Skip to main content

tv   Newscenter 5 Eyeopener  ABC  February 1, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EST

6:00 am
>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: the 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: 6:00 a.m. also on the eye this morning. we're used to seeing cam newton suited up like this. but the carolina quarterback is
6:01 am
new look this morning. the bold style choice, ahead. good morning, i'm emily riemer. randy: and i'm randy price with cindy fitzgibbon. a lot of our folks here are watching on facebook live. great to have all of you with us this morning. monday morning. it's going to be unusual weather for this time of year. cindy: a pop quiz. what month is it today? emily: it appears to be may. cindy: it is incredible. average low temperature for boston on may 1 is 45 degrees. that's where we are waking up to this morning. it really is incredible. typically this time of year our high temperatures average in the mid 30's but it will be another very warm day. 46 now in boston. we are 48 in marshfield. you can see mid 40's on the cape, the north shore. you head inland and worcester is in the lower 40's. a little bit colder nashua, fitchburg, orange all running close to the freezing mark this morning. so for the kids at the bus stop this morning, maybe a light jacket with most bus stops in the 40's this morning. burroughsy, warm. they're getting off the bus this afternoon. i don't think any of them will be wearing those jackets.
6:02 am
clouds though. not a perfectly sunny day by any stretch. i think more clouds than sunshine but partly sunny skies. cold front here off to the west. a ribbon of showers preceding this front likely going to fall apart and run out of gas before it gets here. i'm not expecting widespread showers but the clouds do increase by 4:00. notice we're 50 degrees in boston. by 10:00 this morning, jumping into the upper 50's this afternoon with maybe a spot shower toward this evening down on the south coast and the cape. look at that. taunton making a run towards 60 degrees this afternoon. i don't quite think we're getting to records today. 50's, records are in the 60's but a warm start to the month indeed. it's busy start out there on a monday morning. kevin brennan in for olessa stepanova this morning. kevin: getting there, that's for sure. the traffic picking up just about wherever you go especially braintree to boston. close to 30 minutes at this time of the morning. let's go to the maps though. a little bit further south, you can see the delays on the expressway. 93 northbound, delays out of randolph get to go the expressway.
6:03 am
24 backing towards harrison boulevard in avon. now up to the north 495 southbound we've got a crash reported at 93. i'm not seeing any back-ups yet. 93 south slow through 495 down into the wilmington stretch. again getting down by 128. 128 southbound so far so good from lynnefield down to lexington. take you about 19 minutes at this time. if you're taking the trains all lines are running on time including the mbta commuter rail and the subway lines. randy. randy: kevin, 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. emily: 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
6:04 am
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. i'm really excited to be here. 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, 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 kach was in new hampshire all weekend, and he'll keep campaigning there today. he's hoping a strong showing there will keep his campaign going. the new hampshire primary is a week from tomorrow. randy: right now a young child
6:05 am
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 this hour. kelley: randy, a police officer has remained here at the scene overnight. authorities continue to investigate exactly what happened here last night. we can tell you police received a call around 9:40 reporting a trauma victim on alpine street. a three-year-old child was taken from the home by ambulance to boston medical center. boston police are not releasing any details about exactly what happened. unfortunately we do not know how the child doing this morning. reporting live in roxbury, i'm 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
6:06 am
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 speeding into a sharp curve when 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
6:07 am
disabilities in great barrington, was raided this weekend. the four staffers are charged with assaulting students at the school. a fifth worker is accused of obstruction. all are expected to be arraigned today. the mattapan massacre case heads to the supreme court today. 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 wanting to know if they were influenced by the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary as they deliberated in december of 2012. the d.a. say the letters are intimidating jury members. and she wants him banned from communicating with the panel. are asking for help stop a dangerous trend. they say there have been several incidents where someone threw small engine parts out of a moving vehicle into oncoming traffic. the objects have also been thrown at parked cars and homes. no one has been hurt. but there has been damage reported.
6:08 am
morning after a ski lift accident in new hampshire. police say two lift chairs collided at granite gorge in 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 leads. 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
6:09 am
infected in more than 11 states. all of them got the virus outside the country. the lefebvre family of new hampshire is cancelling their trip to st. thomas because amanda is pregnant. zika has been linked to severe birth defects. they're disappointed but say the airline was very accomodating. >> 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: 6:09 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 against a group of poachers already wanted by police.
6:10 am
the new upgrade in boston. erika? erika: breaking overnight. a woman is seriously hurt after being hit by a car in boston. this was the scene around 2:00 this morning on mass ave. at boston street. cindy? cindy: are you ready for another warm almost spring-like day. sure doesn't feel like february out there. how long these warm temperatures are sticking around plus our rain. that's ahead. first take a look at the temperatures as you're heading out the door right now. it's in the mid 40's in boston. upper 40's in plymouth. a little bit cooler right around 30 degrees as you're heading out
6:11 am
a family trip's not easy to afford them. what did marco rubio do? he put $22,000x in personal expenses onv a republican party x credit card. rubio's bad judgment caused a scandal pnand for five years rubio refused to releasep the credit card records. marco rubio: skipping major votes... all over the place on immigration... bad judgment. he's just not ready to be president. right to rise usa is responsible
6:12 am
meet the new, 3rd generation nest learning thermostat. it's proven to save energy. and you could get a $100 rebate from your energy company. learn more at nchoose wegmans family pack 1,2,3 you can save 30% or more. nfrom the freshest fruits & veggies to the juiciest chicken & meats. nlet us help you find that perfect balance of size & savings. how can you save 30% or more? sfx: finger snap wegmans family pack. r
6:13 am
>> we are the third graders at woburn memorial school in southborough. >> good morning, "eyeopener."
6:14 am
you're going to get hurt there. these kids couldn't be any more excited for their weather lesson with cindy. good morning to everybody in southborough. emily: a lot of energy there. cindy: it's hard to tell by looking at that, but the entire time we were talking about weather, they were into it, engage, and they saved all of that excitement for that moment right there. kevin: were you teaching them weather? cindy: weather school is very exciting. emily: of course, we would love to see your wake-up call. just go to the front page of and upload it in the u-local section of our website. cindy: i think a lot of people were dancing in the streets yesterday. neighbors out. a lot of people i haven't seen in a while. everybody enjoying the weather. incredible. emily: it continues? cindy: it does. take a look. february 1. average high is in the mid 30's. we were in the mid 50's yesterday. upper 50's today and right through wednesday above average temperatures sticking around.
6:15 am
that's been the theme. december and january. both above normal. when you put those two months together, the average temperature higher than any other in history. at least on record for boston. so number one there setting another record here with the warm temperatures. you can see how mild it is out the door this morning. typically on may 1 an average low temperature for boston is about 45. about where we are this morning. 46 degrees in town. beverly is in the mid 40's. mid 40's on the cape. plymouth 48. worcester 42. a few spots running closer to 30. orange back up toward nashua, new hampshire. you can see the wind kicking up through the southwest. you'll notice the breeze today. it is feeding up all of this mild air from the south. you can see 50 in new york city. even warmer south of there. and that's the air mass that is coming out ahead of this frontal boundary. this front is going to cross our area this evening. as it does so, there might be a spot shower. other than that, just clouds and sunshine today but notice out toward the four corners region, you see this? this is snow around the denver area. that will develop into quite a
6:16 am
midwest through tomorrow. blizzard warning up for the northwestern part of iowa. this will be a pretty powerful storm. it will approach us on wednesday. we're going to be ahead of it on the warm side so it will bring us rain. today near record warm temperatures. 58 is the forecast in boston. the record is in the mid 60's. low 60's is the record in worcester. so i don't think we'll quite get to records today but a very spring-like afternoon indeed with temperatures in the upper 50's. could make a run toward 60 degrees in taunton today. that southwesterly wind is coming in off the ocean for the cape. so it's a little cooler for you. notice by mid afternoon, it's pretty quiet. there will just be clouds overhead. by this evening one or two showers may develop along that cold front down on the south coast and the cape. then the front passes by. the skies clear out. temperatures tonight are down in the 20's to around 30 degrees. it's a quiet one for tomorrow. ground hog day with high pressure in control. a break in the action tomorrow. lots of sunshine. down in the 40's. as we hit wednesday that storm approaches from the west.
6:17 am
then the rain gets heavier as we head toward lunchtime and especially the afternoon. can't even rule out some thunder. strong gusty winds out of the south and west as well. evening. probably getting about an inch many areas. we clear it out thursday. and then as we head toward friday, down in the 30's with high pressure nose inning but a along that front. right now it looks like that will be too far off shore to have any impacts on our area. we'll of course, "watch the track on that. right now it looks like a quiet but colder pattern heading into next weekend. imagine that. we're down in the 30's here in february. kevin: we're not complaining. my kids are complaining. where is all the snow? they want some days off from school. they want daddy to shovel. cindy: winter is not over yet. there's still time. kevin: we'll keep an eye on it out there. right now the roads are getting busier. that's for sure. here's a live shot of route 1. coming down through that saugus spot. you probably know it well coming through the lynnefield park way
6:18 am
up to the north 495 southbound we've got a crash here by 93 in andover stretch. looks like it's not really affecting 495 itself but 93 slowdowns through 495 down into the wilmington stretch. in fact it looks like pockets most of the way down to the city. take you about 40 minutes now. andover right down to that lower deck. now over on route 3, our friends are getting busier after 495 through 129. we're okay into billerica and beyond. south of town the expressway is 30 minutes braintree up to the o'neill tunnel. that has 93 north back into randolph. 24 brake lights out of the stoughton stretch. we'll call it from route 27 on up to 93 about ten minutes. if you're taking the trains all lines have been running on time all morning long. randy. randy: thank you, k.b. 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 colleague's life. but the 37-year-old pilot died
6:19 am
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 helping eisenhauer dispose of the girl's body. 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. the january jobs report due out on friday. general motors is kicking into gear to get self-driving cars onto the road. the company has created a team with this specific goal. other companies, including google, are also working to get
6:20 am
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: 20 minutes after 6:00. a big win by m.i.t. engineering students. for the right to build a hyperloop to move pods of people 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
6:21 am
speeds of roughly 700 m.p.h. that could get you there. emily: how would you feel afterwards though? randy: thankful for missing the drive. emily: still ahead to tewksbury. randy: you have to see this. the creative way one boy pulled out a chomper, in eyepoppers. erika? erika: new at 6:30. 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
6:22 am
pwhat would you do with five minutes to kill, and a smart phone? check the scores. probably post a pic. text a friend. phow about register to vote? really? you can. five minutes online and a massachusetts drivers license is all it takes to register so you can vote for our next president. go to it's that easy. done. i just registered. that was easy.
6:23 am
winter is hard on your nose. r from first sniffles to endless runny noses. puffs plus lotion is soft. they help soothe irritation by locking in moisture better pso you can face winter happily. t a nose in need deserves puffs indeed. p and try puffs softpack today. morning. the first morning of february where an average high 30's. we're starting out in the mid 40's in boston right now heading temperatures today. so it will be a warm start to this brand new month. you can see a lot of upper 40's from plymouth, marshfield all
6:24 am
a little colder out toward nashua and back toward orange where it is near the freezing mark this morning. it's a breezy, warm day. just a slight chance of a spot shower down along the south coast and the cape by this evening. otherwise cooler tomorrow but dry with sunshine for ground hog day. we have a wind-swept soaking rain on the way for wednesday. emily. emily: cindy, thank you. 6:25. time for eye poppers. erika starting us out with some serious style this morning. arrive in san jose ahead of this weekend's big game. but it wasn't without a fashion statement. panthers' quarterback cam newton zebra-striped pants as he stepped off the plane yesterday. emily: that is bold. erika: they're versace, about $850 pants there. they look stretchy so maybe comfortable for the plane. the pants are hard to miss. maybe they'll frighten the other
6:25 am
emily: totally. (screaming and excited) 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! he was psyched about it. there. that is a future m.i.t. grad. right? that's the key. emily: i think he could get extra from the tooth fairy, right. points for creativity. randy: absolutely. 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
6:26 am
pbuilding a better bank starts with looking at something old, like this... and saying, "really?" pso capital one built something new - caf\s. pwhere you can unwind with free wi-fi and banking advice, without all the mumbo jumbo. pfree checking accounts. no minimums, fees or gimmicks. pand a top-rated banking app that lets you handle pyour financial needs... right here. that's banking reimagined. what's in your wallet? >> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: all eyes on iowa today. and it could come down to the wire. what could drive caucus voters in the final moments.
6:27 am
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: 6:30 monday morning. sky 5 live here over one of the problems we're dealing with this morning. kevin will be following up on this. thank you so much for joining us. good morning. i'm randy price. emily: and i'm emily riemer along with cindy. kevin in for olessa stepanova this morning. kevin: we had a serious pedestrian accident over there. it's columbia road by mass avenue. emily: you'll get to all that. as you're getting dressed this morning, this is going to be weird. it's february. randy: get your flip flops. cindy: don't dress for february. dress for like april or maybe may.
6:28 am
we've hit a milestone with the sunrise. it's before 7:00 a.m. now. look at that. the sun is up at 6:58. a month from now, march 1, it will be up at 6:19. those sunrises are getting earlier. look at the temperatures right now. 40's to around 50 degrees at this early hour. 48 in marshfield right now. boston, beverly, 46. it's 42 in the worcester area. so it's a very mild start. the kids at the bus stop may want a light jacket or a sweat shirt this morning. i'm sure they'll be shedding it this afternoon. breezy, warm getting off the bus in the upper 50's today. now there are some patchy clouds out there. these are mid- and high-level clouds. should make for a colorful sunrise this morning. off to the west we do have a cold front with a few showers. a lot of these are falling apart. maybe a spot isolated shower late in the day or this evening down along the south coast and the cape. that's about it. the temperatures hit 50 by 10:00 a.m. then your lunch hour, mid 50's making a run close to 60 degrees today in some towns. should get there around taunton. 58 boston. 52 worcester.
6:29 am
valley as well. it's a warm day but not setting any records likely for today. all right. let's get you out to the roads and get you updated on that situation out there. kevin. kevin: we have sky 5 over the scene here. this is columbia road here right at the intersection of mass avenue. overnight accident involving a pedestrian struck. still a very active scene. it has columbia road still shut down here from 93 over towards mass avenue in boston street. and the ramp from 93 southbound the expressway to columbia road is still shut down as well. we'll go to the maps here. the expressway southbound. there you see you've got a ramp to columbia road shutdown. northbound all filled in. take you about 30 minutes now to get from braintree up to the o'neill tunnel. 24 brake lights now through 139. 95 getting a little busier approaching 128 in canton. up to the north 495 southbound. a crash being cleared here by route 93. never really caused any problems but 93 is getting a little better through 495.
6:30 am
the city. emily. emily: thank you. some of the stories we're following right now on the eye. 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. police say it likely happened on another street and the victim was dragged to mass avenue near columbia road. kevin was talking about that. it happened just before 2:00 a.m. that victim was taken to boston medical center and state police say she may not survive. 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
6:31 am
hold a meeting after that facebook post went viral. the post allegedly made on a firefighter's personal facebook account. it calls the overdose-reversing drug narcan "the worst drug ever created." the post suggests letting overdose victims die. after reading that post, people flooded the fire 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 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. "our first responders take their jobs very seriously. we have a mission to protect and save lives.
6:32 am
message than that." we reached out to him but we have not received a comment. it's not confirmed that the firefighter actually posted the message. we are told he is still on the job this morning. live in weymouth, frank holland, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: 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. 6:35. 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. later on this morning, these women will be at this worcester courthouse facing several charges in connection to that
6:33 am
the weekend. and natasha riley-murphy lived in the squalid home on king street with their children, ages 6, 5, and 3. those are not their children but those children were found there. police say the home is infested with mice, animal feces, and garbage. 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 bring you the very latest updates from up side that courthouse. we'll be in there later this morning. 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 so it would seem. emily: the hiding 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.
6:34 am
weeknights at 7:00, a brand new year, a brand new newscast. local journalists going deeper into the big stories of the day
6:35 am
kevin: good morning, everybody. welcome back to the "eyeopener." i'm kevin brennan. checking your roadways this morning. normal commute especially on the expressway. southbound though that ramp to columbia road is shut down due to police activity. i'll have more on that in just a bit. cindy fitzgibbon, break out the shorts and t-shirts today. cindy: maybe not that far but it will be a warm one. 46 degrees in boston right now with a gusty southwesterly breeze. look at the light on the horizon already. the sun up before 7:00 a.m. we are going to see partly sunny skies today. temperatures in the upper 50's. about 25 degrees above normal for this time of year in some towns. cooler tomorrow but dry with sunshine for ground hog day and then a wind-swept soaking rain on the way for wednesday. 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
6:36 am
a group of nuns from st. mary's, happened to be out saturday and heard goldman's >> 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: breaking details just coming in after a woman was hit by a driver in boston. why police are now dealing with two crime scenes. and history made in israel. the change on the way at the western wall. plus these two are setting up a camera that will catch a sheriff doing some unusual moves.
6:37 am
dude, dude, dude. this is bad. zi think we're stuck. p we're going to have to talk to each other or something. nooo. x i don't like this elevator. r (group surprised and laughter) how did that feel? was it fun being stuck? i do not like getting stuck! so, the nissan leaf s only gets 84 miles on a charge. but the 2016 chevy volt gets an estimated 400 miles or more r on a full charge and a full tank of gas. woah! how's that for
6:38 am
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 weymouth, roxbury, and worcester. emily: but first, take a look at this. as we get ready for another really warm day, one year ago we were getting ready for our
6:39 am
endless winter. cindy does remember this well. that. cindy: two of four major storms weeks' time. we called that one the ground hog day storm. then there were two more all between, you know, valentine's day and the end of january. it was rough. randy: it was a nightmare. cindy: that was so last year. we're going to be up near 60 degrees today so quite a difference but i am watching a storm that is coming out of the fowrn corners region. this is going to produce a lot of wintery weather through the rockies and the plains and the midwest. blizzard warning now for northwest iowa. you can see there's going to be snow north of chicago as well. this storm tracks toward us on wednesday. but look at our temperatures here by wednesday. yeah, in the 50's so it's going to bring in a lot of warm air as its tracks to our west. we'll see rain from that and these above average temperatures. they're sticking around. we should be in the mid 30's for highs this time of year. we're about 10 degrees warmer than that now in boston.
6:40 am
it's 42 worcester. you can see some mid 40's on the cape. and look at your 12-hour forecast. we jump up over 50 by about 10:00 this morning. mid to upper 50's here into the afternoon. sun will be mixed with clouds. it's basically a partly sunny breezy day with a southwesterly wind here that's coming out ahead of the frontal boundary. patchy clouds this morning. there are showers west of al bane. these are associated with a cold front. out ahead of it we're getting that mild air. the front will cross as we head toward this evening. at that time, we could see a couple of showers as it's pretty quiet through 3:00 this afternoon. and by this evening, one or two little isolated showers may develop here on the south coast and the cape. then that's it. we clear it out overnight behind the front. instead of the 50's we're down in the 40's. kiehler but lots of sunshine for ground hog day. it's a wind-swept soaking rain as that system comes in on wednesday. take a look at some of these rainfall totals. we could be talking about more than an inch of rain on wednesday. brennan. kevin: we're looking pretty good.
6:41 am
the leverett downramp is full and the tobin bridge solid out of chelsea and getting up and over the bridge itself. south of town the expressway is many. >> ed out of the split up the columbia road. a 30-minute ride for you there. southbound the ramp to columbia road is shut down. we have pretty police activity on columbia road. columbia road itself shut down from 93 over towards mass avenue for a while longer. now farther south, you're looking pretty good. route 3 delays in weymouth. 24 not too bad as well as 95. out to the west the mass pike busiest from route 9 on over into west newton. take you about 24 minutes. up to the north, 93 busy. 125 down to the study. feel. got a disabled blocking the ramp randy. snend thank you. this. we have new information just come in on the breaking news we've been following in boston. state police now say that a woman found under a vehicle near
6:42 am
on kneeland street in chinatown and likely dragged all the way to that second location. this happened around 2:00 this morning. the victim was taken to boston medical center. state police say that she is not expected to survive. we're bringing you more information as we get it here on the "eyeopener." today voters in the hawkeye state are casting the critical "first in the nation" ballots in emily: newscenter 5's erika tarantal has what to expect from today's caucuses. emily: emily, randy, for the candidates, it's all about getting supporters to show up to the caucuses, the public meetings voters must attend to make their picks. >> i think a lot of people going to make that decision when neighbors. erika: at the caucuses democrats cast their votes in public. republicans use a secret ballot. p.m. in iowa; that's 8:00 p.m. right now polls show hillary clinton and bernie sanders neck donald trump still out front on volunteers from all over the country are in iowa helping
6:43 am
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 presidential candidates return to the granite state this week. they'll attend a debate thursday night at the university of new hampshire. the msnbc debate will take place less than a week before the new hampshire primary. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley are all expected to attend. kelley: boston police remain inside this roxbury home after a three-year-old was rushed to the hospital suffering from trauma last night. boston police got the call around 9:40 last night that there was a trauma victim inside the home on alpine street. the three-year-old was taken by ambulance to boston medical center. boston police have not released any information about exactly what happened here. at this hour we do not know the child's condition.
6:44 am
wcvb, newscenter 5. frank: a controversial social media post about overdose patients and narcan allegedly made by a firefighter is now under investigation here in 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. 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 be inside this worcester courthouse. this is only part of the story. on friday police executed a
6:45 am
street. the upstairs apartment was found to be a disaster-- to put it mildly. police say the mice-infested apartment was covered in large amounts of trash and animal feces. 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. more details as the morning progresses. live in worcester, doug meehan, 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. 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
6:46 am
a woman inside the apartment told police martins had jumped out of a bathroom window. but police found him behind a shower curtain. randy: local plow teams make their way back to boston after digging out the nation's capital. 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 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
6:47 am
the emergency brakes. eight people were killed and more than 200 were injured in the crash. 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 night against the orlando magic. the c's on fire in the first quarter. but the magic caught up, tying it at the end of the third.
6:48 am
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. emily: we've seen the dancing principal. how about the dancing deputy? colorado's tony scherb busted a move to the "watch me" in the elevator on his last day. he had been with the force for 29 years.
6:49 am
style. randy: she joins in. emily: there we go. note. you know? kevin: and in an orange shirt. kevin: all right. shape. morning. your normal delays downtown. leverett down ramp full. tobin bridge all the way back on the chelsea side. let's go south of town. the expressway, you're jammed out at split at the columbia road. 31 minutes southbound the ramp to columbia road shut down for police activity. in fact, columbia road shut down from 93 all the way over to mass avenue for that police activity. route 3 is back into hingham. 24 back into avon. 128 north getting busier now dedham on up towards the mass pike. 128 southbound. you have the slowdowns coming out of lynnefield down to a disabled by route 38. 93 is picking up a crash northbound by 128. southbound delays from 125 down
6:50 am
take you about 33 minutes. if you're taking the trains all lines are running on time. the city looking pretty good in the weather department. cindy: the sunrise is fantastic. look at this picture. just got this in via twitter from kathleen. gorgeous, colorful sunrise for sure. you can see a few clouds overhead in boston as well. it is warm though to start out. 46 degrees right now. at the busy south-southwesterly wind. upper 40's in plymouth. 42 out the door in worcester. temperatures coming up into the lower 50's here by late morning. mid to upper 50's this afternoon no records today. but it will be warm nonetheless. we're making a run toward 60 degrees in taunton. we'd have to get to 66 to set a record at boston. 61 in worcester. that's not likely happening today. this cold front though is approaching. it will cloud us over this afternoon. and by about 5:00 or 6:00 there might be one or two showers here down along the south coast and the cape. we'll clear it out tonight. 20's and 30's out the door tomorrow morning. tomorrow is a quiet day. and then the rain comes in on wednesday. big storm system coming in from
6:51 am
going to make showers for the morning commute on wednesday. the real heavy rain comes in lunchtime through the afternoon. going to be some downpours this. thunder. rain out of this. it's out of here on thursday. the temperature trend is down. we're going to be back down in the 30's friday and next weekend but that is (coughing. this (normal for this time of emily: okay, fine. have flonase allergy relief nasal spray. this changes everything. flonase is the 24 hour relief that outperforms the #1 non-drowsy allergy pill. when we breathe in allergens, our bodies react by over-producing six key inflammatory substances that cause our symptoms. most allergy pills only control one substance, flonase controls six. and six is greater than one. so go ahead, inhale life, excite your senses, seize the day and the night.
6:52 am
6:53 am
6:54 am
6:55 am
6:56 am
6:57 am
6:59 am


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on