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not in danger of being hit by the flames because they were able to safely get him out. god going. 60 people in 24 -- got going. 60 people living in 24 units. awoken. them out. the chief says it was roaring got here. >> on scene, we had heavy fire on the third floor of this apartment building -- it quickly extended. you know, the fire spread control it. it required four alarms to get enough manpower to contain the safely. jack: they did that and were able to stop the fire. they are assessing the damage right now. erika: thank you.
s going to be an issue for the afternoon commute. cindy with a closer look at the timing of all of this. cindy: good afternoon. we have had some rain, some parts of northern worcester county, southern new hampshire. all of that taking the form of southern -- rain. most of it along the mass pike. chooses not seen much of it. boston south, mid and upper-40' s. in raleigh, north carolina, and that warm air mass is feeding in a head of the frontal boundary, temperatures will climb. we will be warmer at midnight tonight than it is right now. the warmth is coming in, but it rain. the intensity starts to increase and through the evening commute
we have the potential for also the potential for a little starts to clear out. we would talk about how much to expect and take you through the rest of the weekend into the weekend coming up. emily: sounds good. thank you. now commitment 2016 -- donald in iowa, claiming ted cruz stole the caucus win. trump posted several tweets this morning claiming cruz put out a release that said gop contender ben carson was dropping out of the race, urging caucus voters to give their support to cruz. he also claims cruz sent out voter violation certificates to thousands of voters. he went on to tweet this -- "either a new election should take place, or cruz results nullified." so far, the cruz camp has not responded. erika: another gop contender is out of the race. senator rand paul has suspended his presidential bid. but the rest of the gop field is stumping in new hampshire. newscenter 5' s kelley tuthill is live there. and kelley, a busy morning for
kelley: it sure is. just about all of those candidates making their way around the state -- all except one. republican front-runner donald trump headed to arkansas after picking up the endorsement of former senator scott brown in new hampshire last night. trump took to twitter to call for a do-over of the iowa caucuses, accusing the winner, senator ted cruz, of fraud. cruz held a town hall in henniker. senator cruz: you want to know how we shocked, all the pundits, the media in iowa? we had people that did not just show up, they brought nine other people. kelley: buoyed by his third-place iowa finish, senator marco rubio made his case to voters in bow. sen. rubio: i give us the best chance to win. if you don' t believe me, ask a democrat. they do not want to run against me. of all the republicans in the race, they know if i' m our nominee, they lose. kelley: the republican field got smaller with kentucky senator
leaving the race. senator rubio: he' s a true believer on issues of limited government and the liberty issue, and i respect him for it, and i thought he ran a good race. kelley: it is a busy day in new hampshire, as you said. the first event started at 8:00 in the morning, and the last one on all of the candidates calendar starts tonight at 9:00 p.m. erika: thank you. and the republican candidates meet for their final debate before the new hampshire primary. it happens right here on channel 5 saturday night. our live coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. the race in new hampshire is that much more important for both hillary clinton and bernie sanders on the democrat side after clinton' s razor-thin victory in iowa. clinton is in the granite state right now. she just wrapped up an event with the boys and girls club in derry. in just over an hour, she' ll be holding a second event in dover. and last night bernie sanders held a get-out-the-vote rally in keene. the latest polls give the
new hampshire, but clinton has pulled out a surprise victory there before in 2008. bernie sanders and hillary clinton will face-off in new hampshire tomorrow night for a debate their final showdown in before the primary next tuesday. emily: new at noon, a milton man is now charged with rape after an alleged assault on the bridgewater state university campus. the plymouth county da' s office says a grand jury indicted musa sandi on one count of rape today. the female victim says sandi assaulted her at on-campus apartment back in october. sandi is free on bond. no word on when he' ll be back in court. right now, a sentencing hearing is underway for a driver accused of fueling a deadly crash. antoinette antonio is live. and tonight: we just received -- and 20: we just received -- antoinette: we just received a sentence -- one year in jail and 2000 hours of community service
2013. this came after an emotional day, and emotional morning, including victim impact statements, including a the deal from the most severely impacted victim' s family. 20-year-old nicholas pop that up list walked into the room this morning. he was found guilty for causing the crash that injured several people. that included a man in the car that he had on jamaica plains arbor way. kevin is now confined to a wheelchair. he is a father of three. he cannot walk, talk, or eat because of his injuries. his youngest on -- youngest son was just eight weeks old at the time of the crash. they were leaving the courtroom as the heartbreaking video statement was shown, including clips of jason before he was injured pair we also heard from the mother of a passenger in the car and the teenager suffered a traumatic brain injury and can never -- no longer walk.
had asked that he served jail time as well as community service related to victims of traumatic brain injuries. once again, the breaking news -- the news we got a couple of minutes ago -- he will serve one year in jail and has been ordered to 2000 hours of community service. ll hear from those victims later on today on newscenter 5. that is the latest. wcvb newscenter 5. erika: thank you. in just hours, the longtime girlfriend of convicted mobster james "whitey" bulger heads back catherine greig is expected to plead guilty to contempt she' s accused of refusing to give information about people who helped bulger during his 16 years on the run. greig is already serving 8 years for helping him avoid capture. emily: new at noon, the red sox confirm a popular bar across the street from fenway park will not who' s on first has been closed since an mbta conductor was shot and killed outside the bar
prosecutors say the alleged shooter and another man got into a fight and started firing weapons at each other on yawkey way. 29-year-old jephthe chery was struck and killed. right now, two investigations are underway into the death of a roxbury boy after he was rushed to the hospital. boston police and the department of children and families are both looking into what happened, -- happened before three-year-old kenai whyte was taken to the hospital sunday with traumatic injuries. dcf says they spoke with a caretaker two days before the incident. that person claimed the boy was clean and well-fed. so far, no charges have been filed. erika: bill cosby is in a pennsylvania court for a second day trying to get the criminal sex assault case against him thrown out. a decision could come as early as today. lawyers for cosby argue he has immunity due to an agreement with a previous district attorney. that former d.a. testified tuesday. he did agree not to prosecute cosby in exchange for testimony , but never put it in writing over cosby'
the current d.a. argues any past agreement would need to be in writing for charges to be dismissed. prosecutors are dropping the case against three men linked to a case involving the shooting of a high school student because of a lack of evidence. police say the suspects were spotted leaving the roxbury apartment belonging to former english high dean, shaun harrison is charged with shooting the teenager in the head over drugs. the teen survived. harrison faces trial in may. emily: a local town is warning parents now about whooping three fifth graders in norwell have been diagnosed. s two different elementary schools. it is not recommended that classmates take antibiotics. but parents are urged to watch for symptoms, including prolonged cough and vomiting. boston public schools are cancelling international field trips to countries impacted by the mosquito-borne illness. --
school leaders saying they just can' t risk the dangerous consequences. the zika virus has been spreading rapidly in south america. in a memo obtained by the boston herald, boston' s assistant superintendent says they' ll work with schools to cancel trips to any impacted regions. erika: an update right now on the helicopter crash that killed 12 u.s. marines including a massachusetts man. the marine corps says trace elements of dna were found during search and rescue operations off the coast of hawaii. the dna identified some of the victims. it' s not clear which ones. 23-year-old marine corporal christopher orlando of hingham was on one of the choppers that crashed last month. right now, authorities say one person has died after a plane ripped open in mid-air. a body was found in mogadishu, where the plane departed. sources tell cnn the body likely fell from the plane, after a hole was blown into it. there' s no sign of criminal action. passengers on the flight say they heard a loud bang, and saw smoke before the cabin de-pressurized.
passengers getting a close look at a hole in the fuselage, with the metal torn back. >> suggests that it was a bomb of some sign -- some size. erika: some aviation experts believe a bomb would have but security leaders say it groups to see what brings down a jetliner. a dramatic escape from a burning home. girl was forced to make. emily: and it was a blizzard in the form that storm is taking as it makes its way here. cindy: your forecast.
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watching newscenter 5 at noon. erika: two senior military leaders say women should be required to register for the draft. the recommendation comes after the defense department lifted bans on combat jobs for women. the marine corps commandant told a senate hearing all physically fit americans should register for the draft. the army chief of staff agreed. right now only men between the ages of 18 and 26 living in the
selective service system. they could be called into service in the event a draft is re-established. emily: payroll figures just released show the number of salaries is up 25%. more than 13,000 employees made that' s about 10% of all workers on the state pay roll, according to "the globe." the state' s highest paid employee is the umass men' s basketball coach who made over a , million dollars in salary and other compensation last year. erika: another blow for boston-based draftkings. the fantasy sports company says it will end operations in hawaii. last week, that state' s attorney general ruled the games offered by draftkings and rival, fanduel, are illegal gambling. in a statement, the company said they disagree with the ruling and hope to work with lawmakers in hawaii to return to the state. erika: new trouble for chipotle. the company says a federal criminal probe linked to a food-safety incident at a california restaurant is now national.
focus on what headquarters knew about conditions at restaurants around the country. chipotle shares dipped 7% yesterday after the announcement. emily: gas prices are down again. triple-a reports the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is now a dollar and 78 cents. the average price for the boston according to gasbuddies.com. around $30 in the past 19 ramped up production by the u.s. and opec led to an oversupply. american airlines is bringing t had re talking cookies and pretzels for passengers in the you' flights by april, and later this month on trans-continental airline companies have been posting record profits recently due to lower oil prices and strong travel demand. erika: a powerful blizzard
shutting down roads and closing schools -- the same system spawning tornadoes down south cindy: and now that same system but not in the same form. take a look. cindy: several tornadoes hit in the south, tearing across mississippi, causing injuries and property damage at a community college campus. the summer-like severe weather across several southern states. in nashville, gusty winds threatened construction sites. and on the other side of the powerful storm system, bluster from a blizzard. >> it got bad quick. cindy: white out conditions closing highways from colorado to the dakotas. minnesota because of the dangerous conditions trucks were in the ditch and cars were getting stuck. >> it was obvious he wasn' t familiar with driving in the deep snow, and i knew it would be a little push.
expected in wisconsin, some hour. salt trucks in milwaukee and chicago, preparing for the worst. and from the roads to the skies. airline hubs from denver to chicago dealing with thousands of cancellations and delays. >> we' ll keep fingers crossed and hope it' s not delayed too much longer. cindy: before another storm system hits the west just days from now. into canada, so the cold air in north and the west. we are getting into some it has been light. under 1/10 of an inch in worcester, about one-third in orange. as we move forward into the overnight hours, the intensity of the rain will wrap up, and the impacts will as well as you will be gone by tomorrow morning. 46 degrees.
went is picking up out of the southeast, over 20. dusting close to 30 miles south of boston, bringing up warmer temp just. close to 50 in plymouth right now. still some 30' s, but everyone above freezing right now. hartford, 50 degrees already. down the coast even further, it gets warmer. charleston, 59. 70 in raleigh. that warm air will be funneled northward and driven up by the wind as the area of low pressure shifts into canada. the wind will wrap up. we will be gusting up to 30, 40 miles an hour. here is a shot as the get close to midnight. the wind gusts could be closer to 50 miles per hour on the cake. -- cape. the 6:00 this evening, we are in the 50' s, and by night, we are in the upper-50' s. 58, perhaps, in boston.
-- close to a record high for the day. the record is 59. 60 in worcester. you see everything on the lighter side moving in from the south and the west. letter showers here on the north shore. gloucester, newburyport, worcester county, things are like right now, but you will notice we fill in the rain. the yellow indicating possible downpours. those will be moving through during the evening commute, especially south of boston. as the storm gets closer through midnight, there could be a rumble of thunder, especially on the south coast of the cape, the islands, when the front is pushing through it the last of the showers are exiting -- and the last of the showers are exiting tomorrow morning. before the heavier downpours, there could locally be one inch or one inch and a half of rain. we will start tomorrow in the 50' s. throughout the day we hold it close to 50 degrees with some
the front is off shore, but not that far. we will have to keep a close eye on it thursday night into friday. especially in eastern massachusetts -- watch the area of low pressure. close shave on the cape and southeastern massachusetts. we might see mixed rain and snow transition to all snow first thing friday morning, and the could be minor accumulation as well. we dry things out for the weekend. the weekend gets colder, but drive. tuesday. it is possible. we watch the area develop close and it looks like with enough cold air there could be some snow, but the track will determine how much and if we see a change over to rank it quite a bit to watch in the days ahead. emily? emily: cindy, thank you. these intense flames trapping a little girl forcing her to make , a desperate choice. luckily she had some heroic help , on her side. nine-year-old sofya doroshenko was home alone in her new jersey apartment when the fire broke out.
building leaving her with one choice, the third floor balcony. so, with three police officers waiting below, she took a leap of faith. sofya: i did not know what to do -- i just jumped. >> she was the most brave little kid i ever met. emily: sofya' s family lost almost everything in the fire. but they' re just thankful for the bravery that saved her life. erika: thank goodness.
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accepted. you can almost see -- erika: it was about to fall apart. we have rain on the way. cindy: it has been light, but the intensity will pick up, and the temperatures warm overnight. it' ll be in the 50' s when you wake up, but the rain will be moving out. friday, on the cape, the chance for snow, and then tuesday, everyone, a little bit of snow. the american people can't afford to wait for ideas thatr sound good on paper... but will never make itr in the real world. the grandmother who has tot choose between paying for mediciner and paying rent... t can't wait. the single mom whop desperately needs a raise... t can't wait. the student with ap mountain of debt can't wait. we can make real progress, right now for people