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straight ahead on wbz this morning not news at 5 starts right now. >> right now at 5 remembering a young officer killed in the line of duty. how her hometown in new hampshire is planning to honor her today. >> over 24 hours until voters head to the polls in massachusetts. our new exclusive poll numbers the results might surprise you. and spotlight shines bright on the oscars. we have the big winners for you. >> from the channel 4 studios in boston, this is wbz this morning. >> good morning hope you had a great weekend. it's monday february 29th. i am kathryn hauser. >> i am liam martin in for chris mckinnon. 5 in the morning. >> how you doing. >> hanging in there. >> this is a different morning. >> normally i am on at 10 and the script.
>> when i stepped outside i was thinking it's going to be so cold and it was not so cold. >> it was not so bad and yesterday thely i -- and yesterday i thought it was perfection. >> more of it today. today there's a chance for a couple rain showers but you are right it's not that cold. stepping out the door this morning it's 44 degrees in boston right now. that's above the average high temperatures typically in the afternoon. 48 in taunton same in falmouth upper 30s in worcester and 27 in keene where the wind is not as strong and that makes a difference. it's allowed us to cool off more. this is the sustained wind. 5 to 15 miles per hour so it's a little gusty and will be today. sunshine will be out of the gate this morning once it comes up. just after 6:20 this morning and then, we get into some of the showers. this is the front notice there's not a ton of moisture but any time from midday through the afternoon it will be a brief passing shower that comes through. and you may want the umbrella
this morning. 55 to 60 topping out and a leftover shower from the south shore to the cape this evening. temperatures in the upper 40s for the ride home. much more on the forecast coming up. let's get you on the roads. good morning robi. >> reporter: good morning. the monday morning commute is underway with no accidents or backups. lax look over the dorchester area. no reported slow downs the rest of the major routes from the south look fine. from the north green on the map. it's early no problems on 93 southbound from andover. other routes look like speed limit rides. liam and kathryn. >> thanks. two communities in two states mourning the death of this police officer gunned down on her first day on patrol. 28-year-old office are ashley guindon was responding to a domestic violence call. >> sheet be honored as her accused killer heads to court. chantee lan it is live with more -- lans is live with much more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
here at mayor make high. this is the same school the slain office are attended -- officer attended and graduated from. hundreds pray in memory and honor of a fallen rookie officer. her first day on patrol in virginia was prince william county police ended with her losing her life. >> we will continue one step at a time in honor of ashley. it was credit for her memory and selfless service. >> reporter: ronald hamilton shot and killed his wide before opening fire killing guindon officers. >> it was scary i heard 4 to 5 shots back to back. >> reporter: hamilton surrendered. the 32-year-old active duty the pentagon. in ashley's hometown mourners grieve leaving flowers at her mother's doorstep. >> so sad to see someone so to be killed.
former marine corps reservist graduated from 2005 from merrimack high school. >> the fact this is an individual who ho was a member of our community makes it more difficult for us to reconcile. >> reporter: and that murder suspect is due in court later today. as far as two other injured officers they are expected to survive. reporting live, chantee lans wbz this morning. >> thank you. the investigation is underway into a police shooting in dartmouth. officers were responding to a domestic incident involving a mother and son. police say 23-year-old ryan kuphal took off in car and they tracked him to bush street where they say he charged at them with a knife. officers say they tried to subdue him with a tasar but that didn't stop him so one officer fired his weapon and hit him. he is recovering in the hospital. worcester police are searching for the driver who hit two pedestrians and then took off from the scene. witnessa witness says he saw a
a woman run over a husband and wife yesterday afternoon. he says the couple and their daughter were just leaving aflea market and the daughter pleaded with the driver to stop. >> no doubt she knew she hit somebody. >> yeah according to the guys this we baking on windows you know. conop telling you something right stop or roll your window down or something. but the lady was in shock and kept going. >> the husband was treat and released from the hospital -- treated and released from the hospital. wife has serious injuries. multiple witnesses saw the driver and did get down a license plate number. 5:05. new details a new report claims that the death of a new hampshire woman may not have been random. the union leader says 62-year- old denise robert was targeted. police won't say why or whether they have any suspects. robert was shot and killed last summer on her regular walk in manchester. to campaign 2016. tomorrow voters in
polls for super tuesday. new this morning, we are getting a closer look at how voters in the state are leaning. a new wbzumass amherst poll shows hillary clinton with a slim lead 47% to 44%. they have been tied before. 9% of massachusetts democrats are still undecided. wbz political analyst john keller says it could be a cliff hanger. >> reporter: overwhelmingly by a 3 to 1 margin voters identified bernie sanders as the candidate whose views reflect their own. why? well if you look at some of the other qualities that voters want, likely democratic primary voters that is, they includebeing a strong leader, having a lot of experience, and being electable in november and clinton cleans sandersa clock. >> to the republicans donald
47% marco rubio ted cruz tied for second with 15%. he is ahead 32 points john kasich is third at 11% and ben carson at 2%. 10% of the republican voters are undecided and jon keller says trump issues like immigration and homeland security is resonating with voters here. >> reporter: trump has tapped into a large vain of public opinion -- vein of public opinion that likes his defiance of so-called political correctness and responded strongly from an early date here in massachusetts and he held that lead and appears to be holding it. it's not winner take all, all marco rubio he ted cruz and john kasich can hope for is to get enough of a turn out so they walk away with at least some delegates. trump is going to be the big winner it appears like a sure thing. >> the the margin of error for each poll is 6%.
new wbzumass amherst and issues and candidate straits most important tonight on the wbz news at 5. wbz has you covered tomorrow. you can join us for super tuesday over on my tv38 starting at 8. at 10, cbs news is going to have a prime time special here on wbz, and then stay with us for the wbz news at 11 for a full super tuesday wrap up. >> and-- and the oscar goes to spotlight. >> golden night for spotlight the film based on the boston globe's investigation into the catholic church sex abuse scandal winning two academy awards including the night's biggest prize, best picture. nicole jacobs is live with more on the big win. good morning nicole. >> reporter: good morning to you. the work that was highlighted in the movie spotlight was done at the governmenton globe as the film watts a underdog for
in the end, coming out with a big win. >> and the oscar goes to spotlight. >> reporter: a magical night for fill that many put a spotlight on the sex abuse scandal the catholic church. >> this film gave a voice to survivors and this oscar amplifies that voice which we hope he will be a choir that will resonate all the way to the vatican. >> reporter: highlighting the boston globe investigative team, movie spotlight won for best picture, the highest honors of the night as the work of journalists play out on the big screen. the first win for such film in 70 years. it had 6 nominations, and walked away with two wins. >> pope francis it's time to protect the children and restore the faith. >> reporter: following the top honors the globe tweeted a win for spotlight movie and for every journalists in the
sex abuse survivor told the l.a. times that the win is validation and aa sure way to bring attention to an issue he says still haunts the church. the movie also won for best original screenplay. we are live in boston nicole jacobs wbz this morning. >> thank you very much. it was a big night for the revenant. >> i have seen it and it's amazing and very well deserved aland dough grone zol ease won the best -- gonzales won the best director last year he won for birdman and leonardo dicaprio scored him the best actor award. dicaprio thanked his parents for the first win on his 6th nomination. >> to have had parents that have allowed me to be a part of this industry and take me on audition and tell stories like this is -- has been my dream
>> he was a heavy favorite to win and so was brie larsen the 26-year-old won the first oscar on the first nomination. she portrayed an abducted woman who created a world inside a film room. larson except broke into show business doing sketches on the tonight show with jay leno. so she come a long way. 26 years old. >> also winning on her first nomination for best supporting actress in the danish girl. >> a upset mark won best supporting ator for bridge of was the favorite. >> that's too bad i would have one. >> thanks for being with us. triggering controversy. >> the plan to armed campus police and how you can weigh in on that debate today. >> new trouble for the cruise ship that got trapped in a storm. are they on the same path. >> good morning. so i think the kids can get
today. maybe umbrella on stand by. dry start this morning in the 40s. and coming into the 50s near 60 later today with a couple afternoon showers that we will time out hour by hour together when we come back. they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part
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marine creatures so researchers are warning boaters to be on the lookout for 9 were spotted in the bay last week welcome sight. >> welcome back we are not done with february but the weather was so good yesterday people went for a walk on the beach. this was the beach as the roller coaster he winter season gave us spring like temperatures yesterday and you went to the beach. >> i did with friends to have lunch. >> it was not-- that's crazy it was not warm enough. >> inland it was warmer but when you hit the beach it was a little chilly. >> you were eating your sandwich going. >> and i thought this might have been spring aggressive you know what i mean? >> you were excited i don't blame you. >> she got ahead of herself. >> i was out there too but as long as you are bundled up. 5 5 to 60 for highs yesterday. even at the coast look 58 in boston and it was the wind that had a touch of a chill to the air.
39 in worcester and 40s for most of us. it's a pretty warm start to the day. 48 taunton to falmouth. colder aclose the -- across the lower connecticut valley. clear skies overhead. sunshine out of the gates. but, look at the showers back to the west. they are making fast eastward progress so this is a cold front that will come through this afternoon. and it marks the leading edge of cooler air. so it's 50 right now in new york city and dropping into the 30s and 20s and teens and single digits so we get colder air that's going to make its way back into the region tomorrow. it will be back to normal as we flip the calendar to march tomorrow. so hour by hour today we are doing all right but the clouds advancing quickly from lunchtime onward. a couple showers not everyone will see them but they will linger until the early evening. south of boston from the south shore back down to the cape and 7:00 they are done clearing comes in and some colder air will spill into the region tonight.
55 to 60 and just like yesterday, the wind will be a little gusty at times to 30, 35 miles per hour making it feel a touch cooler and tonight, dropping back into the 20s in some of the suburbs. notice bedford at 28 and same in fitchburg and 25 in jaffrey and 31 in boston and 30s on the cape and there may be a stray sprinkle or flurry that comes back through the worcester hills that's a shot of colder air coming in. and tomorrow, high pressure builds in and looks like a nice high temperatures will top out in the low 40s as opposed to yesterday. and then the next storm we are turning our attention to tuesday night and wednesday a round of rain because we are warm enough there's no worries about any wentry precipitation that will be across northern wednesday morning, areas of rain that rain will come down hard for a brief period and from the morning until the early afternoon. and then late in the day, we get some partial clearing that comes in.
half of the day event and the wind may gusts to 40 or 45 miles per hour at the coastline on wednesday. high temperatures tomorrow cooling off in the 40s for most of us. accu-weather 7-day forecast 30s heading into the end of the week and there may be a couple snow showers on friday and perhaps into the start of the weekend of the we will see if it amounts to anything more but either way looks like we rebound by sunday and will be back up to 40. i had a blast with the third graders at the school in redding last week. we talked all about severe weather and where are safe spots and they had snow days and tons of great questions and a ton of energy. traffic and weather together robi. >> reporter: were you on a desk when you took that. >> they had a platform a step up. >> reporter: aerial view there. >> they were so cute. >> reporter: you love dose those things. >> they are fun. >> reporter: you are pumped up to go. so the monday morning commute is underway. there's live look over 93 in somerville. moderate volume. 93 southbound coming from
from the north fine. from the south expressway getting busy braintree to boston. no issues from hingham. 24 north and 59 north speed limit rights. >> thank you very much. it's just 5:19 on your monday morning. armed officers on a local college campus are getting a closer look today. the boston city council is holding a public hearing at 5 tonight to discuss northeastern university's decision to arm the officers with semiautomatic rifles. the school says this they neerifles in case of emergencies but boston police officials say it's not eastern. it's one of more than 60 police force that is has rifles. the mbta will announce they are making progress on the losses. the globe is reporting the t cut the deficit by 43% and that's thanks to decrease this overtime spending materials and services and increase in advertising revenue and real estate. but they say they need to raise fares to help address
there will be a summit to improve the regional rail system. stephen lynch is hosting the event in boston who is worried about rail safety amid budget cuts and governor baker and mayor walsh will be there. there could be a strike at stop and shop. the union representing the workers authorized a strike if members and the company can't agree on a new contract. the old contract expired this weekend. for now, the union and company have agreed to continue the negotiations into the week. this week the public is going to get a say on the proposed casino in brockton. a subsidiary of chicago's rush street gaming wants to build this 677 million dollar casino at the brockton fairgrounds. they are the only firm in the running for the third license. a public hearing will take place at the community college tomorrow afternoon at 4. rhode island wants to compete for casino dollars here in the commonwealth.
casino in tibberton is heading to the state legislature for a vote. they will decide whether the idea should be put on the november ballots. there are new troubles for the cruise ship forced to turn back after venturing into a major storm in the atlantic. thing at um of the seas is -- the anthem of the seas is returning to new jersey to avoid a storm and there's outbreak of noro vice rouse on board and it's not clear how many people are sick. the third time was not the charm for the spacex falcon scheduled to launch last night for from cape canaveral an alarm cut off main engines about asecond before launch. no new data has been set to lawn. communication satellite. >> would you get on the anthems of the seas. >> no way. >> noro vice rouse and 2 -- >> norovirus. injured at spring training. >> a update on wearedo rodriguez.
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dan roche has more in morning sports. >> good morning. ing about day for bruins fans. the trade deadline is at 3 this afternoon. at least for the moment, erickson is still a boston bruin. and the gm wants to keep him but will have to do what he needs to do to improve the team. on the ice last night bruins took on tampa. he will be later on today remains to be seen. here's the highlight for the night. he wins the face-off and kevin shot through and beats bishop. bruins up 1-0. tied at one, mcquad falls down and skates underneath and lightning have a 2 on 0 cal and with the first of two on the night. in the second the penalty shot and that makes it 4-1 boston. and it didn't go well. well, everything went well for tampa except this. trying to clear the puck and males him on the left side. he he was able to skate off on
bruins to continue to struggle at home. and eduardo rodrigue lez have a few days off twisting his near during a drill and mri showed he popped the knee cap out of place. this is video of rodriguez throwing earlier in camp. manager farrell says there's swelling but no structural damage. and red sox begin their spring training play with a double- header down against northeastern and boston collegelater this afternoon and cell licks try to stretch the win streak to 3 when they host the jazz at the garden. that's it in sports now. i am dan roche. >> that knee cap injury. it's 5:26. lots more coming up in the next half-hour. the final push before voters in massachusetts head to the polls. >> and endorsement creating new controversy for donald trump.>> also ahead sizing up the situation. one senator's fight to protect your leg room.
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the boston globe win the movie spotlight winning best picture at oscar. we have the big winners. >> from the channel 4 studios in boston, this is wbz this morning. >> good morning to you. thanks for being here with us. i am kathryn hauser. >> i am liam martin in for chris mckinnon. monday february 29th. what time is it guys? 5:30. >> 5:30. >> my brain is. >> i know. >> kind of at a halt. >> it's a.m. not p.m. >> you are in for a guy who is on the evening shift coming nice and early you are. >> coffee does a lot of amazing things really. i believe that. >> we will make a run later this morning. >> good. >> so i can hang in. it's the last day of february. >> i know. >> last day of february. >> i have this moment at the end of the month but where did it go. >> usually i am sad but i am happy. >> let's move ahead. >> yes. >> and it is like spring fever it's 55 to 60 again today. it will be warm and the breeze is going to be kicking up a
you guys. look at boston. 44 degrees. that's he above the average high temperature -- that's above the average high temperature in the afternoon. it's 50 in falmouth and it's a warm start. 43 in man chest erin mid-40s in the -- manchester he. mid-40s in the valley. the wind is kicking up so like yesterday there's going to be a breeze gusting occasionally up to 30, 35 miles per hour. sunshine not a cloud in the sky right now. but look at the clouds just starting to advance into the berkshires and look at showers behind that. so there is a front coming in later on today. and now tha will bring the ris -- and that will bring the risk of a few passing showers. sunrise at 6:20 bright and breezy start to the day. and then taking you out through lunchtime scattered showers early afternoon until probably the early even south of boston. 54 by lunch hour and climbing into the upper 50s again today. we will cool off slightly heading into your evening commute but the leftover shower from the south shore to the cape. sunset at 5:33. more on the weather coming up. let's go on the roads and check
and weather together robs starting to see the first -- robi. >> reporter: starting to see the first report of the delays. heavy and slow on brain stree between 37 and split. expressway busy from furnace brook to columbia road. rest of the roots routes look fine. from the north no issues on 93 southbound in the andover stretch everything else is a speed limit ride. mass pike is good in both directions coming and go from framingham and route 2 looks decent. >> checking top stories at 5:30 there's a hometown tribute in new hampshire for the young police officer killed on her first day on the job. a moment of silence will be observed today in merrimack new hampshire in memory of ashley guindon who was shot and killed saturday night when responding to a domestic dispute call in virginia.
guindon was sworn into duty the day before. the search is on for a driver who hit two pedestrians. a witness saw a woman run over a husband and wife yesterday afternoon. the couple and their daughterwere leaving a flea market. the wife suffered serious injuries and the husband was treated and released from the hospital. and it was a big night at the academy awards for spotlight. the drama about the boston glob's investigation into the sex -- globe's investigation into the sex abuse scandal in the arch dioceses won the award for best original screenplay and best film. hillary clinton and bernie sanders bringing their campaigns to massachusetts today. clinton holding events in springfield and boston and sanders will hold a rally in milton. in the meantime, repick can hopeful john kasich will be in -- republican hopeful john kasich will be in massachusetts today. >> don champion has more on the
>> reporter: donald trump and marco rubio spent the weekend proving there's rarely any love lost in presidential politics. >> we don't need a guy who is sweating and scared. >> he doesn't sweat because the pours are clogged from the spray tan. >> reporter: at rally in even deeper dig. >> he is always calling me little marco. he is taller man me like 6-2 which is y don't understand why his hands are the size of someone who is 5-2 have you seen his hands? they are like this. and you know what they say about men with small hands. you can't trust them. you can't trust them. you can't trust them. >> reporter: a new cbs battleground tracker poll shows virginia. texas. cruz is now taking aim at trump for failing to condemn supportive comments from former ku klux klan leader david duke. >>i don't know david duke i don't believe i ever met him. i am sure i didn't meet him and
him. >> there's always ugly elements of politics and no one can control when outside groups but racism and bigotry has no place in politics. >> reporter: hillary clinton campaigned in the south sunday hoping to capitalize on her big win among black voters from south carolina. the cbs poll shows clinton is ahead of bernie sanders in georgia, virginia and texas. don champion, cbs news. wbz and cbs have you covered on tuesday a special on my tv38 starting at 8. and at so -- 10, cbs news has a prime time special on wbz and tune into wbz news at 11 for a full super tuesday wrap up. new hampshire republican senator says a new supreme court justice should not be nominated until after the election. some of her constituents are put off by the statement even as others say she is sticking to the party line. president obama won new
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make sure you stay. and weather. >> and a look at top stories including the big win putting the boston globe in the spotlight. and the message the newspaper wants you to hear this morning. >> and a couple lose their dog after a crash in lynn. how frankie was tracked down good morning danielle. >> good morning. great to see so many weather watchers up this morning. coming in. temperatures running in the 40s right now for most of us. so it's warm start to the day and danvers 44 and humidity is at 63%. we are on our way to near 60 again today. but i am tracking a couple
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good morning to you. 5:44 right now on your monday. what a beautiful sky right. >> sunrise. >> that's a good way to start the workweek off right? >> you know if you are up this early, at least you get the sunrise. >> yeah. >> that's beautiful. >> you got that going. >> times people get the case of the mondays but when the sunrise looks like that it makes it better. >> and when the weather is like this it's hard to be bum out. >> -- bumed out. >> -- bummed out. >> wasn't it fantastic? we will go 55 to 60 again today. last day of february. leap day right? 29th of february adding another red box to the month.
between the 8th and the 13th, 14th and 15th. but still talking about above average month. the second half we have what couple colder than normal days. today above average. look at the temperatures out the door right now. it's 44 degrees in the city of boston. 27 in keene where the winds are lighter. 45 to 50 for most us in eastern massachusetts. the sun is going to be shining this morning but enjoy it while it last. look at the front i am tracking. the rain is with it and clouds sharp as they advance into the berkshires. this front is a leading edge of colder air. so we drop from the 40s to the 30s to the 20s to the single digits and there's another front into the great lakes and there's two kind of shots of cooler air coming in. and it will reenforce more normal temperatures as we head into the day tomorrow. so hour by hour let's start with the afternoon. notice the clouds advance quickly by late morning and early day. some of the moisture will lose
can't rule out a passing shower through midday to early evening but notice we are going to be clearing north and west of town and the greater risk of hanging onto one of the showers will be through early evening from the south shore back to the cape and we too clear the skies out as well. temperatures 55 to 60. we did it yesterday and will do it again today. in fact some of us will come shyor hit the 60 degree mark. clouds move in and the wind you will notice like yesterday a little active. it is this morning. out of of the west southwest. it will gust at times up to 30 miles per hour. middle to upper 50s from plymouth to taunton and greater ris being a of shower from mid afternoon to the early evening on cape cod. mainly clear tonight though. just a couple passing clouds. that's about it. and 25 to 30 in the suburbs and it will be about 32 in boston. so tomorrow morning will be a colder start to the day. and a cold are day overall. partly cloudy skies. 42 degrees is pretty normal for
feel a little cooler just because we have been so mild. thank there i there won't be much wind tomorrow. move in. storm. it may be just cold enough but i mean just cold enough for a rain. the route 2 corridor southwest new hampshire briefly after midnight tomorrow night then it's all rain and that rain comes down at a pretty good clip for wednesday morn's -- morning's commute and tapering off during the second half of the day on wednesday. then colder air comes in behind that. so to end the week we will only be in the 30s snow shower possible on friday and maybe into saturday too we will see if that amounts to anything more. weep keep a close eye on that up to 40 by sunday. traffic and weather together robi has a look. >> reporter: most reported backups are to the south of the city right now. first bumper to bumper ride 128
stretch crawling and expressway heavy and slow between the split and columbia road. from the north one slow pocket on 93 southbound up in the andover stretch between 495 and 133. kathryn. >> thank you for the update. spotlight wins big at the academy awards. >> plus a special tribute is planned for a fallen officer here are our top stories on this monday morning. >> reporter: i am chantee lans live in merrimack new hampshireoutside with a -- and graduated from. ashley guindon was killed op her physical days on -- first day on patrol with the prince department. ronald hamilton shot and killed his wife before opening fire on guindon and two other officers. the 32 suspect is an active duty army sergeant.
the suspect is due in court later today. chantee lans wbz this morning? an investigation is underway into a police shooting in dartmouth. officers were responding to domestic incident involving a mother and son. police say 23-year-old ryan kuphal took off in car and they he tracked him to bush street where he charged at them with a knife. officer tried to subdue him with a taser and that didn't stop him. one officer fired and hit him. he is now recovering in the hospital. worcester police are searching for a driver who took off after hiting two pedestrians a once says he saw a woman run over a husband and wife as they left a flea market. the wife is hospitalized with serious injuries and the husband was treated and released. police in chelsea are investigating the suspicious death of a man who was found on a sidewalk early yesterday morning. investigators say the 34-year- old victim was discovered on cottage street around 5 a.m. he later died at the hospital. police have not released the
this week the public will get a say on a proposed casino in brockton. a subsidiary of chicago's rush street gaming wants to build the 677 million dollar casino at the brockton fairgrounds. they are the only firm in the running for the state's third casino license. a public hearing will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4.>> reporter: good morning i am nicole jacobs live in boston after an oscar winning night for the movie spotlight which highlighted work done here by the investigative team at the boston globe as it uncovered years of sex abuse within the catholic church. it's the first journalism film to win the top honor in 70 years following the big win the boston globe lit up social media tweeting, a win for spotlight movie and for every journalists in the tireless pursuit of the truth. coming up at 6, reaction from a sex abuse survivor.
>> thank you. oscars not just about the movies. >> yeah. it's about the fashion for sure. right on the red carpet we have a look at stars earning praise so let's begin with winner he brie larson in the custom royal blue gucci dress with crystal and pearl belt. >> and she was susperb and best actress nominee says she wore this green calvin klein dress to pay tribute to her irish heritage. >> that dress olivia munn wore a one shoulder orange gown by stella mccartney. >> charlize theron stunned in this red plunging h all the. te cou tour. >> and jennifer began wear custom black one shoulder versace gown. >> she looks good. >> she is looking great. >> no weight off her shoaledder. if you travel by plane you
leg room has been shrinking over the years. >> i noticed that. well, help could be on the way from an unlikely source. the federal government. this is a subject of our dealy talker. rob sigh is here he with more. >> reporter: -- >> reporter: i is here with more. >> reporter: back in the -- robi is here with more. >> reporter: back in the 70s you had 35 inches and now it's down to 31 inches and people are not getting smaller by the way. normally the feds don't get involved in this but senator chuck schumer thinks the government should step n leg room has shrunk but the which hadding of seat by a inch and half. there's a faa bill before congress that must pass by the end of march. senator schumer wants to include in that bill language that calls for minimum space standards for planes. he says passengers are squeezed in like sardines and making air uncomfortable. he accuses the airline industry
are making record profits. let's look at comments. marie said for the amount you pay to fly is it too much to ask you don't have to travel several hours with your knees in your face. some flyers are concerned about price and joe writes, those extra 10 or 12 seats pay for the fuel. the rest of the seats are for profit. you take those away and the prices go up. number of ways to comment website twitter or facebook hit us up. more coming up at 6 a.m. >> leg room is an issue. you are tall i am tall too so i mean it's not fun. >> 31 inches is absurbed your knee is in the back of the seat and it's not comfort alfor the person in front of you. >> and if they move the seat back. >> 31 inches or more i like the idea of making that standard. >> me too. the reunion sure to put a smile on your face. >> oh. >> you can see she is overcome with emotion.
welcome back. a dog is right back where it belongs after a car crash on the lynnway. >> the the dog escaped when the owner got into a accident saturday morning. frankie ran off he was scared and a good samaritan stopped and picked him up. he was taken to animal rescue league of boston and had this reunion yesterday with his
>> i don't know how we got -- he got away from me. i don't know when i went unconscious if he pulled out of the leash or what happened because i don't know where the leash is. so i don't know if he pulled out. he has a habit of backing out of the leash and trying to take off all the time so it's a possibility that's how he got off. >> frankie fortunately was not hurt. his owner is recovering from some minor injuries. but with a car accident a dog can get hurt because they don't have a seat belt. >> i was thinking if anything happened to my dog or if he got loose i would be in big trouble. stay with us. your top stories coming up next. eric fisher on wbz news cottage cheese doesn't have to be just plain cottage cheese.
right now at 6 remembering a young officer killed in the line of dutych the planned -- dutych the planned tribute in -- duty. the planned tribute. >> just over 24 hours until voters head to the polls. the candidates final push and exclusive new poll mums. >> and spotlight shines bright on boston globe. the movie spotlight winning best pictures and we have reaction for you. >> from the channel 4 studios in boston, this is wbz this morning. >> good morning to you. it's 6:00 right now. monday, february 29th i am