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before being led away in handcuffs. he was behind the wheel in september 2003 when his vehicle crashed head on into a pick up truck. >> traffic is a little better now than it was 20 minutes or so. the headlights -- wet drive home means a slower ride home. >> never good when you add water. harvey leonard is tracking that and the winter storm watch in effect. >> it fools anything but winter like. we're looking out for this portion of the evening commute because we have a dry slot but if you go south of boston or west you run into rain and some of it is pretty heavy. >> we have a line of downpours now from southern worcester county through connecticut. let's take a look at some of the heavy rain. very close to southbridge. heavy rain going on, right along
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connecticut. further west you have around i-91, some heavy rain bands also moving east and well south of boston, we've got strong rain also falling around south middleboro and moderate there is still a lot of rain. it looks like the heaviest for the most part will be to the stout and very late tonight it temporarily. tomorrow morning's commute looks wettest around the cape and the islands. deeper into the day tomorrow the northwest to southeast but then a second storm, very late tomorrow night and friday morning, looks like it may impact southeastern mass and the cape as it turns colder. cold enough for rain to mix and change to snow and a winter storm watch has been posted for that area. more coming up on that in a while. >> new at 5:30, we're learning more about the death of 5-year-old boy. >> he disappeared for four months in 2013. his body later found in the woods. sarah has new information that was just revealed.
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>> it's been nearly two years since the body of jeremiah oliver was found in a suitcase off the highway. the 5-year-old was reported missing in december of 2013. but by that point he hadn't been three months. >> his mother, elsa, and her boyfriend, were both indicted for kidnapping and assault. but so far, no one has answered for jeremiah's death. now a finalized death certificate shows the medical examiner has ruled the case as a homicide. >> miguel of fitchburg helped to organize search parties when went missing. >> even with a finding of homicide, the death certificate shows how jeremiah was killed could not be determined. she says for him and other volunteers, who searched for the little boy, justice should still be served. >> no matter what it was, it was
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still need to be brought up and justice needs to be done. >> we reached out to the worcester d.a.'s office to see if there are any plans to file new charges along with these new findings. we've not yet heard back. sarah, wcvb, newscenter 5. >> fire damaged a building early this morning. flames sparked at this business and apartment building on west main about 5:00 a.m. the cause is under investigation tonight but everyone did make it out safely. >> payroll figures just released show the number of state workers making a six figure salary is up 25%. more than 13,000 employees made $100,000 or more last year. that's about 10% of all workers on the state's payroll. the state's highest paid employee is the u mass men's basketball coach, kellogg, who made over a million in salary and other compensation last year. >> a scam warning from the irs. taxpayers are being warned to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. the agency warned scammers may
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you trust. their hope is that you will take the bait and offer money, password, social security numbers, if you're the victim of one of these schemes. the irs asks you to report it to >> new action being taken tonight to help the people directly impacted by the water crisis in flint, mish. >> still to come, the move that will help them financially as congressional hearings on the disaster get under way in our nation's capitol. >> an epic battle between two old friends, so who was faster? was it the cheetah or the dog? >> another special day today for little rhode island boy living with terminal cancer. the surprise he got today. traffic. pike. traffic is moving but it's slow because of the wet roads and the rain that's falling. let's go to the maps and find out if we're also having problems on 93. you can see the red, just about
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route 3. upper deck to route 128, westbound on the pike, we're looking at 93 to newton's corner, just over 20 minutes.
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>> congress held its first hearing on the flint, michigan, water crisis. pressing state and local officials for answers. there was outrage over who was not there. the city's former emergency manager, who declined to testify so far -- >> the truth, whole truth, and nothing but the truth. >> frustration boiling over in d.c. >> this is not a third world country.
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and totally wrong. not just inside congressional hearing but also outside. >> we want a new water system. >> where dozens of flint residents made the trip including leanne walters, among the first to raise concerns in flint. >> my home is known as ground zero. >> now she's pleading for help. >> my home used to be a place of comfort and safety. that's been taken from us. >> since flint switched water supplies in 2014, the city's water has been contaminated with toxic levels of lead, leaving thousands exposed, three class-action lawsuits have been filed and an f.b.i. investigation has been launched, and just said the mayor proposed replacing all the city's lead pipes leading to residents' homes. >> we can't get the governor of michigan at this hearing, this is a shame. >> lawmakers are angry that the governor of michigan didn't testify and the former flint emergency manager that he appointed ignored a subpoena
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>> as the hearing was going on, governor did announce he wants to spend $30 million to help the affected residents and pay their water bills. >> two senior military leaders say women should be required to register for draft. the recommendation comes after the defense department lifted bans on combat jobs for women the marine corps told a senate hearing all physically fit americans should register. the army chief-of-staff agreed. right now only men between the ages of 18 and 26 living in the u.s. must register for the selective service system. they could be called into service in the event a draft is reestablished. >> the first cbs opens inside target store. >> we take you inside to see the new concept. >> more confirmation tonight that living a sedentary lifestyle is b.a.d. the added health risk revealed by new research. >> heavy rain now in the western portion of our area. moving eastward toward boston.
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chain is now inside a new target market. cvs opened its first pharmacy inside a target store in charlotte, north carolina. cvs agreed to pay almost $2 billion to acquire the business. all of target's pharmacies are now in the process of being rebranded. patient records from target are being transferred over to cvs. home depot is getting ready for spring. announcing that it's hiring 80,000 workers. 1,800 in boston. home depot says these are full time, part time, and seasonal positions. and the subway's foot long sub is getting more expensive. $6 a sandwich. subway says the increase was necessary because of added costs. the sandwich chain launched the $5 campaign back in 2007. >> are you sitting down. there is even more research tonight that being sedentary could increase your risk of developing diabetes. >> sedentary jobs, millions of
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come home, we sit there too. >> like it or not you've all heard that sitting around has consequences for your health. now, a new study suggesting the desk chair and recliner may be tied to a higher risk of -- of diabetes or metabolic syndrome. they wore these devices 24/7 for eight days straight. researchers also tested these participants for diabetes. >> what they found -- those who spent an extra hour per day being sedentary were 22% more likely to already be diabetic. >> they found a 39% higher likelihood that a subject had metabolic syndrome with each additional hour they were inactive. that's a diabetes precursor, with increased about national fat, bat cholesterol and blood pressure. new research finds heart disease continues to be a top killer of
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it claims the lives of moore than 600,000 people in the nation annually. the symptoms are very different for the genders. women tend to get palpitations, shortness of breath, sharp chest pains. men tend to suffer heavy feeling, chest pain that radiates to the arm or jaw or shortness of breath. there has been a decrease in cardiovascular mortality in the last decade. >> take a look. these intense flames trapping a little girl, forcing her to make a desperate choice. but thankfully, she had some heroic help on her side. 9-year-old sophia was home alone in her new jersey apartment when the fire broke out. flames quickly consumed the building leaving her with one choice. the third floor balcony. so with three police officers waiting below, she took a leap of faith. >> i didn't know what to do and i just listened to them. i just jumped. >> she was the most confident brave little kid that i have ever met.
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she says it like nothing. she jumped and she's fine. her family lost almost everything in the fire but they are thankful for the bravery that saved her life. >> she's the most important thing. she got out. >> good for her. >> the other is just stuff. >> can be replaced that she wasn't frozen with fear like many of us would be. >> amazing. >> bravery, thank goodness for her bravery. we still have her. we still have dry weather in boston for the moment. that's not going to last much longer. it's kind of closing in. that little area of dryness because there is heavy rain now moving through worcester. all the way on down to providence and a wider look shows you that band as it's building east-northeast. also it's intensifying to the north of springfield. i want to take you out hour by hour. 6:00, the rain just on boston's doorstep. by 7:00, the heavy rain is moving into boston as well as metro west on down to northernryry. eastern connecticut, and then it moves still, another band following it so the heaviest bands of rain for boston are
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from about 6:00 till about 9:00 tonight. after that the rains moves east although still heavy on the cape. tomorrow morning's commute, could still be band of rain. the heaviest band is likely to be around the cape and the islands. what happens after that? after the rain exits the cape, by late tomorrow morning or midday, we see everything kind of moving northwest to southeast. and for boston, north and west, skies may bright an little bit. but there is going to be another wave of low pressure coming up for late tomorrow night and friday morning. mostly to affect southeastern mass and cape cod. as it turns colder, possibly just cold enough to cause that rain to mix with or change over to snow, as we get toward dawn on friday and well into friday morning, before it then moves off for friday afternoon. there can be some accumulation if it breaks. the national weather service has issued a winter storm watch for southeastern mass and the cape for very late tomorrow night until friday at 3:00 p.m. here's one computer model kind
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inch band of snow. that's probably a pretty reasonable estimate. i was thinking the potential is there for two to four inches. there is always the chance there could be more if cold air comes in quicker and the storm lasts long enough but that's probably a sensible approach at this point, and we'll see how things go as we get closer to that. in the meantime, it's so warm, temperatures in the 50s, it's rising steadily, with strong southerly winds gusting to 30 or more. i'm estimating boston will climb to about 58 at least which would be close to the record. worcester at 54 but it may be higher than that we'll show you some of the different cities and show you how things may move. here's one computer sxwroex taking boston to 62 degrees at 11:00 tonight. worcester, about 60. and look how warm it stays for early tomorrow morning. ridiculously warm for this time of year. then temperatures are steady or fall slowly for the rest of tomorrow. see how it turns chillier by friday morning.
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southeastern mass and the cape, if that rain does indeed last long enough it could mix with or change over to snow with some small accumulation. next seven days, you know the story tomorrow, friday, it clears up in the afternoon. seasonable weather this weekend. in terms of temperature. monday and tuesday, the time period we have to watch. what's going to happen is, first there will be an ocean storm pretty far out. for let's say sunday night and monday. might brush us or give us snow flurries. monday night and tuesday, a second storm could come up and replace it. we have to watch that time period very, very carefully. i would say late sunday night, monday, monday night, and tuesday. can't be too specific how things will break down because if they don't come together the right way, then we will not wind up with substantial snow accumulation. that's obviously impossible to say with something that complex in this how things will break particular time frame. >> thank you. imagine millions of items from public libraries, historical societies, museums and private collections waiting for you,
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that's the goal of digital public library of america. chronicles says much of his work is under way right in our back yard. >> on an upper floor of the baptist public library, a simple sign taped to the door is the only clue to a massive national project under way. >> it's a wonderful collaboration. almost 2,000 libraries, archives and museums across the country, who are working together to digitize the content of their holdings. >> from this room, dan and his small staff are overseeing the creation of a vast virtual national library, with the help and cooperation of existing brick and mortar institutions. >> we have 10.5 million items available at our website. there are a lot of scanners, that will end up online and they will find the discovery systems. >> think of it as adding both a library and librarian to a
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>> when you go to google you type in some words and you will get a stream of blue links. >> we really focus on the quality of what we're getting. >> this is material coming from trusted institutions, around the country. institutions like harvard, where deep below -- it's a high-tech production line, that churns through the digitization of material, most of which will also end up on the virtual shelves of the gpla. >> we see this as a multidecade effort, just like the construction of the first public libraries took many decades to credit a system but it also involves individual institutions working hard, working together, to really create these new online libraries for the 21st century. >> also tonight, ted discovers a library that's lending books but also video cameras, power drills, even a vacuum cleaner. new life for libraries, on chronicles at 7:30.
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look at the vanity fair hollywood issue. from jane fonda to rachel and more. the cover was shot by acclaimed photographer leibovitz. it includes pictures and tributes to all the women. it goes on sale next tuesday. fast and furious fans are ready to rev up the engines. the series is getting its ninth and 10th installment. universal pictures announcing that the ninth film of the black buster franchise will hip theaters in april of this year. two years after that fans will be treated to the 10th film in the series. no plot details were released. do they have a plot? cars go fast. expected to hit theaters next year on april 14. >> here's the plot. go fast. >> speaking of fast, who do you think is faster? a dog or a cheetah? >> you probably know but the san diego safari park put the
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here goes a chita -- cheetah and a dog. no surprise, the cheetah won the race but here's the good part. they became quite fast friends and they were first introduced just a few observation old, after being abandoned by her mother, the cheetah and the pup have become good pals. >> i have to say, i have seen the cheetah in the natural habitat and they look like they should be your pet. and then you see them move. they are such a powerful animal. >> fastest animal on earth. run nearly 70 miles per hour. >> another special honor for that little rhode island boy with terminal cancer. >> still to come tonight, the license to drive a dorian. >> just ahead, the families of two victims seriously hurt in a crash, emotional in court as they face the driver who was convicted. you'll hear their message for the man who changed their lives forever, and what he had to say. >> plus the candidates work hard
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week's priming mayor and we're live on the trail with the democrats and the republicans. >> and this is new at 6:00, what police say they found at the home of a second suspect.
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>> doctors are taking a look at acupuncture. experts say most women with early stage breast cancer suffer from joint pain, depression, and other side effects of
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a recent trial study looked at whether or not acupuncture could lessen some of those symptoms. so far, the results have been promising. >> minimum side effects, and this could potentially help them improve. >> the acupuncture needles apparently stem late this body's pain resistant properties which can make a patient feel less pain. >> the message is very clear. the state of rhode island is strong, a special honor for dorian, little boy from westterly, who is battling cancer the license plate was presented at the rhode island dmv. the 8-year-old said even though he's not old enough to drive he's happy to have that plate. he even got to go up to the window and pick up an honorary driver's license. his mom says the plate might find its way on to his living room wall. >> i think it's pretty impressive. pretty happy with it. >> always be strong. >> always be strong. >> employees at the dmv also
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the american cancer society in dorian's name. d strong. >> there is breaking news in the bill cosby sexual assault case. >> newscenter 5 at 6:00 starts right now. >> rain, wind and warmth, and then when some areas could see snow. >> donald trump's new accuization. the republican rival he says cheated and the democratic candidates make a big change ahead of the new hampshire primary. a burning building. >> a 3-year-old boy trapped. the lucky break that helped save him. >> big man on campus. a special event that brought tom brady back to his alma mater. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> the case against bill cosby will move forward in pennsylvania. a judge has just rejected cosby's claims that he was granted immunity by a former prosecutor. >> the disgraced comedian and
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and assaulting a woman back in 2004. he could face up to a decade in jail for this case. >> rainy evening. we're also dealing with strong winds. >> and now there is a winter storm watch in effect for parts of the area. >> first, let's let you know the winter storm watch is not until late tomorrow night and friday morning. >> obviously -- >> you know, we've got to first get through the rain that's out there. let's talk about that. it's becoming a worse and worse evening commute. boston has lucked out with a little dry slot but now the rain is closing in from the west and will restart momentarily in boston. moderate to heavy rain is falling around worcester. lots of rhode island getting it as well as eastern connecticut. so i want to take you out in time to show that you as we get to 7:00, heavy rain bands are in boston. along i-95 and points west so you've got to be prepared for heavy downpours over the next several hours. late tonight it shifts to the south shore and the cape and as far as tomorrow morning's commute is concerned it won't be as
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