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experience tv with x1 from xfinity. now at 6:00 a massive fire destroys an old mill. the effort needed to put out this inferno. >> sub zero last weekend and sizzling until six to -- to 60 today and what is coming up. two major test today. hillary clinton is a winner in nevada while we wait for republican primary result from south carolina. we are live from spring training tonight. >> live from the channel four
suit -- news at 6:00 starts right now. >> we begin with breaking news. hillary clinton won the nevada caucus. it's a big win after being beaten in the new hampshire primary. >> the democratic duel in the desert has been settled. has been a big turnout and in the last hour kurt -- clinton got the victory. daniel nottingham is there live and she has the latest for us. danielle? >>reporter: 10 and kate after splitting -- ken and kate after splitting the last two contest hillary clinton has won where is she is expected to address her supporters shortly. nevada was seen as hillary clinton's territory but bernie sanders put up a really good
cbs news declared hillary the clint -- hillary clinton the winner of the nevada caucus. she started saturday visiting casino workers on the strip. clinton held a commanding lead for months in nevada in the polls showed sanders had closed the gap. this was the first tast for the democratic candidate. a. >> sanders kicked off his day with culinary workers. the vermont senator said he was hoping for large well -- large clouds. >> if there are large crowds we will do fine. if it's a low turnout that mine to be another point. >>reporter: democrats gathered in a handful of caucus sites. >> unions give workers a paid
both sanders and clinton spent millions here to win their votes. >> we are live in las vegas where the party is just getting started for hillary clinton supporters. keep in mind a close loss for sanders still gives his campaign momentum heading into south carolina and super tuesday the race ended up being closer than many expected. live in las vegas night -- daniel nottingham, back to you. daniel, thanks a lot. while hillary was winning her campaign is opening primary offices here in massachusetts. officers and supporters christened six locations. the massachusetts primary as part of super tuesday on march 1st. voters in south carolina going to the polls today and the first southern primary for the republicans.
joined him to stump for votes. polls close at 7:00 tonight in been a bruising primary. we will have the results of this key contest tonight at 11:00 and we will be here in other news now. and inferno erupted in a vacant rear general alarm. investigators believe the fire is suspicious. him smith is live in fall river tonight where the rubble is still smothering -- smoldering there. jim? >>reporter: katie, it's hard to believe. this fire is still burning. it's been burning for about 15 hours. is better than it was. at its high this fire was one gigantic ball of flame that could be seen for miles. the huge fire at the historical mill building began at 3:00 a.m. gigantic flames shooting into the night sky and the brick structure fully involved. fortunately the building was vacant and fire crews had a
>> these mill windows are large. there were eight large windows and flames were coming out on all sides. we've had problems with this mill before. there are no sprinklers to the mill to put out the fire. took more than 12 hours later the fire was not complete -- >>reporter: more than 12 hours later the fire was not completely out. the police could be seen by everyone in the city. >> i thought at around 3:00 a.m. and the flames were well over the surrounding buildings. it was insane. >> a huge inferno? >> yes. >>reporter: the fire -- the five-story mill building dates back to the 18 80s. everybody is thankful the fire did not spread to other buildings. >> i'm glad no one got hurt. i am not sure that this building was ever used for anything -- i'm just glad
>>reporter: once again you are looking at the skeleton if you will of this old mill building. it's obviously total loss. you can see the outline and make out smoke as we said all of these hours later this fire is burning but the good news is nobody was hurt. that's excellent news obviously in the investigators are treating this as a suspicious fire but they are only just beginning their work. live in fall river, jim smith, wbz news. back to you, kate. between spring and winter continued today. it snowed last night but temperatures soared well into the 50s. first look at the amazing >>reporter: it is really amazing. the extremes continue because last saturday the high was 24. today that high in boston 60 degrees. last saturday before midnight it went to four below zero in boston and the low this morning was 33 but it will be anywhere near that tonight. a mild night of their with these current temperatures
later tonight warm to the south and chillier to the north. cooler weather on its way. we will still be above average. there are a couple of showers and the leading edge of the cold front coming our way. the might be a brief shower otherwise we will see some sunshine tomorrow and i will let you know how it fluctuates when i see you back in a few minutes. kate. it was a somber morning as friends and family attended the funeral of a 3-year-old boy. he was found unresponsive in his home. today his young life was remembered at the united house of prayer for all people the cause of death is under investigation. tragedy this morning. an elderly woman was killed when a two alarm fire engulfed her home. she's the state's 12th fire death this year.
>>reporter: this scorched mattress shows just how intense this fire was to claim the life of 73-year-old carol mccarthy who was found on the second floor. >> it's a tragedy. any time that there's a loss of life in a fire. >> deputy fire chief said the fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. inside this two-story home on to live in east central street. >> the initial companies that came in discovered a whole and the second floor bedroom where the victim was found. they were able to navigate the hole. >> we woke up to a lot of fire engines so we can be down to see if everybody was okay. >>reporter: when the fire crews arrived they found the woman unconscious in a bedroom and they have to use a ladder to take her out of the window on the stretcher. she was taken to the hospital where she later passed away. >> it is hard.
that could be somebody's mom, sister, aunt,. >> officials say mccarthy was alone at the time of the fire and the house did not have working smoke detectors. paul burton, wbz news. saying good bye to a conservative icon. next on wbz news. a grand farewell to a supreme course justice. the storm that swept through chicago -- shutting down parts of the city's transit system. we are in fort meyers florida and we can you the work out and guess who continues to be the center of attention? a hint?
supreme court justice antonin scalia was remembered today as a man who loved god, man, and country. >> the mass was solemn but there was humor. katie is in the satellite center with more. >> morning for justice scalia in the capital paused for the funeral mass. thousand paid their respects to supreme court justice antonin scalia. his sons and sons-in-law carried the basket. reverend paul scully out gave the homily and added a personal touch. >> the issue that evening is not that i have been hearing confessions but that he had found himself in my confessional line. [ laughter ] and he quickly departed it.
like heck if i'm confessing to you [ laughter ] the feeling was mutual. [ laughter ] >> scalia died in his sleep at the age of 79. he led the conservative voice among -- on the high court. his friend justice clarence tomas provided a reading. among those who attended were candidate ted cruz, vice president joe dinan -- biden. >> i want to thank you for your presence here, free many words of consolation and even more for the many prayers and masses you have offered. a private burial followed the mass. that site has not been made public. reporting live, wbz news. the windy city.
70-mile an hour gus caused public transportation to be shut down in the northwest part of the city knocking over signs and canceling flights out of o'hare. saturday is recycling day at the mcleod school -- household. last saturday it was eight below and today it was almost 60. go figure. >> i bet you liked last week but admits -- better than this week? [laughter] no. the extremes have been extraordinary. it is so mild, take a look at the city. we are getting close into darkness and the sky is becoming partly cloudy take a look at these temperatures. last sunday the high was 12. the low was minus nine in boston. that is so crazy. minus nine at logan airport is really, really low compared to the sunday tomorrow 54 high
the low will be 40 -- 40 nine. we are taking a look at snow and cold which we do not have like we had last year and up to this point last year we had 61.5 inches of snow in february and almost 100 inches for the season and so far the season with 1/10 inch of snow. club 60 and the high school 60 degrees today that's what it was in boston and now it's back some cooler air off to the north. by the northern in areas picked up 3-6 inches of snow and now they are getting rain. at least they had a net gain of snow. look how warm the whole nation really is. it's incredibly warm. we have a shot of cooler air coming down thanks to this cold front which is on its way and may produce a brief shower in a few areas off to the north was to boston.
the clouds go through an isolated breach shower and the temperature doesn't go that low tonight. still mild night. just after midnight we're still in the 40s and upper 30s to the north and west and tomorrow changeable sky with clouds and sunshine. 31 with 50 but not 60. not a bad day. later tomorrow night and early monday morning there will be precipitation off to the south about and may affect the south coast and maybe the keep in the islands with the touch of light rain or snow flakes. starts here cloudy around 32. upper 20s up to the northwest and the clouds move away first thing monday morning. we will be colder monday with highs closer to 40 and colder than that on tuesday. not much going on in the first
than the jet stream amplifies so much that will take the next storm on an inside route. it will be an inside runner and that gives us a shot of warmth and rain coming up about thursday. here we go. near 50 tomorrow. it could be a touch of rain or if you what snowflakes. it clears out about 42, 36 on tuesday. of light mix possible. it's going to be wet and windy and warm surging to 60 on thursday. i was see you tonight at 11:00. kate? >> barry, thank you. spring training underway in fort myers. >> day two and dan roach is enjoying it all live. lots of storylines here in the camp but one guy continues to take over the spotlight. we will show you who that is in
a nice warm day like today it's easy to feet -- to think about baseball. >> let's get to steve burton and take a look at the socks. >> day two of workouts for red sox pitchers and we see some folks that were lost injury last year. and chris buchholz is back after missing the 2nd half of last season. today he threw his six bullpen session and says he feels good. besides feeling good you've got to be feeling less pressure. >>reporter: yes he does now that they have david price to go in with clay buchholz it certainly easier for him. he feels the pressure to stay healthy. he's had -- he has not been able to do that for a while.
day two, pitchers and catchers and it comes down to one guy that's david price. >> thanks so much. >>reporter: he's the most popular manning camp. he's having a hard time believing after he's been pitching against the hated socks for so many years. >> yes, a little bit. probably so. i think there's always a little bit of disbelief when you are in a new environment. it's definitely wearing off and it feels better than it did. >> the talented price makes it look easy of the 8-year veteran gets ready to be the teams new ace. >> what has been your push to spring channing. >> of changed it up. whenever i was younger i definitely came in ready for the first day of the season and the first day of spring season and now i use myself -- i ease myself into it. >> meanwhile price has received nothing but love but -- from his new teammates. >> he's the best.
>> he's great. he comes in and jokes around. we've been golfing and he's a pretty good golfer [ laughter ] he's just there for everybody. >> the one player price has yet to meet david ortiz. after price thought ortiz showed them up after hitting a home run off him -- in the post season. >> i'm ready to be his friend and teammate. that's what i'm looking forward to. >>reporter: i think everyone is looking forward to that. david ortiz will show up and he will be fine. you know that. one of the notes, john farrell said he expected him here in camp today until 2:00 p.m. no pablo sandoval but he does not have to report until tuesday. for the red sox at four myers, steve let's go back to you. bruins in dallas tonight where they will try to close out the six-game road trip with win.
suffix in utah and they showed a little rust plane for the first time in nine days. nice shot by jay crowley. he's not five at the half. isaiah tomas led boston with 25 points and six assists. it's a three here and missed the three throw which would've given him a four-point play. jazz have a 10-0 run in the third. and 111-93 there at denver -- they're at denver tomorrow night. >> the women's hockey team wrapped up a perfect regular season with a 9-1 win at providence. the eagles finished the season 34-0, 24-0 and 1st game women or men to figure -- finish the conference unbeaten.
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eric fisher on wbz news >> axelrod: breaking news from nevada, where cbs news now projects a win for hillary clinton in today's democratic caucuses. republicans are casting votes in south carolina, where polls will close just about 30 minutes from now. the emotional farewell to supreme court justice antonin scalia. the harrowing final words from the doomed ship "el faro." >> the clock is ticking. >> axelrod: and a suburban village deploying big-city surveillance tactics. is this the town that knows too much? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news."