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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." danielle: i'm tracking more snow. the timeline for the next storm coming in and how much much we can expect. antoinette: a father losing his life after a tree limb snaps. the freak accident just hours after a little girl suffers the same fate. how the community is coping with the loss. doug: and some fireworks at the final g.o.p. debate before the first-in-the-nation primary. the candidate who took the biggest hits. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: good morning, everybody. it's sunday, february 7. good morning. i'm doug meehan. antoinette: and i'm antoinette antonio. we've got a little bit of that melting yesterday. a little more today. but danielle, talking about
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danielle: antoinette and doug, yes. this storm number one is coming together now. we do have a winter storm watch now issued not only for southeastern mass but we're also talking about the north shore into metro west and even into southern worcester county. again this whole area in blue expected to get some snow beginning tomorrow morning and also into tuesday morning. it's coming from storm number one which is down to the south here. it's gathering a lot of moisture. two. that will follow close behind it for tuesday afternoon into wednesday. closer to home right now, you're looking at pretty much clear skies to start out your sunday. temperaturewise, we're starting mass. 27 in worcester. 31 degrees in boston. 22 degrees in plymouth. now high temperatures today are going to warm up into the low to even mid 40's. we'll see a lot of sunshine and then those clouds increase from our approaching system. that's what we're looking for on
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by 5:00 here come the clouds overnight into first thing tomorrow morning. by 5:00 it is already snowing on the cape as well as the islands. so we'll go hour by hour for tomorrow and talk about how much you can expect where you live ahead. doug and antoinette. antoinette: danielle, thank you. right now one local town reeling from tragedy. heavy snow weighing down tree limbs being blamed for two deadly accidents in canton. a father dying of his injuries just a day after the death of a six-year-old girl. doug: it's unbelievable. newscenter 5's frank holland is here with more on the devastating aftermath of friday's storm. frank: doug and antoinette, the canton police chief tells us these tragedies are so devastating because they were accidental and unexpected. this morning, the community mourning the sudden death of a beloved father and coach. 48-year-old thomas gunning was tending to their backyard hockey rink friday night when a branch snapped under the weight of heavy snow and came crashing down. the fire chief telling us
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this accident happened just hours after the same terrible tragedy on the other side of town. six-year-old kaleigh kenyon was hit and killed by a tree limb around 2:00 friday afternoon. >> it's difficult to understand how and why these things happen. it's so random. and coincidental. it's hard to figure out. i don't know that we will. frank: a gofundme page has been set up for the kenyon family. that's already raised more than $20,000. doug: canton school superintendent jen henderson says grief counselors will be available to speak with students and families coming to grips with the tragedy. they'll be providing support services at the luce school cafeteria from 2:00 to 4:00 this afternoon. six-year-old kaleigh kenyon was in kindergarten. she attended that school. antoinette: power crews working overtime to get the lights back on for thousands left in the dark after friday's storm. that heavy, wet snow brought
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power lines. right now, there are more than 2400 eversource customers still without power in eastern mass, and more than 1400 national grid customers still waiting for electricity. doug: commitment 2016. presidential candidates ramping up efforts across the granite state with just two days left until the first-in-the-nation primary. a number of candidates holding town hall meetings today. donald trump with a campaign rally in plymouth. the g.o.p. candidates tackling several issues and targeting each other in last night's final debate before the primary. newscenter 5's todd kazakiewich was there. christie: it's a fine job. i'm glad you ran for it, but it does not prepare you for president of the united states. todd: some of the biggest sparks flew on the issue of readiness to be president. marco rubio took a lot of heat especially from chris christie and jeb bush. christie: you have not been involved in a consequential decision where you had to be held accountable. you just simply haven't. rubio: this is not just what you did but how it worked out.
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governorship of new jersey, they've been downgraded nine times in their credit rating. jeb bush: leadership. you learn this. you learn it by doing it. it's not something that you just go off and on the job do it. todd: the debate turned to illegal immigration. ted cruz offering a solution straight out of donald trump's play book. cruz: in short what we're going to do, we're going to build a wall. we're going to triple the border patrol. we're going to increase-- and actually since donald enjoyed that, i will simply say i've got somebody in mind to build it. todd: trump got booed as he and bush clashed on the issue of eminent domain. bush: how tough is it to take property from an elderly woman? trump: a lot of times-- let me talk. let me talk. bush: how tough is it? trump: quiet, quiet. (boo) a lot of times-- todd: trump repeated his vow to repeal obamacare yet pledged that all americans will have health care coverage. when the topic turned to terrorism, he made no apologies when asked if he would bring back waterboarding. trump: i would bring back waterboarding, and i would bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.
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todd: todd: the only candidate not here-- carly fiorina whose poor performance in iowa and low poll numbers in nashua nationally disqualify her from being in this debate. in new hampshire, todd kazakiewich, wcvb, newscenter 5. >> texas senator ted cruz. antoinette: you see there the debate got off to a bit of a rocky start. some confusion as the candidates took the stage saturday. dr. ben carson apparently not hearing his name called by the moderators. some of the other candidates pass. him donald trump also delayed taking to the stage. ahead in our next half hour a busy weekend for democratic rivals hillary clinton and bernie sanders. the events in new hampshire and a quick side trip to new york for senator sanders as he makes a guest appearance on "saturday night live." newscenter 5 is your source for complete primary night coverage. our team of reporters and analysts will have the candidates covered as results
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our coverage begins tuesday at 4:30 p.m., and we'll take you all the way until midnight. you can also watch live on the wcvb mobile app. doug: a violent home invasion under investigation in lowell right now. officers responding to pine hill street just after 8:00 last night, arrested two armed suspects. both were injured during the confrontation with police and are being treated at local hospitals. the two victims inside the home also transported to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. antoinette: investigators still trying to determine the cause of a deadly fire in north andover. a man who lives there was able to rescue his elderly mother from the burning building. but their tenant did not survive. newscenter 5's nicole estaphan has the latest on the investigation. billy kelley: i opened the door, the fire came rushing out at me. nicole: billy kelley describes a frantic rescue attempt as flames filled his north andover home saturday. billy kelley: so i ran downstairs to my mother. i know she can't walk, so i
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nicole: with the help of a neighbor, kelley was able to carry his sick, elderly mother out of the park street house followed quickly by his father; but upstairs a woman tenant remained trapped. billy kelley: i didn't know what to do. i ran up the back door there to try to help her too, but there was just too much smoke and everything. nicole: firefighters would later find the body of the woman described to be in her 60's. deputy chief william mccarthy: after being able to knock the fire down, they did locate a victim who was found in the room of origin and she had succumbed to the conditions of the fire. nicole: the fire started in the living room, the same room where the woman's body was found. investigators tell us this was an accident but they're not releasing the official cause at this time. in north andover, nicole
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officers quickly pulled the car over. the woman was not hurt. sullivan will be arraigned on several charges tomorrow. the death toll rising in taiwan after a devastating earthquake. antoinette: the rescue missions still underway this morning. and north korea makes a controversial move. the rogue nation's explanation for the long-range rocket launch, and what the u.s. says it was really for. doug: and about a dozen cars end up in lake geneva. the parking decision that many drivers are regretting this morning. danielle: i'm tracking another winter storm. how much snow it will deliver, and the areas that will get hit the hardest. feel a cold sore coming on? few as two and a half days when used at the first sign. it penetrates deep and starts to work immediately to block the virus and protect healthy cells.. don't tough it out, knock it out, fast.
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it's 5:12. welcome back. lake geneva just swallowed up about a dozen cars using the icy surface as a parking lot. doug: probably the first mistake. the eyeopener's frank holland back now to explain what went wrong here. it looks like a lot. frank: doug and antoinette, that's absolutely right. plenty of people out to watch an ice sculpting competition nearby, parking their cars on the ice; but this year just
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those cars. about a dozen cars fell into a barely-frozen lake geneva. dozens of cars parked closely together. right after the ice broke, laurie oberhelman's honda c.r.v. getting pulled to shore-- a decision she says she regrets. laurie: i think it's stupid to park on ice. now i won't do that again! but live and learn, right? frank: a tough lesson learned there. luckily no one was injured. temperatures were just above freezing, but wisconsin has seen a fairly mild winter. and many lakes in southern wisconsin are dealing with poor ice conditions. doug: really? you need a thermometer to tell you that. antoinette: we for the most part aside from a couple days ago had a very mild winter. just stay away from the ice. danielle: especially today as temperatures warm well above freezing into the 40's. you see behind me it's a very active radar, folks.
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we have two storm systems we're watching. the first one looks like the bigger punch coming in tomorrow, into tomorrow night, into first thing tuesday morning. that's why i have the high risk of snow starting on monday going to a medium chance on tuesday because that storm system should push out of here by tuesday late morning. then wednesday there could be lingering showers from that second system that comes on through although that one looks to do more of a glancing blow. this one, the first one, coming closer now. that's why boston, worcester, you're now included in the winter storm watch. looking for some snow as well as some ocean-enhanced snow especially folks down in southeastern mass near the cape cod canal. you could see the greatest totals i think from this system. we have a one-two punch. the first one coming in overnight tonight into first thing tomorrow morning down here. then a second storm we're watching that will come through late tuesday afternoon into first thing wednesday. this one down to the south though, remember we talked about it. yesterday it wasn't even on radar. now look at it. very impressive.
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mexico. it's starting to flip over to snow as that real heavy rain comes down in with the cold air out ahead of it, it turns into the snow. future cast for us. here's what happens. today we're dry. we're looking at sunshine but the clouds increase overnight. the snow is going to start flying. by 5:00 a.m. around the cape cod canal and then pulling south and east. there could be a little bit of mixing on the onset of this. i think it turns very quickly over to just plain old snow as temperatures start to cool down overnight. by 8:00 thoi in the morning, it's in boston. it's in worcester. and then by 11:00 or so, snow is flying everywhere tomorrow. and then it continues to come down at a pretty good clip. it may lighten a little bit for the ride home from work. you notice a couple of breaks in there. still heavy snow in worcester in boston going to make for a tricky commute into work but also on the way home from work. then it's really going to fill back in overnight monday into first thing tuesday. it looks like even tuesday morning's commute could be a snowy one.
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from this, we're looking for 4-7 inches you see in this deeper blue color. that does include boston to worcester. lesser amounts outside of 495 and outside of worcester county. only about 2-4 inches for you folks. and then i do think there's going to be an area somewhere in here with the ocean-enhancement that could see seven inches or maybe even above that in some locations. it's not just the snow we're talking about wind and the potential for coastal flooding high. we have northeast winds ramping up tomorrow gusting to about 45 miles an hour over cape cod. and then we're watching the high tide coming in tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. this is the coastal flood watch from these areas so if you live by the beach you want to be careful and be aware of that. so this system going to come through and impact us all day pretty much monday into first thing tuesday. here's that second system coming in but notice it goes farther off shore so really i think it's more coastal snow and just light snow showers we're talking about through tuesday afternoon. on wednesday though there could
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notice the temperatures right around the freezing mark so some of this snow could be again some heavy, wetter snow as temperatures are borderline freezing but then a cold blast of arctic air is going to come in. next weekend we're talking temperatures 10-15 degrees below where we should be. antoinette and doug. antoinette: we'll ramp up for it, danielle. thank you. the time is 5:17. a check of stories we're following right now. doug: in a special announcement read on state-run north korean t.v., the announcer says the country has put a satellite into orbit on a successful rocket launch. it's believed that technology could carry a missile targeting the u.s. this launch after north korea claimed it tested a hydrogen bomb last month. officials in south korea say they have agreed to begin talks with washington on a possible deployment of a missile defense system in south korea. antoinette: to taiwan where rescue missions are continuing this morning after yesterday's devastating earthquake. survivors still being pulled from the rubble as the death toll continues to rise. more than two dozen people were
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quake. doug: chipotle is closing all of its chains to host a national employee meeting tomorrow. the company will thank employees for their work implementing chipotle's new food safety programs in their restaurants. they're also outlining steps that have been taken to make chipotle ingredients safer after a norovirus outbreak plagued the chain. more than 100 people were sickened at the cleveland circle location. >> now sportscenter 5 with bob halloran. bob: maybe the magic is back at the garden. not long ago both the bruins and celtics had losing records at home. the c's have won six in a row at home. last night the b's win with a brad marchand penalty shot in overtime. things looking better there. bruins and sabres for the second time in three nights. krejci takes the puck and gives it to pastrnak. erickson finishes, his first goal in nine games. wewelcome back to him. rookie sam reinhart's 14th
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in overtime tied 1-1. they're skating 3 on 3. brad marchand with the break-away opportunity. nice of the refs to say that. a penalty shot. not the game-winner. announcer: mar shard with the game on his stick. overtime the penalty shot. he scores! bob: nine goals in nine games for marchand. the bruins win 2-1. they host the kings on tuesday. the celtics back in action playing the cousins and the 1:00. that's a look at sports. have a great day. doug: will do. thank you. take a look at this. pizza hut getting ready for today's big game with some bling. the national chain setting the cold standard of pizzas in honor of super bowl 50. they've created a pizza that is topped with 24karat gold. you heard me right. the limited edition pie is the new pizza topped with dollars 100 worth of edible 24-karat
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golden anniversary. customers in seven states including rhode island can win one of the 50 pies. antoinette: really? i want a meat lovers pizza. i don't need gold. doug: pepperoni and mushrooms is fine with me. while we're talking food, we have some pretty stunning numbers. antoinette: just how many chicken wings will be gobbled up today? and a stomach-churning look at the other items in super bowl spreads across the country. and a new twist may complicate a tax scam alert. the changes the government is making, and how it could give thieves an edge. doug: we're heading outside at 20 minutes after 5:00 in the morning. our city cam. it's still dark and still kind of cold. danielle has your snowy forecast
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danielle: welcome back. we're talking about a dry day today and actually a mild one. should be some melting out there as we see a lot of sunshine and temperatures warm into the 40's through the afternoon. now clouds increase later on this evening. the winds start to turn to the north and east overnight. from our approaching winter storm. it's a coastal system. and it's going to bring snow in here by 8:00 a.m. it is flying in boston, worcester points south and east. everybody is is seeing the snow through the day. then we watch another system come by, but notice the latest track swinging a little farther off shore.
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snow on tuesday. wednesday later snow showers. from monday to tuesday's storm though, you see that jackpot area of seven inches near plim ut. antoinette and doug. antoinette: danielle, thank you. the patriots aren't playing so some people might have it's super bowl sunday, and abc's lauren lyster explains for some, the game is just a side show. reporter: making an appearance at the super bowl this year, marilyn munroe. christopher walkin and icon of tv show scott bao oovment. >> anybody want to see scott? reporter: those are just a few of the celebs appear inning ads airing during the game selling cars. budweiser enlisted star power. >> hello. i'm helen mirren. reporter: with a message for drunk drivers. >> you, simply put, are a short-sighted, utterly useful oxygen-wasting human form of pollution.
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reporter: apartment.com has jeff gold bloom sailing a high rise building to bump into more famous folks. >> is that george. reporter: talk owe bell is taking a different tack using mystery to advertise something new. >> don't know what it is. reporter: the ads star a green brick and avocados of mexico have aliens touring a museum. >> and this is a dress that caused the civil war. reporter: g.m.a. behind behind the scenes for the making getting a glimpse of the game day pressure. >> it's weighter sitting there. you watch the super bowl spot. you wait for ten seconds to see what twitter says. you're like, oh, gosh. we're good. reporter: in super bowl dollars, just a minute or so of ads is worth about $9 million of air time. that's because a 30-second spot during the game will cost advertisers up to $4.5 million. lawrence lis ter, abc news, los angeles.
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here. americans are expected to eat a lot during the big game. how much? 1.3 billion chicken wings will be consumed. that's enough for every man, woman, and child in the u.s. to have 4 each. i'll have much more than that. 11.2 million pounds of potato chips. it's estimated 325 million gallons of beer will be consumed. and antacid sales are expected to rise 20 percent tomorrow. rightfully so if you get the extra hot wings. doug: or just take the preventive antacid. antoinette: bernie sanders takes his turn on "saturday night live." doug: his cameo appearance and why he says it was huge. and new details on that deadly crane collapse in new york city. the investigation and an update on the condition of the easton man hurt in that accident. antoinette: a live look outside this morning over the zakim bridge. we are getting your sunday
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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." danielle: warm up your snow blower. another storm is heading our way. the timeline and the one that's coming in behind it. doug: a somber turn during the g.o.p. debate. what the candidates would say to
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journalist murdered by isis. antoinette: a new development for the easton man injured in this massive crane collapse. the progress in his recovery and the status of the investigation. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." antoinette: good morning to you. thank you so much for joining us on this sunday morning. it is is 5:30. i'm antoinette antonio. doug: and i'm doug meehan. super bowl sunday. antoinette: oh, yeah. i just bought a whole bunch of pizza. everyone is invited. danielle: it looks like it will be a great day for a super bowl party. but the snow will be coming in starting early tomorrow morning. by 5:00 a.m. on the cape. that's why we do have a winter storm watch now in effect. it's not just for southeastern mass anymore, folks. this has been extended farther north and west to include boston , the north shore, metro west, even southern worcester county including the city of worcester itself.
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ocean-enhanced snow to come with because the winds will be coming out of the north and east tomorrow. here is system number one. this one will give us more of a direct shot. we're going to expect more snow monday into early tuesday and then this secondary system coming tuesday afternoon through wednesday morning will just kind of graze us bringing us snow showers. but right now we actually have mainly clear skies out there. a couple of flurries up through northern new england. that's really about it. temperaturewise, we're starting in the teens through orange, 20's in worcester. actually 31 degrees in boston. and today it's actually going to be a mild day as temperatures warm up into the low to even mid 40's with a lot of sunshine. the clouds will begin to increase though by 5:00 here from our approaching system. as we head through the overnight hours, that snow starts flying for the cape as well as the islands. it may start as a mix before turning over to all snow by 5:00 a.m. it gets into boston though by 8:00 in the morning. that morning commute will be messy. the ride home will be messy.
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coming up. doug and antoinette. antoinette: danielle, thank you. stories we're following right now. heavy snow weighing down tree limbs now being blamed for a second deadly accident in canton. 48-year-old thomas gunning was killed after a branch snapped and came crashing down friday night. the accident happened on the same day six-year-old kaleigh kenyon was hit and killed by a tree branch. doug: a violent home invasion under investigation in lowell right now. officers responded to pine hill street just after 8:00 last night and arrested two armed suspects. both were injured during the confrontation with police. antoinette: a woman was found dead inside a burning home in north andover. the fire broke out today on park street. we're told the victim is a professor at merrimack college. no word on a cause. doug: commitment 2016. republican presidential candidates taking the debate stage last night vying for votes in the granite state ahead of tuesday's primary. there were plenty of fireworks but things took a somber turn.
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hampshire journalist james foley. frank: the republican candidates taking plenty of jabs at one another. different tone. the focus turning to journalist james foley, the new hampshire native viciously executed by isis overseas. the question to the candidates-- what would they say to foley's mother? another tough question for the and should families of hostages be able to raise money for ransom for their loved ones? >> putting in place legal regimes that encourage the payment of ransom has the effect americans. there is a reason it has been longstanding u.s. policy that we don't negotiate with terrorists. we don't pay ransoms. >> you cannot negotiate this way with terrorists. if you do, you're going to have many, many more james foleys. you just cannot negotiate that way with terrorists. frank: james foley's mother
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what she calls the "shockingly unresponsive u.s. government's response" to foley's abduction in syria in 2012. mrs. foley says she hopes the federal government will make priority. antoinette. antoinette: frank, thank you. earlier in the day, one candidate did land a major endorsement. massachusetts governor charlie baker was in bedford, new hampshire, to endorse new jersey governor chris christie. baker said that while he and christie don't see eye to eye on every issue, the new jersey governor has shown a proven ability to work across the political aisle. governor baker: the funny thing about elections, what matters is who shows up and votes. polls? polls are just numbers on a board. what matters is who shows up on election day and votes. so you all are going to show up on election day and vote? [ cheers and applause ] antoinette: baker also praised christie's determination and toughness.
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republicans in the granite state last night. hopefuls were also busy campaigning and speaking with potential voters. sanders: if we can bring out a decent vote on tuesday i am confident we're going to win. clinton: right now we need to join together to make sure we serve each other and our country. today. sanders has an event planned in portsmouth. campaigning today before travelling to flint, michigan. this morning, a unique vying for the white house from the man who keeps a close watch on the new hampshire primary. >> i think that if more people could see candidates behind the scenes, they would have a much better opinion of their government, of congress, and of the president. director of the "new hampshire institute of politics and political library" at saint anselm college "on the record"
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after the eyeopener. newscenter 5 is your source for complete primary night coverage our team of reporters and analysts will have the candidates covered as results come in. our coverage begins tuesday at 4:30 p.m., and we'll take you all the way until midnight. you can also watch live on the wcvb mobile app. antoinette: this morning we've learned the easton man who was seriously injured when a crane crashed on his car in new york city has been released from the hospital. that same incident injured three others and harvard graduate david wichs, who was on his way to work. investigators say it could take weeks to determine what caused the crash. they're hopeful the crane's movement recording computer will offer some clues. >> it is not the equivalent of a black box: the computer is going to give us some data. we're not sure of the complete amount of data. it will likely give us the angles of the boom of the two
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the time. antoinette: investigators say the crane was being lowered at the time of the accident. the winds were very strong. doug: right now boston police are investigating after a body was discovered at a construction site in the back bay. two boston firefighters lost their lives battling a nine-alarm fire next door two years ago. the block of brownstones is being renovated after sustaining heavy damage during that fire. antoinette: right now a hit-and-run is under investigation in fairhaven. police were called to sycamore street just after 2:00 yesterday morning after a snow plow operator discovered a man and woman lying in the street. both were seriously injured but are improving this morning. so far, no arrests. police in new hampshire pulled over this man speeding more than 30 miles per hour over the speed limit. 26-year-old tyler murch from grafton, new hampshire, was clocked going 105 miles per hour down i-93 in holderness.
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with reckless driving. doug: a substantial grant for worcester public schools to help reduce suspension rates. the $400,000 grant is from the "health foundation" of central massachusetts. it will help schools implement a program that addresses the underlying trauma such as poverty-related stress that causes some students to act out. the program will take an educational approach that aims to de-escalate issues in the classroom. antoinette: an underground electrical fire is being blamed for yesterday morning's evacuations in charlestown. high levels of carbon monoxide were discovered in one of the units at 2 bolton place. everyone evacuated safely. doug: people will gather again today to say their final goodbyes to former providence mayor buddy cianci. cianci is lying in repose at city hall right now outside the office he occupied for more than 21 years. he died late last month at age 74. cianci was the city's longest-serving mayor but was forced from office twice due to felonies. a funeral service will be held
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confirmation on an alarm air emergency. antoinette: what investigators now say caused this huge hole in the side of a jetliner. frank? frank: a new wrinkle in the government's warning about a popular tax scam. the change the i.r.s. is making that could make it easier to get taken. danielle: sunny today but don't get use to it. i'm tracking a series of storms just how much snow we' re going to see and when the first round gets underway. i do everything on the internet. but, it's kind of slow. my friends say i should get fios because it's the fastest. i just downloaded 600 photos in
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(burke) smash and grub. seen it. covered it. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum antoinette: just about 5:42 on your sunday morning. the i.r.s. back in business this morning. the agency has resumed processing 2015 federal tax returns following a hardware glitch. the failure had knocked some computers out of service. refund wait times do not seem to be affected. nine out of 10 taxpayers will receive their refunds within 21 days after their tax returns are received and accepted. but right now there's a new warning to taxpayers. officials saying scammers are working the phones to steal your money. doug: those suspicious calls and threats cost americans millions. the eyeopener's frank holland is here to explain how you can protect your money. frank: this morning, the i.r.s.
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are threatened if they don't pay right away. >> we'll put you behind bars. frank: that's the sample of the type of call victims get, someone claiming to be from the i.r.s., demanding payment of back taxes. the i.r.s. telling everyone to be on high alert. the agency is also getting the word out that the i.r.s. generally makes first contact by letter, will never demand immediate payment, and does not threaten force. but starting next month, it may get harder to tell a scammer from a legitimiate tax call. a new law requires the i.r.s. to hire collection agencies to collect taxes, and those agencies may call taxpayers. steve weisman: in the future, when collectors are actually calling on behalf of the i.r.s, people will be more likely to fall for that scam. frank: since october 2013, 5,000 people have lost more than $26-million to telephone scammers. >> now your storm team 5 forecast with meteorologist danielle vollmar.
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quiet day today as high pressure really dominates our weather, but we're watching two systems-- one to our south that's going to influence us and bring us some snow beginning tomorrow morning. and then another system out to the west that's going to develop another area of low pressure to bring us more snow beginning tuesday afternoon into wednesday. now this first system i think has the bigger punch though because its track will be closer to our shoreline. you can already see it has a lot of moisture as it moves in to parts of north carolina. this is going to track though up the eastern seaboard headed in our area. so today is dry. we'll see clouds increase later on this evening. and overnight the clouds really fill in. the rain or excuse me the snow starts flying around 5:00 a.m. it may actually start off as a mix or some rain on the cape and islands. but then we'll quickly transition to all snow. here. it is snowing from boston to worcester and points south and good clip.
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it could be a mess he a one especially south and east of the mass pike. as we head towards 11:00 now, you folks up in new hampshire are involved. western mass, the berkshires. everybody seeing some snow. and it continues through the afternoon. may lighten up a bit on the ride home from work especially to the south but notice worcester, boston and even the cape still involved by 5:00. and then fills right back in overnight and continues for first thing tuesday morning. notice this is the back edge of it starting to dry out in connecticut by 5:00 tuesday morning. when all is said and done from this first system, we're to see 2-4 inches outside of 495 and outside of really the city of worcester but in this deeper blue area you see from boston to worcester, north shore included on this, 4-7 inches. the outer edge of the cape also included. nantucket as well as the vineyard. but then here in this little area here, i think because of ocean enhancement we could see search inches or more in some spots so be aware of that.
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only snow trouble but we're talking about the potential for strong, tbufty winds from this storm. that could lead to even coastal flooding especially during high tide and of course some commute problems. the wind gusts will be in excess of 45 miles an hour on the cape and islands. and even maybe cape ann. inside of that we're talking 30-mile-per-hour wind gusts pretty much all day long tomorrow. the other thing is that wind is going to pile up the water. tides are astronomically high so we're watching that 11:00 a.m. high tide. could see pockets of minor coastal flooding from this system. so here's the first one. it comes in and then it moves out of here by tuesday morning. and then this second low pressure system forms off the back end, but notice its track is farther off shore so that throws some snow, some coastal snow, that is, for tuesday night into first thing wednesday. but it looks like this track may actually miss us or at least parts of western mass as well as new hampshire. so here we go. i'm showing you future cast one more time. here comes that area of low pressure.
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support snow but it's a weaker system tracking farther to the east. not talking about as heavy as accumulation as we're talking about for tomorrow. behind that though we turn very cold by next weekend as an arctic blast moves in. doug and antoinette. antoinette: danielle, thank you. just about 5:47. here are some of the stories we're following right now. doug: somali officials confirming it was a bomb that blew a hole in a jetliner forced to make an emergency landing on tuesday. somalia's transport minister announced yesterday that investigators suspect a suicide bomber with ties to al-shabab extremists may have tried to set off the explosive. one person was killed. six people have been arrested in connection with the the blast. the investigation is continuing. antoinette: tragedy in austria. police say five skiers were killed after being buried in what's being described as a massive avalanche. the victims were all visiting from the czech republic. investigators say 17 were caught in the avalanche; two others
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doug: the search for survivors of a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the port of los angeles has been called off. two men, ages 61 and 81, were aboard a plane that was seen on radar colliding with another aircraft flown by a 72-year-old woman yesterday afternoon. wreckage and the log book from one plane has been found. antoinette: the so-called "affluenza" teen has been moved from a youth facility to an adult jail in texas. here is ethan couch's new mugshot. a hearing will be held next week to determine whether his case will be moved from juvenile to adult court. couch was deported back to the u.s. from mexico on friday after violating his probation in the 2013 d.u.i. crash that killed four people. doug: when you think of a student council president, the first thing that comes to mind is someone who's popular and outgoing. antoinette: but this week's "a plus" got the job even though she was shy and felt out of place after a traumatic experience as a child. meet abby schofield of
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antoinette: at the podium giving a speech, abby schofield exudes poise and confidence; but the boxborough high school senior says she was actually pretty shy before joining student council. abby: it's been how i found my friends in high school. antoinette: still a little soft spoken, abby found her calling in student government. class treasurer for all four years and now president. teacher: when you draw out your forces-- antoinette: high school wasn't the easiest transition though after a serious boating crash when she was a child. abby: i was in the hospital for four weeks, and then i went to rehab for another three weeks. antoinette: it's not an easy thing to talk about, but abby knows overcoming her injuries and the trauma has made her who she is-- a leader to her peers. leah cardullo: she makes our lives easier and somehow always manages to seem completely under control even when there's a whole lot of stress and activities happening all at once. holly geffers: she is willing to
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be done not just simply so that she can get a good grade but so that she can learn. antoinette: juggling her presidency while taking a.p. classes and maintaining a 3.9 g.p.a. just a few reasons abby schofield deserves this a plus. abby has already gotten into her dream school: b-u. she plans to double major in religion and classical studies and wants to be a museum curator. know an exceptional student submit a nomination right now at wcvb.com. just click "as seen on." you know, when i started talking to abby, she was pretty shy. personality. those teachers love her. leader. doug: that's why the teachers like that. antoinette: absolutely. w-c-vb.comjust click as seen on. "saturday night live" is feeling "the bern." doug: presidential candidate
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his close encounter with his comedic counterpart and why he says it was huge. antoinette: a live look from revere beach this morning. there you have it. the sand covered with the snow. and you know what? parts of new england in for a little more snow. danielle is tracking the latest storm track right after you like being r picture perfect. you should want yourr banking to be too. stop into td bank andr we'll help set you up with picture perfect banking. new customers, open a checking and savings account and you can get a polaroid cube+
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doug: there he is people, take a good look at your screen. monson's most wanted! have you seen him? if you have, monson police want to hear from you. they say they were punked by "punxsutawney phil" and they issued this warrant for the groundog. the rodent predicted an early spring this year . that, of course, does not seem to be the case. antoinette: danielle is backing up the police on this. danielle: i told you guys. i do not like that road ept. he's not a forecast caster. he's a rodent. if you look behind me, you see winter is not over, folks. in fact, we have snow chances each and every day this week. monday, tuesday, wednesday. the highest chance coming on monday from that approaching storm system. i do want to show you this for today though. we do have a dry forecast in store. we should melt some of that snow from friday into the mid 40's. lots of sun shine and clouds increase later tonight from storm system number one, and then we watch storm system number two. that one looks a little weaker and a little farther off shore. number one is our biggest
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have a winter storm watch in effect for that area you see in blue. beginning tomorrow morning into tuesday morning. it has been extended for the north shore for boston for worcester and it of course includes southeastern mass. when all is said and done outside of 495, outside the city of worcester only 2-4 inches but inside of it we're talking 4-7 inches for boston. there may be a special area that could see seven inches plus. doug and antoinette. >> bernie, how are things going up in new hampshire. sanders: okay. >> just okay. >> well, it's pretty, pretty, pretty pretty good. antoinette: bernie sanders going primetime. this is good, folks. the senator briefly taking a break from campaigning to make his debut on saturday night live yesterday. he was alongside his doppelga nger, larry david. doug: the comic does a dead-on impersonation of him. sanders portrayed a passenger on
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ocean. the two arguing over who should be allowed on a lifeboat. >> we need to unite and work together if we're all going to get through this. >> sounds like socialism to me. >> democratic socialism. >> what's the difference? >> yuge difference. doug: huuuuge. sanders is the third presidential candidate to appear on "snl" this season. fellow democrat hillary clinton made an appearance last fall, and republican donald trump hosted in november. antoinette: they're so serious all the time. it's kind of nice to see them loosen up like that. doug: a popular winter parking spot becomes problematic. antoinette: this is an interesting one. the decision that left nearly a dozen cars in the lake.
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now. the injured have a confrontation with police. doug: the sparkling white sand at revere beach covered with white snow and apparently more on the way. danielle has your forecast.
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