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day and the night. flonase. six is greater than one. this changes everything. >> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." danielle: get ready for an arctic blast this weekend. my timeline for what could be record cold temperatures. and how long it will last. antoinette: emergency inspections overnight after a horrific accident on i-93. a young teacher killed by a flying manhole cover. the new information on what caused it and the risk of it happening again. doug: and a part of new hampshire's manufacturing history goes up in flames. the mill that burned down and the technology that dates back to the 19th century. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." antoinette: and a good morning to you. we have another round of the "eyeopener" underway. 8:00 on your saturday, february
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i'm antoinette antonio. doug: and i'm doug meehan. brrrrr. antoinette: that's all we have to say. doug: a live look outside from winthrop across boston harbor toward the city. people probably taking off for logan heading to warmer areas. as we approach a long weekend for some, right. danielle: that's true. i heard in florida it's in the 50's. how about that? temperatures on the way down. 20 degrees right now in boston. it is 12 in worcester. five degrees right now in orange. but this is actually balmy compared to where we're going to be in 24 hours. take a look at the cold air up through the north and west. that's all headed in our direction. and those winds start to crank this afternoon. because of that, a wind chill warning in effect beginning at 4:00 p.m. today but this entire area wind chill advisory for the cape and the islands beginning at 6:00 p.m. today. this all goes until lunchtime tomorrow. so here's what happens. we're going to see a mix of sun and clouds today as an arctic front comes through. could touch off a couple of flurries.
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think it's mainly dry. the big story with this is, look, by 4:00 we're 3 below zero. by 8:00 it feels more like 14 below zero. we've had a couple of ocean-effect snow showers on the cape. they're now starting to fizzle on out. here comes the coldest air this season. we'll talk about who could see record low temperatures tomorrow and when we finally warm you. antoinette? antoinette: danielle, thank you. shock and sadness after a horrific accident on the southeast expressway. doug: a beloved art teacher hit and killed by a manhole cover. those who knew caitlin clavette offering heartfelt tributes right now. antoinette: the eyeopener's frank holland is here with the disbelief gripping one local community right now. frank: doug and antoinette, this is just a tragic accident. caitlin clavette was a passionate art teacher at glover elementary in milton. sadly, she never made it to school friday morning. she was driving south down i-93 when a giant 200-pound manhole cover went airborne, flying directly through her windshield as she drove through the o'neil tunnel.
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s.u.v. changing lanes. investigators believe that s.u.v. dislodged the manhole cover, sending it through the air and into caitlin's car. parents now struggling to explain the sudden loss of a teacher they love so much. >> she just liked to teach art. she really liked it, i could tell. >> he didn't understand, you know. he said is she going to be there next week? and i had to explain part of life and death, and things like this do happen unfortunately. frank: glover elementary school will be open from 11:00 to noon this morning so parents can get some advice on how to speak with their children about this tragedy. meanwhile, the department of transportation is now re-inspecting 500 sewer grates, utility panels, and manhole covers on highways in boston. doug? doug: frank, thank you. "5 investigates" uncovering more about those emergency inspections frank just talked about.
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been found. investigators have, however, found an almost identical accident that happened back in 2014 in new york. a truck driver from springfield was killed on the cross bronx expressway when a truck in front of him kicked up a manhole cover and sent it right through his windshield. antoinette: new this morning aaron hernandez has settled a civil lawsuit in florida. the former patriot was being sued by a friend who claimed hernandez had shot him in the face three years ago at a florida nightclub. alexander bradley's lawyers filed court papers in miami claiming the matter has been settled, but terms of the settlement were not disclosed. hernandez is currently serving life for the 2013 murder of odin lloyd. and he's awaiting a trial for a 2012 double murder in boston. nearly nine months after they convicted the boston marathon bomber, the list of jurors in the case has been released. the seven women and five men came from communities ranging from cape ann to cape cod. only one of them is from boston. dzhokhar tsarnaev is being held at the federal supermax prison in colorado while he appeals his death sentence.
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leaves one man dead and two others recovering from gunshot wounds. police say they shot and killed a man yesterday morning after he pointed a gun right at them. the injured suspects were not shot by police. investigators believe those two suspects were shot inside a home on devon street. the third suspect took off from that scene, and that's when officers confronted him. >> nobody likes to take a life; but if you're going to point a gun at one of our officers in the way he did, obviously we're going to protect ourselves. doug: the original shooting on devon street is still under investigation this morning. antoinette: a judge has granted a convicted killer a new trial. joseph cousin was sentenced to life in prison for killing 10-year-old trina persad in a roxbury park in 2002. "the globe" reporting that cousin's lawyer had a conflict of interest while defending him during his trial. the lawyer was also representing a boston police detective in a
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cousin told the judge that his lawyer never told him about the conflict. doug: the last remaining shoe peg mill in the world now burned to the ground. the kearsarge peg mill in bartlett, new hampshire, went up in flames yesterday afternoon, ending its 139-year history. owner paul soares was working in the front when a passerby yelled the back of the mill was on fire. with so much saw dust and wood product as an ignition source, efforts to save it were nearly impossible. >> i ran through the saw room, then through the point and splitting room, and that's when i noticed the fire above me on the second floor, and that's where the last four dryers of running and they were running while the fire was going. doug: the building couldn't be insured. in fact, soares-- who has owned it since 2001-- had just signed papers to sell. antoinette: the city of challenge to wynn's planned casino in nearby everett. the city has filed an appeal with the state that challenges
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protection's decision to grant the $1.7 billion project a key environmental permit last month. mayor joseph curtaton says the project will have serious consequences to the health of city residents with thousands expected to drive to the casino each day. a consumer alert this morning. another skimming device found at a local gas station. quincy police say this was found at the shell gas station at 315 hancock street. if you bought gas there recently, you should pay close attention to bank statements and look for any unknown transactions, regardless of how small they might be. doug: commitment 2016. donald trump once again raising questions over ted cruz's eligibility to be president but now threatening to sue him over the issue. newscenter 5's phil lipof has the drama unfolding on the
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phil: at a rally in tampa, florida, the usual from donald trump but earlier in the day taking his feud with ted cruz to a new level tweeting, "if at ted cruz doesn't clean up his act, stop cheating and doing negative ads, i have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen," a threat in response to cruz pummeling him with ads in south carolina. >> it's more than a little irony in donald accusing anyone of being nasty. phil: cruz and trump's other rivals now criticizing the billionaire's tendency to do this. >> i would bomb (bleep), i was going to say they're (bleep) but i won't say that. >> (bleep) she said he's a (bleep). phil: but the next contest is in south carolina where two-thirds of the voters are expected to be evangelical. they are not thrilled with that kind of language. >> he doesn't really look christian. phil: here's something else for evangelicals to consider.
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hitting marco rubio. >> maybe you should vote for more than a pretty face next time. phil: turns out she's a porn star. cruz dropped the ad when he found out. all of this as the next republican debate is set for tonight already shaping up to be fairly contentious. in the newsroom, phil lipof, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: a big break in a series of cyber-attacks targeting u.s. government officials. antoinette: the arrest made and the victims that were targeted. and new information connected with a deadly school shooting. the clue police found after the gunfire. danielle: the temperatures are dropping to dangerously low levels this weekend. when it begins, and the warm-up i'm tracking in the week ahead. doug: and the sub-zero temperatures could cause trouble at home. what to watch as the
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antoinette: sky 5 over the mbta's commuter rail trains as they prepare for this weekend's bitter cold. they plan to run the rail trains all weekend, even overnight. by continuously running the trains, they hope they are less likely to have mechanical issues or delays. taking a live look at the boston skyline this morning you know, you you can't tell from pictures. it is really cold out there. the temperatures are just dropping even more. we're at the warmest time of day right now. you know, a lot can go wrong when those temperatures fall well below zero. doug: doug: it is no joke. our frank holland is back with the major concerns right now. an arctic blast moving in right now expected to last all weekend long. the winds expected to be so gusty that they will create what the national weather service is describing as life-threatening cold.
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last night. folks gearing up with hats, hoods, and heavy coats. but danielle is forceasting it'll be much worse tonight. if you do have to go out this weekend, bundle up. it takes only minutes for forstbite or hypothermia to set in. if you're feeling numb or cold and groggy, time to get inside. you also need to protect your property. first rule of preventing frozen pipes-- trickle the tap. and if you're away, don't drop the themostat too low. >> don't let the themostat fall below 60. even though you could save more money by dropping it lower than that, you could incur a burst pipe. frank: also don't be surprised booms coming from the roof or attic. we heard them last year on those bitter cold nights. it's the sound of themal expansion and contraction. the wood swelling and shrinking with the extreme temperatures. doug, antoinette and danielle over to you. antoinette: i was just about to say this is one of those weekends where it's so cold even the skiers and snow borders want to stay in.
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no, jorge quiroga just tweeted a picture of him out on the slopes right now. danielle: it will be really cold later today. and those training for the marathon too. a lot of them moving their long runs indoors because it is dangerously cold this weekend. temperatures on the way down. in fact right now is probably the best time of day for you because once we get through the afternoon, those temperatures start to fall and the winds pick up. you will feel that wind out there today. that wind chill warning in effect beginning at 4:00 p.m. today until lunchtime tomorrow. wind chill advisories for the cape and the islands so not as level. we are talking about powerful winds and temperatures that are dropping through the day. we will see a mix of sun and clouds throughout the afternoon. could be one or two flurries out there or a light snow shower. did see some snow showers on the cape and the islands this morning and nantucket was the big ringer with an inch-and-a-half in terms of how much you picked up. that has now ceased. we're looking for just colder
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for tomorrow morning when we wake up, we're talking about the potential for record lows. in fact, we're going for five below zero in boston and 12 below zero in worcester which is below those records. so we're talking about very cold conditions. and then the winds cranking makes it feel even colder so that by 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, it feels like 27 degrees below zero in boston. and through the day, the winds will light up just a touch but still below zero all day long even with some sunshine. in fact, here is the regional wind chill values. by 3:00 today feels like 10 below in zero. one below zero in boston. by 7:00, 20 below zero in wootion ster. your wake-up wind chill tomorrow morning anywhere from 25 to about 35 degrees below zero. so that is dangerous cold conditions. it does let up though by sunday evening. so it's all due to this arctic front you see here bringing the
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already this morning, some ocean-effect snow showers generated on the cape, the shore. we should dry out as we head through the day today. that's what the future cast is showing you, but by 2:00, there around. light snow showers from this cold front moving on through. and then overnight into first thing tomorrow, notice there could be a couple more ocean-effect snow showers once again for the cape and the islands. web because it's so cold, you could quickly pick up about a coating to maybe a couple of inches max from those ocean-effect snow showers. and then the next thing we have to watch is monday into tuesday. notice snow on monday turn to go just plain old rain on tuesday. from an approaching system. let's talk more about that one as we head towards monday it is cold enough obviously to start off as some snow. looks like the monday morning commute will be good. but by afternoon the snow showers are blossoming. as we head toward the evening, see that pink line. that could turn over to a mix or
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morning. it may take a little bit longer for places north and west. you may see freezing rain on tuesday morning but everybody by the end of the day seeing just plain old rain as temperatures warm into the upper 40's, maybe pushing near 50 degrees. doug and antoinette. antoinette: i don't think anyone has ever wanted to get past the weekend so much. snowk a high of nine. antoinette: wow. time now is 8:18. stories we're following right now. doug: two 15-year-old girls, high school students in arizona, are dead in what police are now calling a murder-suicide. police say a suicide note was found at the scene of yesterday's shooting at independence high school in glendale. a weapon was found near the bodies, which were discovered under a covered patio near the school's cafeteria. antoinette: a big break in a series of cyber-attacks targeting u.s. government officials. british police and the f.b.i. have arrested a teenager they believe is behind the attacks. over the last few months, several high-profile officials
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brennan and homeland security secretary jeh johnson have had their email hacked. but no sensitive material is believed to have been compromised. doug: fresh from historic meeting in cuba with the head of the russian orthodox church, pope francis officially kicked off his trip to mexico. officials rolling out the red carpet and treating the pontiff to an olympic-style welcome right on the tarmac. he will be visiting for five days, touring some of the country's poorest areas, where he'll meet with victims of drug violence and human trafficking. >> now sportscenter 5 with bob halloron. bob: good morning, everyone. patrice bergeron's second regular season fight in 12 years may have inspired his teammates two nights ago but it also inspired some part of his body to feel a lot of pain. bergeron missed practice yesterday and is questionable for this afternoon's game in minnesota. he took on former bruin blake wheeler and didn't last very long before wheeler fell on top of him. head coach claude julien didn't say what bergeron's issue is but says he can't guarantee he'll be ready to play today. bergeron did stay in the game
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goals against winnipeg on thursday night. in toronto last night, marcus smart introduced as part of the starting lineup of the rising stars. he went out and knocked down a quick three-pointer. the u.s.a.'s first three points. smart's only three points. they were big though because the u.s.a. beat the world 157-154. isiah thomas will participate in the skills competition tonight and in the all-star game tomorrow. that's sports. have a great day. it's being called an "uber for kids." cambridge-based zemcar hopes it will be able to convince parents convenient but safe. newscenter 5's rhondella richardson shows us how it works. rhondella: say the kids miss the school bus or there are days you just can't do pick-up. now there's an app for that. zemcar is available on android phones and gearing up to get into the app store. >> you can just click on the rhondella: this former verizon
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he compares it to uber but for parents set up rides on demand >> we have tried to make it very, very secure. background checks covering every concern. hired drivers can earn up to $35 an hour. there's video monitoring to comfort parents. >> they just need to say "pick up," and the video automatically starts getting broadcasted to the parents. >> hey, riley, zemcar is coming for you. rhondella: need to tell the teacher or the child zemcar is coming, just record a permission slip. >> this message will get delivered at the right time to the driver, to the teacher, and to the kid. on the map you can see all sorts of drivers around you. you can look at their profiles. rhondella: you pick drivers and can keep favorites by setting up a trusted circle. who are the drivers so far? >> nannies, moms, teachers. rhondella: kahn to be affordable and competitive, but are parents really ready to slip from behind
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baby-sitters? >> i think it is a good idea. >> i think i'll be responsible for my own children. rhondella: children eight and up start getting rides around greater boston the first week of march. in waltham, rhondella richardson, wcvb, newscenter 5. antoinette: i can see both sides. you have the two different moms. doug: a lot of conversations rnd the dinner table over that one. antoinette: indeed. and a single guy scoring a date. doug: what he has to say about the effort coming up next. antoinette: and let's take a look outside logan airport. you know what? it looks like they're going some place warm.
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danielle: welcome back. i'm meteorologist danielle vollmar. i want to say hell toe to the third grade at the international school of boston and cambridge r i got to talk to them earlier this week about all things weather. look at the camera for me. just kding. let's talk about that snow this morning because we have ocean-effect snow showers for the islands as well as the cape and even plymouth seeing a tenth not a tenth but three tenths of an inch of snow. 1.5 inches of snow on nantucket. and so far boston up to about 24 inches this year. we're pretty much on normal pace. there is more snow in the forecast. we'll talk about it coming up.
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antoinette: danielle, thank you. a michigan man is getting a lot of help in the love department. doug: matt hill works for a lawn and garden company. his co-workers recently surprised him by putting his face and contact information on a billboard. the six-foot-tall 25-year-old says he was pretty surprised by the gesture, but he's making the most of it. so what should ladies know about matt? >> a perfect day is pretty much a bonfire out in the woods at somebody's house, a small party. something like that. doug: take him out to the woods. hill says he's taken dozens of calls, texts, and emails from potential suitors. he says he's not looking for just a fling. not just a fling in the woods, oh, no. he's really hoping to find someone to settle down with. antoinette: i'm sure matt is an amazing guy. doug: with his chainsaw, nice to get out there. he's a woodsy guy. antoinette: maybe you just tell
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doug: or a nice dinner or something. the hockey season is over early for a local college. antoinette: the incident that forced the players off the ice. a teenager run down while riding his bike. why police say it may have been no accident. doug: want to go clamming? it's going to be cold. so get ready. danielle says dangerously, bitter cold temperatures later today. she has your forecast when we come back.
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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." danielle: subzero temperatures and punishing winds. i'm timing how long we'll have to endure brutal cold. antoinette: the search is on for the driver who struck a teenager on a bike. why police believe the teen may have been targeted. doug: a frightening case of stalking and harrassment. the teen victim's connection to the man accused of the crimes. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader.
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"eyeopener." antoinette: brrrr. it's cold out there. 20 degrees right now. 8:30 on your saturday morning. worcester. you know the temperatures are only going to drop for the rest good morning to you. i'm antoinette antonio. doug: and i'm doug meehan. it is a balmy 17 degrees, danielle. antoinette: later today it will be cooler. danielle: it's dropping into the single digits, below zero overnight tonight. it's you'll due to this arctic front bringing in that really cold air so get ready. dangerous wind chills out there later today, tonight, and tomorrow morning. starting out the day in the the single digits in springfield and orange as well as concord. 20 though in boston. in the mid 20's on nantucket. and as we go through the next 12 hours, say, in and around the boston area you're going to see those temperatures drop back into the single digits by 8:00. we're going to be the warmest
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then those temperatures continue to drop. those winds pick up out of the north and west. because of that, we have that wind chill warning in effect beginning at 4:00 p.m. nm lunchtime tomorrow. the same thing goes for the cape and the islands. you're under advisory level. still it is dangerously cold out there as that wind goes anywhere from 15-25 miles per hour sustained. we'll have a mix of sun and clouds. maybe a few flurries from this arctic blast and this arctic front coming on in. we did have a couple of ocean-effect snow showers on the cape and islands this morning. right now things are beginning to dry out and those wind chill values on the way down for tomorrow. we'll talk about just how cold we get and when we finally warm back un. antoinette: danielle, thank you. a tragic accident under investigation right now. a beloved art teacher in milton hit and killed by a manhole cover. caitlin clavette was driving through the o'neil tunnel when a giant 200-pound manhole cover went airborne and right through her windshield.
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is now re-inspecting sewer grates, utility panels and manhole covers on highways in boston. doug: aaron hernandez has settled a civil lawsuit in florida. the former patriot was being sued by a friend who claimed hernandez had shot him in the face three years ago at a florida nightclub. the terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. antoinette: right now the search is on for a hit-and-run driver in lowell. a 15-year-old riding his bike was rushed to the hospital after he was hit. newscenter 5's juli mcdonald reporting this morning that this may not be an accident. >> it doesn't look like this is a random act. juli: lowell police are looking for a driver who they believe intentionally hit a 15-year-old on a bike sending him flying into the air. captain tim crowley told newscenter 5 they were called to lawrence street just before 2:00 friday afternoon. >> what happened when the officers got there, they found the front wheel and the chain from the bike but no bike. juli: police obtained these images from a liquor store surveillance camera at the corner of lawrence and roger streets.
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help sending out a code red message to nearby neighbors. >> serious hit-and-run involving a white pick-up truck occurred on lawrence street. the vehicle left with part of the bike under the truck. juli: lowell police found the abandoned truck and parts of the bike about a mile away on bolt street. witnesses later told police the boy on the bike had been talking to the people inside the truck moments before he rode away, and that driver aggressively followed. >> one of the witnesses had actually crossed the street and struck the kid on the opposite side. juli: and lowell and state police with the middlesex district attorney's office still looking for that driver. captain crowley tells me they have a good idea who was at the wheel along with who else was in that truck. in lowell, juli mcdonald, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: a 70-year-old berkley man behind bars right charged with murdering another 70-year-old man. prosecutors say john witty shot and killed the victim after learning that he had a romantic
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girlfriend. the woman died in last month. witty was going through her things and found out about the affair in a letter. the victim, john williams, suffered ten gunshot wounds to the head and back. he was found dead in his wareham home tuesday. witty pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail. a frightening case of cyber stalking in new hampshire. a nashua man used information online to harass a teenage co-worker. frank, has more on the story and the warning from police. frank: investigators in this case are telling anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation to contact police immediately. the man and the teen were just acquaintances. but he's accused of finding enough information about her on social media, to put her in possible danger at her own home. a scary case of harassment. 30-year-old jason hunter accused of cyber-stalking a teen coworker. >> he was sending her some sort of messages regarding sexual
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harassing, threatening, "kill yourself." things of that nature. frank: police believe the nashua man used information he found on social media and online to set up a potentially dangerous incident where two men showed up at the 17-year-old girl's house looking for sex. >> i believe at this point that the suspect had placed an ad on craigslist soliciting sexual encounter with a male of some sort and the gentlemen that responded to that ad were the ones who showed up at her residence. frank: the teen contacted police after that. >> it got to the point where it was overwhelming with her. frank: the 17-year-old reported the harassment to her supervisors. she told police they barely knew each other. >> she doesn't have any idea why it transpired this week. they were not in any sort of relationship. frank: police say it appears the suspect found her address and much more online. they're warning others to be more careful especially on social media. >> when you put stuff online, what you put online is very important. this gentleman probably did learn quite a bit about this girl from her social media postings. i think it's very good
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private as you possibly can. frank: hunter is being held on $5,000 cash bail. he'll be back in court next month. again, investigators say if you find yourself the target of this kind of harassment, you should call police. antoinette: frank, thank you. threatening charges have been dropped against the man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl from north conway. nathaniel kibby is facing more than 200 charges for the 2013 kidnapping. he was also charged with making threats against the lead prosecutor in the case. those charges have now been dropped. kibby's trial is set to start in june. federal investigators will be franklin pierce university has canceled the rest of its hockey season after a hazing incident according to "the telegram." the ravens were supposed to host assumption college yesterday, and the teams were scheduled to play in worcester today. instead, assumption will play an exhibition against the boston university club team. in a statement, franklin pierce president andrew card apologized to the schools they were
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does not define the university. doug: federal investigators will be going back into the water in hopes of finding the missing data recorder from the el faro. the ntsb says the recorder could have captured conversations between the crew before the ship went down. it sank after it got caught in hurricane joaquin, killing all 33 people on board including several with ties to new england. investigators say the search will begin in april and is expected to last two weeks. antoinette: commitment 2016. republican presidential candidates gearing up for another g.o.p. debate in south carolina. just six contenders will face off in greenville tonight. a new poll showing donald trump now more than doubling his closest competitor ahead of the february 20 primary. trump is leading the field with nearly 35% support followed by senator ted cruz with 15% and florida governor jeb bush coming in at 13%.
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ben carson rounding out the bottom three. doug: cupid certainly looking out for one couple ahead of valentine's day. this pair will have a lot to celebrate tomorrow after walking away from this rollover. the couple was heading south down i-95 when the car overturned just before exit 4. but they were okay. the man making sure he went back into the car to pull out a special bouquet for the lucky lady. antoinette: glad they're okay. glad the flowers didn't go the waste. doug: all is well that ends well speaking of which, local power companies are gearing up for record cold. antoinette: the steps they are taking right now to make sure your home stays warm. danielle: and i have the when the temperature drops and the winds kick in. frank: and the next stop for a cruise line that sent a ship into a storm major storm may be a courtroom. the lawsuits royal caribbean may be facing. doug: "5 investigates" discovers the mbta is paying some drivers to stay home and others overtime
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how is this even possible? kathy curran digs deeper and finds hundreds of thousands of
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it's 8:42. welcome back. stocks ending a negative week on a positive note. doug: and some good news for publishers. the eyeopener's frank holland is back with a your economy headlines for this saturday. frank? frank: it's been an ugly month for stocks. but the week ended with a big turnaround. here are the closing numbers for the week. the dow jumps 313 points. the nasdaq increases 70 points. the s&p up 35 points. this brought a five-day slide for the dow and s&p to an end. oil also making a slight comeback. u.s. prices increasing about 12 percent. royal caribbean is preparing the "anthem of the seas" to sail again next week. but some of the 4,500 passengers who weathered a violent storm at sea may be getting ready to file a lawsuit. experts predicting customers could file for personal injuries or compensation. four people suffered minor injuries when 30-foot waves and strong winds rocked the ship. the popularity of e-books made a lot of people think bookstores would become a thing of the past. but new data from the u.s.
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sales were up 2.5% last year. that's the first year-over-year increase for the industry since 2007. publishers weekly noting many publishers saw a decline in e-book sales last year as print sales went up. a short but busy week ahead. wall street takes a break for presidents' day. construction for january, and the producer price and consumer price index-- two key gauges of inflation-- are released. doug? doug: eversource is preparing for this weekend's arctic temperatures. the company says the extreme cold makes it even more critical to get the power back on if it goes out. utility workers will be ready to work outside if needed. god bless them. if you have any power issues, they'll respond as soon as they >> we are staffed through the weekend. we have folks especially on call overnight to respond to any problems so that if power should go out for any reason at all, we can get it back on as quickly as possible. antoinette: we are bracing our severals for the cold
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already cold temperatures the wind chill. danielle: you'll feel that wind not so bad yet but through the day it increases 15-25 miles per hour sustained. gusts over 30. because of that tomorrow morning coupled with the cold we're talking about dangerous wind chills. you can get a frost bite in 10 minutes. that is is serious stuff, folks. so please be aware. you can just justin side. if you have to go outside please bundle up. don't forget to cover up all your exposed skin. wind chill warning in effect until 4:00 p.m. today. wind chill advisories on the cape as well as the islands for today and team. now the wind gusts look to increase as we head through the afternoon today and will be peaking tomorrow morning just in case as we get the coldest. that's why we're talking about these dangerous wind chill values. let me step you through the wind chill forecast as we go through the day. notice by 3:00 today in boston, we're already one below zero. we're 10 below zero in worcester.
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you thinking about going out to dinner for valentine's day. it will be 21 degrees below zero in worcester and then the coldest time is going to be sunday morning for those wake-up temperatures. it will feel more like 30 below zero in boston and close to 40 below zero in worcester. that wind will subside through the day of sunday. so we should start to relax a little bit more but still we're blee zero pretty much all day long. it is cold, all due to the arctic front you see here bringing in that cold air and really making those winds pump. we did have some ocean-effect snow showers earlier today from plymouth to points south on the islands as well as the cape. now they have disintegrated. what we're talking about in terms of totals where almost two inches fell on nantucket, about an inch on the vineyard. westphalmouth picking up half an inch of snow. the reason i point this out. once again tomorrow we have the chance in the morning at least because of the difference between the water temperature
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great of seeing some more other ocean-effect snow showers. by 2:00 it's a mix of sun and clouds. could be a couple of flurries light snow showers around from this arctic front although it is mainly dry i do think. just in case you see a flurry or two you know it has to do with the front. other than that, we are cold all day long. tomorrow morning notice overnight into first thing tomorrow a couple of ocean-effect snow showers will be ongoing for parts of the cape as well as the islands because it's so cold. it quickly could accumulate to a coating to an inch or two on the roads. be aware of that. temperatures falling through the afternoon is. by tonight already seven degrees in boston. by 8:00 it is cold. tomorrow morning going for record low temperatures, forecast in boston five below zero would break the record of three below zero set back in 1934. and then again we want to look at the next seven days. we are still cold on sunday as well as monday. monday we're watching our next system. it looks like because it's cold
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some snow at least on monday afternoon. looks like the ride into work will be okay. and then what happens overnight monday into tuesday, we start to see it transition to some freezing rain before turning over to all rain, i think, by tuesday afternoon. the only exception would be far north and west seeing some freezing rain and then turning over to plain old rain as temperatures on tuesday warm up into the mid to upper 40's, maybe pushing 50 degrees in some spots. so we just have to get through this weekend and then we're going to warm up. doug and antoinette. antoinette: danielle, thank you. "5 investigates." mbta employees getting paid to stay home on the taxpayers' dime. doug: how is this happening? kathy curran uncovers more waste on the "t." kathy: it's the end of the shift at the mbta's cabot yard where most drivers have worked a full day. but "5 investigates" found the "t" is paying many bus drivers, trolley and train operators, to stay home and paying other drivers overtime to fill those shifts.
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throwing money down the drain. kathy: "5 investigates" discovered in 2015 the "t" paid drivers almost $400,000 to stay home and spent another $250,000 in overtime for other drivers to pick up those shifts. time sheets show a driver being paid to stay home for more than seven hours. another is paid 5.5 hours of overtime to fill in for an operator who needed rest. so how did this happen? well, the "t" requires that all drivers have ten hours of rest before starting a new shift to limit fatigue and increase safety. but "5 investigates" discovered when you combine that important safety rule with manpower and scheduling limitations, it results in hundreds of thousands of dollars in waste each year. sullivan: people are getting paid to sleep. kathy: greg sullivan is the research director for the government watchdog group the pioneer institute. sullivan: you're talking about close to a million dollars
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drain, during a massive budget crisis at the mbta. kathy: part of the problem is this-- the t's antiquated shift pick system. about 1,800 drivers hand-pick schedules from hundreds of shifts posted on paper. the shifts are picked by seniority with one pick for days off and a separate pick for routes and times. when it's all said and done, there are shifts like this. the train operator is scheduled to be behind the wheel from 6:10 p.m. until 2:00 in the morning. his next shift starts four hours later, but he's required to get ten hours of rest so he can't drive again until noon. he'll be paid to stay home and rest. brian shortsleeve is the t's chief administrator. it just doesn't make any business sense. shortsleeve: right. i recognize that. it's really the result our scheduling system. if we were able to use an electronic scheduling or an electronic rostering schedule,
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this didn't exist. jim o'brien: we carry the most precious cargo in the world-- humans. you want to be rested. kathy: jim o'brien heads up the carmen's union. o'brien: i think that the mbta, you know, could manage this whole thing a little bit better. >> the management team at the "t" has been looking at all possible ways to reduce our cost. kathy: we exposed this waste at a time when the "t" is considering fare hikes and focused on cutting waste including overtime which cost $53 million last year. >> we're working very hard to manage it. manage it. we're concerned about every penny. kathy: management said the "t" is working to fix the scheduling conflicts. agree to a trial period with electronic rostering which would eliminate the problem if the "t" would consider a four-day workweek. kathy curran, "5 investigates." doug: kathy, thank you. emergency inspections overnight after a horrific accident on i-93. antoinette: a young teacher killed by a flying manhole cover.
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caused it and the risk of it
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antoinette: a tragic accident under investigation right now. a beloved art teacher in milton hit and killed by a flying
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tunnel. investigators believe an s.u.v. dislodged the cover, sending it through the air, and into caitlin clavette's car. the department of transportation worked through the night rye inspecting sewer grades, utility panels and manhole covers on investigators say an almost identical accident happened back doug: right now the search is on for a hit-and-run driver in a 15-year-old riding his bike was rushed to the hospital with severe injuries after he was hit. it happened yesterday just before 2:00 on lawrence street. investigators believe this was not a random act and the teen was intentionally hit. antoinette: aaron hernandez has settled a civil lawsuit in florida. the former patriot was being sued by a friend who claimed hernandez had shot him in the face three years ago at a florida nightclub. the terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. hernandez is currently serving life for the 2013 murder of odin lloyd.
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2012 double murder in boston. nearly nine months after they convicted the boston marathon bomber, the list of jurors in the case has been released. the seven women and five men came from communities ranging from cape ann to cape cod. only one of them is from boston. dzhokhar tsarnaev is being held at the federal supermax prison in colorado while he appeals his death sentence. doug: sky 5 over the mbta's commuter rail trains as they prepare for this weekend's bitter cold. they plan to run the rail trains all weekend even overnight. by continuously running the trains they hope they are less likely to have mechanical issues or delays. you. to get you in the right state of mind, a buddy of mine just texted me. captain dave is head to go the new england boat show. you go in and see the boats and you think it's summertime.
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you quake. danielle: that's a good point. you want to be inside as much as possible this weekend because we are turning cold and windy through afternoon. that wind chill warning effect beginning at 4:00 p.m. until noon tomorrow. record cold low temperatures tomorrow morning. doug: make sure you bundle up. very important. be safe out there and be smart. antoinette: captain dave, we'll
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