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>> sarah: we begin with breaking news at noon. walpole police with an important warning for parents after this was fou child's halloween bag. a six-year-old discovered the smirn off green apple vodka mint in their candy bag. that child was trick-or-treating in walpole. officers say you should check your children's candy bags. and call them if you found anything similar. >> christa: also breaking, police in rehoboth searching for suspects who robbed an exxon gas station at knife-point. this photo is from some
the suspect threatened to stab the clerk and took off with cash from the register. this happened just before 11:00 last night. if you have any information, you are urged to get in contact with police in rehoboth. >> sarah: more break news now. a federal judge has take an request to release the former massachusetts house speaker sal dimasi from prison under advisement. prosecutors and dimasi's attorneys are both looking for the compassionate release because the former speaker is suffering from cancer and needs medical care. a federal needs some time to make that decision. he is concerned about special treatment for a once powerful politician. dimasi is serving an eight-year sentence for corruption charges. >> christa: breaking in baltimore: six people killed after a school bus collided with a transit bus. thank you for watching news at noon. >> sarah: five more people rushed to the hospital the after that crash.
police got the call around 7:00 a.m. when they got there, they described what they saw, it looked like a bomb had gone off. >> this was a significant, significant wreck. so there are still portions of the bus that our people have not been able to fully access. >> reporter: the yellow school bus was going along, crashed into a mustang, then collided with a pillar on the side of the road. that kaupzed it to careen into opposite traffic. that is when it collided with the mta bus. g baltimore police earlier this morning. >> we have, unfortunately, six families that we have to notify that their loved ones aren't coming home. >> we are happy to confirm there were no children hurt. but there are multiple fatalities, and it is still a developing situation. that number could change throughout the day. right now, in baltimore, i'm omar jimenez, nbc news. >> christa: now a scary scene that happened on halloween night. a four-year-old boy was hit by a car up in lowell while he was just out
right now that, boy is suffering a gash on his head. he is recovering. driver, meantime, initially took off. but police eventually tracked this person down. let's go out to lowell right now. jennifer eagan following this story. and christa, police are identifying that driver, that female driver as a 27-year-old. she is being cited for leaving the scene of an accident with injury. a neighbor we spoke with said there were several children around trick-or-treating at the time of this accident. many people rushed to this young boy's side. a four-year-old boy out trick-or-treating hit while crossing marshal avenue in lowell last night. >> oh, my goodness. i hope he is okay. what a horrible way to have halloween happen to you. >> reporter: judy o'hara rushed to the boy's side. he had a large gash on his head. >> it was right here on the side of his head. yeah. we didn't want to move him too much. just enough to assess that he wasn't bleeding. you know, too much. he was crying, like, softly.
and he knew his mom. so that was, you know, that was positive. >> there is nothing to indicate any speed. the problem is she didn't stay. >> reporter: the 27-year-old woman behind the wheel, got out, exchanged words with the boy's family, then left the scene. >> the witness followed the car for a while. probably within ten minutes of that, another officer found the car on broadway. >> reporter: that driver is being cited for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. street are hoping the young boy is okay. >> our hearts go out to everyone involved in the situation. prayers to the loyal boy and his mom. report tt boy was taken to tufts medical center. he underwent surgery. he is expected to be okay. police say another trick or treater was hit on mt. washington street last night. that child had minor injuries. the driver in that case did stop at the scene. there are no charges or citations.
>> sarah: right now, a cold start. things have warmed up. this is going to get even warmer by tomorrow. let's send it over to chris lambert for more on the forecast. >> chris: looking forward to that, sarah. temperatures back into the 60's, by tomorrow afternoon. we have made some progress today. upper 40's and low 50's. a lot of sun and light winds: with that sunshine, it feels great outside. not a strong breeze to contend with. we have warmer times ahead of us. look at the temperature right now in detroit. 72 in cincinnati. 80 in nashville. some of this warmth works into new england. not 80 degrees. well into the 60's to near 70. not out of the realm of possibility here. in fact, that is the forecast wednesday into thursday. fvbs not as cold tonight. out the door tomorrow morning. temperatures in the 40's insteld of 20's and low 30's. then by the afternoon, we are bouncing back up well into the 60's. localized sea breezes. you work your way away from the coastline. 64-68 will be a common range.
cooler back down toward the end of the week. more on the 7-day forecast ahead. >> christa: also on 7: family and friends mourning after a teen tragedy in lowell. a house party over the weekend turning deadly when a 15-year-old boy is attacked and police say another teenager is responsible for this. here is john cuoco with more. >> he was fun-loving. he was smart. he was caring. respectful. and any mom would be proud to have him as a son. i was proud that >> reporter: this woman says her daughter was with a 15-year-old high-schooler ethan costello at a halloween party. police say he was thrown to the ground, hit his head and died from brain injuries two days later. >> she just says that that's what she keeps hearing over and over again in her mind. you know, his head hitting the ground. police say there was a party behind this lowell house friday night. where several teenagers, including the victim were
>> the defendant responded by picking him up, turning him up and slapping his head down on to a concrete floor. >> reporter: the defense attorney says the victim fell, wasn't thrown, and who did what is unclear. >> other people were also fighting with the victim. and had them down on the ground at some point and were kicking them in the head. >> reporter: the suspect's aunt and uncle stood by him in court. >> there is other kids involved. i hope that that side. i'm sorry for the boy's family. >> reporter: meantime, this tewksbury mom has set up a go fund me page. >> i cry. it's been days. we are all feeling ethan's mother and father's pain. >> reporter: grief counselors are available to other students. >> sarah: 7 news now with the latest on the switch to all electronic tolling in
down along the mass pyke. the mass. d.o.t. says things continued to go smoothly. >> it appears, at least as of now, that this is beginning to pay off. i do want to stretch here. nobody here is taking any victory laps. we are happy we are making the progress we are making. but we know that this is a marathon. it is not a sprint. there is a lot of work left to be done. >> the director of statewide tolling says if anyone is having trouble getting an ez pass, they can go to easy ez drive.com. >> christa: take a look at these flames tearing through this home. we are also told a floor inside collapsed. so crews had to only battle fire from outside fbs. no word on any injuries at this point. and a 12-year-old was arebsed for bringing a gun to school in dorchester. officials say they found this unloaded gun and another weapon during a locker check.
the boy will be disciplined through the school in addition to actions taken by law enforcement. >> 7 days to go until the election. the candidates are both on the offensive. campaigning in key battleground states today. and two very different polls have emerged. one of them showing hillary clinton still in the lead. while another says donald trump has overtaken her. jennifer johnson has the latest. >> reporter: hillary clinton is urging voters not to be distracted by the latest f.b.i. investigation into her state. >> why in the world the f.b.i. would decide to jump into an election without evidence of any wrongdoing, with just days to go. >> the f.b.i.'s probe involving clinton aide huma abedin and her estranged husband, former congressman anthony weiner may be having an effect on potential voters. a new poll taken after the f.b.i. news broke shows trump now ahead of clinton 46% to 45%.
morning "gone up 12 points in two weeks. mostly before the crooked hillary blow-up." a poll monday had clinton leading by six points. trump is seefzing on the controversy. >> do you think right now that hillary clinton is happy with the services of huma? i don't think so. >> reporter: already, 23 million voters have cast their ballots. among them, paul ryan who refused to campaign for trump. >> i already voted here our nominee last week in early voting. we need to support our entire republican ticket. >> reporter: still fighting back, clinton's camp has unleashed a new ad. >> i would look her right in that fat ugly face of hers... >> reporter: the ad is running in eight battleground states. nbc news has learned there could be an update on the e-mails from the f.b.i. later today. all the bureau is saying now is that the investigations is running smoothly with no glitches. jennifer johnson, nbc news,
of the men who made up part of the big three during the celtics run for the n.b.a. title in 2008 has announced his retirement. ray allen, one of the best three-point shooters in n.b.a. history, walking away from the game. after the 2014 n.b.a. finals. and today the 41-year-old made it official, adding that he is completely at peace with that decision. and the champagne could be flowing out in cleveland. the indians could win the world series tonight if they beat the chicago cubs in game six. the cubs must win now t the series to go to game seven. if the indians win, this will be their first championship since 1948. >> sarah: coming up, the patriots showing off their halloween spirit. julian edelman dressing up as the team's owner, robert kraft. >> christa: later on, a new study has some good news. if you use facebook. >> you are more active, i guess it is better for you, krismts >> chris: a look at the forecast for us. not making too many friends with the social media post this morning with the frigid air in play.
the 7-day coming up. >> sarah: also ahead, concerns about riled-sharing drivers in boston. why they may be discriminating against certain riders. you're paying more for prescription medicines. kelly ayotte blocked lower cost generic drugs. you're paying high interest rates on college loans.
ayotte voted against letting you refinance at lower rates. and you're paying higher bank fees while ayotte voted for special breaks to wall street executives. kelly ayotte. she's siding with corporate special interests and that's costing you.
money away from the, regular public schools from students like mine. massachusetts schools already lose 400 million a year to charters and question two means we'll lose even more. we've got to stop taking from the 96 percent of kids who don't attend a charter school. if you believe every child deserves a great public
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kelly: ...you're raising your own little girl. kelly: growing up, i watched my mom work so hard. through challenges and struggles, she made our lives better. she's my inspiration in the senate - whether strengthening social security or medicare, protecting our environment, or helping make college more affordable... she taught me that with hard work... kate: you can do anything? kathy: anything. kate: my mom taught me that too. kelly: i'm kelly ayotte, and i approved that message. >> christa: we are talking about the weather this morning. looks can be deceiving. it looks beautiful. the weather was no version whatsoever of warm. at least this morning. >> sarah: yeah. well, bundle up. right? >> chris: absolutely. yes. we had a cold morning. temperatures were way down there. that is this afternoon. back into the 50's. but this morning, 23 in
and we needed a few minutes to let that defrost run, right? or scrape off the windshield. frosty start. we have transitioned out of that cool pattern this morning. still a little bit on the cooler side this afternoon. but we have light winds and we have a lot of sunshine. so that goes a long way this time of year. temperatures in the 40's to lower 50's. should reach low to mid-'s overall. very quiet times here in southern new england right now. a lot more clouds, ocean-effect clouds off the coastline. some clouds off to the west. the clouds west of us, they are with a warm front. that warm front on the other side of it, does feature temperatures a lot milder. in fact, we are in the low 70's from cincinnati back into chicago. certainly, that 67 in detroit, wouldn't be surprised to see that in a good portion of southern new england tomorrow. in the afternoon. as that front crosses on through. dry front, although it does produce more clouds overnight
we do see some more clouds in the mix. that is the tradeoff. you get temperatures back into the mid to upper 6's tomorrow. we also get a good chunk of clouds to mix on in. some breaks of sunshine certainly a possibility. thursday, still a warm day. on thursday, we track this cool front west of us. a wave of low pressure along it. that will push on through with some scattered showers. even some cracks of thunder. you briefly have this mild air wednesday and thursday. this doesn't hold on all that long this time of year. and the way the jet stream is configured, we will notice some chillier air back in from southern canada by the time we get into friday. gusty wind on friday, too. the breeze will be quitek aive to end the week. 5-56 this afternoon.
today. not much wind overnight tonight. that wind is changing direction back to the south. that south wind as well as some clouds moving on in will prevent it from getting as cold as it did last night and early this morning. so yes, it will be a cool evening. some towns fade back from upper's to near 40 degrees. by daybreak tomorrow, a lot of us closer to that 46. it is a milder start. it will be a milder finish. temperatures in the low to mid-60's. upper 60's tomorrow with the southwesterly wind. briefly we see one chance of rain working in. that is consistent. that will be thursday afternoon. thursday night. on the other side of it, again, a cool gusty wind on friday. the weekend looks seasonbling. the clocks go back one hour on sunday morning. >> christa: researchers say drivers in boston discriminate based on a driver's race and gender. this study was broken down by
national bureau of research. uber drivers in boston are more likely to cancel a ride if the passenger has an african-american-sounding name. uber drivers take female passengers on longer, more expensive rides. it says that maybe because of the way drivers accept customers, lyft drivers can see the name before they accept. they make a decision without canceling. uber drivers ca acceptance which is believed to lead to the high rate of cancellations. here is a statement from uber. it said "we believe uber is helping reduce transportation inequities across the board. studies like this one are helpful in thinking about how we can do even more." then lyft released a statement which reads in part, "we are extremely proud of the positive impact lyft has had in communities of color. people are now able to access
after the blast. the explosion happening not far from the site of a major leak a few weeks ago. >> christa: it is leading to fear there is could be a spike in gas prices for much of the country. here is gabe gutierrez with the latest from alabama. >> oh, my god. it is growing so fast. >> reporter: this morning, authorities in alabama are scrambling to find out how much this massive explosion might impact the nation's gas supply. the blast sending flames and thick smoke soaring over shelby county. >> yes. we are going to start the fire is getting out of hand. >> reporter: firefighters rushed to contain the blaze as it burned dozens of acres in an area already plagued by severe drought. >> i'm going to need three engines. a thousand gallons onboard. >> reporter: overnight, the company that owns the pipeline confirmed one worker was killed. five others were injured. it is company says an excavator they were using hit the gas line, igniting the fire. >> we thought an airplane went down. >> reporter: eyewitness larry
flames. >> we picked up one man that was working down there and brought him up here. washed the gas off him. we sent him to the hospital. report t explosion happened miles from the site of a pipe looirn leak few weeks ago. that incident caused gas shortages and sent pump prices soaring across the southeast. the line stretches from texas to new york harbor. supplying 40% of the east coast fuel. overnight, colonial said "our deepest condolences go out tonight to the family and nd >> we have crews moving in here now to set up a command post. we will be responding kind of with all the resources available to them. but you know, in any kind of situation like this, you can never feel comfortable until it is over. >> christa: at this point, colonial pipeline has shut down both of the main lines. u.s. gasoline futures, meantime very, already jumped to their highest level since early june. >> sarah: coming up, mike
rally. >> christa: up next, find out who did it better. bri eggers or an olympic gold bri eggers or an olympic gold medali massachusetts has many great public schools, and we took it for granted that our kids would go to great public schools. but some kids aren't so lucky. where they live, they don't go to a great school, and they have no choice. imagine if your kids were trapped in a failing school. public charter schools give parents a choice and are a pathway to success for these kids. if you like your school, but question 2 will change the future for thousands of kids who need your help. please join me and
>> christa: all right. time to see who did it better. >> sarah: this week, bri challenged kayla harrison to see which one could make the better latte. kayla d end there. bri, look at. that finished in 2:45. perfect latte. >> christa: just like going to starbucks or something. bri wins it. 89% of the vote. kayla finishes with 11. bri's record is now 2-1. way to go, bri. >> sarah: all right. next week, bri is going up against olympian abby dag see the know in a sneaker showdown. we will see who walks away with the win.
>> christa: i like it. they are not running. they are assembling sneakers, it looks like. much more to come in the next half hour. including one prominent republican stick to his word when it comes to voting for president. who john kasich said he has voted for. >> sarah: a little boy riding a toy car into a busy street in china. >> chris: when we will see temperatures in the 60's again. >> christa: a federal judge needs more time to consider a recommendation to release the house speaker sal dimasi from prison early. we are live with the very joanne: she's not fooling me. britt: kelly ayotte sides with the special interests. vivian: now, she's even playing politic games with medicare. vo: kelly ayotte voted to cut medicare and cost seniors up to $1,700 more for prescriptions... while protecting tax breaks for the wall street banks and big oil companies that fund her campaign. fred: kelly ayotte sold us out.
the judge apparently has some concerns. for the latest on that, we go live to federal court and steve cooper. steve? >> reporter: christa, this hearing lasted about an hour and a half up on the fifth floor here at the federal courthouse in south boston. just breaking up a short time ago. but whether or not sal dimasi is released on time served, that is something the judge will decide. >> how is your husband doing? >> he is not good. >> are you hopeful he will get out? >> i'm cautiously optimistic. >> reporter: debby dimasi leaves court with her family after a 90-minute hearing where she is hoping her husband, the former massachusetts house speaker sal dimasi will be released early from his eight-year prison term following his conviction on corruption charges. how is he doing? >> not well. he is not doing well at all. i think we have explained to the court that he is quite sick.
he is suffering from throat cancer. having served nearly five years of his term. he can barely swallow now from several chemotherapy treatments. both the defense and prosecutors have recommended the 71-year-old be released under the compassionate release program. >> sal dimasi deserve special treatment because he is a former speaker of the house? >> you know, we have never said that he did. and that is not what the judge is considering. he is not going get special treatment because he was a former speaker. >> reporter: the is concerned about the appearance of preferential treatment. and so again, the judge here, judge wolf is basically trying to decide whether or not he will release him with strict conditions. keep in mind that judge wolf was the judge who sentenced dimasi back in 2011. but for now, he has taken this request under advisement. live from south boston outside federal court, steve cooper, 7 news. >> christa: we are following breaking news in baltimore.
as you see, it involves a school bus and a transit bus. five other people were rushed to the hospital. one of them in critical condition. >> sarah: multiple police confirm to children were on the school bus at the time. the bus driver was killed. an adult aid on the school bus survived. early reports say a school bus driver may have suffered a medical emergency. >> several people were killed this morning when these two buses collided. our thoughts and prayers go out families, their coworkers, their loved ones. obviously, folks who are on the bus this time of the morning are working folks. >> sarah: the cause of the crash is still under investigation. >> christa: take a moment now and look outside for your tuesday forecast. this is the first day of november. we are turning the page. it has been cold to start. hopefully, the sun is warming things up, chris. >> chris: not doing a bad job either. 49 degrees in boston. many towns close to 50 now after starting the morning off
23 in norwood this morning. you are now at 50 degrees. a nice bounce-back temperature-wise. we will hold on to mostly sunny skies as we go through the remainder of the day. you can see not much going on here in southern new england. a nice quiet pattern ahead of us. at least for today and again tomorrow. more clouds around on wednesday: the tradeoff, milder temperatures. we are low to mid-'s this afternoon. with light winds out there. we are back into the mid-6's on average. on wednesday. and another mild day on thursday. by thursday afternoon and thursday night, we do have the risk o'. down once again heading into the weekend. more on the 7-day forecast coming up. >> sarah: a scary scene on halloween night. a four-year-old boy hit by a car in lowell. while he was out trick-or-treating. that boy suffering a gash on his head is recovering today. the driver who initially took off has been cited now. >> reporter: four-year-old boy out trick-or-treating hit while crossing marshall avenue in lowell last night. >> oh, my goodness.
what a horrible way to have halloween happen to you. >> reporter: judy o'hara rushed to the buy's side. he had a large gash on his head. >> right here on the side of his head. yeah. we didn't want to move him too much. just enough to assess that he was...... he wasn't bleeding too much. he was crying. like, softly. he knew his name. and he knew his mom. so that was... you know, that was positive. >> there is nothing to indicate any speed. the problem is she didn't stay. police the 27-year-old woman behind the wheel got out, exchanged words with the boy's family, then left the scene. >> the witness followed the car for a while. probably within ten minutes of that, another officer found the car on broadway street. >> reporter: that driver is cited for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. today, neighbors along the street are hoping the young boy is okay. >> our hearts go out to everyone involved in this situation. prayers to the little boy and
>> reporter: the boy underwent surgery. he is expected to be okay. police say another trick or treater was hit on mt. washington street last night. that child had minor injuries. the driver in that case did stop at the scene. there are no charges or citations. we are live in lowell, jennifer eagan, 7 news. >> christa: more news now: two children and one adult killed in a halloween hay rrived crash in mississippi. several others were transport to an area hospital. some of them suffering life-threatening injuries. officers a that was pulling a group of people last night. >> small communities. i mean, this is a bad thing to happen anywhere. when it is local, it really hits home. you know, these are good people. our hearts go out to them. >> christa: police are still investigating what happened. >> sarah: a scary scene in china caught on camera. take a look. a little boy rides his toy car in the middle of traffic.
avoid this three-year-old. a bus comes within inches of him. a police officer eventually picked up the boy and carried him away from the road. >> christa: a thief in miami just literally dropping in from above. a clerk at this check-cashing store getting quite the fright when this guy decides to take a sneak approach. here are the details. >> reporter: this woman working at a miami check-cashing store, you notice she hears something a robber jumps down from the ceiling. >> i heard something. boom. when i look up, he was already on top of me. he said "give me all the money." >> this brazen robber comes in like a ninja. >> the bad guy demands the cash on friday. >> very, very scary. >> reporter: he drag it is
wag and then even after she does what he says, he hits her. >> she was cooperative. and you know, she had this gun pointed at her head the whole time. then being pistol-whipped just for cooperating. >> somebody never ever slapped me in my face. that was the first time somebody slapped me. >> reporter: in that moment, she was thinking of her six-year-old son, praying she would survive. she hands him more cash. and just one minute later, it was over. the robber leaving the same way he came. jumping over the wall and getting away. i don't want to do nothing. >> this could have turned from a robbery into a homicide. we know someone knows something about this crime. we need you to come forward. >> christa: hopefully, they do catch this suspect. >> sarah: a transit... more than 4,500 workers walked off
midnight. officials are worried this could keep more than 9,000 people from reaching the polls if the workers don't reach an agreement before next tuesday. the former republican presidential candidate john kasich casting a vote for president. and it is not for donald trump. the ohio governor announced he would not vote for trump after an audio tape was released showing the nominee making sexually aggressive comments about women. the lights went out at a mike pence rally in flid the vice presidential nominee was making a speech. pence then walked off the stage, grabbed a megaphone and flashlight and continued talking. >> christa: are you always on new bedford is that may be good news for your health. there is a new study that says that people that use facebook may live longer. researchers found that those on the social media site lived 12% longer than those who don't use it. it also found that people who have more facebook friends and
longest. kids who have access to cell phones during bedtime are not getting enough rest. a group of studies showing that children who use their phones in bed get less sleep. they feel sleepy throughout the day. go ahead, parents. you have to have that one hour cut-off. electronics. okay. some concerning news today as well from the march of dimes. >> sarah: yeah. after nearly a decade of seeing numbers decline, now premature birth rates are on the rise. putting doctors and researchers on alert. for the first time in eight years, the march of dimes reports the premature birth rate has risen. the increase last year was slight. from 9.57 to 9.63%. still, that represents 2,000 more babies born too soon. before 37 weeks gestation and before their brains and lungs are fully developed. the rise earned the u.s. a c grade in the birth report card. states in purple and blue earned a's and b's
orange and red all in the southeast represent d's and f's. locally, massachusetts got a b. >> it is hard work getting the pre-term birth rate down. we have always known. that and this year shows us with the up-tick in the pre-term birth rate. we have to work harder. >> reporter: the march of dimes says elective c-sections should not occur before 39 weeks gestation. that is the point at which the brain is most likely to be fully developed. the only states to receive an a grade are new hampshire, oregon, vermont, and washington state. failing gradz are alabama, louisiana, and mississippi. >> christa: uber impostors, people posing as drivers for ride-sharing services.
>> sarah: sharing a little halloween fun on social media. this is pats quarterback tom brady in his costume. >> chris: a lot of fun last night.
right? we take a look at the forecast. sure. it was cold last night and early this morning. milder temps ahead. milder temps ahead. the 7-day aheat's kelly ayotte ? you're paying more for prescription medicines. kelly ayotte blocked lower cost generic drugs. you're paying high interest rates on college loans. ayotte voted against letting you refinance at lower rates. and you're paying higher bank fees while ayotte voted for special breaks to wall street executives. kelly ayotte. she's siding with corporate special interests and that's costing you.
there. it definitely has been chilly today. >> christa: yeah. i'm hoping we are going to gets this warm-up. the roller-coaster ride continues. >> chris: if not, my forecast is wrong. i don't want to have a bad forecast out there. i do expect temperatures back into the 6's tomorrow afternoon and thursday afternoon. how about the month of october? a little bit above average. by a degree and a third there. the warmest day we had a couple of weeks ago at 81. finally, seeing more rain than average. in fact, last month was the first month precipitation-wise since february. one of the wettest months we have had since december of 2014. you have to go back a couple of years since we had that much rain in boston. overall, precipitation deficits still quite a bit aways from the average here. departing average, nine inches in boston. over six in worcester. we have a ways to go to put a huge dent in the drought. although we have made some steps toward progress here. over the last five six weeks. across a lot of southern new england.
anything else. at times, a few patches of clouds working on in. sure, it is cool across new england. look at where the mild air is. back into buffalo. green bay, mid-6's. detroit, 67. this is the air that will be with us tomorrow. we do have warm weather ahead of us. the tradeoff, more clouds around. i do expect more clouds tomorrow to be in the mix. overall, temperatures running into the mid-60's. not a lot to complain about tomorrow afternoon. thursday, we may complain about the wet weather that comes on in and dampens u evening commute thursday into thursday night. we still need the rainfall. many times we pick up half an inch of rain. we are back to cooler air. probably a 20-degree difference at least from thursday afternoon to friday afternoon. so much cooler weather pouring back into new england. as we end the week and head into the weekend. thursday, again, there is your rain chance. otherwise, the week and weekend looking on the dry side. 51-56 this afternoon.
a light breeze on-shore. overnight tonight, not as cold. we will briefly fall back for a little while here in the evening. into the upper's in some of the cooler spots. more likely than anything else, temperatures rise a few degrees late overnight tonight by daybreak tomorrow. many towns start off the day for the morning commute, mid to upper 40's. you walk out the door. you note the change in the morning. we will continue to warm up as we get into the afternoon and back into the 60's. mid-60's on average. including boston. daylight savings time ends early on sunday morning. the clocks go back one hour. yeah: the sun sets at 4:31. if you want to look at it glass half-full, optimistically here. you catch an extra hour of sleep over the weekend. i know. hard to fathom here. it gets dark before 5:00. right? 7 on 7 forecast. taking you through the weekend. temperature-wise, not bad.
seasonal levels. especially on sunday. a breeze out there sunday afternoon as well. could be a lot worse for the time of year. again, i don't have a lot of wet weather or white weather into the forecast here. we may try camp a flurry across some portions of new england. sometime on sunday. especially with the higher terrain. overall, a quiet weekend. guys? >> christa: okay. how was your halloween? hopefully, it was a great one. the patriots got into the spirit, including tb 12 here. is that big-foot? i'm guessing that is big-foot, car rig around their little dog fluffy. they adopted fluffy earlier this year. a one-hand grip. just like the football there. gisele and their son benjamin opting for a super mario theme this year. the supermodel posting this photo with the caption "when your son wants to be super mario and no wants to be lugey, this is what you do." >> sarah: julian edelman
to create that look. last halloween, he dressed up as coach bill belichick. while he wasn't in the line-up, n.b.a. star paul pierce brought his best halloween outfit to the staples center. i love halloween, too. we need the song super freak. right? i won't sing it. >> christa: she was inspired earlier today. coming up on 7, a disturbing trend in the ride-sharing industry to talk about. rogue drivers claim they are working for uber or lyft. how they are trying every time a,
illegally posing as drivers. this means the car you are getting into may not even be yours. >> reporter: getting a ride has never been so easy. open uber or lyft on your phone. within minutes, you are off. across the country, a growing number of fake drivers are rolling up to scam you. by price-gouging, even robbing passengers at airports, hotels, bars, and even your home. >> it was just before 6:00 a.m. >> catherine believes she was almost scammed when she ordered an uber at her house for a pre-dawn ride to the airport. >> i saw a vehicle sitting idle in the middle of the street right in front of the home. i said to them, good morning. it's me. he said "oh, get on in." so i got in the car. i realized as i was looking at my phone, this is not my uber. >> reporter: she quickly got out and spotted her real uber two cars away. she called 911.
>> reporter: uber confirmed the driver was not there. and in a letter to the port authority of new york and new jersey, uber says fake drivers have reached crisis levels with over 2,300 illegal trips happening each week at j.f.k. and la guardia airports alone. with scammers using fake uber signs to lure people into their cars. >> it's tremendously scary. i mean, we know from individual complaints we have gotten where people... they feel locked in the car. on taken to an a.t.m. and the driver demanded that they, you know, get more cash. because he raised the price. >> reporter: the better business bureau says rogue drivers prey on people who appear stressed, tired or distracted. >> you might fail to check that license plate and let your guard down. fail to check that it's the model vehicle that you should be expecting. >> reporter: uber and lyft recommending using the app to request a ride. never accept rides from drivers in person.
number with the number on the app. ask your driver who he or she is picking up before getting in. and if you are riding alone, sit in the back seat. >> look out for yourself. you have to have your own back. >> christa: the penalties for posing as an official driver for uber or lyft are relatively small. usually just a fine. now both companies are calling for harsher punishments. >> sarah: copling up next on 7 news, a creative costume for halloween going viral. a boy favorable poll numbers. >> chris: quite a
bit of sunshine this afternoon. milder temperatures ahead. a look at the 7-day forecast
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to mess it up like he did that time on late-night. >> chris: how funny is that. i saw lot of donald trumps out there for halloween. but that is unique. right? 72 in detroit. 66 in buffalo. the mild air working into southern new england wednesday and thursday. not quite widespread 70's. a few towns made 70 south of the mass pyke. cool breeze on friday. looks mainly dry, guys. >> christa: all right. that does it for us, everybody. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. 7 news continues at 4:00.
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