tv Newscenter 5 Eyeopener ABC February 9, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EST
"eyeopener." randy: decision time for new hampshire voters. we're live in the granite state as the candidates fight to win the first-in-the-nation primary. the overnight results already factoring in. erika: cleaning up on the coastline, but the weather isn't letting up yet. the frigid cold on the way, and the snow showers due in spots. randy: breaking news. passenger trains colliding in germany. the death toll right now and the
the eye for this tuesday morning. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." erika: breaking overnight. the first votes counted in the new hampshire primary. and those results could be a foreshadowing of what's to come. good morning. thanks so much for being here with us. i'm erika tarantal. randy: and i'm randy price. we're live in the granite state this morning as polls open. emily riemer and kelley tuthill are tracking all of the developments asoters make their voices heard. emily has more on the votes already cast. good morning, emily. emily: we just heard the shout, "the polls are open." the line formed there had streamed right now. sit really anyone's game right now. three very small town did welcome voters at midnight. on the democratic side bernie sanders took two of those three towns. hillary clinton took millsfield.
two of three towns among g.o.p. voters. ted cruz took the other there. these only amount to a handful of votes. it could be the start of momentum for these candidates. much more ahead this morning. first we want to check in with cindy. no snow. cindy: how about that, emily. look at temperatures though. teens at the bus stop this morning. near the freezing mark as they're getting off the bus this afternoon. worcester right now 16 out the door. 19 lawrence. up to 20 in boston. you can see upper 20's down on the cape. below the freezing mark. do keep that in mind. that little band much snow morning. really falling apart right now. flurries around fitchburg to shirley and these are really falling apart. low impact overall. notice what is happening as we get towards lunchtime. northerly winds may allow some ocean-effect snow showers to flirt with the south shore and the cape. but it's not going to be a big deal. i think the rest of us are looking at just mainly cloudy skies throughout the day.
morning to near 30 by lunchtime. looking for a high temperature to with a northerly wind about 5-15. right around boston colder north and west. upper 20's through the worcester hills. may top that freezing mark from marshfield down to the cape. all eyes on the roads watching for the slippery spots from yesterday's storm. olessa: it might still be slick especially the secondary roadways. the major roads look okay. crews were all out all night working to make them look like this. that's eastbound to the top of the screen. let's see what is else is going on as you travel into town. a couple disabled cars out there this morning right now at the leverett connector southbound. 93 a disabled truck blocks a lane. storrow eastbound by the longfellow bridge the same situation. south of town you're doing okay. 24, 95. route 3 there are some delays out of weymouth into braintree. once you get there 15-20 on the expressway into boston. pike looks good. another disabled car 128 north by route 9 and also by winter street on the southbound side. then 93 southbound starting to
methuen. andover and dascomb road and down to wilmington and once again approaching spot pond. trains and buses still running on schedule. emily. emily: for the crowded republican field, today will be a fight to just stay in the game. and this image may look very different this time tomorrow. the eyeopener's kelley tuthill is live in nashua with the final flourish that you could call offensive. kelley: just call it an exclamation point on what's been one of the most unconventional campaigns this state has ever seen. trump: she said i never expect to hear that from you again. she said (bleep). kelley: the crowd cheered as donald trump took a cue from a woman in the audience to describe what he thought was rival ted cruz's weak response to this weekend's debate question about waterboarding. meantime, with just a few hundred at his rally, marco rubo is fighting for the number-two
better long-term choice. rubio: the democrats do not want to run against me. they know if i'm our nominee, we win. just today another poll comes out and confirms i'm the only republican that beats hillary clinton in new hampshire. kelley: one undecided voters telling us the sheer number of candidates in this race is making it hard to decide. but it's time. right, emily. emily: absolutely. let's switch to the democratic side for a second. we have a one-on-one battle here that is only getting more heated. kelley: a tight race here as well. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are locked in this race after that virtual tie in iowa. clinton telling our janet wu, the sanders camp has demonized her. clinton: i do think that the
more to rein in some of the really mean-spirited, hateful rhetoric that unfortunately they're putting out there. kelley: at
the same time, clinton accused sanders of taking money from wall street firms through the democratic senate campaign committee. for his part, sanders stayed on message in derry last night not addressing his rival's comments. sanders: together we're going to create an economy that works for working families not just the one percent. kelley: polls do show sanders with a big lead here. as we've seen before, those polls don't always get it rye. emily. emily: kelley, we'll have to wait and see for the moment, right? in the meantime, we have some clues, three things to watch for today as voters head to the polls. our democratic analyst mary ann marsh says, look at the polls. the closer hillary clinton gets to within 5% of bernie sanders,
second, watch the turnout. the higher the turnout, the better the chance for sanders. and finally, look for buses on the roads. >> if
there are a lot of buses at u.n.h. and all the other colleges, that's good for bernie sanders. same-day registration in new hampshire, college kids love bernie sanders. he'll register them, take them to the polls. advantage bernie sanders. emily: there are plenty of signs to look for in that crowded republican field, too. we'll break that down in our next half hour. randy, back to you. randy: emily and kelly, thank you both. newscenter 5's reporters and analysts will have the results as they come in tonight. our coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. all the way to midnight. and download our wcvb news app to get results at your fingertips in real-time. erika: it is now 6:07. breaking news right now. rescuers pulling victims from a deadly train crash in germany. the eye's doug meehan is is tracking new information in overnight. doug: this is just awful. at least eight people are dead after two trains collided
we have new video just in to our news room of the scene happening about 40 miles southeast of munich. police say that the trains collided head on. about 150 people were hurt. at least 50 of them seriously. right now choppers are being sent in to that remote area to bring survivors to safety. we continue to monitor any new developments as they come in. randy? cindy? randy: thank you, doug. right now crews are cleaning up after the storm rocked the coastline. this was high tide in marshfield overnight water pouring over the sea wall and onto the street. cindy, snow is really just part of the issue on the south shore. cindy: it was the snow and the whipping winds and especially the flooding left behind by that high tide. in brant rock, plows were moving rocks left behind by crashing waves. the surge of water flooding streets all over town. another issue-- white-out conditions for much of the day
throughout the night. >> you know the drifts are crazy. in my backyard, they're up to four feet high. but just snow blowing now, it's probabaly five inches. cindy: a new seawall in marshfield prevented extreme flooding like in the past. cleanup crews will now survey the damage. we could be in for a little more snow. not a big storm. a little unsettled the next couple of days. i'll have more on the timeline just ahead. randy: thank you, cindy. erika: new this morning. we're tracking new developments in the worsening opioid crisis in massachusetts. now a new bill would make sure anyone who goes to a police station and asks for help with drug addiction is not charged with a crime. police there have started helping addicts get treatment instead of arresting them. randy: taking to the streets over jobs at logan airports. erika: the cause moving workers
saying no to space savers. the difference this time around that'll get those place-holders tossed. randy: commitment 2016 with a closer look at the independent voter. emily returns with a closer look at the so-called "wild card" factor. erika: and we do have some breaking overnight results from new hampshire. early voting in some very small towns put senator bernie sanders on top in two of three locations. on the republican side, voters in two of those three towns made ohio governor john kasich their pick. stay with newscenter 5 for
erika: adorable. randy: i love the one in the pink sweater. good morning! what could be better than starting your tuesday morning with a song. a lovely job by the kindergarteners at vernon hill school in worcester. erika: we want to see your wake-up call. just go to the front page of wcvb.com and upload it in the
u-local section of our website. cindy: a lot of kids haven't done that, rise and shine, since thursday. olessa: back to school today. cindy: the storm is over. a couple slick spots out there. the worst of it is past. it was an official blizzard yesterday. in a lot of spots. we had six communities meet this criteria. the blizzard has to do with the wind blowing the snow around and reduce'sing the visibility. we met that criteria from nan tublght and vineyard all the way up to plymouth yesterday. chat a.m., hyannis, falmouth all coming in this morning. three hours of those blizzard conditions.
hardest up through parts of the south shore. the amounts really dropped off. many communities came in in the lower range of the forecast. but it snowed all day long. it just took a long time for it to accumulate. we did manage 10 inches nantucket plus close to 10 west yarmouth, east falmouth, brewster all nine inches of snow. just over eight in plymouth. north weymouth had close to eight. framingham over six. boston 6.4. worcester with 5-and-a-half inches of snow. there it goes. you can see it pulling away from us. steadier snow in northern maine. another storm to our south. west. we are by no means in the clear. around. of days. we've had scattered snow showers morning. they have fallen apart. the last of the flurries are gone. around clinton. but those are now gone. a couple of light flakes from man manchester to concord. we're drying out this morning. that's great news. with temperatures in the teens
this morning. it's 15 right now in worcester. 19 in lawrence. we've got mid and upper 20's once you get south of plymouth out to the cape. things are quieting down for most of us. with any surface that was not treated overnight it may be slippery. keep that in mind. there is the potential for a few additional snow showers as we go from lunchtime into the afternoon. there is a northerly wind today. that may be enough to generate ocean-effect snow showers. they flirt with the south shore and especially the cape. most of us a fair amount of cloud cover throughout the day. upper 20's worcester up into the merrimack valley. we'll be in the lower 30's today from marshfield down to the cape. tonight you fall back into the teens and 20's. the clouds are sticking around. another storm going by to our south may start energy back for some steadier snow for at least part of the day especially south of boston. a cold front off to the north. we're going to watch this come through and bring in much colder air startling at the end of the week. so let me break down tomorrow for you. snow showers in the forecast. during the morning commute,
westward, a band of snow may push into southern new hampshire. then as we geet into the afternoon look at this area filling in here south of the pike. none of this storm tomorrow but with some of these snow showers and areas of light snow, minor accumulations are possible. anywhere from a coating to about an inch of snow. amount s are not enough but' enough certainly to make it slippery tomorrow. so it's not the a.m.s we're focused tomorrow. it is is just the fact that there will be snow showers. once we get past that, really cold heading into the weekend. coldest air of the entire season. valentine's day near or below zero. olessa: it can only get better from there. cindy: you've got it. olessa: we're in the middle part of february. we're almost there, everyone. it is a quiet day. southbound side heading to the bottom of the screen. traffic getting by without any major problems. might be slick in this spots. to the maps now. as you travel into town a couple of disabled cars 93 south at the leverett connector. disabled truck still in place and then as you travel north of there, we're watching an accident northbound 93 by
it is northbound so shouldn't impact your commute too much. of course expect the southbound stop-and-stare delays. 9 south also slow out of methuen down to andover, wilmington and down to spot pond. 128 south by winter street, a disabled car. another disabled car cleared by route 9. the pike east 15 min fritz 495 to 128. south of town 24. route 3 out of weymouth into braintreen and then 20 min its the expressway into boston much trains and buses still running on schedule. emily. for months, new hampshire has been at the center of the political universe. a whirlwind of candidates all clamoring for that all-important primary win. and that very different new hampshire voter. and, boy, do they vote. polls opened less than 20 minutes ago. it is jammed at the polling location. the granite state, traditionally, has one of the highest turnouts in the country. in 2008, a record-breaking 500,000 people cast primary
jump to 600,000 this year. a big portion of them-- those much-sought-after independents. >> i think they will matter more than ever. their numbers are growing. but again, with so many candidates, really good candidates on both sides, you're seeing that they're really trying to get the independent voters. it's sort of a wild card. emily: a big factor, for sure. and one to watch as the votes come in tonight. the aftermath of monday's storm is causing some concern here. up to eight inches fell along the seacoast overnight. much of the granite state, seeing between 3-5 inches. that's more than enough to make the roads slick and discourage people from heading out. but many voters y they don't take the election lightly. >> this is the "live free or die" state. very, very serious. this little snow, like 4-5 inches, nothing. we can all vote, i hope.
force this morning, making sure those roads are clear. we should say, new hampshire voters are often more motivated than most. we've seen the proof of that here with this very busy polling location that opened just 20 minutes ago. randy: thank you, emily. another winter storm another fight over parking in east boston. the mayor stressing no space savers allowed. but for some, that's a hard habit to break. for decades, residents believed if you shoveled it out, it was yours. but with only a couple inches of snow and the streets cleared, some say the space savers are unnecessary. and that's turning neighbor against neighbor. the city says you can report illegal space savers to boston's 3-1-1 number or online. public works crews will toss them on trash day. erika: another rally is set for today over wages at logan airport.
to $15 an hour will demonstrate at the statehouse before a hearing on the issue. massport released a statement saying they're not opposed to the change but added lawmakers will have to decide. a spokesman also suggested any raise should apply to all workers. randy: spectacular fireworks that few people get to see. erika: the dangerous tradition in eyepoppers. doug? doug: then new at 6:30. a good deed accompanied by an even sweeter message. the note getting attention all over the country. plus this. >> i don't even get that. i don't know how-- i don't get it. doug: a mother stunned by the accusations against her son after a stunt at a wendy's. the animal getting him charged with assault with a deadly weapon. police say threats against several local schools originated overseas.
slippery this morning. radar quieting down now. we've had a couple of scattered snow showers moving on through. it's a mainly cloudy, mainly dry day. might be an ocean-effect snow shower on the cape or the south shore. near freezing this afternoon. better chance for snow showers tomorrow. notice the temperature on thursday headed down. wait until you see the weekend. coldest air of the entire winter on the way. more on that just ahead. erika. erika: cindy, thanks. time for a little eyepopping video. and we start,
as we often do, with your daily dose of besides olessa. olessa: thank you so much. we all need mom's help from time to time, right? bei bei, the panda cub at the national zoo, has been feeling adventurous. he recently tried to climb a tree. but getting down wasn't so easy. never fear! mama bear was right there to help out and get him safely back down. just be glad you don't have to do this with your kids. erika: i couldn't do it. olessa: and file this under "maybe not a good idea." these fireworks are so dangerous only a few people get to see it.
blacksmith actually hurls molten iron against the old city wall causing a hail of sparks. villagers claim this has been done for over 500 years to mark the chinese new year. the blacksmith admits he does get scared. emily: nothing flammable. olessa: a helmet, perhaps. randy: thank you both. a
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already cast overnight. randy: cleanup underway after high tides create a big mess. plus the chance for more snow on the way. sera: schools facing relentless bomb threats. the new clue that is leading investigators overseas. erika: and he's accused of throwing a live alligator into a drive-through window. lot of laughs. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: 6:30 now. it's primary day in new hampshire. the eye's emily riemer and kelley tuthill are live tracking the last-minute push for votes. and there are already some winners from early voting. senator bernie sanders and ohio governor john kasich won two very small towns overnight. emily is leading our coverage and will have much more in a minute.
thank you for joining us. erika: and i'm erika tarantal alongside cindy
and olessa. it's going to be getting colder. olessa: i see a few flurries. i don't like it. cindy: those were in worcester county that drifted north. they're continuing that north ward trek. here's a look actually at first light in boston now. you can see a lot of clouds overhead.
might not get there. we are back down to the teens and 20' s tomorrow and we have a better chance of snow showers coming through on wednesday. snow showers may be breaking out west of boston and some weather wrapping up to the south. enough for a coding two inch -- coating or inch of snow. we will be watching an additional snow shower possible on thursday and look at the cold coming in for the weekend. sunshine, 15 degrees should be normal in the morning. >> thank you sydni. download our wcvb app for
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