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developing along our frontal boundary here to the east. right now it looks like it will track mostly out to sea and not be really an impact for us at all. we'll keep an eye on it, of course, in case that track changes. you can see the temperatures trending down by the weekend. i'll have more on your forecast right now as the "eyeopener" continues. >> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: he first real test in the presidential race. what to watch for today as the iowa caucuses get underway. emily: a child goes from this home to the hospital with serious injuries. the investigation right now into trauma reports. randy: college students accused of murder. one suspect's link to the pre-teen victim on the eye for this monday morning. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: also on the eye this morning. we're used to seeing cam newton suited up like this. but the carolina quarterback is getting attention for a whole new look this morning.
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good morning, i'm emily riemer. randy: and i'm randy price with cindy fitzgibbon. yesterday. wasn't it? cindy: a bold style choice for the brand new month of february. shorts or flip flops today. is warm. it will be another warm day. we are starting out with temperatures running in the 40's this morning. 45, that is where we are right now in boston. we've got mid 40's on the cape. upper 40's, marshfield back to taunton. beverly it's 45 degrees. a little bit colder. near that freezing mark as we head back to nashua and fitchburg and orange. worcester is 43 degrees right now but i just want to give you some perspective. average high this time of year is 36. average low is in the lower 20's so we are way above where we should be for this time of year. we do have some patchy cloud cover out there this morning. there's a frontal boundary off to the west. as this approaches today, we'll be in and out of some clouds but it's a milder southwesterly wind. you can see it's in the 50's already to our south and west. that's where we're headed. in fact, in boston i think we'll
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late morning and then mid and upper 50's. partly sunny skies here through the afternoon with that southwesterly wind 10-15. a little bit cooler. lower 50's on the cape. we may make a run toward 60 taunton. upper 50's boston. lower 50's out through worcester hills today with just a spot shower possible this evening. in southeastern massachusetts. so pretty warm to start off this brand new month. let's get you out to the roads and see how we're looking out there. good morning, kevin. kevin: good morning, cindy. we're looking pretty good wherever you go early on this morning. all the overnight work crews have picked up. looking at a live shot of the expressway coming up by columbia road. you can see volume still on the lighter side. route 3 northbound not a bad ride for you. hanover up to the route 93 intersection there and getting on to the expressway will take you about 11 minutes. you're looking good on 24, 95, speed limit trip for you. rhode island up to randolph and canton. 128 no troubles yet. dedham on up towards the pike. look going on the pike itself. 495 to and from. everybody is clean and green on routes 2 and 9. same with route 1 coming down
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93 is a great ride for you from andover right down to the lower deck. no troubles on that upper end of 128. if you're taking the trains this morning, all lines are operating schedule including the commuter rail and subway lines. randy: thank you. this morning all eyes are on iowa. in just hours the first votes will be cast in this contentious race for the white house. the eyeopener's erika tarantal is here with what to watch today. erika: there will certainly be a final flurry of activity from the candidates-- all hoping to secure those critical first votes of this election. caucuses aren't like primaries. iowa voters must attend public meetings in their communities to cast their votes. democrats have to cast their vote in public. republicans use a "secret ballot"-- either a printed sheet or a scrap of paper. the caucuses get underway at 7:00 p.m. local time or 8:00 p.m. our time. campaign volunteers come from all over the country for the final push. ann sheahn came from chicago. >> this is my first time.
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i'm very energized. i feel like there's a great energy here so i'm happy to be with the campaign. erika: polls show a tight race between hillary clinton and bernie sanders going into tonight's caucuses. donald trump is still out in front on the republican side, but polls don't mean much today. all that matters is counting those votes. emily: our phil lipof will be in iowa as the votes are tallied. look for his live reports tonight starting at 4:30 p.m. after the votes come in at 11:00 p.m. and tomorrow morning on the eyeopener. meantime one candidate is pinning his hopes to the next voting state. republican john kasich was in new hampshire all weekend, and he'll keep campaigning there today. he's hoping a strong showing there will keep his campaign the new hampshire primary is a week from tomorrow. is in the hospital, and boston police are trying to figure out what happened. all of this unfolding on alpine street in the city's roxbury neighborhood. the eyeopener's kelley tuthill is there with what we know at
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kelley: randy, a police officer overnight. there is still crime scene tape up. we're still waiting to hear what police have learned in their here last night. this is what we know right now. police received a call around 9:40 last night reporting a trauma victim on alpine street. a three-year-old child was taken from the home by ambulance to boston medical center. again, police investigating what caused this trauma. at this hour sadly we just still don't know. three-year-old child. there's an active police investigation. live in roxbury, kelley tuthill, wcvb, newscenter 5. randy: breaking overnight. a woman is seriously hurt after being struck by a car in boston. this was the scene around 1:40 this morning on mass ave. at boston street. boston e.m.s. transported the woman to boston medical center. emily: right now we are hoping to get new answers in last may's deadly crash involving an amtrak train. today investigators are expected to release evidence that could explain why the train was
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it derailed near philadelphia. it reached 106 miles an hour before the engineer activated the emergency brakes. eight people were killed and more than 200 were injured in the crash. new this morning. the mbta is dealing with a slew of problems with its new commuter rail locomotives. "the globe" reports two of the trains had such problems with frozen engines and overheating that they had to be sent back to a pennsylvania facility for tests. the 40 new locomotives started running in 2014 at a cost of about $222 million. the mbta is now working with manufacturers to fix at least nine defects. but the "t" says the new engines are more reliable than the old ones and have been decreasing delays. randy: right now four staff members are under arrest charged in connection with an abuse scandal at a private school. the eagleton school, which is a facility for boys with disabilities in great barrington, was raided this weekend. the four staffers are charged with assaulting students at the school.
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obstruction. all are expected to be arraigned today. the case of the so-called mattapan massacre heads to the supreme court. dwayne moore was sentenced to life in prison in the 2010 shooting of four people including a two-year-old. his lawyer sent letters to jurors in the case wanted to know if they were influenced by the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut as they deliberated in boston in december of 2012. the district attorney says the letters are intimidating jury members. she wants him banned from communicating with the panel. emily: right now townsend police are asking for help stop a dangerous trend. they say there have been several incidents where someone threw moving vehicle into oncoming the objects have also been thrown at parked cars and homes. but there has been damage two people are recovering this morning after a ski lift accident in new hampshire.
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roxbury yesterday. several people were trapped and had to be lowered down. the injuries are not believed to be serious. the ski lift will be inspected before it runs again. randy: right now police in new hampshire are searching for a piece of art stolen right out of a gallery. manchester police say someone made off with this framed pencil drawing from the new hampshire institute of art. the theft happened sometime between november 25 and december 12. the artist, george stavrinos, grew up in somerville. police say they waited this long to ask the public for help because they've run out of right now world health leaders are preparing to hold an emergency meeting to search for ways to stop the spread of the zika virus. the mosquito-born illness is spreading explosively in south and central america. here in the united states, there are now at least 30 people infected in more than 11 states. all of them got the virus outside the country. the lefebvre family of new hampshire is cancelling their
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amanda is pregnant. zika has been linked to severe birth defects. they're disappointed but say the airline was very accomodating. randy: since the virus has the >> they're experiencing losses, but they apparently-- it's all about safety and not wanting to make the situation any worse than it is in the united states. randy: since the virus has the most serious ramifications for pregnant women, doctors say many people who get infected don't have any symptoms. and that's making it very hard to track. emily: 5:09 this morning. two virginia tech students accused in the death of a preteen girl. randy: the last known move of the victim. and a human becomes the target of one set of hunters. the claim that could turn poachers into killers. emily: taxis coming up with a challenge to rideshare services. the new upgrade in boston. erika? erika: breaking overnight. a woman is seriously hurt after
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this was the scene around 2:00 this morning on mass ave. at boston street. cindy? cindy: it will be another warm day today. feeling a little bit me like april than february. how long these temperatures are going to last and our next chance for rain. that's ahead. first take a look at what you can expect as you're heading out the door this morning. 40's right now boston, worcester, plymouth. a little bit colder out the door
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>> we are the third graders at woburn memorial school in southborough. >> good morning, "eyeopener." randy: those kids couldn't be more excited for their weather lesson with cindy. good morning to everybody in southborough. emily: very excited. we're going to have to see this
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randy: we want to see the tv version. cindy: you have to step it up for the third grade. emily: if you can top that, we'd love to see you try. get everybody together and record your own eyeopener wake-up call. just go to the front page of and upload it in the u-local section of our website. cindy: great school. great kids. i've been out there three or four times. i think everybody was doing that yesterday outside. emily: it's great. it feels like spring. cindy: it really does. 57 is where we were at yesterday. how about a 58 today? and that is way above the average for this time of year. you can see tomorrow we're down a little bit but in the mid 40's. then we're back in the 50's again. through the middle of the week, we are way above our average which would be in the mid 30's this time of year so we're starting a brand new month of february today. when you go back to the month of january, and december and you add up the numbers it is the warmest combination we have ever had on record for boston for that two-month stretch. it has been unusually warm as you know the past couple of months around. 4 right now in worcester. 45 in boston.
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morning. just a couple of colder pockets out along the route 2 corridor as you head up into southwest new hampshire as well. near or at the freezing mark so just be mindful of that. notice the southwesterly wind is out there this morning. it's coming out ahead of a frontal boundary. you can see to our south and west it's in the 50's so this is where our air mass is is coming from today as that frontal boundary approaches. there are clouds ahead of that front so it won't be totally sunny today. we'll call it partly sunny. we'll be in and out of some clouds but these showers may run out of gas before they ever get to us. that threat is there toward this evening especially in southeastern massachusetts. what we're watching is a big storm right now coming out of the rockies. this is going to move across the country. look at the slew of winter weather advisories, warnings, blizzard watch even up through parts of western iowa. this will be a major storm. it will track to our west and send in warmer air ahead of it. we'll get rain out of this by the middle of the week. today is partly sunny. it's breezy and warm. 50 to near 60 degrees. we may make a run toward that
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lower 50's with the wind off the water. boston 58. worcester 52. warm, yes but not quite the record highs for today. those are up into the 60's so warm but not quite record territory today. as that front approaches notice the cloud cover mid afternoon but i think it will be this evening 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 that we might see a couple of spot showers. the best chance down along the south coast and the cape. we're clearing it out behind that front tonight. we'll drop back down into in 20's to around the freezing mark tonight. tomorrow for ground hog day it is a quiet one with high pressure in control. before that system moves in from the south and west coming up on wednesday. so wednesday looks to be the wettest day this week. i think as we head into the morning commute, most of the showers are actually going to be still kind of back to our west. it may take until mid to late morning before the rain really gets in here. it will be rain, some embedded downpours. can't rule out a rumble of thunder in the afternoon. impacts here for the evening commute. then this system is getting out of here wednesday night. probably an inch or more of rain out of this system. then it's cooling down for the end of the week.
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there will be an area of low pressure developing along that front. right now it looks like it's too far off shore to have any impact on our area. we'll watch the track on that. behind it it is colder for next weekend. 30's instead of 50's. imagine that. kevin: can you believe it? winter in february. unheard of. all right. we're looking pretty good on the area roadways. no real big troubles to mention on the major highways. all those overnight work crews are long gone down. downtown looking good over the zakim bridge. coming in from chelsea a fine ride to the tobin bridge. no troubles on the river roads or airport tunnels. up to north friends in new hampshire, you have a good shot coming right down through salem on over the border and into methuen passing 495. this fact right down to the city at this time of the morning not too bad. over on route 3 the same. nashua down to burlington on route 3. speed-limit trip for you. no troubles out to the west. framingham all the way in towards the allston/brighton take you about 23 minutes. much of the same south of town.
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getting busier on the expressway but no heavy slowdowns. 24 will take you about nine randolph. if you're taking the trains this morning all lines are operating on schedule. randy. the fight against elephant poachers in africa's game reserves takes a deadly turn. a british helicopter pilot on an anti-poaching mission was shot out of the sky in tanzania. he managed to crash land the chopper and save his wounded but the 37-year-old pilot died before help arrived. three people have been arrested. right now two virginia tech students are held without bail, charged in the murder of a 13-year-old girl. 18-year-old david eisenhauer is charged with the kidnapping and murder of nicole madison lovell. police say he knew the victim, who allegedly climbed out of her window and disappeared on wednesday. her body was found on saturday. 19-year-old natalie keepers was also arrested, charged with
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emily: topping your economy headlines this monday. mixed markets in asia overnight. chinese stocks fell while japan reported gains as the country makes new moves to boost lending. right now u.s. stock futures are lower. wall street will be watching for the january jobs report due out general motors is kicking into onto the road. the company has created a team with this specific goal. that team starts work today. other companies, including google, are also working to get autonomous cars on the road. hailing a taxi in boston just got easier. a new app is launching to help you get a ride. the app "curb" makes its debut in the city next week. it links smartphone users to a network of about 600 taxis in the boston area. but the taxi industry says the app is still not enough to compete with rideshare services like uber and lyft. randy: a big win by m.i.t. engineering students. the group won a huge competition for the right to build a
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at high speed. the initial concept came from the co-founder of spacex and tesla motors. more than 100 universities competed in the event. the transport pods will be tested on a special track in california. the hyperloop is a high-speed ground transport concept to move pods of 20 to 30 people through a 12-foot diameter tube at speeds of roughly 700 m.p.h. bumpy box-office debut for the finest hours that came in fourth this weekend taking in $10.3 million. the movie tells the story of a daring coast guard rescue off of chatham in 1952. it stars chris pine, kraisy affleck and casey sherman. emily: the tooth fairy better leave some extra change for this one. randy: the creative way one boy pulled out a chomper, in eyepoppers.
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erika: new at 5:30. a weymouth firefighter accused of publicly denouncing a life-saving drug. the questions about a post suggesting some people should be left to die. and two women will be in court today for the conditions in this house. what police say they found inside. it's all ahead. weekdays at 4:30 a brand new year, a brand new newscast. newscenter 5 at 4:30. a fast-paced look at the day's biggest news stories from
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cindy: it is 5:23 here on your monday morning. welcome on in to the first morning of february. we are starting out at 45 degrees right now. about 10 degrees above our average high. we're heading into the 50's this afternoon. so it's a very warm start to this brand new month. take a look at the temperatures away from boston. we are just a little bit cooler out toward orange and keene, near the freezing mark this morning but a lot of 40's out the door right now. a breezy warm afternoon. upper 50's to near 60 degrees. a little bit cooler tomorrow for ground hog day but lots of sunshine down in the 40's. on wednesday wind and rain. we'll have the timeline on that and talk about how much you can expect just ahead. emily. emily: cindy, thank you. local ski resorts are making do with this spring-like weather. droves of people turned out for what was more like april skiing at wachusett yesterday. the resort says they'd like more natural snow, but they're happy with the crowds.
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mid atlantic storm helped us a little bit because last week it got people all excited to come up and go skiing. thousands of people having a blast saying, okay, winter might not actually happen so this is our chance. emily: they're also experimenting with new ways of attracting skiiers like staying open until midnight on saturday. randy: 5:25 now. time for your eyepoppers. erika starting us out with style. erika: the super bowl contenders arrive in san jose ahead of this weekend's big game. at least one of the players dressed up for the occasion. panthers' quarterback cam newton sported a pair of tiger- and zebra-striped pants as he stepped off the plane yesterday. and fans took notice. they had to. those pants are hard to miss. i think maybe he tried to hypnotize the other team. randy: brings attention to his personality. erika: guess the price of the pants. randy: what? erika: almost $850.
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randy: i'll bet. (screaming) erika: have you ever seen a kid that excited to lose a tooth. that creative little boy set up his race track to give the loose chomper a nudge. and it worked! randy: here it comes. (laughing). erika: apparently as a mother you have to help sometimes with a loose tooth. i'm not ready for that. i'm too squeamish. that's creative though. randy: and of course a little money involved i'm sure. emily: all right. thanks, guys. a robbery suspect accused of picking a bad hiding spot. the thin cover ahead. and nuns come to the rescue in wrentham. the routine walk that may have
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"eyeopener." emily: all eyes on iowa today. it could come down to the wire. randy: a weymouth firefighter accused of making cruel comments. questions this morning about a social media slam on narcan. emily: charges ahead for the woman accused of keeping a filthy house. the conditions making this case criminal on the eye. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: 5:30 on this monday morning. we're looking at traffic coming off the zakim bridge into the downtown area. moving along nicely at this hour. good morning to you. i'm randy price. emily: and i'm emily riemer along with cindy. kevin in for olessa stepanova this morning. things looking okay. kevin: a little trouble down in wrentham. i'll get to that in just a minute. emily: you have pretty nice news. cindy: it is a warm start this morning. we can't call it mild because it's in the mid 40's out the door this morning. that's a typical low temperature
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another mild day. you can see the cold pockets are toward orange and jaffrey. keene, nashua. freezing mark. 29 in orange. otherwise, 40's, even 50 out the door right now in marshfield so it's a pretty warm start today. out at the bus stop maybe a the kids. i'm guessing they'll be shedding breezy, warm. upper 50's. notice not perfectly sunny today. around this morning. these are thin. it should make for a colorful sunrise this morning at 6:58 when the sun comes up. notice there are a few showers here off to the west. out ahead of this cold front. as this approaches that southwesterly breeze kicks up this morning. so it's a breezy day. partly sunny skies. we're in the low 50's in boston by 11:00 a.m. look at that for your lunch hour. mid 50's topping out in the upper 50's boston. a little bit cooler with that wind off the water down along the cape and the south coast. notice taunton making a run toward 60 today. upper 50's through the merrimack valley and worcester 52. not a record these temperatures. the records are in the 60's
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nonetheless. it looks like a warm start to the month of february. let's get you out to the door right now. check the roads and see how we're doing out there, kevin. kevin: not too bad out there. nice and quiet. if you're taking the mass pike so far so good. we have our first trouble spot of the morning. it's down in the south. 495 southbound. reports of a crash. right by route 1a in that wrentham stretch. sounds like the two right lanes are being blocked. you'll get a minor slowdown getting by that. 95 is looking good from rhode island up into canton. no troubles on 24 or route 3, 128 or 93 northbound here. getting bus ear aroaching route 37 on to the expressway. the expressway start to go get some pockets here especially between granite avenue and columbia road. now a portion of columbia road is shut down right now for and mass avenue. area. no troubles up to the north yet on 93 from andover right down to the city. emily. some of the stories we're
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today the first votes will be cast in the race for the white house. iowa caucus voters meet at 7:00 p.m. tonight to pick their candidates for president. right now a three-year-old child is in the hospital after being injured in some way at a home in roxbury. police have been at the scene on alpine street all night long, but few details have been released. breaking overnight. a woman is seriously injured after being hit by a car in boston. it happened on mass ave near boston street just before 2:00 a.m. boston e.m.s. says the victim was taken ton boston medical center. randy: right now a weymouth firefighter is under investigation all over a facebook post about drug addicts. the eye's frank holland is live in weymouth with the action city leaders are taking today. frank: weymouth's mayor, fire chief, and other officials will hold a meeting after that facebook post went viral. the post allegedly made on a firefighter's personal facebook account.
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drug narcan "the worst drug ever created." the post suggests letting overdose victims die. after reading that post, department's official facebook page, some calling the comments disgraceful. we talked to one man who drove straight to the fire department. it's very emotional for him. he lost his son, a veteran, to an overdose in may. >> i wasn't angry. i wasn't going there to start a fight or anything. i know most firemen are great people. that guy, you know, i wanted to bring a photo of my son in when he was in his uniform not that long ago. frank: weymouth's mayor saying, "our first responders take their jobs very seriously. we have a mission to protect and save lives. the post sends a different message than that." it's not confirmed that the firefighter actually posted the message. we reached out to him but we have not received a comment. we are told he is still on the job this morning. live in weymouth, frank holland,
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emily: frank, thank you. the longtime girlfriend of convicted mobster james whitey bulger will go back before a federal judge this week pleading guilty to contempt charges. catherine greig is already serving an eight-year prison term for helping bulger avoid capture during his 16 years on the run. she plans to plead guilty on wednesday to disobeying a judge's order to testify about other people who helped bulger stay under the radar. bulger is serving life for murder and racketeering. right now two women are preparing to face a judge charged with keeping several children in filthy conditions. randy: the eyeopener's doug meehan is in worcester with the accusations they'll face today. doug: randy, emily, good morning. they're expected at this courthouse facing several charges connected to that disturbing discovery this weekend. prosecutors say sheyla montalvo and natasha riley-murphy lived in the squalid home on king street with their children, ages 6, 5, and 3. police say the home is infested with mice, animal feces, and
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they also say they discovered oxycodone pills, marijuana, hundreds of bags for distributing drugs and $3,400 cash. the women were also arrested on multiple drug charges. the children are now in d.c.f. custody. we'll be at the courthouse today and bring you updates on the case as we get them. live in worcester this morning, doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. randy: doug, thank you. a robbery suspect might have wanted to come clean to police. or at least that's what his hiding spot made it seem like. the place that didn't offer much privacy. and nuns spread some blessings to one lucky man. their role in saving his life. randy: and ahead in news to go, the ultimate retirement gift for a police officer hanging up his hat. how a community came together to make his dream come true. weeknights at 7:00, a brand new year, a brand new newscast. newscenter 5 at 7:00. local journalists going deeper into the big stories of the day from boston's news leader. r something delicious is happening at dunkin'. come in today
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t and brownie batter donuts. too sweet not to share. america runs on dunkin'. kevin: good morning, everybody. welcome back to the "eyeopener." i'm kevin brennan in for olessa stepanova this morning. checking your roadways. traffic picking up early on this monday morning. we're dealing with a crash down on the wrentham stretch on 495. you're going to want to check that out. the weather department not too bad today. sounds like another mild day, cindy. cindy: you've got it. feeling more like april instead of february as we go to the afternoon. we're starting out in the mid 40's heading into the 50's this afternoon. average high for us this time of year is just 36 degrees so it is a warm start to this brand new month today.
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we're back down in the 40's. it's a wind-swept soaking rain coming in on wednesday with temperatures into the 50's. emily. emily: cindy, thank you. right now a wrentham man is recovering after being rescued by a group of nuns. doug goldman remains in the hospital but is expected to be okay. he was out chopping wood, when something went wrong, and he got trapped for two hours, under a tree. a group of nuns from st. mary's, who some say rarely go into the woods, happened to be out saturday and heard goldman's cries. >> i think they have a day of recollection. sisters take a walk in the woods. that was great. they saved this guy's life probably. >> good to see them in the news. we nuns don't get much publicity. emily: newscenter 5 reached out to the 74-year-old who says he's doing okay. his wife expects him to be up and walking in the next couple of days. randy: updates ahead on an ongoing investigation in boston. the trauma call that has police asking questions about a three-year-old.
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randy: good morning. the eyeopener team ready with your news to go. erika is watching final preparations for the iowa caucuses. we're also following stories in
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worcester. this. as we get ready for another really warm day, one year ago we second major blizzard of that endless winter. i mean almost the complete have today. cindy: today we're making a run towards 60 degrees. randy: (cheering). cindy: randy is excited. that was number-two. the ground hog day storm so to speak. boston had 16.2 inches of snow. that was on the heels of the january blizzard. we had two more through valentine's day. quite a difference from last year. there is a big storm brewing on the map. it's actually out toward the four corners region. there are a slew of winter storm watches and warnings, even a blizzard watch up for part of northwestern iowa into southern minnesota. and that has just been upgraded to a blizzard warning where you see the orange. this is a big storm pushing across the country. it will track to our west so it will bring in milder air ahead of it. we'll hear from that storm on wednesday.
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that. we'll get rain out of it. look how warm it is going to be between now and then. up into the 50's. average high this time of year is just 36 degrees. you can see we're starting out in the 40's after coming off yesterday. mark. nashua, fitchburg, orange, all freezing mark now. it's 43 in worcester. 45 in boston. let me show you your 12-hour forecast for boston. partly sunny skies sms up in the low 50's by 11:00 many a. mid to upper 50's for high temperatures today for a lot us. notice on the cape, we're going to have a southwesterly wind so not as mild for you, lower 50's. but by this evening at about 5:00, there could be a couple of showers on the south coast and the cape. right now it's just cloud cover but off to the west you can see a narrow band of showers associated with this front. it will press toward us throughout the day. in and out of the clouds today. more clouds than yesterday overall. there you see the few showers showing up on the south coast and the cape by this evening. clearing out overnight. not as cool or as warm behind
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only in the 40's. we're back in the 50's with the rain coming in on wednesday. how are the roads. kevin: busy for sure. the expressway filling in right on time here. heavier pockets now heaviest anyway from granite avenue up towards columbia road. it will take you about 15-20 o'neill tunnel. also seeing delays here pushing 28. route 3 is getting a little busier after union street. no troubles on 24. down in the south though, 495 southbound. we have a crash on route 1a. the right lane is blocked. looks like traffic is getting by without any troubles. 95 is okay. to troubles to the west. the mass pike, framingham on in to west newton. 93 is getting busier in methuen down to 495. you get more slowdowns after 128 toward montvale avenue from methuen to boston. take you about 32 minutes. if you're taking the train so far all lines are running on tievment randy. randy: thank you. iowa residents getting ready to
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the race for the white house. emily: newscenter 5's erika tarantal has what to expect from today's caucuses. erika: the key is the ground game. in iowa today it's all about getting supporters to show up. the public meeting voters must attend to make their pick. erika: caucuses are different from primaries in that voters must attend public meetings to vote. democrats cast their votes in public. republicans use a "secret ballot." the voting gets underway at 7:00 p.m. in iowa; that's 8:00 p.m. our time. right now polls show hillary clinton and bernie sanders neck and neck. donald trump still out front on the republican side. volunteers from all over the country are in iowa helping their candidate get out the vote. emily: our phil lipof will be in iowa as the votes are tallied. phil's reports start at 4:30 this afternoon. after the votes come in at 11:00 p.m. and tomorrow morning, phil will be with us on the eyeopener. democrat president shl candidates return to the granite state. they will attend a debate
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new hampshire. the university of new hampshire will host a democratic presidential debate on thursday. that will air on msnbc. kelley: a three-year-old is rushed to the hospital suffering from trauma. police are investigating what happened in this home last night. the call came in around 9:40 reporting that trauma victim here on alpine street. the child was taken to boston medical center. police have not released any information as to what happened to the child and at this hour we do not know the child's condition. reporting live from roxbury, i'm kelley tuthill, wcvb, newscenter 5. randy: breaking news overnight. boston police are investigating a pedestrian crash along mass ave. first responders tell us a woman was seriously hurt after she was struck at boston street early this morning. she was taken to boston medical center. frank: a controversial social media post about overdose patients and narcan allegedly
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weymouth. the post calls the overdose-reversing drug "the worst drug ever created." it also suggests that overdose patients should be allowed to die. the comments were allegedly made on the firefighter's personal facebook account to voice concern and outrage. many have gone on the official fire department page to voice their concern and outrage. we have not confirmed the firefighter actually posted the comments. we reached out to him but haven't received a response. we're told the firefighter is still on the job. the mayor and other officials plan to meet today about the facebook post. live in weymouth, frank holland, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: later this morning, two women arrested on drug charges will new brunswick a worcester courtroom. this is only part of the story. on friday police executed a search warrant at a home on king street. the upstair apartment was found to be a disaster-- to put it mildly. police say the mice-infested apartment was covered in large
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a cat was found under a sink with a live mouse in its mouth. all the while three children-- ages 6, 5 and 3-- were found there at the time of the search. sheyla montalvo and natasha riley-murphy were arrested. the children have been placed in d.c.f. custody. live in worcester, doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: two people are expected in court today, charged in a january 3 murder in everett. jose ardon and cristian nunez-flores have each been charged with murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old omar reyes. reyes body was found under the tileston street bridge. randy: mansfield police are investigating the death of a man in mill pond. his body was discovered early yesterday morning. the victim had apparently fallen through the ice. police have not released the man's name but say they began a search yesterday afternoon after getting a missing person report from his family. emily: a robbery suspect tries to hide from police in the bathtub. officers say timothy martins robbed a 7-11 in new bedford sunday morning and took off to a nearby apartment on acushnet street. police tracked him down, thanks to a tip from a cab driver. a woman inside the apartment told police martins had jumped out of a bathroom window.
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shower curtain. randy: local plow teams make their way back to boston after digging out the nation's capitol. washington, d.c., needed help clearing more than 20 inches of snow that fell last week. more than 50 contractors and 35 backhoes, front loaders, and bobcats made up that massachusetts convoy. emily: the "t" set to hold its next round of public meetings on fare hikes. two meetings are set for today in boston; another on thursday in newton. one plan calls for a system-wide increase of 6.7 percent. another for nearly 10 percent. a decision is expected at the end of the public sessions and would take effect in july. randy: investigators are expected to release evidence today that could explain why an amtrak train was speeding into a sharp curve when it derailed near philadelphia last may. it reached 106 miles an hour before the engineer activated the emergency brakes. eight people were killed and
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the crash. emily: the u.s. is increasing pressure on terror groups in the middle east. military leaders say troops have carried out at least a dozen raids and airstrikes in the past three weeks on isis-associated groups in afghanistan. that followed president obama's decision last month to broaden attacks beyond iraq and syria. randy: a historic move at one of judaism's most holy sites. the western wall will soon have a prayer space for mixed-gender ceremonies and non-orthodox jews. supporters say it's a win for israel, recognizing diversity in the jewish world. the new area will take about 12 to 18 months to create. emily: seattle seahawks' quarterback russell wilson lights up the field at the pro bowl. yesterday's game getting underway in honolulu. wilson threw for 164 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions as team irvin rolled to a 49-27 win over team rice. the celtics five-game winning streak comes to an end. they led by as many as 14 last
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quarter. but the magic caught up, tying it at the end of the third. they'd win the fourth quarter. 119-114 the final. randy: a retiring ohio police officer may get to keep his k-9. more than $50,000 has been raised from around the country for officer matthew hickey and his k-9 ajax. the officer was told he would have to bid for ajax at an auction because the dog is town property. now, he has more than enough. the retiring officer says the rest of the money will go toward protective vests for k9s. you already know emily: we've seen the dancing principal. how about the dancing deputy? colorado's tony scherb busted a
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elevator on his last day. he had been with the force for 29 years. and he wanted to go out in style. you know what i think? mission accomplished is is what i would say there. randy: what is going on here? emily: what are you doing and when are you retiring? that was so good. cindy: fantastic. all right. 45 degrees in boston right now. what? it is february 1. temperatures so mild this morning. we have this south-southwesterly wind at 16 in town. you'll notice the breeze kicking up. it will be a breezy and warm day. you can see outside the city we have mid 40's up on the north shore. beverly, worcester, 43. upper 40's in plymouth right now. hyannis is 45 degrees. cool pockets, orange to keene. we're running right around 30 degrees. it is warm up and down the eastern seaboard. look at these 50's to our south and west. that's the air mass that is feeding in out ahead of the cold frontal boundary. there is cooler air behind it. that will be here tomorrow. but today is mild with a fair amount of clouds, and the
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upper 50's this afternoon. boston, marshfield may make a run toward 50 in taunton. that southwesterly wind will keep us in the lower 50's on cape cod. very warm start to this brand new month. we will have clouds in and out throughout the day. by 3:00 this afternoon, a fair amount of clouds across the area. as that front approaches it may be able to scoop up enough moisture off the waters to our south to give a spot shower or two down along the south coast and the cape. that will be this evening. your day is pretty much dry with that chance of a spot shower in southeastern massachusetts this evening. then the front clears our area. the skies clearing out tonight. we're dropping back into the 20's to around the freezing mark by tomorrow. it's a quiet day with high pressure building in for ground hog day tomorrow. we're watching a storm coulding out of the west. by wednesday morning it is to our west pulling up more mild air. so we are going to get rain from this system. it looks like that rain could be heavy at times during the afternoon and evening hours. take a look at it here on future cast. the morning commute may feature a couple of showers but the heavier rain comes in lunchtime right through the afternoon.
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can't even rule out a rumble of thunder with this. then it's getting by us here with about an inch of rain. thursday we're clearing it out. on friday keeping it dry. there will be a wave of low pressure developing along this front. look at it. it's far off shore. likely too far off shore to have any impacts on our area. the cooler air building in from the 50's through midweek. we're back down to the 30's which is seasonal by next weekend. all right. let's get you out to the roads. kevin, how are we doing out there. kevin: we're getting there. that's for sure. traffic picking up early monday morning. no troubles downtown over that zakim bridge. the leverett down ramp filling in quickly. the tobin is busier as you work your way in from chelsea. south of town 495 south still dealing with a right lane crash here by route 1a in wrentham. doesn't seem to be causing any major delays. 24, route 3 slow approaching 93 here. 93 north busy out of randolph getting on to the expressway. that expressway is almost filled in now. take you about 25 minutes braintree to boston. a portion of columbia road shut
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avenue for some police activity. you may want to keep that in mind if you're heading through that area. 93 southbound slowdowns coming out of methuen down through 495. again down by 128. take you 30, maybe 40 minutes at the most to get down to the o'neill tunnel. 495 southbound not bad yet but we are getting reports of a andover. if you're taking the trains, all lines running on time. randy, emily? emily: k.b., thank you. crunch time at the iowa caucuses. emily: the key decision today in commitment 2016. and college students accused of murder. the victim's last move suggesting she may have gone
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