tv WBZ News CBS February 18, 2016 12:00pm-12:30pm EST
know better sleep with sleep number. live from the channel 4 studios in boston, wbz news at the noon starts right now. breaking news at noon a revere police officer in the hospital after losing control in the middle of a pursuit slamming into pole. we will have more on that story in a moment. >> but first more breaking news to tell you about a nightmare on the commuter rail. signal problems forcing hundreds of passengers off commuter rail trains and onto subway lines. >> and this is not over yet the mess will continue into the evening rush hour. good afternoon i am kathryn hauser. >> i am chris mckinnon thanks for being with us. passengers took pictures showing long lines as they struggled to get on trains
we have team coverage from the track troubles first nicole jacobs is live at south station on what's causing the backups. >> reporter: when the company that runs the commuter rail urges commuters to seek an alternate route means of traps pour station you know it's a bad this morning. you can see the train on tracks anywhere. all this in the middle of morning rush hour and here's kicker. they have no idea when the problem will be rectified. let's get to video. social media was flooded with photos showing frustrated passengers. crowds on the rails and platforms all of this sparked by a signal issue which we are told controls the train coming in and going out of various stations. similar to a traffic signal
incredibly dangerous situation that's why the trains are parked on the tracks. but it's more of the same in terms what have commuters winter's mess. and they say they completely understand frustrations and the station is one they wish they could have avoided. >> this is no fun for anybody. this is not the way we like to runt commuter rail service. when you have a outage like this, and we are not even in control of it it's especiallyfrustrating and passengers are telling us loud and clear how unhappy they are about what happened and we get it. we all travel and know how frustrating it is when a train doesn't take you where you need to go or a plane is delayed or whatever the situation. so we say to all the pass injuries we apologize. >> we had one little thing and it's still bad. so, you know the t is a monopoly and you are like what are you get to get -- when are
>> reporter: south station right now having a few trains coming in and going out. they say this-- keolis says this is out of their hands and they have no idea when the problem will be rectified. they are urging commuters for that evening commute to avoid south station. that's the latest from south station in boston nicole jam jacobs wbz --ic ajake os wd -- jacobs wbz news. >> this started in the middle of the rush causing delays. >> mbta suggested riders find alternative methods of transportation christina hagueers joins us -- hager joins us live with the frustration felt by-pass jers. christina. >> reporter: well kathryn to avoid the problems nicole was talking about at south station, a lot of passengers were forced to get off early to make connections at places like back bay here that they had never planned on. >> walk to your right to the open gates. >> reporter: a crowd of
bay most were not planning to be here this morning and some are not sure why they landed here? we got to back by a and supposed -- bay and supposed to swipe and things got confused and it stopped. >> reporter: stopped in front of a billboard of delay. in the suburbs where some started commuters were warned they wouldn't get to south station. >> the trains and terminate from that station until further notice. >> reporter: emily started in hull and missed the class she was trying to get to. >> i have been waiting at north quincy and each time they said there would be another train or car and each time it would be full and everyone would sigh. >> reporter: what was the crowd like. >> it was big group yeah and it kept growing and growing. >> now the plan is to wait it might come to having to find a different way to travel home. hopefully it doesn't get to that point. >> reporter: anything urgent
>> yeah actually i had to leave early because it's in graduate school so if i miss a class i am out of the program. >> reporter: the advice is to avoid south station but avoid back bay because if the problem persist then when it is time for the evening commute it will be crowd and confusing once again. in back bay christina hager wbz news chris kathryn. back to you. >> thank you. story. a revere police officer is at mass general with serious a pursuit. susie steimle joins us live susie. >> reporter: we are live on marginal street which has been closed all morning because of the serious accident. if you look behind me. you can see the road is closed the pole.
morning say this cruiser was going fast in pursuit of the suspect and they guesstimate about 08 miles an hour. -- 80 miles an hour. >> we have a report there's wires down. >> reporter: this is the aftermath of a high speed police chase from revere to chelsea. in pursuit of a suspect this officer smashed his cruiser into a utility pole. snapping the pole like a tooth pick. >> i heard sirens coming on and all of a sudden i heard a boom. >> reporter: she works nearby after she heard the crash, she ran out to see what happened. >> i heard a car flying by and saw the air bag and police officer there. >> we heard the loud roar. >> reporter: francesca ortiz ran over to pull the officer to safety. >> he was in pain it was so much pain. i don't know what condition he was in but he was in so much pain and couldn't talk he was like help me. >> reporter: the officer was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. meanwhile the suspect took off.
street as crews reconstructed the scene. infer-- kniferone is hoping-- everyone is hoping he makes a full recovery. >> i hope he is okay. >> they do so much for us it's unbelievable. >> reporter: utility crews have a lot work before they can put this pole back up right and reopen the road. as for the driver of the cruise are he is expected to be okay. as for the suspect, he has -- they have yet to be arrested. susie steimle wbz news. >> thanks very much. turning to the weather another sunny day out there. bright blue skies over the city of boston but the chill is back in the air. don't worry it won't be around for long. >> and danielle niles joins ons you are tracking a warmup. >> it will feel dick joins us you are tracking a warmup. >> yes. it's a chill-- feel danielle joins us. you are tracking a warmup.
lawrence is at 29 and mid-30s from taunton to falmouth. gusting to 21 in busting creating a real feel wind chill 17 in worcester and 16 in keene and then the mid to upper 20s from boston back down along the south coast. at least the sun is shining. there's clouds off to the east and some clouds are going to build in over the cape but not until this evening after about 6, 7:00. and from the clouds ocean effect snow showers or flurries may develop i don't think they will accumulate to anything. just don't want you to be caught off guard. rest of us mostly clear and chilly. the winds subside 5 to 15 miles per hour and dropping back down to 19 downtown and it will be a sunny beautiful start to our friday. late day clouds will move in and the wind will be pret they light and temperatures will be pretty normal for this time of the year running in upper 30s. as that warmer air pushes in i am tracking a couple rain and
will breakdown the details in 10 minutes. >> thank you very much. we appreciate it. a deadly house fire in plymouth is under investigation this noon. the flames broke out at this home on ellisville road around 8 last night. you can see the intensity here. authorities say that a 65 year old resident was killed. the fire doesn't appear to be suspicious right now. neighbors say they heard the fire start and quickly called 911. >> they live behind them and they heard there was some kind of a explosion and they heard the explosion and saw immediately saw the fires. >> neighbors say the home was about to be sold and the fire marshal says it was likely destroyed with damages near #00,000 dollars -- 800,000 dollars. yesterday the fbi spent 12 office in canton. he is accused of using his position in the legislature for personal gain including years
first reported by the boston globe. if you are wondering why there are a lot of lights out in the ted williams tunnel you are not alone. since the routine inspection discovered structural problems massdot has been working to remove clean and reinstall the lights. but some drivers think the project should be done by now. >> i thought it would have been fixed with the amount of time i seen cones but surprising it's not the. >> it's total darkness and if you look up close at the lights it looks like there's wires or some type of bungee cords holding the lights in place and for 15 billion dollars it's like this project held together with bubble gum. >> transportation official say the lights up now meet or exceed federal guidelines and they say the project is on time and all work will be finished by monday. a teacher in manchester new hampshire is facing assault charges. anita lemay is accused smacking candy out of stewed antihand leaving a mark on his wrist.
middle school was allegedly disturbing the class while eating it and refusing to listen to the teacher. lemay turned herself in to police yesterday and is charged with simple assault. president obama announced he will travel to cuba next month to advance efforts to restore u.s. cuban ties and improve lives of cubans. mr. obama will be the first sitting president to visit cuba since 1928. and campaign 2016 the noon a shift in the republican race for president for the first time a national poll shows ted cruz inching ahead of donald trump. that wall street journal nbc poll shows marco rubio in third place. we have more breaking political news for you. pope francis responded to a question about presidential hopeful donald trump calling anyone who wants to build a border wall unchristian. and in other news recent harvard grade who says she was sexually assault -- grad who
is suing the school she say officials only moved her attacker to another dorm when she got a restraining order two years after the attack. one official encouraged her not to report the incident. >> i carried pepper spray in the halls of my own home. harvard doesn't want to admit it has sexual assault problems. >> harvard declined to comment on the specific case but says it responds fairly to all allegations of sexual assault. there was never a time i thought i can't finish this. it was more of how will i finish this. >> coming up a. massachusetts monday on top of the world. find out how she managed to push the limits to break an incredible record. >> and a massive recall of the popular suv over seat belt safety. >> and a cup of coffee with more sugar than soda. the revealing new findings
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warm up on way. air today. being see the camera kind of shaking a little bit. a bit of a breeze creating a real feel and we have got bright blue skies so at least the sun is shining. temperatures at logan airport right now, 33 degrees. whoa woke up this morning it was around 30. northwest wind 13 miles per occasionally higher. that creates a real feel at logan airport 24 degrees. and that's in the teens north and west of the boston. a little colder. 17 in worcester and real feel 16 in keene and 15 manchester and back up to concord burlington vermont the real feel is 4. sunshining and there are clouds. some will impact the cape and islands. the rest of us stay mainly clear and high pressure is in charge to the north and west. that will build overhead over the next 24 hours. in fact the wind will subside tonight, tomorrow, sunshine to greet us for friday morning.
high slides offshore we get an increase in clouds rapidly tomorrow late in the day. so enjoy the sunshine while it last. winds starts to turn from the south and pockets of snow approaching by tomorrow evening. this is actually a sign of the warm air that's going to push in so tomorrow evening and night there may be a brief burst of snow showers that come through after the evening commute and let's say around 9 p.m. time frame into the overnight and isolated rain shower on saturday though because once the morning clouds part, sunshine comes out. we go 45 to 50 saturday afternoon and most of the day will be spent dry. that front comes in and behind it there's not that much cold air. the high should still be around 50 on sunday and next cold front comes in and that will usher in a little bit of colder airheading into the start of the next week but not much. then the next significant storm threat comes in during the middle part of next week. there's going to be a storm coming out of the gulf of mexico so the entire east coast had likely be affected here. the precip still to be
if it takes a track over southern new england we may drag enough mild air in to get a change over to rain or all rain in eastern massachusetts. and then wintry mix across the interior. obviously a week out still watching that closely time frame wednesday of next week. and in the meantime, tonight quiet mainly clear and except for the cape. with the clouds helps keep temperatures up a little bit. we will be in the 20s but 19 in boston and coldest jaffrey may dip into the single digits. and highs tomorrow milder than today and will feel different because the wind will be pretty light tomorrow and that makes a difference. 38 for a high in boston. pretty much on the mark for where we should be this time of year. right around 40 in some of the suburbs. accu-weather 7-day forecast nearing 50 on saturday. should be right around there on sunday too. and chance of a rain or snow shower early on monday and there's the cooler air that comes had for the middle part of the week with the chance of rain and snow on wednesday. >> thank you. toyota is recalling more than a million suvs here in the
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we are following breaking news this noon. community rail and mbtapassengers are urged to seek alternative transportation because of a signal problem creating long lines and severe delays. we are following this and we will have the latest throughout the afternoon and on cbs boston.com. join us tonight for the wbz news at 5. we have got a taste of spring but sometimes you have to enjoy the season. >> just like this adorable panda at toronto zoo. check this out. there he goes. tum peeling down a slope sometimes you have to go for it. >> oh. >> that's so cute. >> that's cute. >> i know. >> no snow for nice didn't tuck under. >> he just went. >> a free-for-all tumble. >> having fun. >> so it's chilly today but no snow right now in the forecast. we may get a snow shower on the cape ocean effect tonight and tomorrow as the warmer air pushes in 45 to 50 this weekend how that.
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