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v >> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." danielle: i'm tracking more snow. the timeline for the next storm coming in and how 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. sunday, february 7. i'm doug meehan. antoinette: and i'm antoinette antonio. it's been really nice to get some of that sunshine. the snow melting out there. until we get another big round. danielle: or maybe two. i'll tell you something, come tomorrow, i'm just warning you now. today should be a great day, guys. we're talking about dry conditions. mostly sunny skies. temperatures warming into the 40's.
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winter storm watch now in effect not only for southeastern mass. it does include the city of boston, worcester and up threup parts of the north shore. and metro west. tuesday morning. it's coming from storm system number one and then it's two. though. so all eyes turn our attention to number one. right now we're talking about clear skies and again we're going to see a lot of sunshine through the day today. start inning the teens out through central mass. 25 worcester. 32 degrees in boston. and for today, we warm up into the low to mid 40's with lots of sunshine. now here comes the clouds on the future cast. by 5:00 p.m., they are here out ahead of our next system. snow starts flying at about 5:00 a.m. may start as a rain-snow mix turning to real snow. by 8:00 moving into boston and worcester. we'll go hour by hour for you for your monday and also talk about how much to expect where you live.
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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: hard to believe. 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 it happened so fast, gunning had no time to react. this accident happened just hours after the same terrible tragedy on the other side of town. six-year-old kaleigh kenyon was
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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. frank: a gofundme page has been set up for the kenyon family. $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. and attending that school. antoinette: power crews working overtime to get the lights back dark after friday's storm. that heavy, wet snow brought down trees and branches onto power lines. right now, there are more than 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
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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. under chris christie's 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
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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. todd:: the only g.o.p. candidate not here was carly fee reena. she was not invited because of her poor performance in iowa and her low poll numbers here in new hampshire and around the country. reporting in manchester, todd
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the debate got off to a bit of a rocky start. 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 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. doug: a violent home invasion under investigation in lowell right now. officers responding to pine hill street just after 8:00 last
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suspects. both were injured during the are being treated at local hospitals. the two victims inside the home 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 but their tenant did not newscenter 5's nicole estaphan investigation. billy kelley: i opened the door, 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 helped her out of the house. 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
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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 estafhan, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: police in bedford and carlisle teaming up to arrest a carjacking and kidnapping suspect. michael sullivan of quincy taken into custody yesterday morning. investigators say sullivan hopped into a truck at northside convenience in bedford then drove off with a woman inside. her husband called police and 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
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it was really for. doug: dude, have you seen my car? 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
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antoinette: good morning. it's 6:11. welcome back. a wild scene in wisconsin where lake geneva just swallowed up about a dozen cars using the icy surface as a parking lot. doug: probably their first mistake. the eyeopener's frank holland back now to explain what went wrong here. there's a lot. frank: doug and antoinette, that's absolutely right. it's an annual tradition. there were plenty of people out to watch an ice-sculpting competition nearby. they were parking their cars on the ice. but this year, the weather just really hasn't been cold enough to keep the ice hard enough to support all those cars. about a dozen cars fell into a barely-frozen lake geneva. dozens of cars parked closely together. after the break, laurie oberhelman's honda c.r.v. getting pulled to shore. she says she really regrets parking where she did. laurie: i think it's stupid to park on ice.
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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. antoinette: and they're saying they know now not to park there. doug: human behavior, a study of human behavior. antoinette: i don't want to be mean or anything. hello, thank you, captain. danielle: that's true. look behind us. antoinette: gorgeous. keep it like this. danielle: this is revere beach. it is beautiful. today will be a mild day in the 40's. enjoy it. big changes coming our way. our next winter storm coming up on monday. for the day today, if you're timing it out, we'll be around 40 degrees by lunchtime. through the afternoon, the low to mid 40's will be your highs. increasing clouds though from our system. we have two systems we're watching this week. storm system one to the south for monday into tuesday morning
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develop again. another area of low pressure for tuesday afternoon into early wednesday. this one looks like the weaker of the two, but all eyes focus in on this one. that is gathering strength down to the south and gathering a lot of moisture you see this rain flipping over to some snow as it pulls down that colder air. so the timeline for tomorrow looks like this. we're still dry at midnight tonight. for all your super bowl parties, you should be good to go. the snow starts flying as early at 5:00 a.m. for folks on the cape as well as the islands. may start off as a mix of some rain and snow but quickly flips over to just plain old snow as temperatures drop. boston seeing snow by 8:00 a.m. as well as worcester. and then everybody starts to see the snow as far back west as western mass, the berkshires, and southern new hampshire by 11:00. so it snows pretty much all day. may lighten up a little bit through the afternoon and into that ride home from work although boston, worcester, you're still seeing it in southeastern mass.
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overnight monday into first thing tuesday morning. and tuesday morning's commute could be a little snowy to start at least as it starts to wind down by late tuesday morning from this system. when all is said and done, outside of the city of worcester, outside of 495 talking about 2-4 inches of snow. but you get inside of 495, boston's included. the north shore. 4-7 inches down off the outer cape, too, seeing that. also down on nantucket. then i think there's going to be an area where we could see seven inches plus because we're also going to have northeast winds giving some ocean enhancement. i'm thinking plymouth is in this, maybe south of brockton just to the west of hyannis. inches plus. worried about. it's also that wind that's going to be strong tomorrow. that wind out of the north and east will pile up that ocean water. coastal flooding could be an issue during high tide. the commute into work and outside of work could be a rough one. 45-mile-per-hour winds look
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pretty much all day long as well as cape ann. yes, that coastal flood watch in effect for this area in green. 11:00 a.m. high tide we're watching and maybe even that 11:00 p.m. high tide as well. this storm system comes in. it influences us pretty much all day on monday. and then here's storm system number two. but notice it kind of goes a little farther off shore. it's weaker. so it may throw some snow especially at the coast. but then it looks like it lightens up through wednesday. now as we get towards this weekend, i do want to talk about this because look at these temperatures. these are your high temperatures on friday plus a gusty wind. going to make it feel like the lower 20's with those wind chill values so once we get through the snow and the heaviest really comes in on monday, light snow tuesday, maybe light snow showers wednesday and flurries on thursday. then it's all about the cold rush of air coming in for next weekend. antoinette and doug. antoinette: here we go, i guess.
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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 killed in the magnitude 6.4 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
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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. welcome back to him. rookie sam reinhart's 14th goal of the year. 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: marchand with the game on his stick. overtime the penalty shot. he scores!
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the bruins win 2-1. they host the kings on tuesday. the celtics back in action playing the kings at the garden today at 1:00. that's a look at sports. have a great day. doug: have you had breakfast yet? pizza hut is getting ready for today's big game with some bling. the national chain setting the gold standard of pizza's in honor of super bowl 50. they've created a pizza that is topped with 24-karat gold. the limited edition pie is the new stuffed garlic knot pizza topped with $100 worth of edible 24-karat gold in honor of the game's golden anniversary. customers in seven states, including rhode island can win one of the 50 pies. my thought would be shouldn't all 50 states have a shot at winning 50 pies? 50 states. 50 years. antoinette: i don't really care for it. call me a simple girl. i'll take pepperonis. doug: you like the wings. antoinette: the wings, pizza and the chocolate chip cookie thing on top of it.
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doug: 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: red skies in the morning, sailors take warning. not so much for today but for tomorrow, snow on the way. a gorgeous revere beach right now. just sit back and enjoy it, people. we'll be right back. now it's new hampshire's turn, and all america is watching to see who we choose in this dangerous time. one man stands above.
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danielle: welcome back. vollmar. talking about sunshine today and mild temperatures so enjoy today. because big changes are coming. high temperatures in the mid 40's in boston. upper 40's, too, maybe along parts of southeastern mass. now snow is in the forecast especially monday. snow chances going down on tuesday, i think. wednesday looks like low chances of some maybe light snow showers. we have storm system one and two. number one is our big focus though. it has more of a direct track towards us. that's why that winter storm watch has been issued for that area in blue and now includes boston and also worcester. doug and antoinette. antoinette: danielle, thank you. guess what. it's super bowl sunday, and kick-off is just hours away. doug: wouldn't have known since the patriots aren't in it. abc's lauren lyster explains for some, the game is just a side
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at the super bowl this year, marilyn munroe, christopher walkin, and icon of tv show scott bao. >> anybody want to see scott? it's included in the price of admission. reporter: those are just a few of the celebs appearing in ads airing during the game selling everything from candy bars to 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. >> we're moving on. reporter: apartment.com has jeff goldbloom sailing a high rise building to bump into more famous folks. >> is that george and weezie? reporter: taco 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.
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caused the civil war. reporter: g.m.a. behind the scenes for the making getting a glimpse of the game day pressure. >> you're 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 lyster, abc news, los angeles. antoinette: a lot of ads and a lot of food. no surprise 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 four each. doug: you might have more. antoinette: just a few. 11.2 million pounds of potato chips. it's estimated 325 million gallons of beer will be
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and antacid sales are expected to rise 20 percent tomorrow. i'm already stocked up on mine. doug: there you go. my salivary glands are already working, drooling. terrible. 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: you know what. just sit back. relax. enjoy this beautiful live picture. we have this picture courtesy of david mancho on revere beach this morning. doug: beautiful. antoinette: he's loving it out there. so are we.
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g.o.p. debate. what the candidates would say to the family of the new hampshire 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." doug: good morning, everybody. 6:30 on super bowl sunday. today is a day for the beach. in the next couple of day, not so much. it is nice to look at. isn't it though? it's really nice. good morning. i'm doug meehan. antoinette: and i'm antoinette antonio along with danielle vollmar. i'm thinking of just going, you know, making snowmen on the beach. it should be fun. danielle: that will be an opportunity probably tomorrow for that one as our next system comes in. hey, enjoy today at least because we are looking for sunshine and temperatures in the 40's. i want to show you that winter storm watch. it is in effect until or begins
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effect until tuesday morning and has now been extended farther north and west. so it does now include boston to worcester to the north shore, and we are talking about a chance for some snow and some even plowable snow in those locations. it's coming from storm system number one. we're also watching storm system number two. this one looks like a little weaker though. this is our big attention right now and the major focus for the hours. right now we do have clear skies out there. a couple of flurries up through northern new england and starting out the day in the teens as well as the 20's in boston or excuse me in worcester. 30's in boston now at 32 degrees. we are going to warm up into the low to mid 40's today with sunshine. enjoy it. clouds increase later on this evening. your super bowl party should be good to go. once we get past midnight until about 5:00 a.m., the snow starts to fly. may start off as snow and rain on the cape and islands. quickly transitioning to all snow.
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boston and in worcester so we'll go hour by hour for your monday and also talk about how much you can expect where you live coming up. antoinette and doug. antoinette: danielle, thank you. 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
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but things took a somber turn. the eyeopener's frank holland is here with the focus on new hampshire journalist james foley. frank: the republican candidates taking plenty of jabs at one another. toward the end of this debate, a 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 g.o.p. contenders-- 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 of putting a bounty on other 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 freeing hostages a bigger 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 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. christie: so you all are going to show up on election day and vote? antoinette: baker also praised
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toughness. doug: it wasn't just the republicans in the granite state last night. the democratic presidential 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. doug: they're back on the trail today. sanders has an event planned in portsmouth. and clinton will continue campaigning today before travelling to flint, michigan. this morning, a unique perspective on the candidates 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. doug: catch the executive 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 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
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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. investigators on scene at 296 beacon street for much of the day yesterday. 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
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down i-93 in holderness. murch was arrested and charged 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
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tomorrow. 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.
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antoinette: 6:42. welcome back. 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.
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protect your money. frank: this morning, the i.r.s. is warning people about a telephone scam where taxpayers 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
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scammers. if you have any questions about whether or not you owe taxes, you can still call the i.r.s. directly. >> 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. 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 board the titanic as the famous ship began to sink into the 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.
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>> what's the difference? >> yuge difference. doug: 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. >> now your storm team 5 forecast with meteorologist danielle vollmar. danielle: a dry forecast in store for today but snow chances on way up especially high for tomorrow as our next winter storm approaches. tuesday some snow. then a lower chance on wednesday. from a second system which is up to the north and west. this one is actually going to be the weaker of the two and push farther off shore. but all eyes are focusing on this one. number one. it's gathering strength. it's gathering moisture. it's going to head up the eastern seaboard. as it does, it will impact our area. starting overnight tonight, the clouds increase. the snow starts flying as early as 5:00 a.m.
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some rain and sleet before it turns over to plain old snow by 8:00. it is into boston, even worcester could see some of this. then it continues to push farther to the north by 11:00 on monday. this snow is going to ramp up through the afternoon and then maybe a little bit of lighter precipitation for that ride home from work but worcester, boston, still in on it. it continues for southeastern mass until about 5:00 in the morning on tuesday. so that ride in to work even on tuesday could be a tricky one. when all is said and done, what are we talking about in totals? outside of 495, outside the city of worcester only 2-4 inches. maybe some spots even less than that. but inside of 495, boston included, the north shore, 4-7 inches down on the cape as well. as nantucket. the vineyard and then this area right in here near plymouth could see seven inches plus in some locations because we're going to have some ocean-enhancement working on in.
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it's not just the snow though we're concerned with. it's also the winds. and there could be some coastal flooding during times of high tide because of that strong northeast wind and tides are also astronomically high. of course, the commuting problems look likely starting tomorrow morning and really on the way home from work and tuesday morning. wind gusts in excess of 45 miles an hour on the cape all day tomorrow as well as cape ann. and then boston seeing 30-mile-per-hour wind gusts all day long. the other thing is that coastal flood watch in effect now for that 11:00 a.m. high tide. watching. flooding along these locations so this area of low pressure rides up the coastline. it's going to give us that snow beginning at 8:00 a.m. it's continuing through the afternoon and evening. and then here is that second system winding up. its track is a little farther off shore. a little weaker so i do think it's going to bring in some snow, some light snow tuesday afternoon into wednesday morning but notice i say coastal light
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system as it pushes farther off shore and really is the weaker of the two. that snow shower looks likely really on the east coast of massachusetts. some light snow showers even extended on wednesday. and then flurries just for thursday. and then you start to see some sunshine finally by friday as it's the coldest air we've seen pushing on in the arctic air just for next weekend. as we talk about the snow the first half of the week, then we're talking about the cold by next weekend. doug and antoinette. doug: here it comes. thank you very much, danielle. 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 foxborough high school. antoinette: at the podium giving a speech, abby schofield exudes
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foxborough 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 do the extra work that needs to be done not just simply so that
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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 worthy of an a-plus? submit a nomination right now at wcvb.com. just click as seen on. doug: i'm always in so much awe of these kids who seem to have it altogether at a young age. really shy. she is. she's soft spoken, but the way they talk about her as a leader and center. doug: you don't have to be loud to be a leader. antoinette: yes. final faceoff ahead of tuesday's
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last g.o.p. debate the biggest
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[ cheering ] p i've got some real estate here in my bag 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, and i approve this message. antoinette: commitment 2016. the final faceoff between the republican candidates before tuesday's primary did not disappoint. doug: newscenter 5's nikole killion is live in manchester
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about moments. reporter: good morning to you, doug and antoinette. the candidates return to the trail this morning after taking off their gloves last night. in the last debate on abc news, before the new hampshire primary, there were lots of fireworks from donald trump and jeb bush while ted cruz apologized to ben carson for his campaign tactics during the iowa caucus. but the most explosive exchange was between marco rubio and chris christie. >> that's what washington d.c. does. the drive-by shot at the beginning of incorrect and incomplete information and then the memorandum missed 25-second speech. that is exactly. >> got hit by a massive snowstorm. they had to shame you into going back. this is the bottom line. this notion of barak obama doesn't what he's doing is just not true. >> there it is the memorized 25-second speech. reporter: a lot of back and forth there. the issues were wide ranging from the president's health care law and immigration to isis and the latest threats from north korea. in manchester, new hampshire,
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doug: thank you for that. 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: 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 woman was found dead inside a burning home in north andover. the fire broke out yesterday on park street. we're told the victim is a professor at merrimack college. no word yet on a cause. antoinette: a violent home invasion under investigation in lowell right now. officers responded to pine hill street just after 8:00 last
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suspects. both were injured during the confrontation with police. doug: monson police issue an arrest warrant for punxsutawney phil. antoinette: monson's most wanted. have you seen him? 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. doug: punks tawn owe phil looking like he's been at the "all you can eat" buffet. danielle: what did i say? do not trust a rodent for a forecast. antoinette: she's been saying this. danielle: a meteorologist is a scientist. i want to talk about it because he is totally wroj with his forecast. look at this. we're watching two storm systems that will bring us shots of snow. the first one is is the big punch for tomorrow. looks like when all is said and done outside of 495, 2-4 inches, maybe even less the farther west
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but inside 495, 4-7 inches most likely. these totals may go up as we look at the next model run. seven inches plus though in that area. of course, ocean-enhancement looks likely. the winds will be strong with this one. heavy, wet snow could be mixing in. so power outages could be a problem. antoinette: you see that. beautiful sunrise revere beach this morning. doug: g.m.a. is next. we're going to have breakfast.
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