opened fire. >> he quickly displayed a rifle, and without provocation basically opened fire on our two officers. >> jennifer: veteran police officers rick cintolo and matt morris were both shot multiple times before they were rescued by fellow officers. figueroa was shot and killed by police. he was sworn in as a constable in boston back in july. he wasn't licensed to carry a gun. he did not have a criminal record in massachusetts but had been charged outside the state with impersonating a police offi investigators finally received a search warrant to enter the home last night to try to figure out why figueroa would open fire on police, shooting two officers who are on the minds of so many right now. now, after the shooting, there were nine other officers who were taken to tufts medical center to be treated for minor injuries or the emotional stress associated with the shooting. they've all been treated an released. live in east boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england."
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the shooter's history and his criminal background. 7's nicole oliverio continues our team coverage live in east boston with more. nicole? >> nicole: well, sarah, it appears that kirk figueroa wanted to be in law enforcement, so it's unclear exactly what happened inside of his gladstone home or why he opened fire on boston police. about kirk figueroa, the man who police say ambushed and shot two officers nearly killing them. this picture of figueroa is posted on the web site for code blue protection services. he's listed as the company's founder. on facebook, he used the alias kocoa xango, describing himself as a social media rapper. just last friday figueroa posted 16 videos of police involved shootings of black men. figueroa also posted links to the satanic church, along with comments like "hail satan" and
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but the commissioner doesn't believe his officers were targeted. boston police say in massachusetts figueroa had no criminal history. now we're learning that in 2009, he was arrested in georgia for impersonating a private investigator and arson for possibly setting a car on fire. 7news also learned about figueroa's violent past. in divorce papers filed in georgia last year, his ex-wife alleged figueroa, "gave me black eye, choked me, pulled my hair out, verbally humiliated me, abused me on several different occasions." investigators now trying to piece it all together. so the commissioner says his officers came out for a domestic call, and he believes that's exactly what was going on inside of the home. he doesn't believe that figueroa lured officers here for an ambush. but he did say the domestic calls are normally the most dangerous. that's the latest live in east boston, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: as this story continues to develop, stay with
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whdh.com or the 7news phone and tablet apps. >> christa: happening today, gabby giffords will be here in boston for a bus tour promoting gun violence prevention. she'll be joined by boston mayor marty walsh, congressman joe kennedy and other officials, as well. the former arizona congresswoman has been an avid supporter of anti-gun violence laws since she was shot in the head during a shooting in 2011. prosecutors say encouraged her friend to commit suicide will be back in court today. michelle carter's attorneys arguing the statement she made to investigators should be thrown out saying carter was not fully aware of her constitutional rights. a vermont man accused of driving the wrong way on a highway and causing a deadly crash will be arraigned today. police say the 36-year-old crashed into a car and kill five teenagers last weekend. according to officers who then
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seven other vehicles, he was charged with second-degree murder and faces up to life in prison. >> christa: shellfish beds in cape cod are now closed after a reported norovirus outbreak in wellfleet. officials say dozens of people who consumed raw shellfish at weddings or restaurants in the outer cape area became ill. businesses are being asked to recall any affected shellfish. >> sarah: new this morning, the deadly house fire that killed a state police employee and three members of his famy authorities say last month's greenfield fire was due to improper disposal of smoking materials. they also say no smoke detectors in the home were working. >> christa: and crews racing to the rescue to save a couple of dogs in boxford. sky7 h.d. is over the scene as those two dogs became stuck in a drainage pipe. they were about 65 feet down below the dirt. crews were digging for about five hours to reach them, but eventually the smaller of the
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crews were able to pull the other one out, as well. they're very happy to be reunited back above ground. so good ending to that story. >> sarah: all right. we have a really good story this morning. a new addition to the 7news family. >> christa: meteorologist chris lambert the proud dad of a new baby girl. brin tory lambert. she weighed in at six pounds and 13 ounces. mom and baby are doing well. chris is, too. so excited. by the way, chris has another excited to show her baby cyster the ropes. >> sarah: you should check out his instagram page. she is looking at the new baby, clenching her ?angs like, who are you? >> christa: why are you in my house? don't you think brin looks exactly like chris? i feel like she does. >> bri: yes, and katie. it all runs in the family, a beautiful family. there we're so happy for them. sunshine, talk about that for the weekend. breezy the start the day.
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one. so watch those sensitive plants if you're worried about them. here's a look at the 7 on 7 forecast. sunshine stays with with us until our next chance for rain, which isn't until monday. >> sarah: thanks, bri. stay with us. >> christa: we'll be right back after this quick break. 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
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>> christa: the boston police shooting hitting home for fellow officers. >> there's no words, no words for what these guys do every day. >> christa: a show of support for the men in blue as we learn more about the shooter and his apparent double life. and the police order a search warrant at his home overnight. >> sarah: and a defiant
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liars. >> sarah: making the first lady furious. >> enough is enough. >> sarah: plus we have a poll from new hampshire. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. we have lots to get to here. 5:00 a.m. no. 6:00 a.m. i don't want to go back ward. i want to go forward. >> sarah: it's friday. >> christa: let's move forward. it is friday. it is 6:00. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. chilly out there bri, but hopefully it will warm up in the afternoon. >> bri: we will get the sunshine, and hopefully it will warm our temperatures up. they're still falling back. we typically get our lowest temperatures just as the sun is rising, which doesn't happen until 6:56 a.m. with those temperatures in the 40s, there's also a chilly northwesterly breeze. about 10 to 15mph sustained winds. so it will be breezy the start the day, and that adds an extra chill to the air. temperatures not as warm as they were yesterday. we're flirting with 60.
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afternoon. and overnight tonight, the temperatures really drop back. we're talking even below the freezing mark for many areas. we'll get to more details to come in the extended forecast. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's start north of town. here's 93. no problems here, but will let's go to the maps. we're watching an accident in lowell. and it's on the ramp from 495 southbound to route 3. so right there at the lowell connector. that's slowing things down a 93 heading into boston, slow and go south of town. also still watching this crash. this is right before the braintree split. 128 southbound at exit 6 where a car went into the woods. also on the commuter rail, watching some delays on the lowell line. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. right now on this friday we're learning more about what led up to the shooting of twos be police officers. officers richard cintolo and matt morris are still in intensive care at mass general
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criminal past and questions about how he recently became a constable. police served a warrant to search his east boston home last night. >> christa: this morning his mother is speaking out for the first time. we have live team coverage beginning with jennifer eagan, who is at the scene this morning. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. yvonne figueroa told the "boston herald" she spoke with her son the night of the shooting. he told her there were police officers at his home and he had to go. she says she's thinking of the two police officersho shot and this community is, too. at the east boston precinct the two injured officers serve out of, prayers for their full recovery. >> these are good men just trying to make a living. >> you shoot at officers, you shoot at our community. yeah, there's no words, no words for what these guys do every day. >> jennifer: just before 11:00 wednesday night -- [gunfire] --
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home on gladstone street in east boston exchanged gunfire. police were called out for reports of two men arguing over a thermostat. one man pulled a knife. police commissioner william evans said when officers went inside, 33-year-old kirk figueroa, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, opened fire. >> he quickly displayed a rifle, and without provocation basically opened fire on our two officers. >> jennifer: veteran police officers rick cintolo and matt morris were both shot multiple times before they were rescued by fellow officers. figueroa was shot and killed by police. he was sworn in as a constable in boston back in july. he wasn't licensed to carry a gun. he did not have a criminal record in massachusetts but had been charged outside the state with impersonating a police officer. investigators finally received a search warrant to enter the home last night to try to figure out why figueroa would open fire on police.
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area around the home here on gladstone street blocked off. investigators are expected to return to the home some time later today. live in east boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: so neighbors say that the shooter had wanted to be a police officer and was just recently named a constable for the city of boston. driving around in a crown victoria very similar to a patrol car. we're also learning he has a violent criminal history. let's go to 7's nicole oliverio continuing our covag >> nicole: well, christa, that criminal history wasn't here in massachusetts so police didn't know much about figueroa. it wasn't until they were approached and met by him with an assault rifle inside his gladstone street home when there was a call for help. we're learning more this morning about kirk figueroa, the man who police say ambushed and shot two
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on facebook, he used the alias kocoa xango, describing himself as a social media rapper. just last friday figueroa posted 16 videos of police involved shootings of black men. but the commissioner doesn't believe his officers were targeted. >> i don't think it was an issue where the officers were drawn to the scene with the sole purpose of attacking them. >> nicole: boston police say in massachusetts figueroa had no criminal history. now we're learning that in 2009, he was arrested in georgia for impersonating a prat in divorce papers filed in georgia last year, his ex-wife alleged figueroa, "gave me black eyes, choked me, pulled my hair out, verbally humiliated me and abused me on several different occasions." >> we have a general understanding of what happened, but several months from now we'll have a better understanding as best we as human beings can figure it out. >> nicole: tonight at 6:00
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those police officers who were hurt in the shooting. people are encouraged to wear blue. that's the latest live in east boston, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: as the two officers recover, we're learning more about the lives and history with the police department. 7's. >> victoria: sick is live at mass general with that part of our story. >> victoria: good morning. they are both veteran police officer, and both the mayor and police commissioner have been here to mass general hospital several times to visit with these offer families. everybody very encouraged by the recovery and progress they've made so far, but this morning these two officers remain in the intensive care unit, and their condition remains critical. [gunfire] gunshot after gunshot, and at mass general hospital, two critically wounded police officers know their survival is nothing short of a miracle. >> he knows how close he was to death. his father knew how close he was to death. >> victoria: 12-year veteran
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from his hospital bedside, thanking the officer who put his hand into a bullet wound to stop the bleeding of his severed artery and applied a lifesaving tourniquet. morris, who once received a bravery award, was shot three times. the officer who applied that tourniquet was literally just trained on using it last week. >> you talk about a coincidence really paying off. this officer was there to apply the pur tourniquet. >> victoria: in a nearby i.c.u. room, doctors work on officer richard cintolo. he was shot four times. the 27-year police veteran is well-known and well liked. >> officer cintolo, i worked with his dad. he has a brother on the job. they're a big police family. >> victoria: boston police asking for continued prayers, knowing officers morris and cintolo are not out of the woods yet. >> they're recovering, which is really good news.
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officers started carrying tourniquets in the wake of the boston marathon bombing. live this morning from mass general hospital, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." ism as this story continues to develop, stay with 7news. you can track the latest any time online at whdh.com. or by using our mobile and tablet app. >> christa: 25 days to go now until 8 the presidential election, and donald trump is in full defense mode over allegations of sexual misconduct. and first lady michelle obama getting emotional on the campaign trail as she reacted to trump's comments about women as she campaigned for hillary clinton. here's 7's nancy chen who joins us with more on that. nancy? >> nancy: good morning, christa. donald trump fights back against these allegations. the president, even the first lady, went on the attack, both giving very passionate speeches. donald trump continues to fight back against a flood of allegations. >> i gave a speech earlier today
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hillary clinton campaign. >> nancy: as trump spoke in ohio, jess can leads appeared on cnn saying trump groped her on a flight in 1979. >> he was grabbing my breasts and trying to toward me -- turn me toward him and kissing me, and then after a bit, that's when his hands started going... i was wearing a skirt, and his hands started going toward my knee and up my skirt. >> nancy: the president was also in ohio, holding a rally and calling out republicans. >> when finally the guy they nominated and they endorsed and they supported is caught on tape saying things that no decent person would even think much less say, you can't wait until that finally happens and then say, oh, that's too much, that's enough. >> nancy: in 24 hours, five women came forward saying trump went after them, saying trump
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trump is blaming the media and going after the woman. >> look at her, look at her words, you tell me what you think. i don't think so. >> nancy: michelle obama not having it, unloading on trump without even using his name at a rally in new hampshire. >> what messages are our little girls hearing about who they should look like, how they should act? >> nancy: that was in manchester, new hampshire. new polls show trump is down five pointsn and two points in ohio the work states he is focused on winning. nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: this morning we have exclusive new polling numbers out of new hampshire. see how voters in the battleground state are reacting to recent events in the presidential campaign. that's next. >> christa: also ahead at 7:00, a frightening fall from a cliff. crews going to great lengths to rescue a man in trouble in a popular new england spot. >> sarah: and hurricane nicole slamming bermuda, the strongest storm to affect the island in more than a decade. >> bri: it's a cool start for
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temperatures in the low 40s away from metro boston. if you think this is chilly, wait until tomorrow morning.
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>> sarah: 6:14 this morning bermuda hit hard by hurricane nicole. the category three storm bringing winds that reached 115mph and heavy rains. trees around the island snapped in half. roots ripped off homes. a number of homes were damaged by floodwaters. >> christa: they were saying this was the worst hurricane they've seen in ten years. so it's really intense. it's gone out to sea and we're focusing on our weather. this morning, bri, it seems more breezy than yesterday. >> bri: a chilly breeze the start.
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for this friday, but it's a wonderful weekend ahead of us, even a warming trend in store as we get into sunday, and it's dry until the beginning of next week. so enjoy this sunny weekend. we didn't have one last weekend, and next weekend also looks questionable. soak it all in. current temperatures low 40s, worcester up to fitchburg, bedford, as well, 42 degrees. 47 in boston right now. so it is a chilly start, and i mentioned the breeze, adding even more chills to the that is the direction of our wind flow today or air flow as it were. so it is driving in some cooler temperatures. highs this afternoon 10 degrees cooler than where we were at yesterday. overnight tonight, clear skies, light winds. it will allow for great radiational cooling. that means the heat from the surface escaping back into the atmosphere, so temperatures will be dropping, and it look like below freezing for many areas. we're talking west of metro boston. along the coastline, not the
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good chance of frost overnight tonight. freeze warning in the areas of purple here, metro west stretching back almost to worcester. you're probably wondering why this area is not covered, because those temperatures typically even colder the further west you get. the reason why is because it is assumed that the growing season is over in those spots. it is a tad early for this time of year, but it is the season, kind of letting those gardens go. if you're worried about plants, bring them inside. bigger picture showing why we get the keep the sune the high pressure, subsiding air, that's going to keep things dry. cooler temperatures dropping out of the north and the northwest. for today and tomorrow, but has the high shifts to the east of us, we start to get a return flow out of the southwest, and that boosts the temperatures up through sunday. we're flirting with 70 degrees. maybe you want to go apple picking this weekend. it is beautiful for it. we get to keep the sunshine around as i mentioned, but a little bit warmer on sunday compared to saturday. very chilly morning tomorrow
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and then getting into next week, it looks like we're returning to summer. we're certainly in for a warping trend by the middle of next week. tuesday is questionable. but i still think flirting with 80 on wednesday not out of the question. >> christa: okay. danielle gersh is standing by with fast track traffic on this friday. >> danielle: happy friday to you. here's a will be at the expressway this morning. the maps mostly red, to to be expected at this time of the morning. braintree to boston. we're watching this crash before southbound 128 at exit 6. so that will slow you down, but other than that, traffic not looking too bad. the pike probably heading in and out of town. we're watching a crash on the ramp from 495 southbound to route 3 in lowell right there at the lowell connector slowing things down a little bit. 93 slow and go into boston this morning, but we're in the seeing any major delays. route 1 looking pretty good. let's that ache look at those drive times if you're getting ready the head out the door. 23 minutes braintree to boston.
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93 southbound, still to the zakim bridge, just 15 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: this morning we're tracking the results of a new exclusive 7news/umass lowell poll. with the election 25 days away, we're getting a closer look at the granite state. >> sarah: new hampshire is getting a lot of attention from both candidates. andy hiller has the results you'll see on just one station. >> andy: new hampshire is a political battleground, an independent state that may end up going both ways. democratic and republican, on election day. hillary clinton is tightening her grip on the granite state. in our exclusive 7news/umass lowell poll, she has 45% of likely voters, 6% more than donald trump at 39%. gary johnson gets 9%. jill stein 2%. 4% are still undecided. while neither clinton nor trump is well liked, more than 50% of
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considered far more qualified to be president, with 61% saying she has the necessary qualifications, while 34%, much less, say he does. >> trump is seen as temperamentally unfit and unqualified by large majorities of voters, and he still only trails by 6%. the democrats in this election nominated a bad candidate, and the republicans nominated a worse candidate, and our data show that. >> andy: but don't blame tr he was already losing support when it became public. >> republican voters who left trump left him before this tape came out. only 7% of republicans in our survey said that that tape affected their vote. >> president obama... >> andy: in the new hampshire senate race, kelly ayotte has a precarious lead, 45%, just one point ahead of maggie hassan's
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as the race nears its end, ayotte is moving away from trump as quickly as she can, now saying she won't vote for him because of his comments about women. >> trump is only getting 77% of the support among republicans. he's jumped the shark, an down-ballot republicans are just trying to hang on. >> andy: for many years no one won the presidency without first winning the new hampshire primary, but not this year. so the road to the white house won't be going through new hampshire, but the road to controlling the united states senate will. >> christa: so go inside the numbers for an in-depth breakdown of the poll on our web site. you can do that at whdh.com. check that out. >> sarah: all right. coming up, pair of dogs caught in a precarious position in boxford. we'll show you the hours-long rescue the free them from underground. >> christa: and it's your chance to attend tom brady's home opener at gillette on sunday. and do it in style. we'll let you know how.
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>> bri: good morning, everybody. happy friday. cool temperatures topping out near 60 degrees. day at gillette on sunday. >> and new final for sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning, brad marchand and the bruins' top line delivering goods at their season opener in columbus. marchand two goals. david pastrnak two goals. and david backes who replaced patrice bergeron on that line, two goals, as well. claude julien back for his tenth season saw his team trailing 2-1 and fall behind 3-1 in the
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with a nifty redirect with that david pastrnak one-timer. after brad marchand put them ahead in the third, he puts on a show, undressing. he embarrassed bobrovsky. marchand, backes and pastrnak each light the lamp twice in a 6-3 bruins' win on opening night. now that his season is in the books, dustin pedroia is on the mend. the red sox second baseman undergoing surgery on his left knee to clean up his meniscus. pedroia's 201 h should be ready to go for spring training. jamie collins limited in yesterday's patriots' practice due to a hip issue. he'll get a better idea of his status when the final injury report comes out today. i'm joe amorosino. that's sports have. a great day. >> christa: till ahead, a tragic accident on an elevator in new york city when the doors open for a mom and her baby, but there is no car to step on to. >> reporter: we're live in
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two police officers were shot. this morning we're hearing from the shooter's mother. what she said about her son coming up. >> sarah: also ahead, the dang done when a cruise ship clips a
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>> sarah: prayer of duty. the latest on their conditions. >> christa: plus what investigators know about the moments before the shootout. >> sarah: and the violent history of the man who shot the officers. we have live team coverage. >> christa: a fall from a famous new england cliff. a mansierly is hurt as firefighters race in to rescue him. >> sarah: best friends caught in a quagmire. the massive effort in foxborough to save two dogs stuck for hours underground. >> this is 7news "today in new
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6:30. thanks for staying with us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: an i'm christa delcamp. just talking to bri eggers about the roller coaster weather we've been seeing, maybe first frost tonight in some areas. >> sarah: it's nice to think about. it's such a beautiful day. i wish it could stay that way. >> bri: hang on tight. tomorrow morning in the 30s. we're talking about frost in many location, widespread frost expected. warm the near 08 degrees next week. out of the city of boston. 47 right now in boston. 46 in norwood. we do have a breeze out of the northwest. and that's with us to start the day heading into the calm. but it's much cooler than where we were at yesterday afternoon. albeit we get to keep the sunshine around all weekend long. clear and cold tonight, 30 to 42. so, yes, widespread fog, frost advisory in effect north shore, south shore, as well as nearby buzzards bay. immediate coastline not so much of a concern there.
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boston. outside of the city, though, temperatures will be dropping and a freeze warning that's in effect in the dark purple here. we have to talk about that in more detail, plus the warming trends that i mentioned briefly, that's all to come in a few minutes. >> christa: bri, thank you. let's go to fast track traffic. danielle, newbery incidents or surprises? >> danielle: we were watching two crashes and they both just cleared. now dealing with some traffic out there. here's the expressway. braintree to boston, that drive up to we had a crash just before the braintree split, it cleared. still some stop and go traffic around there. problem-free heading in and out of the town. our crash in lowell also clear. 93 southbound, stop and go back to 4895, no problems heading into town on route 1. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. no delays on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 19 minutes. back to you, guys. >> sarah: two boston police
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after being shot in the line of duty. officers richard cintolo and matt morris are in critical condition in the i.c.u. this morning we're learning more about the gunman who was killed in the firefight in east boston. >> christa: his mother is now speaking out for the first time. and for the latest on that and the investigation, let's head live to easts be and 7's jennifer eagan. jen? >> jennifer:, christa, good morning. yvonne figueroa told the "boston herald" she spoke with her son the night of this shooting. he t he had to go. boston police officers had come to kirk figueroa's home on gladstone street to reports of two roommates arguing over a thermostat. one claimed the other pulled the knife. the boston police commissioner says ticking fig was wearing a bullet-proof vest and opened fire on responding officers, shooting and seriously injuring two of them. figueroa was sworn in as a constable in boston back in july. he did not have a license
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with impersonating a police officer in georgia. yvonne figueroa told the "herald" that she is in mourning over her son and she's also praying for the injured officers. she said, "i'm terrified. my heart goes out to the police officers, and i hope they recover. ly keep them in my prayers, please, please let them know." meanwhile, the home here on gladstone street in east boston is still blocked off. last night crews obtain a search warrant. they went inside the home to collect evidence for the first time. we're liven morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: we're learning more about the two officers who came under fire. 7's victoria warren live at mass general hospital where both men are recovering this morning. >> jennifer: that is very good news, sarah. they remain here at mass general hospital. they do remain in the intensive care unit and their conditions are still considered critical. so those two officers we are learning more about them. one of them is office richard
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a police family. he was shot four times and 12-ier veteran matt morris, he was shot three times, one of his arteries was severed. another officer actually put his hand in the wound to stop the bleeding, and applied a life-saving tourniquet from his hospital bed. norris managed to express his gratitude for the heroic efforts of his fellow police officers. >> i want to thank this particular officer. he s m death. his father knew how close he was to death. >> the police commissioner says he keeps hearing from people who want the help, asking him what can i do. there are two things you can do. he's asking for continued prayers and he also says be a blood donor live. this morning from mass general hospital, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: vicki, thank you. as this story continues to develop and unfold, you can stay
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online. get instant updates on whdh.com. >> sarah: more news today, u.s. officials recommending former massachusetts house speaker sal dimasi be released from prison early. dimasi was convicted in 2011 on federal corruption charges. he's been battling cancer and is said to be very ill. his family has asked for his release so he can be treated at home under the department of justice's come park nats release program. police make an arrest. 32-year-old jose cepeda. police say he approached a woman near fitzgerald park, pushed her to the ground and tried to sexually assault her before taking off. >> christa: new this morning, man in the hospital with serious injuries after he somehow fell from that famed cliff walk in newport, rhode island.
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to move after he fell. officials climbed down the rocks in order to reach him. they were eventually able to pull him up the cliff. he was flown to a local hospital. tight squeeze on the cape. that led to bridge inspections today. the viking star cruise ship clipped the buzzards bay railroad bridge. bring did not suffer any damage, so that's good news. but to make sure officials will be out inspecting all the other bridges in the area to see if they were damaged. >> sarah: that would have been terrifying if you were on that ship. >> christa: the truck going under the underpass gets hit sometimes. >> sarah: still ahead, a tragic accident in new york city. someone pushes a baby into an elevator when the unthinkable
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who crews went through the free these dogs in boxford. and tom brady's rookie card selling for a sky-high price. we'll have more coming up. >> danielle: not any accidents at the moment, but the expressway the boston, 30 minutes this morning. if you're taking the commuter
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>> sarah: an elevator tragedy in new york kills a one-month-old baby. that little girl and her 21-year-old mother fell down an elevator shaft. they were on the 23rd floor of their apartment building. pushed the stroller into the elevator, but the elevator car was not. there both fell several feet on to the top of the elevator car. >> i heard the lady screaming. i hear her crying and screaming. >> sarah: investigators say the low-income housing complex has had dozens of elevator violations over the last 15 years. >> christa: now to an intense rescue in boxford where two dogs were trapped underground.
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crews scrambled to save the pets. they were stuck in a drainpipe thursday. the seven-year-old german shepherd mix and a jack russell puppy were chasing some sort of animal. they wound up in this pipe. they were 65 feet underground. so crews brought in a backhoe to dig for the dogs, and the fire department used a special camera to get a closer look inside that pipe. after about five hours of work, the puppy was finally able to shake free and then crews were able to pull out the other dog. very happy to be reunited. >> sarah: much more ahead on 7news. donald trump defiant on the campaign trail with harsh words for his accusers. >> christa: also the mother of the gunman accused of shooting two boston police officers speaking out about what her son said the moments before this deadly confrontation. >> sarah: and we're counting down to kickoff. tom brady set to play before his home fans for the first time this season. how you can be part of all the
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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.
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>> it's 6:45, time the know and go. >> reporter: a community shaken but standing strong after two veteran officers were shot on the job. >> reporter: prayers for recovery as those officers are hospitalized. this morning we're getting a clearer picture of their dedicated roles on the force. >> reporter: the motive behind
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the suspect's criminal history as they search for answers. >> sarah: it's time to know and go. all the day's top stories are coming up. >> christa: on a friday no less. let's start with bri eggers and a check of the forecast. >> bri: cool temperatures to start the day. low 40s. worcester, bedford, up through fitchburg. 47 in boston now. a bit of a breeze to add an extra chill to the air. you'll need that extra layer to start off the day. as we head into the afternoon, the winds will be calm. near 60 degrees. ten degrees cooler than yesterday afternoon. overnight tonight, clear. it is cool. we're cropping below freezing outside any areas of the city of boston. north shore, south shore under a frost advisory. even a frez warning west of the city. it is the season. if you're still worried about those plant, bring them in and cover them up overnight. bigger picture, high pressure in control, helping to drain in that colder air from the north
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tomorrow, as well, but has the high shifts further to the east, on sunday we get a southwesterly flow of our air, and that will warm things up a touch for us. we will be flirting with 73 as we get into sunday afternoon. maybe a perfect weekend to go leaf peeping. we have peak fall foliage all throughout new england. even some colors starting to fade. it's a great weekend the take advantage of that. beautiful pictures. thank you to everybody sending them in on social media. if you're headed temperatures today and tomorrow. mid-50s. low 60s into sunday. a lack at your 7 on 7 forecast shows the sunshine stays with us until monday. a chance for showers on monday and, wow, a warming trend by the middle of next week, even flirting with 80 degrees. >> time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. happy friday. here's a look outside. not too bad out there. it could certainly be worse. so far looking good on your friday. let's head to the maps.
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the pru tunnel. the good news is it's heading out of town. roots 2 and 3, slow and go traffic. 93 you're not slowing down until after 128 heading into town on route 1678 not slowing down until you get into the boston area. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway over half an hour, though. and then south of town, slow around the braintree split. but for the most part, route 3, 24 and 95 not looking too bad. let's take a look at those drif drive if your getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes to half an hour on e just 14 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 22 minutes this morning. on the commuter rail, we're watching some delays on the haverhill line and the lowell line. back to you, guys. >> sarah: this morning standing with two of their own. >> yeah. there's in words. no words for what these guys do every day. >> christa: emotional moment
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death. meantime, a vigil will be held today for those boston officers who were wounded in the line of duty. >> sarah: as investigators are looking into the path of the shooter, a newly certifieds be constable. we have live team coverage beginning with 7's jennifer eagan at the scene in east boston. and, jen, the gunman's mom speaking out overnight. >> jennifer: sarah, yvonne figueroa told the "boston herald" she spoke with her son the night of the shooting. he told her there were police officers ais she said she's thinking of the two officers who were shot, and this community is, too. >> let us pray. at the east boston precinct the two injured officers serve out of, prayers for their full recovery. >> you shoot at officers, you shoot at our community. yeah, there's no words, no words for what these guys do every day. >> jennifer: just before 11:00 wednesday night -- [gunfire] --
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home on gladstone street in east boston exchanged gunfire. police were called out for reports of two roommates arguing over a thermostat. one man pulled a knife. when officers went inside, 33-year-old kirk figueroa, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, opened fire. >> he quickly displayed a rifle, and without provocation basically opened fire on our two officers. >> jennifer: veteran police officers rick cintolo and matt morris were both shot multiple times before they were rescued figueroa was shot and killed by police. he was sworn in as a constable in boston back in july. he wasn't licensed to carry a gun. >> obviously anyone who would shoot one of our officers is clearly an unhinged person. >> jennifer: so more than 24 hours after the shoot, and police still have the area around the home here on gladstone street blocked off. investigators are expected the return here some time later
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"today in new england." >> sarah: we're learning the shooter had a violent history and posted online under an alias. 's nicole oliverio continues our coverage live in east boston. >> nicole: that's right, sarah. it turns out here in massachusetts, that suspect, kirk figueroa, had no criminal history, in fact, police first interaction with him was inside this home during the shootout. this morning we're learning more about the constable who police say opened fire inside a home. this picture of figueroa is posted on the web site for code blue protection services. he's listed as the company's founder. ?on facebook, he used the alias kocoa xango, describing himself as a social media rapper. just last friday figueroa posted 16 videos of police involved
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>> i don't think it was an issue that the officers were drawn to the scene with the sole purpose of attacking the officers. i think it was a domestic call that is always unpredictable. >> nicole: boston police say in massachusetts figueroa had no criminal history. now we're learning that in 2009, he was arrested in georgia for impersonating a private investigator and arson for possibly setting a car on fire. 7news also learned about figueroa's violent past in divorce papers filed in georgia last year, his ex-wife alleges figueroa "gave me black eye, choked me, pulled my hair out, verbally humiliated me and abused me on several different occasions." >> we have a general understanding of what happened. we'll have a full and better understanding as best we as human beings can figure it out. >> nicole: there will be a vigil here tonight at 7:00. people are asked to wear blue when they come to honor the police officers. nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: as those two officers recover, we're learning more about their lives and their history with the boston police department. for that we go the mass general and 7's victoria warren. >> victoria: these are two
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and they remain here at mass general hospital this morning recovering, but they do remain in the intensive care unit. and their conditions still considered critical. at mass general hospital, two critically wounded police officers know their survival is nothing short of a miracle. >> he knows how close he was to death. >> victoria: 12-year veteran officer matt morris speaking from his hospital bedside, thanking the officer who put his hand into a bullet wound to stop the bleeding of his severed artery and applied a lie-saving tourniquet. >> you talk about a coincidence really paying off. this officer was there to apply the pressure to, apply the tourniquet. >> victoria: in a nearby
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well-known and well liked. boston police asking for continued prayers, knowing officers morris and cintolo are not out of the woods yet. >> they're recovering, which is really good news. >> victoria: all boston police officers started carrying those tourniquets in the wake of the boston marathon bombing. live this morning from mass general hospital, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: as this story continues to unfold, you can keep it locked right here on 7 to track the latest any time, ju whdh.com, or use one of our mobile or tablet apps. >> sarah: 23 days until the presidential election. donald trump in full defense mode over allegations of sexual misconduct. first lady michelle obama outraged by his comments about women. 7's nancy chen joins us now with more. nancy? >> nancy: sarah, good morning to you. donald trump fighting back against claims of sexual assault. several women have accused trump of touching them inappropriately. but the g.o.p. nominee says these alleged events never
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>> these claims are all fabricated. they're pure fiction, and they're outright lies. these people are horrible people. they're horrible, horrible liars, and interestingly, it happens to appear 26 days before our very important election. isn't that amazing? >> the president and first lady unleash, both giving very passionate speeches against trump. >> family values and this is the guy you nominate? >> today we as women have all the power we need to determine the outcome of this election an we do not tolerate this kind of behavior. >> the first lady speaking in new hampshire, the president in ohio. new polls, by the way, show trump is down five points in north carolina, tied in ohio, two of the four states he's now focusing on the win. in the control room, nancy chen,
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this morning we have our exclusive 7news/umass lowell poll. we polled voters up in the swing state of new hampshire to see how people there are planning to vote. clinton right now is on top. she has 45% of the vote. trump is six points behind her. he has 39%. libertarian candidate gary johnson has 9%. jill stein has 2% and 4% are still undecided. >> sarah: tom brady preparing for his first start at gillette this season. tickets are available online, the cheapest ticket listed on stubhub is going for well over $200. former patriots' tackle matt light is raffling off four tickets to the game. they can be purchased for $10 at brady nation raffle.com. proceeds benefit the light foundation. a brady rookie card made one person quite a bit of money on ebay. this 2000 card sold for more than $24,000 online wednesday
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in such good condition. i'm trying to sell stuff on ebay, but it doesn't go well. i need somebody to help me. >> christa: you've had some dresses. >> sarah: not on ebay. >> christa: on other sites. we digress. >> sarah: we have a new addition to the 7news family. >> christa: meteorologist chris lambert is the proud dad of this beautiful new baby girl, and she look just like him. >> sarah: love those cheeks. >> christa: well, this is brin tory lambert. she weighed in at six pounds and 13 ounces. mom chris has another daughter katie. she's excited to show her baby sister the ropes. so congrats to the whole family. and then bri eggers with us this morning. >> bri: filling in for chris for next week, but i'm sure he won't be sleeping in, right? that's how this goes with a new baby. congrats to the lamberts. pats' forecast looking awesome. we're in for a warming trend getting into sunday and even into next week. >> sarah: the "today show" is straight ahead. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa
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in an affordable dream kitchen that works as hard as you do. get 15% back at the ikea kitchen event. good morning. one-two punch. first lady michelle obama delivers a stinging and emotional takedown of donald trump over his alleged treatment of women. >> it is cruel. it's frightening. and the truth is, it hurts. >> as the president slams republicans blaming them for trump's rise. >> they've been feeding their base all kinds of crazy for years. >> trump now lashing out at the women who claim they were targets of his unwanted advances. >> they're horrible, horrible liars. >> can the trump ticket bounce back from what's become an avalanche of accusations? we'll ask his running mate, governor mike pence, when he joins us live.

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