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soldier killed overseas in iraq. >> sarah: and floodwaters surge through maryland sweeping cars away, damaging buildings and prompting dramatic rescues. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good monday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. it's 5:00 a.m. i'm sarah french. >> christa: on this first day of august. >> sarah: i totally forgot. >> christa: yeah. >> sarah: i was on vacation. >> christa: for a long time. >> sarah: i tried to get a little tan, but i had spf100 on. >> christa: your dermatologist would be proud of you. >> sarah: that new england weather, your skin has to readjust. >> danielle: absolutely. you're definitely not going to be needing much of the spf today and tomorrow. watch the cloud cover out there. we'll watch for scattered showers today. temperatures sitting in the upper 60s. we're close to 70. notice that dew point close to 70 degrees, as well. it's another gloomy day. mid-60s in worcester.
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that's where we're also watching the showers. notice the winds are nice and calm. they'll stay that way through much of the day, but we'll continue to watch the threat for some showers, mainly isolated showers throughs be along the north shore and the south shore. more scattered as we head enter western and central mass. for the next few days, temperatures staying in the mid-70s, staying below normal. scattered showers today, even into tomorrow morning, and then we're starting to clear out by the end of the week we're back into the 90s. more on your forecast coming up. s track traffic with kris anderson. >> kris: it is dark and early. this is the expressway. the you look closely, you can see the lighteds there, traffic moving smoothly. as you go to the maps, you get a better look at what we're dealing with this morning. not a lot to talk about because there are no real problems on the roadway north of the city. closer into town, nothing other than those road closures for some construction projects that should be wrapping up soon. ten minutes now from the split all the way up to the tunnel. and the wider view, everything
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95. turnpike looking good, as well. take a look at your drive "times." split to the tunnel, ten minutes, 12 minutes. 128 to 93 and 128 to the zakim will take you about 11 minutes. >> christa: kris, thank you. let's look at breaking news from overnight. a police investigation is under way in newton. early this morning mass state police and newton police were seen on hammond street near the longwood but as soon as we get more information,er with eel pass it along to you. >> sarah: also breaking overnight, massachusetts lawmakers working into term morning hours sending governor charlie baker three key bills. >> christa: this this is seen as good news for the ride-sharing industry. john cuoco is live outside the statehouse. good morning, john. >> john: good morning, christa. lawmakers passed a bill establishing the state's first
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the deal would require a two-teerd system for background checks for all drivers. one would be conducted by the company, another by the state. it would also post a 20-cent fee per ride to be split among towns in a help -- an attempt to help cab and livery drivers. drivers would need permits to pick up people at the airport. we do know the governor is planning to sign a bill t would require men and women to receive equal pay for equal work. he is set to sign it this afternoon here at the statehouse. massachusetts lawmakers unanimously apriewferred the bill. supporters say women currently receive about 82% of what male counterparts earn. in the next legislative session, we'll start in january. live in boston, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening today,
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summer camp tragedy. there will be new safety procedures at a summer camp in boston after a young boy drowned. vicki, the mayor is making a appearance today, as well. >> victoria: he's going to meet with parents, and the councilors will also be told about these new procedures. they will hold off on having the kids come back here for just one more day. the city is calling this a terrible accident, saying what happened here at the curley center was a tragedy. the councilors described 7-year-old kyzr willis as a star of the summer drop-in program. he died last week, his body found in the water after councilors somehow lost sight of him in the afternoon. the city run summer drop-in program at ther in stopped for several day, but now the city is getting ready to reopen it with new procedures in place. the new rules include councilors taking a head count every hour. all kids going enter the ocean will wear life preservers. they are increasing staffing levels.
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two councilors for every ten children. taking a live look out here right now, you can see that there is still a memorial set up out here to young kyzr willis. other plans here at the curley center include getting 34 surveillance cameras working and make sure only one entrance is used. so again, councilors will be reporting back here this morning. the mayor and city leaders will meet with parents later today, and the plan is to have kids start using the dropin center ag t live this morning in south boston, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a swamp sought man is set to face a judge today after his home went up in flames over the weekend. police say the suspect purposely burned dune his home on lyndon avenue saturday afternoon. a firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion. the homeowner has been charged with arson. >> christa: part of maryland under a state of emergency after wild weather devastated the region.
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because deadly flash flooding turned streets into rivers. and there is unfortunately more rain on the way to this already water-logged area. let's go to 7's jennifer eagan for the latest on what's going on in maryland. >> jennifer: christa, in one area they got as much rain in two hours as they're supposed to get all month long. it took hundreds of people by surprise, and two people did not survive. throughout the his or the yacht community of elliott city on a busy saturday night. >> there's people in the water. >> jennifer: diners in this restaurant watched as people hung on to cars floating down the street. inside that car, a woman trapped. residents jumped into action, forming a human chain to get her to safety. >> i will never forget seeing
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car. i'll never forget that, because that's tell me what people in the city are like. >> jennifer: in all 120 people had to be rescued. two people did not survive. six inches of rain in two hours was too much for elliott city. it took a direct hit. the water receded fast, but the damage was already done. cars flipped on the each other, streets ripped apart, businesses destroyed. >> it's just devastateing to see some of the businesses that are totally gone, totally gone, like i don'tve start. >> christa: maryland's governor declaring a state of emergency. >> i just want to come and hug people and let them know that we're all going to be with them and we're going to help them get back the normal. >> christa: well, the river which runs through that area, rose 13 feet on saturday night. they expect to get more rain today and tomorrow. in the control room, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: right now the search continues for a sexual assault suspect in hingham. investigators believe this man broke into a home and sexually
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thursday night. police say the suspect is about 65 years old with thinning gray hair, brown eyes and a thin build. if you recognize this man, police want you to contact them immediately. >> christa: and police in providence are investigating a murder-suicide involving a retired police officer. investigators believe the former officer shot and killed his wife in his home on friday. authorities say he then drove with his wife's body and turned the gun on spotted him on the highway. police say they became officials after the retired officer called his children saying he had done something bad to their mother. >> by the way former officer osgood was talking, it seems that we were concerned with the safety to both his wife and himself. >> christa: right now police are still looking for the motive behind that shooting. >> sarah: in the race for the white house, former florida governor jeb bush on the attack this morning, speaking out
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made about the parents of a muslim soldier who was killed in iraq. bush tweeted, "this is so incredibly disrespectful of a family that endured the ultimate sacrifice for our country." the couple's son died while serving in the u.s. military. they shared their story at the dnc on thursday night. on sunday trump suggested that the soldier's mother was not allowed to speak on stage. >> his wife, if you look at his wife, she was standing the she probably... maybe she wasn't allowed to have something to say, you tell me, but plenty of people have written that. >> sarah: this morning hillary clinton is also weighing in on the controversy. >> to launch an attack as he did on the captain's mother, a gold star mother, and then to have trump do what he did, i don't know where the bounds are. i don't know where the bottom is.
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trump's comments saying she was anxious about being on stage, which is why she did not speak. >> christa: more news ahead. the new miss teen u.s.a. caught speaking out online after she was caught using racist language on twitter. >> christa: plus a day at a local zoo takes an unexpected turn when a gorilla charges at visitors behind protective glass. >> christa a shopper walks out with that winning $487 million powerball ticket. you weren't up there, were you, danielle? >> danielle: no, i wish i was. happy monday to you. another bloom and gloom day. temperatures in the 60s. highs in the low to mid-70s. we'll watch for scattered showers throughout your day. we'll be right back. >> kris: first up, traffic. you don't want the leave just yet. you want the get out before the rain starts because you don't
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communities this morning. stay with us. we'll have your full traffic
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>> christa: i have to say, sarah, when you sent us that tweet from the beach, we were all jealous. >> sarah: wasn't it beautiful? i was sad the leave, danielle. i'm in vacation depression mode right >> danielle: i'm feeling a lot jealous. we're not bringing the best weather to welcome you back. we're sorry, sarah, but we're so excited you're here. temperatures outside close to 70 in boston. mid-60s across the coast. 60 the current temperature in worcester. another doom and gloom day. rainfall totals since yesterday, beverly tops the list, about eight-tenths of an inch of rain, but look at boston. not even a quarter of an inch. the rain has been hit or miss. the trend we saw yesterday will continue into today, as well.
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here's this wave of moisture we've been keeping an eye on. this is pushing off shore. as we head into the morning commute, the roads going to be a little bit slick, but as far as heavy rain, i don't think you'll see that. showers will be hit or miss in nature, and just the outer cape seeing some of that rain right now. so i want to take you through the time line. you can see hit or miss showers the name of the game throughout the day today. some of you see them, some of you don't. this trend will continue into tonight and even into tomorrow morning. wee clear out until we head into tomorrow afternoon and the high pressure starts to build in, and things start to look a little sunnier, a little warmer, too. so for today, isolated showers along the north shore, south shore for boston. more scattered in nature this morning. and then this afternoon out toward western mass and central mass. so that's what you can expect as far as rain for today. we do need any rain we can get, a severe drought still extends from central mass up the north shore and into southern new
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so we certainly do need this rain. as far as rain totals that we'll get over the next day into the next 24 hours. i don't think they'll be too great. i think for the most part you'll see up to a half an inch if you're lucky. that's a wrap for july. as far as rainfall totals, july was officially the eighth driest on record. we did pick up an inch of rain. so that's over two and a half inches behind where we should be for this time of year. it will feel muggy throughout the day today. if i point time line, you won't see too much relief in the dew point department until wednesday when high pressure starts to build with us. and things start the feel more comfortable out there. winds are out of the east, out of the northeast around 15, 20mph. so it's not going to be too windy. mostly pleasant. temperatures in the low to mid-70s. watching those scattered showers. mostly cloudy. kind of a gloomy monday for you. for tonight, we'll watch for spotty showers and patchy fog to develop, as well. temperatures staying really on
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and into the upper 60s. for tomorrow, decreasing showers, not ruling out the chance for a shower in the morning. and then hopefully later on in the day, sunshine will start the peek through, but temperatures will stay below average into the upper 70s, as well. so 7 on 7 forecast, the 80s are back with us by wednesday. no humidity wednesday, too. wednesday and thursday looking like really nice days. and then friday through into the weekend. temperatures back into the 90s. we'll watch for a scattered storm friday night into saturday. >> christa: now to a story caught on camera. a day at boston's franklin park zoo taking a wild turn when a gorilla gets a little feisty. this morning the man who took that video is talking about this. >> sarah: he says he's very grateful for the glass that protected him. pretty scary here. jennifer eagan joins us now with more on that. >> jennifer: the man and his fianc?e were watching the gorilla for several minutes when suddenly it jumped at them. an unexpected encounter captured on camera.
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looking around before standing up and leaping against the glass. >> whoa. he was fast. it was like lightning. >> jennifer: mark mcdonald shot the video while checking out the exhibit at the franklin park zoo with his wife michelle. >> no one was antagonizing him. >> jennifer: they had been watching the silverback okie for several minutes. >> we saw him punch a wall. i said, that on video, so i started filming. >> jennifer: mcdonald says once the gorilla started pounding his chest, he knew it wouldn't be long before he did something smem rabble. >> he faked us out. he looked right and came left at me. i thought he was going to come through it. it was so loud. it sounded like a sledgehammer hit the window. >> jennifer: the zoo tells 7news okie's behavior occurs naturally in the wild and is a
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they say the behavior is nothing new. the couple says they were happy to catch the experience on video. >> thank god the glass was. there i felt like he was coming through the glass. >> whoa. >> jennifer: the zoo says the exhibit is specifically designed so gorillas can stay hidden if they want to. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: up next on 7news, she's the captain of the u.s. olympic gymnastics team. this morning we're seeing scene. >> christa: and homeowners beware. what this man is saying to get into homes in one local town
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? >> danielle: good morning. happy monday. 5:22 the time outside. we're watching some showers move
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through overnight. we'll keep an eye on the chance for scattered showers throughout your forecast today. they'll be hit-and-miss. some you'll see them, some you won't. current temperatures in the upper 60s. high temperatures into the mid-70s. mostly cloudy throughout the day. scattered showers into tomorrow morning, too. and then the sunshine and high pressure returns. we're back to the 80s by wednesday. more on your forecast coming up. >> and now time for 7sports with alec corddry. >> alex: over t c 162-game season, you try not to make it a big deal about any one moment, but yesterday's game, xander bogaerts calling it a special one, a game that can "definitely change the whole season around." the sox down 3-0 in the ninth. street on the try to close it out, and that's when the fun starts. mookie betts up with the sox down. their final strike, he singles to right center. jackie bradley, jr., scores, and it's a 3-1 game. next up, dustin pedroia, thankfully he wasn'ts toed in
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team on his back with the go-ahead three-run blast to dead center. 4-3 red sox and pedroia is pumped up. for good measure, xander bogaerts, a shot to left. the red sox go back-to-back, three batters, five runs and a 5-3 red sox win. now they head to seattle with some momentum ahead of their four-game series with the mariners. on sunday three-time super bowl champ kevin fox was keeping a close eye on the current crop of running patriots' hall of fame. after the ceremony, faulk will be under the lights at gillette stadium. and jimmy walker wins the pga championship. it's his first major title of his career. that's a look at 7sports. i'm alex corddry. have a great day. >> sarah: gymnast aly raisman having a bit of fun on the road to the rio olympics. the needham native posted this picture on install gra sunday showing some of the olympic pins she has acquired. and teammate laurie hernandez
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caption, "rare pic of mama aly tucking me in bed." >> christa: she takes care of her teammates. >> >> sarah: of course. she's the oldest one. while the gymnastics team is enjoying their time in rio. >> christa: many athletes are seen arriving at the airport in rio. volleyball player carry lloyd said she's so excited to compet for volleyball. we're excited to be here and experience it with them and hopefully with the fans, too, and the people of brazil. we worked really hard to be here, so we're excited to compete. >> christa: athletes from other countries including france, china and south korea also arriving on sunday. >> sarah: just olympic swimmer ryan lochte trying out a new hair color. what color is that? he posted this picture on instagram sunday and wrote, "new look, here we go.
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nancy chen also in rio. she'll be covering the action leading up to the opening ceremonies. and throughout the games her live reports start on thursday. she posted a picture, "made it to rio," but put her luggage. >> christa: hopefully her clothing and nancy up. that's kind of necessary. 5:26. coming your way at 5:30, somebody in the granite state will be cashing a huge check. the winning ticket for the powerball jackpot was sold at this store. >> sarah: and ashnd come to the rescue of a dog that found himself in a pretty tight spot.
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ism now at 5:30, a big win for a lucky powerball player in new hampshire. now everyone wants to know who is holding a ticket for $487 million. >> christa: and a heartbroken brother talking about the tragic hot air balloon accident that claimed the life of this young
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miss teen u.s.a. ugly tweets coming back to haunt the beauty contestant. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. up and adam. 5:30 on this august 1th. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. let's get a check of the forecast with danielle gersh. rainy day, huh, danielle? >> danielle: kind of doomy and gloomy. christa was talking about the frizz factor getting her this morning. it will get you today and temperatures in the upper 60s. kind of a cool day. temperatures going the stay below average in the mid-70s today and even enter tomorrow, too. now this is moisture we're watching. it's pushing off shore now. most of the heavier stuff is to our south. if you're getting ready to head out the door right now, it does look dry out, there but throughout the day today, we'll watch for the chance for scattered showers. it looks like the best chance will be for western mass. more isolated fors be along the north shore and the south shore. more on your forecast coming up.
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i feel like i'm in an alternative universe. >> kris: "today in new england" bizarro world. doomy and gloomy, they sound like the twins you don't want the hang out with. good news, weather not affecting the city. leverett connector and 93 heading into boston right now. let's go to the maps. if you're headed out now, you're in good shape, more glen than a golf course. north of the city, things smooth. closer to boston, a little slowdown here, but that's mainly because of some road projects andst are wrapping up, some of those overnight deals. ten minutes from the split up to the tunnel. wider view 3, 24, 95, all looking good as you connect with 128. turnpike looking good, as well. let's head to the drive time and show you what you're dealing with as you head out this morning. split to the tunnel, ten minutes, 128 to 93, 11 minutes 128 to the zakim bridge. back to you, guys. >> christa: kris, thank you. state lawmakers have got a bill that would regulate ride sharing
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the legislature sent the bill to governor charlie baker early this morning. if it's signed, it could require background checks for drivers and impose a 20-cent feet for each and every ride. a check of your morning's other top stories, new procedures will take effect starting today today at as be summer camp after authorities say seven-year-old kyzr willis accidentally drowned at the camp. curley community center says from now on there will be two staffers forve and they will also take a head count every hour. all children will wear life preservers in the water at all times. sadly, two people are dead after flash flooding in maryland. six inches of rain fell in the area causing flooding. police say two people died when they were swept away by the high waters. five buildings and more than 170 vehicles were also destroyed. >> sarah: happening now, there's a new millionaire in the town of raymond, new hampshire. someone is holding the winning
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morning $487 million richer. 7's jennifer eagan joins us now with more on the mystery millionaire. >> jennifer: sarah, just one ticket matched all six numbers. the big question: who hit the jackpot. >> $487 million. i hope you have your powerball tickets out. good luck. >> jennifer: luck rubbed off on somebody at this grocery store in raymond, new hampshire, where the sold. >> i hope it's somebody from in town. >> hopefully a close friend maybe, family member. >> nobody i know. >> jennifer: someone bought the ticket at the hannaford's on friday in the $487 million jackpot had a lot of people dreaming big. >> fix the little elementary school that needs renovation and pay off college loans for our kids. >> private island somewhere, oh, yeah. >> jennifer: the identity of the winner remains unknown, but one man jokingly said he's the
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ticket. >> i'm pretty sure it was my ticket and it got lost in the shuffle. so there you have it. so whoever you are, please return it to me. >> jennifer: if only, right? if the winner takes the lump sum, it will be worth an estimated $330 million. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening right now, state senator ken donnelly is in the hospital preparing for system,ry. he announced that in a message posted on facebook. he was admitted to mass general undisclosed medical issue. >> sarah: portsmouth, new hampshire, police are looking for the person responsible for spray painting a bold message at the police department over the weekend. someone spray painted the words "i'm drunk" on the side of the building saturday night. the message has since been removed. sharon police are on the lookout for this man accused of a dirty job. investigators say 24-year-old aaron moll stole several things
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supposedly cleaning it. authorities say he's also wanted in delaware. >> christa: also this morning, we're seeing video to a race to the race cue in holyoke after two hikers got lost. the hikers were in mt. tom state reservation in holyoke when they ran into trouble. you're looking at the helicopter that flew over the area looking for them. they were rescued and are now expected to make a full recovery. >> sarah: new details about an alleged assault on an orange line train. mbta have identified this suspect as the 40-year-old man who is wanted for questioning regarding an assault with a dangerous weapon. the incident happened on a train at the tufts medical center station tuesday night. a public hearing will be held in boston thursday to discuss the plan to have officers use body cameras. the hearing will take place at the mildred community. last month the department announced it would provide 100 cameras to officers. the pile program is set to last
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hopes to begin the program at some point this month. >> christa: and the city of boston will take part in the national night out campaign according to the "globe." mayor walsh and police commissioner evans will visit neighborhoods throughout the city both tonight and tomorrow. the campaign is designed to strengthen ties between officials and residents of the city. new this morning the ashland fire department in a tight spot here. a few rescuers along with animal control look to get a dog out from under debris at an the dog was eventually freed and he's here. all right. still ahead on 7news. crowning controversy. the new miss teen u.s.a. speaking out overnight after she is caught using racially insensitive language on twitter. >> christa: a new study finds more cause for concern in e-cigarette vapor. we'll tell you what the concern. is. >> danielle: and scattered showers this morning. they'll become more isolated this afternoon.
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morning. highs today only in the mid-70s. tonight into those low 70s. we'll warm back up here around wednesday. more on that coming up. >> kris: no traffic troubles to report yet this morning other than those typical monday morning moans and groans as you head in. this is a live look north of the city. we'll have your full recap
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. >> danielle: good morning. 5:40 the time on this monday. we saw showers move through. a lot of that activity pushing off shore, though. if you're greg ready to head out the the door, i think you're mostly dry. watch the chance for scattered er high temperatures this afternoon only topping out into the mid-70s. so we're below average today. tomorrow, too, warming back up. on wednesday more on your first coming up. >> meaghan: all right, danielle. thank you. >> christa: let's take a look at what's trending online. the interview was over and there was a beep. actor jean-claude van damme walking out of an interview with an australian reporter over the
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speaking tour in australia. he said he's tired of answering questions about australian singer kylie minogue. the two starred in the film "street fighter." so we know how he feels about that. >> sarah: miss teen u.s.a. under fire over an apparent diversity issues. viewers noticed the top-five finalists all had similar features, white with blonde hair. some took to social media saying the competition lacked diversity. miss texas teen u.s.a. karlie hay was ultimately crowned, and she's also being because of old tweets from 2013 and 2014 that resurfaced where she used the "n" word. she has since apologized. >> christa: the skydiver making history with a death-defying jump in california. oh, my goodness. he jumped out of a plane 25,000 feet in the air. here's the catch. he did it without a parachute or a wing suit. did you see that? he landed in a net. and he became the first person to survive a jump that high
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100 feet, which is, you know, quite a small target when you're thinking about jumping from 25,000 feet. ism. >> sarah: why? >> christa: apparently he has a wife and child, but she's a skydiver also. >> sarah: no thank you. thankfully he's okay. we have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need the know and go is coming up next. your cold milk could hang around a lot longer with the help of a new treatment process. >> christa: a key bill coming to the governor's desk. one that may affect how you use services like uber and left. >> christa: new this morning, we're hearing from the family of
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>> sarah: time now5. to start your kay off right. >> christa: a little know and go. danielle is in for chris doing weather. >> danielle: we're playing musical roles on 7news. i'm in for chris. kris anderson in for me, but you guys are here and sarah's back, so at least we have some normal. temperatures are below normal the start the morning, in the upper 60s, mid-60s along the cape. yesterday was doom and gloom with scattered showers. the same story for today, as well. rainfall totals since yesterday, beverly topping the charts with
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rain. look at boston, though, not even a quarter of an inch. we did finish up the month of july in boston. july rain didn't even melt to one inch of rain. now, notice all this heavy rain that moved through overnight last night. it's pushing off shore now. some of you saw some decent rainfall. if you're headed out the door this morning, i think mostly you'll see a lot of cloud cover out there. it's a gloomy start to your monday. and we'll watch the chance for scattered showers throughout the day today. now, scattered showers will mainly mass. i think for boston the north shore, the south shore, the showers will be more isolated in nature. so some of you will see them. some of you won't. it's hit-and-miss. we're not talking about super heavy rain throughout the day, just some scattered light showers. i take you through the time line here. you can see heading into lunchtime, dinnertime. but notice as we head into tomorrow, by this afternoon, we're starting to clear up, and we're starting to see more sunshine out there. so rain totals probably anywhere from one-tenth to one half an inch. i don't think we'll see a huge
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showers scattering in and out of the area. as far as the winds, they're on shore today, 15 to 20mph. and the dew point trend, it's a muggy one today. we're not going to see much relief in the dew point department until we head into wednesday when high pressure builds back with us. and temperatures warm up on wednesday, as well. this afternoon, though, 74 in boston. mid-70s across much of the area. so we're seeing below average for tonight's spotty showers set to drift into the upper 60s. 7 on 7 forecast, tomorrow we're seeing some morning showers, as well. isolated in nature again by wednesday. we're back into the 80s. it's real nice wednesday and thursday with low humidity, as well. friday into the weekend, we return to the 90s and watch the chance for some storms friday into saturday. >> sarah: all right. 5:47. time now for fast track traffic. here's kris anderson. >> kris: don't tell anyone yet, but we're getting close to 6:00, and still no problems out on the roadways. keep our fingers crossinged. live look at the expressway.
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let's head to the maps and show you lots and lots of green. this is what we like to see. this is the split all the way up to the tunnel. only going the take you about 11 minutes. the wider view to the south of the city. 3, 24 and 95 seeing a little slowdown, but nothing much to talk about. expressway looking good all the way into boston, and north of the city, no real problems to report as you get closer down to boston. take a look at those drive times, show you what you're dealing with. 128 to 39, 12 minutes, and 128 to the zakim is going to take you about 11 minutes. back to you, guys. >> sarah: breaking overnight, massachusetts lawmakers working into the early morning hours, sending governor charlie baker three key bills. >> christa: one of them including some landmark ride sharing legislation, which would be good news for the industry. let's head outlive outside the statehouse to 7's john cuoco who is there with more. >> john: christa, lawmakers passed a bill that publishes the state's first regulations for
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now, the deal would require a two-tiered system of background checks for all drivers for the ask-based ride service, one conducted by the company, another by the state. it would also impose a 20-cent fee per ride. the money would then be split among town, cities and the dependent of transportation. ride sharing companies would also be allowed to pick up passengers at the convention center and he gann. drivers would need per mills to pick up people at the airport. an we do know the governor is planning to sign a bill t receive equal pay for equal work. this was decided this afternoon here at the statehouse. massachusetts lawmakers unanimously approved the bill. supporters say women currently receive about 82% of what male counter-parts earn, and the next legislative session will be in january. live in boston this morning, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: right now a man behind bars after allegedly
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manchester, new hampshire. the man hit an ambulance and then ran from the scene on sunday. investigators later tracked him down at his girlfriend's house. two e.m.t.s in the ambulance were treated for minor injuries. a man will be facing a jung today after police say he caused a deadly crash in bedford, new hampshire, while driving drunk. investigate, say a passenger was killed when a driver slammed his car into a utility pole and flipped the car on friday. a second passenger was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. the driver has been charged with negligent homicide. details now in the deadly hot air balloon crash that happened in texas. some of the victims are now being identified. alfred skip nichols was piloting that hot air balloon, which was carrying 15 other people before it caught on fire and then crashed over the weekend in texas. investigators confirming the balloon hit power lines at the time. and detectives have also identified two victims here. family friends say matt and sunday rowan were on board.
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five-year-old son. the victim's brother says the couple was also posting photos during the ride to social media. >> it's pretty haunting. the photos really sort of continue until just literally a couple minutes before they reported the time of the incident. >> christa: right now officials are looking at the weather conditions and how to be loon was maintained as part of their investigation. >> sarah:ee officers off the job after a deadly shooting. police say paul o'neill died after being shot in the back. the 18-year-old's death was ruled a homicide. but superintendent of chicago police says video evidence suggests the officers may have violated department policies. >> after this review, i'm left with more questions than answers, and as it appears right now, departmental policies may have been violated during the incident.
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police powers pending the outcome of this investigation. >> sarah: the names of three officers have not been released yet. happening today, the university of texas will hold a somber ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the deadly shooting on the school's campus. >> christa: so a new memorial for the victims will be unveiled. it was 50 years ago that charles whitman made his way to the clock tower and opened fire killing 14 people and injuring 32 others. policeat him. >> sarah: president barack obama is set to speak at the annual national convention for disabled american veterans in atlanta today. the president is expected to discuss how the country can ensure veterans receive benefits they've earned. >> christa: now to the fight against terror, the taliban now taking responsibility for an explosion at a home in afghanistan. officials say that a car bomb exploded early this morning and the blast caused power outages throughout the entire area. no word yet on whether anyone
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attack. >> sarah: pope francis is speaking out about islam and isis in the wake of the church tragedy in france. he says it's in the right for people to associate islam with violence. the pope believes there is unjust violence that comes out of every religion, and that people without jobs can easily be persuaded to join isis. >> christa: new this morning, it's now august that. means back-to-school shopping expected to pick up. again, quite quickly. the national retail federation predicts consumers will spend which is up 11% from last year. a large portion of that increase is due, as you might guess, to online sales. a new study shows the majority of americans support making college tuition free for all students. the survey from bank rate.com shows that 62% of people want college to be free. now, despite the high cost of tuition, the same survey also shows that 8 9% of graduates show college education is a good
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scientists have found more cancer-causing chemicals in the smoke. a recently published study says that two additional cancer-causing toxins were discovered in the vapor of e-cigarettes. scientists also found the hotter the e-cigarette become, the more dangerous chemicals are released. and sign titions have figured out a way to make milk stay fresh longer. experts at perdue university have developed a new method of killing the bacteria that causes the milk to go bad.of will allow milk to stay fresh for more than two months. >> christa: now to the buzz. jason bourne topping the box ?office. over the weekend the matt damon movie debuting with $60 million in ticket sales over the weekend, the second highest opening in the borne series. "star wars" beyond took second place with $24 million in its second week, and the r-rated comedy "bad moms" rounding out the top three with $23 million.
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england" mom's night out with that movie. >> sarah: okay. pop star nick jonas will be running wild with bare grills tonight. i love this show. jonas joins bare for an icy journey across the sierra nevada mountains. you will catch the two rappelling down a cliff and trekking through an avalanche-prone mountain. it's an exciting night. at 8:00, some of the world's top athletes hit the course in "american ninja warrior." at 9:00 and the news at 10:00. >> danielle: it's good weather to stay inside, watch some tv, maybe a movie. if you don't have to go to work today, good for you. temperatures out the door, this morning into the upper 60s. high temperatures only going to top out in the mid-70s. beloaf average. we're watching for an isolated shower on and off throughout the
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by wednesday showers moving out of here. temperatures into the 80s. by thursday into those mid-80s. 90s by the weekend. back to you, guys. >> christa: stay with us, everybody. ism we'll be right back after
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>> sarah: breaking overnight, scrambling at the statehouse. lawmakers work into the wee hours to make deals on some high-profile bills. >> christa: new rules being put in playing to keep kids safe at summer camp after a boy's tragic death. the steps boston is taking today. >> sarah: wild rescues in
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baltimore amid flooding devastation. >> christa: and a swampscott man facing a judge after police say he deliberately set his own house on fire. >> sarah: and a gorilla gone mad at the franklin park zoo. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: i'm having a bad day. >> sarah: i know, right? >> christa: it's 6:00 a.m. it's monday. look who is back. sarah is with us. >> sarah: it was a nice break, vacation, but readjusting to t >> christa: it takes some time. j.r. used to say, re-entry is difficult. >> danielle: i'm going on a couple hours of sleep, but i'll readjust. a little post-vacay depression? we'll get you through it. we really missed you. outside; 69 dream the temperature in boston. notice the dew point temperature. 68 degrees. so it's humid. it is muggy out there. it's kind of a gloomy, foggy, overcast start to the morning.
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moisture has pushed off shore, so watch for scattered showers throughout the day today. this is the heavier stuff. now it's tracking east out to sea. so i think mostly dry heading out the door this morning, but we'll watch for scattered showers throughout the day today. they'll be hit-and-miss. some you see, some you don't. high temperatures this afternoon, though, in the mid-70s. so very similar to yesterday. 74 in boston. 72 in worcester with those mid-70s out along the cape, as well. we do still have chance f but notice wednesday to thursday, we'll start the dry out. that's also when temperatures are going to return to the low to mid-80s. we should be in the lower 80s for that time of year. we're below that today and tomorrow. more on your forecast coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with kris anderson. >> kris: good morning, everyone. happy monday. good news and bad news. good news, still no accidents. bad news, we are seeing some slowdowns. that's the expressway. you see the traffic into boston
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take a look at the maps. 16 minutes from the split up to the tunnel. you see some red in between. those are where your big slowdowns are. as we get to the wider view, you see some problems on 128 around braintree, stop-and-go traffic. 3 looking good. 24, a little slowdown starting to form. 95 connected with 128 looking good. no problems on the pikes as you're headed into boston. north of the city, there is no real problems to mention, just some problems on 93 as you're heading in. typical slowdowns for a monday morning. stay real close to bos anything like that. 16 minutes. 128 to 93 is 12 minutes. and 120 to the zakim about 13 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: kris, thank you. now to breaking news overnight, a police investigate under way in newton early this morning. massachusetts state police and newton police were spotted during a search on hammond street near the longwood cricket club. but so far no word on what exactly might have happened. >> sarah: also breaking
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worked on several high-profile bills. >> christa: they were trying to hurry up and pass administration before the end of the session. let's get all the details. here's 7's john cuoco at the statehouse. john? >> john: lawmakers passed a bill that establishes the state's first regulations for services like uber and lyft. now, the deal would require a two-tiered system of background checks for all drivers for the app-based ride service, one conducted by the company, the other by the state. it would alsoos fee per ride. the money would then be split amongst towns, cities, the department of transportation and a fund described to help cab and livery drivers. ride-sharing would also be allowed to pick up drivers at the convention center and logan. we do note, the governor is planning to sign a bill that would require men and women to receive equal pay for equal work. he is set to sign it this afternoon here at the statehouse. massachusetts lawmakers unanimously approved the bill. supporters say women currently
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the next legislative session will be in january. live in boston this morning, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening today, a swampscott man set to face a judge after his home went up in flames over the weekend. police say the suspect purposely burned down his home on lyndon avenue saturday afternoon. a firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion. the homeowner has been charged with arson. >> christa: new rules are going into effect to keep kids safe at boston's summer program, with parents and staff after last week's camp tragedy. so let's go live to south boston and 7's victoria warren has more on these new safety precautions. vicki? >> victoria: they're going to be explained to the councilors and the parents today, and as councilors arrive, they're going to be walking past this memorial as they report back to the curley center. these councilors described seven-year-old kyzr willis as a star of the summer drop-in
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found in the water after councilors somehow lost sight of him in the afternoon. the city-run summer drop-in program at the center stopped for several day, but now the city is getting to reopen, but with new procedures in place. the new rules include down hairs taking a head count every hour, all kids going into the ocean will wear life preservers. they're increasing staffing levels. the youngest children will have two councilors for every ten children. other plans also 34 surveillance cameras here working and making sure only one entrance is used. so you can see this memorial continues to be here outside of the curley community center. today councilors will report here to learn the new procedures and then later this afternoon city leaders will meet with parents and the idea is tomorrow t get this drop-in program running again for children. live this morning in south
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>> sarah: wild flooding sweeping people away in maryland. people outside baltimore joining together, some forming a human chain to rescue others caught in raging waters. the flash flooding devastating a small town and 7's jennifer eagan joins us now with more. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, in one area they got as money rain in two hours as they're supposed to get all month long. it took hundreds of people by suse survive. >> get inside! get inside! powerful floodwaters sweeping through historic ellicott city on a busy saturday night. >> there's people in the water. >> jennifer: diners in this restaurant watched as people hung on to cars floating down the street. inside that car, a woman trapped. residents jumped into action,
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>> i will never forget seeing that video of the human chain saving that person out of that car. i'll never forget that, because that tells me what people in ellicott city are like. >> jennifer: in all 120 people had to be rescued. two people did not survive. six inches of rain in two hours was too much for elliott city. it took a direct hit. the water receded fast, but the damage was already done. cars flipped on the each other, streets ripped apart, businesses destroyed. >> it's just devastating to see some of the businesses that are totally gone, totally gone, like i don't even know where to start. >> christa: maryland's governor declaring a state of emergency. >> i just want to come and hug people and let them know that we're all going to be with them and we're going to help them get back the normal. >> jennifer: the river which runs through that area rose 13 feet on saturday night. they i exthe to get more room today and tomorrow. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england."
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murder-suicide involving a retired police officer. investigators believe the former officer shot and killed his wife in his home on friday. authorities say he then drove to new jersey with his wife's body in the trunk and turned the gun on himself when officers spotted him on the highway. police say they became suspicious after the retired officer called his children saying he had done something bad to their mother. >> by the way former that we were concerned with the safety for both his wife and himself. ism right now police are still looking for a motive behind the shooting. >> christa: let's go to the latest in the race for the white house and the war of words between donald trump and the father of a muslim soldier who was killed in iraq. the family shared their story at the dnc on thursday night. their son died serving the u.s.
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on sunday trump suggested the soldier's mother was not allowed to speak on stage and that's when khan fired back. >> if you look at his wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say. maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. you tell me, plenty of people have written that. >> this person is total incapable of empathy. i want his family to council him, teach him some empathy. he will be a could become, but he is a black soul. >> christa: so the man's mother is speaking out against the comments, saying she was anxious being on stage, which is why she didn't speak. >> sarah: still ahead, all eyes on a new hampshire store that sold the winning powerball ticket worth $487 million. the question now: where is the winner. >> christa: and a trip to the franklin park zoo taking a wild
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at a visitor. >> sarah: bay state hikers stranded in the woods until mass state police use their high-tech tools to rescue them. >> danielle: good morning. happy monday. if your getting ready to head out the door, it's a gloomy, overcast day much like yesterday. we'll watch for scattered showers throughout your day. temperatures this morning in the upper 60s. highs this afternoon staying in the mid-70s. we'll talk about when things warm up and dry out coming up. >> kris: we all feel like that angry gorilla when we're stuck well, a live look outside now. this is the expressway. you see some of those brake lights. we have our first accident in the morning.
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>> christa: it looks like the skies are kind of hanging around monday morning. it's a rainy monday. >> danielle: stay in, maybe watch a movie if you can later. good day for that. >> it's kind of a muggy, gloomy day. dew points in the mid-60s. we'll call that muggy, but the good news is on the bright side, it could be worse out there. but notice temperatures also in the upper 60s. when our dew point temperatures and our actual air temperature it feels real humid outside. 69 in boston. 64 in worcester. and those mid-60s out along the cape, as well. heavier showers move through overnight last night. and now they've pushed off shore. so if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning, watch for the scattered showers throughout your morning and into this afternoon. but for the most part for today it will be gloomy and overcast. it will be muggy and temperatures will stay below normal.
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those showers are hit-and-miss as you head into lunchtime. and as you head into this afternoon, as well. even as we head into tomorrow morning, it's not until tomorrow afternoon that we'll start the clear out. so this front that's stalled to our south will push off shore. and as we head into tomorrow afternoon and evening, the high pressure will start to drop south and north of new england. this will finally start to clear things out for us, bring us some sunshine, warm up our temperatures. wednesday and thursday it will as well. winds today anywhere from 10 to 15mph on shore. so the winds won't be a huge concern. notice the dew point trend. for today, mid-60s. it's muggy. tomorrow dropping down into the low 60s, and then by wednesday and thursday, that's when those dew points start to finally feel more comfortable out there. high temperatures this afternoon in the mid-70s. 74 in boston. 74 along the cape, as well. so we're below where we should
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tonight mostly cloudy with some spotty showers and then the temperatures tonight not going to drop much. we're going to stay in the mid to upper 60s. 7 on 7 forecast for today, scattered showers, temperatures in the mid-70s, watch for spotty showers tomorrow morning, too. then wednesday and thursday, temperatures jumping back into the 80s, nice, low humidity, friday, saturday, though, those temperatures back into the 90s. we'll watch for some storms friday night into saturday. >> sarah: time now anderson. >> kris: good morning, everyone. the 6:00 slowdown continues. south of the city, north of the city rather, this is 93 and the leverett connector, you see those slowdowns coming into boston. take a look at the maps. we'll start south of the city. the expressway is going to take you about 17 minutes to get from the split all the way up to the tunnel. wider view on 3, 24 and 95 connecting with 128. you still see the slowdowns on braintree and it's down on to 24. there is a problem on the
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is an accident 128 northbound. that accident is causing all the red you see down here and the delays north of the city, things looking pretty good. no real accidents. slowdowns at 128, 93 and the merger there, and as you get closer to boston, route 1 in saugus is looking good. take a look at those drive times and show you what you're dealing with this morning. 16 minutes in the tunnel. 12 minutes 128 to 93 and 12 minutes 128 to the zakim. an alleged assault that happened on an orange line train. the mbta has identified this suspect. he's 40 years old and is wanted for questioning about assault with a dangerous weapon, jose guthrie. it happened on a train near tufts medical center. also this morning, race to the rescue in holyoke after two hikers became lost. the hikers were in mt. tom state reservation in holyoke when they ran into trouble. you're looking at video from a helicopter that flew over the area.
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are expected to make a full recovery. >> sarah: caught on camera, a day at boston's franklin park zoo takes a wild turn when one of the gorillas gets feisty. this morning the man who took that video is talking about the close call. 7's jennifer eagan joins us now with the story. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, the man and his fee yawn kay were watching the gorilla for several minutes when suddenly it jumped at them. ne looking around before standing up and leaping against the glass. >> whoa. he was fast. whoa. it was like lightning. >> jennifer: mark mcdonald shot the video while checking out the exhibit at the franklin park zoo with his wife michelle. >> no one was antagonizing him. >> jennifer: they had been watching the 23-year-old silverback gorilla named okie for about ten minutes, noticing he was communicating with the crowd. >> we saw him punch a wall. i said, gee, i wish i caught that on video, so i started filming. >> jennifer: mcdonald says
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pounding his chest, he knew it wouldn't be long before okie did something memorable. >> he faked us out. he looked right and came left at me. he came in with a huge karate chop. whoa. i thought he was going to come through it. it was so loud. it sounded like a sledgehammer hit the window. >> jennifer: the zoo tells 7news okie's behavior occurs naturally in the wild and is a way of claiming boundary. they say the behavior is nothing new. over the years he has learned how to get a response from despite the extra up-close encounter, the couple says they were happy to catch the experience on video. >> thank god the glass was. there. i felt like he was coming through the glass. whoa. >> jennifer: the zoo says the exhibit is specifically designed so gorillas can stay hidden if they want to. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: i might get frustrated being in there. >> sarah: yeah. thankfully there is that glass. >> christa: that's why it's there. 6:19. still ahead, u.s. olympians
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opening ceremonies and gold medal swimmer ryan lochte is sporting a new look these days. >> sarah: the sox were down to their last strike and last out, and then a magic moment happened. highlights coming up next in
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>> and now time for 7sports with alex corddry. >> alex: over the course of a 162-game season, you try not to make it a big deal about any one moment, but yesterday's game, xander bogaerts calling it a special one, a game that can "definitely change the whole season around." the sox down 3-0 in the ninth. street on to try to close it out, and that's when the fun starts. mookie btts up with the sox down. their final strike, he singles
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next up, dustin pedroia, thankfully he wasn't tossed in this one because pedey puts the team on his back with the go-ahead three-run blast to dead center. 4-3 red sox and pedroia is pumped up. for good measure, xander bogaerts, a shot to left. the red sox go back-to-back, three batters, five runs and a 5-3 red sox win. now they head to seattle with some momentum ahead of their four-game series with the mariners. on sunday three-time super bowl champ kevin fox was keeping a close eye on the current crop of running backs. today faulk is going into the patriots' hall of fame. watch the practice practice under the lights at gillette stadium. and jimmy walker wins the pga championship. it's his first major title of his career. that's a look at 7sports. i'm alex corddry. have a great day. >> christa: let's talk about the olympics, shall we? jim frost aly raisman having fun on the road to rio. in fact, the needham native posting this picture on instagram sunday showing off some of her olympic pins that she's acquired over the years. and teammate laurie hernandez
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caption, "rare pic of mama aly tucking me in bed." the older, more experienced member of the team. athletes from all over the world are now down in rio. in fact, members of the u.s. team arrived at the airport sunday. also athletes from south korea, croatia, finland and venezuela are in brazil right now. >> sarah: u.s. olympic swimmer ryan lochte trying out a new hair color. so he posted these pictures on instagram sunday. the first one shows lochte getting his hair died. all right. the second shows it appears his hair is now white or silver. but he claims it's light blue. many fans are wondering why he didn't choose gold. i guess we don't have the second picture. we had it earlier. anyway, i'm sure you can google it. nancy chen is also in rio. hopefully she didn't die her hair. she'll be covering the action leading up to the opening ceremonies and throughout the games.
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and i saw a picture that she posted. she made it. but her luggage did not. hopefully it will get there. >> christa: that's not a good ad for the airlines. i hope they link up, the clothing and nancy. still ahead, controversy for the newly crowned teen u.s.a. disturbing posts found on her twitter page. >> sarah: new danger found in e-cigarettes that some say make them bad for your help. >> christa: a local fire department helping a dog in distress when he gets stuck de
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can bystanders save him from the wreckage? >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good monday morning, everybody. thanks for staying with us. it's 6:30. i'm sarah french. >> christa: . and i'm christa delcamp. on this august 1st, it sounds like you'll need your umbrellas. thank goodness we have some rain. >> danielle: we need it. july was the eighth driest on record. if you're traveling today temperatures in the triple digits across the desert southwest into dallas, as well. here at home across the northeast, temperatures mostly in the 80s. current temperatures out the door. upper 60s. 69 in boston. 66 out along the cape. and in worcester right now, maybe even a slight sweater, too, if you're getting ready to head out this morning. this afternoon, 74 in boston. mid-70s along the cape. we're staying below average again today. we'll have the chance for
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forecast throughout the day today. they'll become more isolated this afternoon, even enter tomorrow morning, too. wednesday and thursday we're dry. and that's also when temperatures return to the 80s. more on your forecast coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with kris anderson. >> kris: this is the expressway headed into boston. when you get to the maps, a lot more red than there was earlier this morning. south of the city now on the maps for the expressway. it's going the take you about 26 minutes to get from all the way up to the tunnel. so some slow going there, and it's carrying on down into 3, 24 and 95 because there are some accident, first in canton, 95 northbound at 128. a accident there. then there is a water main break. they're dealing right here in dedham. right at 128 northbound there. and there is another accident. we'll go through the turnpike there, this other accident right here in needham. it's right at 128 northbound at highland road. that's causing a back-up on 128.
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there are some problems. you're going to be dealing with this morning. north not looking too bad as you get closer to boston. no issues reported on route 1 in saugus either as you get closer to the city. take a live look at the drive times. we'll show you what we're dealing with. 25 minutes, split to the tunnel, 12 minutes, 128 to the 93 and 128 to the zakim. about 14 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: kris, thank you. a transport helicopter has been shot down in syria, and according to the russian defense member industry, the helicopter was returns to a base after delivering humanitarian goods to the city of aleppo. right now the state of the five people on board is still unclear, but we'll keep you posted. also breaking overnight, a police investigation under way in newton early this morning. massachusetts state police and city police were seen searching on hammond street near the longwood cricket club. no word on exactly what might have happened. >> sarah: here's a look at the day's other top stories. state lawmakers have agreed to a bill that would regulate
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uber and lyft. the legislators sent the bill to governor charlie baker early this morning. if signed it would require background checks for drivers and would impose a 20-cent fee for each ride. new procedures being rolled out at city-run summer camps in boston. this comes after authorities say 7-year-old kyzr willis accidentally drowned at the camp last week. mayor marty walsh says all programs will now have two staffers for every ten children. and a head count will be taken every hour. all children will preservers while in the water. >> christa: and right now all eyes on the new hampshire state lottery because somebody there is waking up $487 million richer after buying the winning powerball ticket at a grocery store in the granite state. jen, tell us. >> christa, just one ticket matched all six numbers that. ticket was sold in southern new hampshire. the big question this morning: who hit the jackpot.
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i hope you have your powerball tickets out. good luck. >> jennifer: luck rubbed off on somebody at this grocery store in raymond, new hampshire, where the winning ticket was sold. >> i hope it's somebody from in town. >> hopefully a close friend maybe, family member. >> nobody i know. >> jennifer: someone bought the ticket at the hannaford's on friday in the $487 million jackpot had a lot of people dreaming big. >> fix the little elementary school that needs renovation and pay off college loans for our kids. i just wto >> i'd be gone, private island somewhere. oh, yeah. >> jennifer: the identity of the winner remains unknown, but one man jokingly said he's the one who purchased the winning ticket. >> i'm pretty sure it was my ticket and it got lost in th shuffle. so there you have it. so whoever you are, please return it to me. >> jennifer: i think the island sounds nice. if the winner takes the lump sum, it will be worth an estimated $330 million. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england."
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donnelly is in the hospital preparing for surgery. donnelly made the announcement in a message posted on his facebook page sunday night. he says he was admitted to mass general sunday evening for an undisclosed medical issue. police in hingham releasing this sketch of a man they believe broke into a home and then sexually assaulted an elderly woman thursday night. police say the suspect is about 65 years old with gray, thinning hair, brown eyes and a thin build. please call police if >> christa: now to tragedy up in new hampshire after authorities say two paddle boarders died over the weekend after falling into a lake. this happened at everett lake in ware, new hampshire. according to the "globe," a man and woman, both 69 years old from merrimack were pulled from the water on saturday afternoon. a man will face a judge today after police say he caused a deadly crash the bedford, new hampshire, while driving drunk. investigators say passenger was
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then flipped over the car. picture of it right there. a second passenger was taken to the hospital. they had minor injuries. the driver is now being charged with negligent homicide. >> sarah: the ashland fire department helping a little guy in a tight spot. a few rescuers along with animal control worked to get a dog out from under debris at an abandoned home on main street. the dog was eventually freed and appeared to be okay. >> christa: all right. donald trump acc flip-flopping this morning. coming up, his differing statements on russian president vladimir putin. >> sarah: plus getting more milk for your buck. a new process that's extending its shelf life. >> christa: and a frightening rollover in florida. look at that. how bystanders helped keep this crash from becoming deadly. >> kris: taking a look at the roadway, this is the expressway head entering boston. things rolling relatively smoothly, but there are some accidents out there that we need to tell you about.
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you can see the man's car flip several times before finally coming to a stop. witnesses rushed in to help. some men worked to pull the driver out of that mangled vehicle. >> we put the car back over, pulled the guy out. he did not burn alive. >> i started pulling him out. another guy probably about my age helps me. we pull him out of the car. >> sarah: no one was e else was injured in that accident. >> a dangerous e-cigarette discovery. scientists have found more cancer-causing chemicals released in the smoke. a recently published study said two additional cancer-causing toxins were discovered in the vapor of these cigarettes. now, scientists also found that the hotter the e-cigarette become, the more dangerous chemicals are lee -- released. scientists have figured out a way the make milk stay fresh longer. experts at perdue university have developed a new med at of killing the bacteria that causes the milk to go bad.
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two months, which is amazing. we already have pasteurization, but in my house it doesn't last more than four days anyway. i have two kids. >> sarah: kids go through it like that. know and go is next with all the kay's top stories. flood waters surge through maryland sweeping cars away, damaging buildings and causing dramatic rescues. >> sarah:. >> reporter: they're getting ready to reopen a city-run summer program after a child's death. we'll tell you what councilors and par >> christa: vicki, thank you. also the newly crowned miss teen u.s.a. under fire after some
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>> it's 6:45, time the know and go. >> reporter: breaking overnight, key bills sent to the governor's desk. one is changing the way ride-sharing servicespe seven-year-old dies at a summer program. now changes are being made. who the mayor is meeting with today as the city looks to avoid another tragedy. >> sarah: f. >> and floodwaters rising, people trapped, cars under water as wild weather slams maryland. >> christa: okay. good morning. up and adam on this monday. we have all your day's top stories. >> sarah: we start with weather and traffic. let's send it over to danielle gersh with more on your forecast. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. the weekend is over.
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throughout the day today, into tomorrow morning. sunshine returns wednesday, stays with us through the middle of your week. by the end of the week, we're back into the 90s. outside right now, a lot of the showers we were watching that proved through overnight are now off shore. so if you're getting ready the head out the door, i'd bring the umbrella with you. it will be overcast throughout the day and we'll watch for those hit-and-miss showers throughout the day. continuing into tomorrow morning. this front has been stalled. it's moving out of here as we head entom pressure starts to return, drop south from northern new england. this will help warm things up, bring our temperatures back to really where they should be for this time of year in the mid-80s. that's not going to happen until wednesday. for today we have an on-shore wind gusting around 16mph. high temperatures this afternoon low to mid-70s. 73 in boston. 74 out in framingham. those mid-70s on the cape, as well. so temperatures are below average. it's muggy out there, two dew
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not dropping down into the mid-50s until the middle of the week. 7 on 7 forecast, today mid-70s. we stay there tomorrow, too. by wednesday sunshine returns. i's warmer out there and then those 90s are back with a chance for some storms friday into the weekend. >> christa: danielle, kris anderson helping us out with traffic. must be vacation season, kris. >> sarah: it's like bizarre row world when it comes to 7news "today in new england." live look outside, expressway coming inch lots of trouble on the roadways this morning, just another manic monday. about a half hour from the split up to the tunnel and the commute from the south a little rough today. on 3, 24 and 95. you connect with 128. a lot of red. there that's because there's a couple accidents right at 95 and 128. there's an accident there. right around canton. and then as we get out to the turnpike, things smooth sailing. you get closer to boston, another issue on 128 right at needham where there are two lanes blocked because of an accident at 128 northbound right
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accidents to tell you about, but there are some typical delays on 9 3. you see more red and get closer to the city. drive times now to show you what we're dealing with. if you head out right now, anywhere from 24 to 29 minutes, 128 to the 931 minutes, and 128 to the zakim, the big slowdown, there about 32 minutes. pack your patience. back to you, guys. >> christa: will do, kris. thank you. 6:47. we're tracking breaking news on this monday. a big f fire crews are on the scene of this fire at clearview avenue. you're looking at pictures. the first started just before 2:00 a.m. which by the way is the second time that it's there's been a fire at this home this past year. right now no reported injuries, though. >> sarah: breaking overnight, a police investigate under way in newton. early this morning mass state police and newton police were seen searching on hammond street near the longwood cricket club. no word yet on what may have happened. >> christa: also a flurry of
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several high-profile bills before the end of the session. let's get the details now from 7's john cuoco. >> john: sarah, lawmakers passed a bill that publishes the state's first regulation for ride-sharing services like iewper and lift. the deal would require a two-tiered system of background checks for all drivers for the app-based ride services. one conducted by the company and another by the state. it would also impose a 20-cent fee per ride. the money would be split among tongues, citie of transportation and a fund designed to help cab and livery drivers. ride sharing companies would also be allowed to pick up passengers at the convention center and logan. drivers would need permits to pick up people at the airport. we do know the governor is planning to sign a bill that would require men and women to receive equal pay for equal work. massachusetts lawmakers unanimously approve the bill.
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session, we'll start in january. live in boston, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: let's take a look at what's happening right now on this monday morning at 6:49. you're taking a look here at a swampscott scene where man is set to face a judge after his home went up in flames over the weekend. police say the suspect purposefully burned down his home on lyndon avenue saturday afternoon. a firefighter was taken to the as well. the homeowner has been charged with arson. providence police investigating a murder-suicide involving a retired officer. investigators gave the former officer shot and killed his wife in his home friday. he then drove to new jersey with his wife's body in the trunk. then he turned the gun on himself when officer spotted him on the highway. right now investigators are still looking for a motive. a public hearing will be held in
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officers plan the use body cameras. last month the department decided it would supply body cameras to officers. the pilot program is set to last six months. >> sarah: new rules going into effect to keep kids safe at boston's summer camps. today mayor walsh is meeting with parents after last week's camp tragedy. victoria warren is live in south boston with more on the safety procedures. >> the the ideas back into this summer program, and that means the councilors are the only ones reporting here reporting to the curly center today. they'll be walking right past this memorial. and these councilors describe 7-year-old kyzr willis as a star of the summer drop-in program. he died last week, his body found in the water after councilors somehow lost sight of him in the afternoon. the city-run summer drop-in program at the center stopped for several days, but mao the
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but with new procedures in place. the new rules include councilors taking a head count every hour. all kids going into the ocean will wear life preservers. they're increasing staffing levels. the youngest children will have two councilors for every ten children. other plans including getting 34 surveillance cameras here working and making sure only one entrance is used. so today the councilors will report here to the community center. go over these new guidelines with them, and the summer drop-in program here should restart for children tomorrow. live this morning in south boston, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: vicki, thank you. intense flooding sweeping people away. >> christa: look at all of that water. the sudden rush of floodwaters creating a deadly situation. residents joining together to help rescue people.
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>> jennifer: christa, six inches of rain fell in just two hours. that's as much rain as the area is supposed to get all month long. this is video of just one of the dramatic rescues that happened over the weekend in ellicott city. one rescuers was nearly swept away. people formed a human chain to pull a woman out of her car. the raging water kept pushing the car, but the rescuers were eventually able to get the woman out and pull her to safety. officials say 100 people had to be rescued. two people did not survive. the flooding is historic. the river in feet on saturday night. a number of cars were swept away and dozens of buildings were also damaged. maryland's governor has declared a stated of emergency there. they expect to get more rain today and tomorrow. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: jen, thank you. now to the race for the white house. donald trump changing the description of his relationship with russian president vladimir putin. >> i do have a relationship with him, and i think it's very
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happened. i have no relationship with putin. i don't think i've ever met him. i never met him. >> christa: the first interview was 201. the second one just last week. a trump aide maintains the two men have never had a personal relationship, arguing that nothing trump has said publicly contradicts that. >> sarah: we now know the names of some of the victims of the nation's deadliest balloon crash. alfred skip nichols was piloting that hot air balloon, which was carrying 15 other people before it caught on fire and c over the weekend in texas. investigators confirming the balloon did hit power lines. and detectives have also identified two victims. family friends say matt and sunday rowan were on board. the couple were newlyweds and leave behind a five-year-old son. the victim's brother said the couple was posting photos during the ride to social media. >> it's pretty hauntling.
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until just literally a couple minutes before they reported time of the incident. >> sarah: police are now looking at the weather conditions and how the balloon was maintained as port of their investigation. >> christa: three chicago police officers off the job after a deadly shooting. police say paul o'neill died after being shot in the back. the 18-year-old's death was ruled a homicide. the suspect of chicago police says video evidence suggests the officers may have >> after this review, i'm left with more questions than answers. and as it appears right now, the departmental policies may have been violated during the incident. that's why i made the decision to relieve these officers of their police powers pending the outcome of this investigation. >> christa: and the names of the three officers so far have not been released. >> sarah: miss teen u.s.a. under fire.
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controversy shortly after karlie hay was crowned, tweets from 2013 and 2014 resurfaced where hay used the "n" word. she has since apologized and in a statement the missed universe pageant says they are standing behind hay and are committed to supporting her continued growth. jason bourne topping the box office. matt damon's action flick debuted with $16 it's the second highest opening in the bourne series. "star trek beyond" came in second and bad moms surround out the top three. a powerball ticket sold in new hampshire proved to be extremely lucky. the ticket was sold at hannaford's in raymond, new hampshire, but the winner has not come forward yet. saturday's jackpot was worth $387 million. if the winner takes a lump sum,
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$330 million. >> christa: major league baseball's trade deadline is today. the deadline is at 4:00. so if the red sox do make a move, they'll hope to add to their momentum following a ninth inning rally. >> the pitch. a fly ball center field. hit well. crowd back at the wall. it is gone. >> christa: nice. dustin pedroia hitting a three-run homer to give the sox the lead yesterday. boston trailed 3-0 with two out in the ninth. but rallied and scored five runs to win it it's never over until it's over. >> sarah: not exactly baseball weather today, danielle. >> danielle: definitely not. if you're heading out the door this morning, it's a cooler start, a muggy start, an ore cast start. scattered showers throughout the day become more isolated as we head into this afternoon. highs this afternoon going to be in the low to mid-70s. 7 on 7 forecast, keeping the 70s in your forecast until tomorrow. nice and warm one for thursday in the 08s. >> sarah: the "today show" is straight ahead.
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good morning. flashpoint. the battle between donald trump and the parents of a fallen muslim american soldier escalates. the family not letting up. trump doubling down and now hillary clinton is weighing in. are. i don't know where the bottom is. >> this morning we'll speak to mr. and mrs. khan about what it's like to be in the middle of a political firestorm. human chain. dramatic video of a driver being rescued from raging floodwaters. six inches of rain in two hours leading to don't devastation in

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