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hitting two people under the car. ed: jack harper has the breaking details. reporter: the driver used to live in chinatown. we were told she was visiting friends when the accident happened at 2:00 in the morning. two people were hit and an absolutely terrible accident. the couple that was hit there included a 56-year-old man who went down and according to the prosecutor they were listed in stable condition. the woman he was with was dragged 3.3 miles under the car, under this woman's car. she was in court and covered her face. she was cuffed by her attorney and had a coat over her head. on the way out the attorney said she denies initially hitting the couple. impact. there was another car in front of her so it is possible the other car hit these two
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the other woman was dragged by my client's car. reporter: the defendant is being held on $5,000 bail because according to her attorney she was indigent and not able to post the bail. the woman according to the prosecutor is improving somewhat, but still in critical condition. they were able to save her arms. there were indications that she may lose her arms. they believe they can save those. extremely critical conditions and the investigation continues. wcvb newscenter 5. ed: a firefighter success spended after making an inappropriate facebook post regarding open -- opioids and narcan. >> here are the details. reporter: effective immediately he is suspended for 90 days without pay. the fire chief says he has been with the fire department for several years and he has a
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do not reflect their mission to protect and save lives. the statement on facebook posted over the weekend calling narcan the worst drug ever created and suggested letting addicts die. the irony is he was a state leader in bringing out reach programs about drug addiction into part of the response process. they are 35th in the state for opioid deaths per cap tau. there were 180 over doses. he admitted to posting the comments and he is regretful. they hope it is a lesson to all who serve the town. >> be sensitive about what you put on social media. that's first and foremost. sthat's one of the more significant take aways. >> when he returns he will bow reassigned to a desk job where he will undergo counseling and new training. this whole incident has
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every town employee will under go social media training. wcvb newscenter 5. >> commitment 2016 and caucus day is here. ed: most of the candidates are in iowa looking to gain any last-minute support. tens of thousands are beginning the process. >> we go live to des moines. phil? reporter: jc, welcome to the middle school in des moines. they are expecting 800 democratic caucus goers in this precinct in this gymnasium. another 300 to 500 caucusing at the same time. we realized quickly that every vote counts. >> at the drake diner big portions of eggs and bacon and all with a side of politics. >> we are talking about two
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proposals. >> she has been trying to convince anyone who willisen to vote her way. and with good reason. there are so many people here who are undecided. >> you are not sure if you will caucus, right? it depends on if you can get there? do you think you can get there or no? >> i would like to try. reporter: if he gets to a site he has an interesting decision to make. >> you were telling me you were a democrat, but what might happen tonight? >> vote for marco rubio. reporter: they can very well change their minds in the next couple hours. and that is important. 40% of iowa ans can change their mind. the republicans over here in the cafeteria, 300 to 500 and here in the gymnasium they are expecting some 800 democrats to caucus. they will be able to convince each other which can't t candidate is better as they
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much more on the amazing and unique way they do it here in iowa coming up at 6:00. see you then live, for now now live in des moines, wcvb newscenter 5. ed: john kasich is one of several coped debts making stops in the granite state. jeb bush, chris christie will be traveling through new hampshire tonight after they stop in iowa this morning. >> think of me in the depths of your despair ed: adele is making it clear that she does not want donald trump using her songs. the gop front runner took the stage at a rally in iowa to her hit "rolling in the deep." he has been using that and "sky fall" in his pre rally play list. he has not gotten permission and needs to stop using the music. this is not the first time he has had his music pulled. steven tyler asked trump to stop using the classic "dream
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jc: many people got out to enjoy this february warm up that we have. harvey joins us now. now we will be looking to see if it was a record breaker. it was gorgeous. harvey:it was in someplaces like providence. even if it wasn't a record you can enjoy 65 degrees. jc: how can you not in february? february 1st. harvey: how rude. that is awful. how about l.a. at 58? look at vegas at 46. jc: the desert is 46 and we are warmer? i am not in sleeves? it is bizarre. harvey: it is bizarre. 66 new record set. 1989. boston came within a lonely 65. record. hold. it is cooling off.
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dramatically and so much colder that it is a shock, but it is cooler. it is now down to 45 in worcester and 39 in pits field. why is it cooling off? the front has crossed the region. if you are out this evening by about 10:00 we are down to 42 in boston and 38 in worcester. areas north and west will be below freezing. that's certainly a lot different than the way it was most of today. boston will be about 20 degrees cooler than it was today. a little rain is trying to flirt with the south coast of the cape. it may barely nick the cape overnight and we will clear up for tomorrow of the more change is coming for wednesday and the rest of the week. that's coming up in a little while. ed: the zika virus is declared an emergency. reporter: there are fears there could be four million
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america is -- americas in the next year. they convened in an emergency meeting of independent experts to assess that outbreak. the virus is spread by mosquitoes and believed to cause birth defects. the last public emergency was for the ebola outbreak. they learned critical lessons from that deadly crisis. wcvb newscenter 5. jc: a little boy just three years old rushed to the hospital suffering life-threatening trauma. rhondella richardson is live with new details in the investigation. rhondella? reporter: the little boy was rushed out unconscious and very critical. he is suffering what is undisclosed serious injury. the little boy's name is kanai white and the department of children and families had an open case on him before he was injured in his home last night
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and his 5-month-old sister into state custody. police haven't said what happened in the second floor home. >> it breaks my heart. i know they have to get to the bottom of it. reporter: police responded to the home after 9:30 last night. the 3-year-old was transported to boston medical center. no one has been charged, but police and the district attorney say this is a very active investigation. police officers are still inside the home. live in roxbury, rhondella richardson, wcvb newscenter 5. ed: this is video where the middle high school was dismissed early and all activities canceled. police are investigating. lexington also received a row -- robocall threats. ed:take you to plymouth where two people were taken to hospital.
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a post office and neighboring business. the driver of the car and a woman inside the building were hurt and are expected to be okay. jc: a man accused of shooting another man in manchester, name appeared in court. he is charged with first degree assault and possession of a firearm. investigators found a boston man shot in the neck when they were called last thursday. >> he struck him in the face with a hard metal object. a semiautomatic handgun and in parenthesises, pistol whipping and knocking a tooth out. >> he is being held on $60,000 cash bail. ed: police are looking for this piece of art. somebody made off with this framed pencil drawing from the new hampshire institute of art.
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25th and december 12th. the air cyst grew up in somerville. police say they waited this long to ask the public for help because they have run out of leads. jc: gas prices continue to fall. one gallon is $1.81, a 3-cent slide from last week. it is the eighth con consecutive week in decline. ed: we have an addition to tell you about. jc: maria stefanos is joining our team this thursday. she grew up in grove land watching channel 5 and has long wanted to work here. she covered the marathon bombing and the death of senator kennedy and countless storms and championships. maria will anchor newscenter 5 at 10:00 and 11:00 and our knew show at 7:00. ed: new research claiming a
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lower your risk of breath cancer. jc: what younger girls can do to reduce their risk. ed: a police officer pulled over by a civilian. what he did to break the law that she said forced her to do it. jc: and a letter from aaron hernandez from his prison cell.
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>> are you watching newscenter 5 at 5:00. jc: new research, and a diet high in fiber may lower a woman's risk of breast cancer.
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keeps the doctor away. they may have been on to something. mom and dad told you to eat your fruits and veggies. now we know why. it is the fiber. if you are female, listen up. new research out of harvard tell us women who eat more fiber as teens and young adults may have a lower risk of breast cancer later in life. in a group of 45,000 women those who ate more fiber were less likely to end up with breast cancer. there was a 13% decrease in breast cancer risk. scientists think eating more dietary fiber is good for you and might decrease breast cancer risk. this study suggests starting a high fiber diet may make a difference. ed: it has been 13 years since the destruction of the space set tell columbia. columbia broke apart during its re-entry in 2003. columbia was the first of nasa's orbiter fleet.
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improve the concept of a reusable space ship. exterior tiles were damaged in liftoff and the final mission which lead to columbia breaking up over texas as it re-enter -- re-entered. >> the reason i pulled you over today and i am asking you to come over and have a conversation because i saw you since miller drive when you were first jumping on to the palmetto and you were pushing 90 miles an hour. >> really? >> yes. >> this miami woman said the cop was going so fast her car shook when he flew by. she started recording on her cell sphoan -- cell phone and flagged him down. he thought she had some type of an emergency. >> you were speeding. >> i apologize and i will be sure to slow down. >> yeah? >> all right. ed: you may have guessed it and it has gone viral. the miami-dade police department is investigating.
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california lead to a mess on highways. this is state highway 58 on sunday. several accidents reported and one car even flipped over a railing. after the snow stopped there is a concern for icing. it also brought cooler weather and snow to nevada. slick roads caused a 29-vehicle croosh on i-80 along the -- crash on the i-80 along with california. ed: i remember the days it used to snow around here and get cold. you look across the country and there is a big chunk of snow in denver. harvey: if you look where that is headed it is on its way to iowa. it is slow in getting there. ed: it won't disrupt the caucuses in iowa. harvey: i think some could get into western iowa. most isy evaporating before reaching the ground. we have temperature changes underway. ed: of course.
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it will stay that way? we wish. 65 in boston and really it exceeded even all of our estimation as to how warm it was going to become. 65 in boston was one shy. you do see colder air off to north we. a piece of that and not all of it is starting to settle in. it is going to be chillier tonight and tomorrow. even that will still represent temperatures a little above the average. midweek the warmth comes right back up again. this time along with the storm system. so we have already dropped a dozen degrees in boston from the high temperature today. it is a lot cooler off to the north and west. still 50 in nashua and 50 in lawrence. the cape is in the 40s and 50s as well. as you are headed out to work and the kids are headed to
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twenties and low 30sy that time. not too much wind. gentle out of the northwest. tomorrow afternoon in the 40s might make 50, but for the most part we are talking cooler. the front that came through has a little moisture pooling through the southern edge. the only place i can see it reaching the ground is around a jfk air -- airport in new york. maybe a few sprinkles or light rain. high pressure is in control for tomorrow. that's for tomorrow. then the next storm system is on the way. because of the counter clockwise circulation it draws up another wind. late wednesday into wednesday degrees. downpours will be accompanying that particular warm up. here is a closer look showing a touch of rain around
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the clouds will return early on wednesday and then we get the rain. how much rain can we get? probably more in western mass as opposed to eastern mass. we could be under an inch and they could be over an inch. there could be locally heavier amounts because it will come in the form of downpours. tomorrow about 45 degrees. wednesday right back up to 55. later in the day and through a good chunk of the night. as it tracks to the west it draws the warmth and brings the wet weather our way. when that moves off the coast we start to cool off. it will be a gradual process and there may be a small storm and it could bring chilly rains or mix on thursday, thursday night and then chillier weather and right on through the upcoming weekend. the next significant storm after that could occur
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most of the time it should be precipitation free. >> is that a 13 over your harvey: which way? i am a little dizzy. rock the boat -- no that's a different song. ed: we have seen a couple of dancing principals. jc: how about the dancing deputy? jc: too much. he busted a move to the "watch last day. he was with the force for 29 years and he wanted to go out in style, obviously. he is still going. face. that's not the first time he did that in the elevator. jc: i'm sure that's not the first time. february is here and it marks
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ed: still to come, the incredible work of dr. martin luther king, junior. the direct impact he had to boston. jc: and filthy living conditions where children lived in worcester. the two women who answered to a judge today. heather: hmm hmm hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm-hmm p let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together [ cheering ] p
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r counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike t they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] v all come to look for america v all come to look for america all come to look for america i'm bernie sanders,
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jc: today marks the beginning of black history month. ed: right now, his connection to boston and how the city influenced his work maybe less familiar. i have a dream that one day, this nation will rise up. >> before dr. king shared his dream he earned a doctorate
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academic papers, letters, pictures and more are in the king reading room at bu's library. before winning the know pell peace -- the nobel peace prize in 1964 he explained why he donated these important documents. >> it was this university that meant so much to me in terms of formulation of my thinking and the ideas that have guided my life. during that same press conference they explain how studying boston personalism changed his whole life. >> the whole idea philosophically and the philosophical position that guides my theology. >> boston personalism said a person's character and personality was more important than just service to god.
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breakthrough when he becomes an activist. >> for more information on the dr. king reading room and his connection to boston go to wcvb.com. for black history month, frank holland, wcvb newscenter 5. jc: a prison letter from aaron hernandez has the pay free yet -- patriot star back in the headline. ed: the words he has for robert craft and the players he said he was closest to on the team. >> and a gift for a mom whose son died when he was a baby and how she can hear his
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car repairs, home improvements, a family trip ...it'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.
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from boston's news leader this is wcvb newscenter 5 at 5:30. ed: there are two breaking stories at 5:30. this driver is being held on $5,000 bail. it is the driver on the right of the screen and obviously that person right there. she covered her head in court and she denies the allegations and claims another driver did it. prosecutors say she hit a husband and wife outside chinatown overnight. the woman was dragged for three miles down the expressway and may not survive. the man's injuries are not life-threatening. >> the chief says mark karen admits to posting "over dose
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