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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: breaking overnight. huge flames tear through an apartment building in worcester. the challenges for firefighters working in extreme cold. emily: a young man disappears after a night out in boston. his last message to family members before vanishing. randy: washington still reeling from the death of a supreme court justice. who could replace antonin scalia, and the fight it's causing. on the eye for this monday morning. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: also on the eye for this presidents' day. it's impressive at first glance, but there's even more to this monkey statue than meets the
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the two things making this monkey statue extra special, ahead in eyepoppers. good morning. i'm emily riemer. randy: that was president-- no, it wasn't one of the presidents. it is interesting. i'm randy price with cindy fitzgibbon. cindy: i thought i was delusional by the cold. i didn't know what that was. the good news is those winds won't be as strong. very little wind out there this morning. randy: your forecast for tomorrow is even better. cindy: wait until you see what's coming tomorrow. we have two degrees below zero right now in worcester. it is one below in beverly. we're below zero plymouth as well. boston is five above. as cold as 15 below this morning out in orange. so it is another cold morning but notice the winds at or below 10 miles per hour. so no brutal wind chills to pass along this morning. winds are going to turn around to the south this afternoon. look what happens to our temperatures. we sneak up into the teens here by noontime. and into the 20's this afternoon. sunshine this morning though going to fade behind increasing clouds.
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morning but the clouds coming at us from the south and the west whistling along with this warm front. an area of snow breaking around d.c. this morning. that will be moving in here during the evening commute. we have a wirnt weather advisory up for that reason through early tomorrow morning. just a little burst of snow and then it changes over to some freezing rain, sleet and eventually all rain but it does get a little slippery out on the roads as we head into this evening and first half of tonight. sneaking of the roads let's get you out there now. they are dry. olessa: the roads are dry and quiet. the mbta wants to make sure that trains are running smoothly this morning. crews spent the day in charlestown preparing replacement rails. several rails broke from the cold today. temporary rails are in, and permanent rails will go in soon. the "t" says it will keep red and orange line trains underground in tunnels overnight to limit their exposure to the cold. of course if there are any problem s with the trains i'll keep you posted. for now we're in good shape. a live look outside. pike looks good by
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as you make your way into town we're watching one disabled car. this is the ramp from everett avenue as you travel on the tobin bridge there southbound so keep that in mind. that is really the only thing that is going on right now. it's not bad at all. south of town you're looking at 24, 95 route 3 the expressway 10-15 braintree to boston. same on the pike. 15 minutes 495 to 128. 93 south looks good out of methuen all the way down to the leverett connector. trains and buses also running on schedule. randy. randy: thank you. breaking overnight. raging flames tear through an apartment building in worcester. just look at the dramatic video from the scene. and this was a brutal battle for firefighters. emily: the eyeopener's frank holland is live at the scene on preston street. frank: this three-alarm fiery rupted here at this triple decker here on preston street behind me. crews leaving the scene a short time ago. we have cell phone video of this raging fire from earlier. you can see flames bursting from the roof and the windows. one man was inside the building at the time of this fire.
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firefighters say the sub zero temperatures made fighting this a real challenge. the deputy chiefs tell telling us the hydrants were not frozen but the lines and ladders were. >> basically all of our equipment is frozen. the pipes are frozen. the ladder pipes are frozen. it was just a difficult time getting some water on it. frank: this is the third fire in the city overnight. firefighters also battled a pair of two alarm fires. all these fires remain under investigation. live here in worcester, frank holland, wcvb, newscenter 5. is under investigation in fall this was the scene on eastern avenue last night. third floor of a multi-family building. and struggled with the frigid temperatures and frozen equipment. the identity of the victim has not been released. right now three fires in one town are under investigation. those battles making for a really rough night for weymouth firefighters. in fact, they say they've never
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once before. it started with flames ripping through a home on arnold street. a short time later two other fire calls hit the department. investigators say in at least two of the cases people were trying to stay warm and thaw frozen pipes. >> fuel from a wood fire stove that was left next to the house. again getting rid of embers from your fireplace is very important using a metal can. emily: at least a dozen nearby fire departments were called in to help. no one was hurt. >> just come back, buddy. just come back, please. randy: a father's plea after his son disappears. right now boston police are asking for your help in tracking him down. the eyeopener's doug meehan is live in boston, with the last place he was seen. doug? doug: right here at the bell and hand tavern. his family says the harvard man disappeared after a night out with family.
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last seen just before 2:00 on saturday morning near the popular boston bar. he stepped outside to make a call, then messaged his cousins, saying he couldn't get back inside. when the bar emptied, marr was nowhere to be found. a fun night out gone wrong. >> it's not often that he's able to go into the city and have some fun with his cousins. you know, they were celebrating his birthday. doug: marr's dad says the disappearance is completely out of character. he says he just wants his son to return home, no questions asked. live in boston, doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: right now the body of late supreme court justice antonin scalia is back home in virginia. but even as friends and family mourn, the controversy over what happens now is growing. the eyeopener's erika tarantal is tracking developments. erika: we're getting new information this morning about how scalia died. meantime, the white house
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against calls to put a hold on replacing him on the bench. republicans say the president should not nominate a successor in his final year in office. but abc news reports the president will likely nominate someone who has won the praise of the g.o.p. in the past. some names floating around-- merrick garland, the chief judge of the d.c. circuit court of appeals. jane kelly, confirmed unanimously by the senate as circuit court judge in 2013. and sri srinivasan, who served under the bush administration. no official autopsy was performed, but it is believed justice scalia died of natural causes, possibly a heart attack while he slept at a resort in west texas. he was 79 years old. randy: commitment 2016. a first on the campaign trail today. former president george w. bush is joining the fray. bush will appear at a rally with his younger brother jeb bush today in south carolina. the former president won a bruising south carolina primary on his way to the oval office in 2000. he remains popular there.
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sights set on nevada. she campaigned there this weekend and has three events scheduled there today. the democratic caucuses there are set for next weekend. clinton got some help on the campaign trail from civil rights icon and georgia congressman john lewis. bernie sanders heads to michigan today. he also spent the weekend trying to shore up support in the black community. he praised president obama during an appearance before an african american congregation in nevada. emily: this morning former boston mayor ray flynn is resting at his south boston home. he had surgery to implant a defibrillator. flynn underwent the operation after crashing his car into a neighbor's house last week. according to a family spokesman, doctors believe that flynn may have suffered a condition known as "aborted sudden cardiac arrest" before the crash. that irregular heart rhythm may have caused him to pass out behind the wheel. the coast guard will be holding a public hearing on the loss of the "el faro" this week. the first session of the public
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focus on the condition of the ship before it sank in hurricane joaquin. this is separate from the ntsb investigation. two people from massachusetts were among the 33 who died when the ship sank in october. randy: right now a man is under arrest charged with assaulting a medical worker and threatening to "blow up" brockton hospital. 21-year-old saud alonize claims to be a saudi arabian national. police say he was at the hospital because he was hurt in an earlier fight. they also say he was drunk and demanded to talk to the saudi consulate. services will be held today for the teacher killed when a manhole cover smashed into her car. caitlin clavette was a beloved art teacher in milton. she was killed friday on i-93 south while driving to work. a wake is set for today in winchester with funeral services tomorrow. after her death, mass-dot did emergency inspections of more than 900 structures on the highway. workers say they found no threat
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emily: survivors and victims' families are preparing to mark 13 years since the deadly nightclub fire in rhode island. the campaign for a planned memorial to the 100 victims has now raised $1.6 million. it should be completed by october. the fire was sparked by pyrotechnics for the band great white which ignited foam soundproofing in the nightclub. randy: years after a prostitution scandal forced him to resign, a former governor is facing more trouble. emily: the new, violent claims against eliot spitzer. and a rental car rigged with a potentially deadly device. the booby trap waiting for an unsuspecting driver. randy: new this morning. fish can be full of health benefits. but there are three things to consider before serving it to your family. erika? erika: breaking overnight. an apartment building in worcester has major damage from a raging fire. it happened on preston street. the eye's frank holland is on the scene and will have updates all morning. cindy? cindy: we're going to lose this bitter cold over the course of
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in the forecast by this evening. we'll talk about the commute that could be most impacted from the storm ahead. first take a look at the temperatures as you're heading out the door this morning. yes, it is is still below zero right now worcester, nashua and plymouth. five degrees a i bof zero as
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>> my name is matt. disney on with disney on ice celebrating 100 years of disney magic. we'll be performing here at the td garden through february 21. we want to say to you all. >> good morning, "eyeopener. randy: good morning to you. and of course what a great opportunity for kids who are off this week. emily: there you go. you can useful vacation to record a wake-up call. we'd love to see what you're up to. just go to the front page of and upload it in the u-local section of our website. olessa: one more day of this bitter cold. cindy: record-setting cold we haven't seen it in 50 years. we're climbing out of that. believe it or not it will be 50 degrees tomorrow. we have big changes coming up. the price for that transition will be a burst of snow this evening that changes to sleet and freezing rain overnight. that will be messy. that's why we have the winter
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it is not messy out there now. it is gorgeous. skies are clear. look at this red sky over boston. the sun is up at 6:41 officially. temperature though just five degrees. the winds are light out of the southwest right now under ten miles an hour but we are sub zero. north shore up in beverly it is one below. south shore and plymouth down to six below zero. hyannis you're down to two below. out in worcester two below there. as cold as 15 degrees below zero right now out in orange. so you get the idea. it's still another cold start. but we recover this afternoon into the 20's to near 30 degrees by very late in the day. it's going to take a while for these temperatures to tick up. all the while the sunshine we have developing this morning is going to fade as clouds actually move in. by lunchtime we get into the evening hours see the snow that's down around the d.c. area right now. that's actually what is heading in our direction. first come the clouds. we start to notice them around lunchtime. they'll thicken up. by 7:00 this evening there will
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i think it's between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. we start to see the snow develop across the area. the road surfaces are cold themselves. they'll become snow covered and slippery very quickly. overnight they'll see a change over to a mix and eventually some rain. still snowing boston to worcester points north. there's the rain taking over to the south. that's going to be lifting north ward as well. stubborn cold though may linger from southern new hampshire down to the merrimack valley and out into northern worcester county into the wee hours of tomorrow morning. everything is going to lighten up but it may be just cold enough out this way for a little bit of icing into the early part of tomorrow morning. that being said it's just a coating to an inch of snow across a lot of the area. 1-2 as you get outside of 128. before that change over to sleet and freezing rain. look what happens. we start this evening 20's to around 30 degrees. temperatures rise overnight. by 6:00 tomorrow morning, it's in the 40's out the door. yes, we're heading into the 50's by tomorrow afternoon as this warm front lifts north ward. warmer air floods on in.
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is going to send a band of heavy rain across the area very late in the day. stronger winds developing. the potential for damaging wind hour. a lot going on with this system. tomorrow. very showery in nature through lunchtime. then it starts to get steadier by the evening hours. heavy downpours. can't rule out a rumble of thunder with that line. it's off shore overnight. we're drying things out on wednesday. of rain with this. look at the temperatures. 30's late this week. that's actually average for this time of year and considering where we've been, it's going to feel great. get through this morning and the temperatures anyway on their way up. olessa: thank you, cindy. a quiet start on the roads. it's been that way all morning long. you can see just a few more headlights now. let's go to the maps and see the rest of your ride. heading into boston one issue is just a disabled car. that's the only thing that's working this morning as you travel on the tobin bridge. the ramp from everett avenue.
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routes 3, 24 and 95 problem free. your ride on the expressway you just saw it flieive total. right now 10-15 braintree to boston. pike oaft bound 15-minute trip 495 to 128. as you make your way north of town also nice and light on 93 south from methuen to the leverett connector. trains and buses running on schedule. emily: thank you. new this morning. another sign that the mbta is cancelling late-night service. union officials tell the "boston globe" that late-night shifts were left out of the spring schedule pick for subway drivers. but the "t" has not announced the official cancellation of the service. a control board member claims eliminating the shifts, which start march 19, was a matter of practicality. the proposal comes to a vote february 29. randy: new trouble could be brewing for new york's disgraced former governor. eliot spitzer is under investigation for allegedly choking a woman inside a manhattan hotel room. spitzer and the 25-year-old woman reportedly had a romantic relationship for two years, and it's believed they were breaking
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no charges have been filed. the woman involved is expected to be okay. spitzer quit as governor over a 2008 hooker scandal. right now an explosive mystery is under investigation in new mexico. a rental car is returned rigged to explode. a mechanic found an explosive device attached to the car after it was returned to a facility near the albuquerque airport. the bomb squad disarmed the device and nobody was hurt. investigators are still trying to figure out how it got there and if anyone was targeted. emily: your economy headlines now. asian markets were mostly higher today, led by a jump in japanese stocks. wall street is closed today in observance of presidents' day. that's after u.s. benchmarks ended higher friday. the dow closing at 15,973. whole foods is changing up its management style in an effort to curb costs. up until now, local managers have made decisions about which products to purchase and even how the stores are designed.
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headquarters. it will also start using software to help with scheduling and restocking shelves. experts say the changes could be risky as the store moves away from what makes it unique. new accusations against volkswagen, in an unprecedented emissions scandal. reuters is reporting a high-ranking employee warned managers in may of 2014 that u.s. regulators might examine engine software. that was more than a year before the car maker admitted to cheating on tests raising questions about how much senior managers knew about the scandal. volkswagen has said only a small blame and that no board members were involved. randy: 6:20 on this monday morning. fish can be good for your health and your diet. questions to ask before you buy that can make a big difference. yes, most fish have seasons, and they're better quality if you second, when was this caught? freshness is key.
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it was caught. that impacts how long it's been out of the water. and finally, how should i store it? most fish should be cooked in a day or two, and what you do with it before than can be important to your health. randy: taking the plunge from staggering heights. emily: one iconic wedding venue in eyepoppers. erika? erika: then new at 6:30, a drug bust in more ways than one. the cover-up for nearly a billion dollars worth of meth. and nearly 50 people stuck dangling inside a stalled aerial tram. the rescue that might have been equally nerve-wracking for passengers. and viagra used to make a point about women's health. the proposal highlighting what one lawmakers calls a double standard in health care.
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day as we look live over the worcester area. skies are clear but it is cold this morning. now. we're below zero in a lot of spots right now to the north and south boston sitting right around five degrees above zero currently so it's another bitterly cold start.
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increasing clouds today. temperatures recover into the 20's this afternoon but i expect some snow to break out between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. winter weather advisory for a period of snow and then a changeover to sleet and freezing rain overnight. it goes to all rain tomorrow as temperatures come up into the 50's. a wind-swept soaking rain late tomorrow before we clear things out on wednesday. emily. emily: cindy, thanks. pope francis continues his historic trip to mexico. yesterday, he held an outdoor mass in one of the most dangerous suburbs of mexico city. 300,000 tickets were given out for the mass, and millions of people lined the streets as the the area is known for murders, kidnappings, and extortions by gangs. trade is one of the main messages of the pope's five-day trip. randy: 6:25. time for your monday eyepoppers. olessa: way up in the air! weddings with a spectacular view york's empire state building on valentine's day. some couples tied the knot;
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they won the right to take part by telling the most touching love stories. i love the picture with the dog. very cute. take a look at this. that's a giant red monkey made out of plastic bottles. but that's not all. he's solar-powered. the sculpture was created by an australian environmental artist outside the country's national library. the sun lights solar-panels at the monkey's feet, allowing him to light up at night. why a monkey? i have no idea. it's the year of the monkey. randy: earlier when i said love in the air, i would notice your finger. congratulations. olessa: thank you very much. snean engaged. all right! olessa: thank you. you're making me brush. the whole family was there. joe, my financee was wonderful. he surprised me. randy: happy for both of you. emily: now that we're thoroughly embarrassed her. an unpleasant surprise for people on the golden gate bridge. the scare that could make
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and hockey player denna laing continues to make progress in her recovery. the surprise she was strong enough to pull off just weeks after surviving a serious spinal injury. and take a live look here across the city as it starts to get a bit lighter there. always a good sign. still very cold this morning. make sure you keep that in mind
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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." dramatic video as flames consume an apartment building in worcester. tough battle for firefighters. doug: a young man vanishes without a trace. the desperate plea from his family as boston police try to solve this mystery. emily: and trapped on a tram. the ski resort rescue in the bitter cold, and what we now know about the accident. on the eye. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: 6:30 on this presidents' day. we're looking toward logan airport and the waterfront. might be dreaming of a nice warm-weather destination and taking off this morning. good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm randy price. emily: and i'm he emily riemer. one more day of this really nasty cold and then there are improvements.
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you may have whiplash by the time this is is all said and done. brutal cold over the weekend with the winds. fortunately the winds have come way down this morning but temperatures are still way down as well. we're below zero in worcester. at two below. as cold as 15 below in orange. right now it is below zero up on the north shore in beverly. look at plymouth. six below all the way down to the cape. boston right now is five degrees above zero. we're going to see those temperatures jump into the teens by noontime. we're actually going to recover into the 20's this afternoon. look what happens. sunshine this morning. afternoon. we're watching this warm front to the south. d.c. this morning. that is on the way. brightest skies through lunchtime. thereafter the clouds thicken up. by about 7:00 or 8:00 tonight snow is breaking out across the area. it will be a quick changeover to snow, sleet and freezing rain and event ally all rain by midnight. a messy mix on the way. a little burst of snow and then that sleet and freezing rain. we have a winter weather advisory late this afternoon through early tomorrow morning.
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a coating to a couple of inches but that changeover to sleet, rain tomorrow. it gets slippery on the roads by this evening. this morning they are dry. you have to warm that car up for the drive. olessa: here is route 1 in saugus. you don't see conditions like this typically at 6:30 in the enjoy it. it is a vacation day and a vacation week for lot of folks as well. let's check out the rest of your trip as you make your way into boston. no issues to report. south of town you'll find pleasant driving conditions as well. 24, 95 route 3 all getting by at the speed limit. expressway 10-15 braintree to boston. as you make your way along the pike 15-minute ride 495 to 128. and then as you make your way north of town 93 looks good out of methuen and all the way down to the leverett connector. trains and buses running on schedule. randy: now to the breaking news we're following in worcester. massive flames just consuming an apartment building overnight. emily: let's get right to the eye's frank holland.
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the scene. frank? there are still crews there putting out hot spots. we're told this fire is out. the cell phone video of that raging fire from earlier. you can see flames bursting from the roof and the windows. one man was inside the building at the time of the fire. he did escape unhurt. firefighters say the sub zero temperatures make fighting this just a real challenge. hydrants weren't frozen, but the lines and the ladders were. the deputy fire chief telling us this is difficult getting water on the flames. this is the first fire in the city. fire firefighters also battling a pair of two-alarm fires. all the fires remain under investigation. randy: other stories we're following right now on the eye. one man is dead after a fire in fall river. he was found on the top floor of this three-unit building on
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started. right now boston police are asking for help tracking down this missing man from harvard. 22-year-old zachary marr was last seen early saturday morning near the bell in hand tavern in boston. family members say he stepped outside to make a call. emily: right now the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia is back home in virginia. investigators say the 79-year-old died of natural causes at a texas ranch this weekend. despite pushback from republicans, president obama will nominate a successor. right now dozens of people are back on the ground after getting stuck on a tramway in the bitter cold. randy: the eye's erika tarantal is here with the rescueand the investigation. erika: the breakdown had skiers, snowboarders, and sightseers trapped for hours on new hampshire's cannon mountain. a mechanical issues brought the tramway to a screeching halt sunday afternoon, less than 100
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48 people were on board including a family with an eight-month-old child. passengers knew immediately something was wrong. >> it swung hard. it swung back. we knew that there was a problem. erika: firefighters helped passengers rappel from the cars before taking them down the mountain on snow cats. no one was hurt. it's not clear when the tramway will reopen. randy? randy: battling back from a devastating injury. the hockey player hurt during the women's winter classic shows her true strength. teammates on the boston pride calling denna laing an inspiration on and off the ice. they took the regular season title yesterday afternoon in brighton with number 24 in the crowd. laing surprised teammates in the locker room before the game. she's facing an uphill battle after a severe spinal injury on new year's eve. but perseverance is something this disciplined athlete is familiar with. laing: when i get down a little bit, it could be worse. it could be worse.
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happens to you. but you can control how you react to it. randy: proceeds from raffle tickets and bracelet sales at yesterday's game go to the denna laing fund. emily: a scare for people in san francisco. randy: the unusual attacks happening on the golden gate bridge. a possible prelude to the oscars. how diversity took center stage at last night's bafta awards. emily: and updates ahead on our breaking news this morning. crews are on the scene of a large fire on preston street in worcester. there are no serious injuries. frank holland will have updates
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olessa: good morning. welcome back to the "eyeopener." here is a quick look at our map this morning. wide open. typically we see lots of red shading by this time of the morning. it is a day off for a lot of folks and a week off as well. we're not seeing too many traffic problems this morning. cindy, gorgeous sky this morning. cindy: a golden glow over the city of boston. looks nice but it is still very cold out there. we are hovering just above zero in boston right now. it's still two below out in the worcester area. another cold start. this sunshine this morning is going to fade. clouds move in this afternoon. we've got snow by this evening.
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it's going to turn a little messy tonight. a quick burst of snow and sleet, freezing rain. goes to all rain tomorrow morning. look at those temperatures into the 50's tomorrow with a wind-swept soaking rain on the way. emily. emily: cindy, thanks. at the box office this weekend, the r-rated "deadpool" smashing records. the movie stars ryan reynolds as a marvel anti-hero. it brought in $135 million in its first three days in theaters. that beats the $85-million record set last year. in fact, the movie had the biggest r-rated opening ever. randy: diversity takes center stage at the british oscars. the british academy of film and television awards which act as a precursor to the academy awards were held at the royal opera house in london last night. the event comes on the heels of a recent flare-up in criticism over the lack of diversity in hollywood, an issue actors say is prevalent in the industry. >> i think it's important to have all people represented in
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entertainment is something that brings people together. to be a part of that, to see yourself within that. i'm not just talking about one thing. i'm talking about personality and different things that we can relate to. randy: the leonardo dicaprio film "the renevant" was the big winner with five awards including best picture. the oscars are less than two weeks away, and you'll see them right here on wcvb channel 5. our live coverage starts at 7:00 p.m. emily: a drug bust taking on double meaning. how police say drug dealers tried to smuggle a billion dollars worth of meth. and senator john mccain wants to subpoena the sailors detained by iran. why he wants them to relive the experience. and a young man disappears in boston. the decision at a bar that may have started a worrisome chain of events. and at 6:41 this morning, take a live look here at the southeast expressway where things are
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with your news to go. breaking news in worcester. doug meehan with a desperate search in boston. emily: and erika is tracking the fallout from the death of a supreme court justice. but first cindy has your forecast. you are going to notice the bitterly cold temperatures for one more day. cindy: then we're going to climb
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emily: the silver lining. cindy: the temperature in boston is above zero. it's five. 14 degrees warmer than yesterday. that's ridiculous. ow high was only 12 degrees yesterday. look what happens by tomorrow though. that is fast. we are going into the 50's tomorrow. unbelievable changes coming. still below zero out the door this morning. one below in beverly. it's six below plymouth. we're below zero on the cape this morning. as cold as 15 below in orange out in worcester county so it is a cold start this morning. temperatures do come up into the teens though by noontime. 20's this afternoon. the wind turn to the south. they'll stay light today but the clouds are thickening up. by this evening we'll be dealing with a little burst of snoaf changing to sleet, freezing rain. winter weather advisory up. going to get a little bit messy. there's a warm front to our south lifting north ward. snow is breaking out around d.c. right now. we're going to watch that lift north ward. first comes the clouds around noontime. those thicken up. notice what happens by 7:00 this evening. yes, snow is breaking out across
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in between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. during the evening commute there will be snow around. the road surfaces are so cold that it's going to stick very quickly and it's going to become very slippery pretty fast. it will turn to a mix and then eventually rain. you can see that happening as the warmer air invades before midnight in boston tovment the north and west this pink area here from the merrimack valley down to northern worcester county typically this cold is is stubborn and slow to dislodge. i think even in the wee hours of tomorrow morning maybe just cold enough for a little bit of icing out that way. in terms of the snow a coating to an inch. not a lot. just enough to make things slippery tonight. as those temperatures coming up tomorrow we're talking about 50's with a wind-swept soaking rain. we'll clear things out for you on wednesday. let's get you out to the roads right now. olessa: very quiet out there. not seeing anything out there this morning. a live look at the pike for you. this is by allston/brighton the screen. it is a vacation week.
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light all week long. we'll keep you posted. no problems in boston and south 24, 95 route 3 all making the speed limit. so is your trip on expressway right now. 10-15 braintree to boston. eastbound on the pike your ride is only 15 minutes 495 out to 128. and then north of town much of the same. 93 south quiet through andover down toward wakefield and a delay-free ride to the leverett connector. trains and buses on schedule. randy: breaking overnight. a raging fire under investigation in worcester. emily: the eye's frank holland is live at the scene with the information in overnight. frank? frank: one man was able to escape this three-alarm fire unhurt. the flames broke out the triple decker here on preston street. crews on the scene spraying water on this building trying to get out the hot spots. fire officials tell us this is the third fire in the city overnight. taking a look at cell phone video of this raging fire. flames exploded out of the windows and the roof. he they also battled a pair of two-alarm fires. they say the sub zero
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fires extremely difficult. the cause of all three of these fires under investigation. frank holland, wcvb, newscenter 5. randy: one man is dead after a fire in fall river. the man was found on the top floor of this three-unit building on eastern avenue last night. firefighters say the cold weather made their response more challenging. one firefighter suffered minor injuries after slipping. the cause of that now under investigation. three fires in the same town are under investigation. it started with flames ripping through a home on arnold street in weymouth before two other calls came into the department. investigators say in at least trying to stay warm and thaw pipes. no one was hurt. for a missing man from the town of harvard continues. he was last seen here at the bell in hand early saturday morning, and now his family is really starting to worry.
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we're all getting a little freaked out. doug: 22-year-old zachary marr's father says it's not like zach to simply disappear. he was in the city celebrating his birthday with cousins when he stepped out of the the bar to make a call. that was the last anyone has seen of him. his cell phone is either off or the battery has died. if you know of his whereabouts, you're asked to contact boston police. we're live in boston. doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. erika: president obama will nominate a successor to justice antonin scalia in due time. the president pledging to fulfill what he says is his constitutional responsibility. that despite push back from republicans who say he should not nominate someone in his last year in office. some vowing to block the president's pick. meantime abc news reports the president is considering people who have sat well with the g.o.p. before, including two circuit court judges unanimously confirmed by the senate just three years ago. and this morning we know justice scalia died of natural causes,
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sleep. randy: former boston mayor ray flynn is resting at his south boston home following surgery after a crash. doctors implanted a defibrillator after flynn passed out and crashed into his neighbor's home last week. according to a family spokesman, doctors believe flynn may have suffered a condition known as "aborted sudden cardiac arrest." emily: republican presidential candidates set their sights on south carolina, ahead of the primary there. donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio, ben carson, and jeb bush, joined by brother george w. bush, will hold events today. john kasich will campaign in michigan. meantime, democrat hillary clinton will hold three events in nevada ahead of the caucuses there next weekend. rival bernie sanders will campaign in michigan after an event in nevada yesterday. randy: senator john mccain is looking to subpoena the 10 u.s. sailors held captive for one night in iran. the republican senator says the sailors should testify about their brief detention if the
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provide any findings by march 1. the sailors were held on january 12 after two patrol boats strayed into iranian waters. they later blamed a navigational problem. emily: a startling report from the united nations. the number of civilian injuries in afghanistan's long war with the taliban rose last year-- the highest number since 2009. more than 3,500 civilians were killed and another 7,000 injured. the report found most of the dead or injured were caught in crossfire. randy: pope francis continues his historic trip to mexico. he will celebrate the country's indigenous population today, presiding over a mass in three native languages. yesterday, the pope held an outdoor mass in one of the most dangerous suburbs of mexico city. the pope has been speaking out against the drug trade during his five-day trip. emily: snowy weather in indiana is being blamed for a series of pile-ups sunday afternoon. fifty cars were involved in the crashes on interstate 65 about 30 miles northwest of indianapolis.
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and sections of the highway had to be shut down so the road could be cleared. randy: the governor of michigan is looking for more medicaid coverage for people in flint amid a devastating water crisis. governor rick snyder is asking the federal government to expand the benefit to cover people under 21 and pregnant women. snyder says about 15,000 flint residents would benefit. tomorrow, the u.s. surgeon general plans to visit the city. emily: police in san francisco are investigating after two people were hit by blow darts while walking across the golden gate bridge. one man who'd been hit in the leg flagged down a highway patrol officer. a five-inch-long dart stuck in his leg. and as emergency workers were talking to that man, a woman approached and said she'd been hit in the knee. they're both going to be okay. randy: four people are in custody after a billion dollar drug bust in australia. police say the methylamphetamine was discovered in important boxes of silicon bra inserts and art supplies. it's the country's largest bust ever of the drug in liquid form.
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if convicted. emily: a kentucky state lawmaker uses a new bill to make a point about women's healthcare. the state adopted a bill last week requiring women to see a doctor before they can have an abortion. a state rep. then filed a new bill that would require men to see a doctor before getting viagra or similar drugs. the democrat says men are not subjected to the same government interference as women in their medical decisions. randy: not what you'd expect in the aftermath of a raging fire. but in philadelphia this is what was left after a six-alarm fire at an auto-repair shop-- a frozen building. temperatures were so cold, the water from the firefight frosted over. policeosted these images the next day. emily: the nba showboats in its all-star game. isaiah thomas, the lone celtic on the court. he got 18 minutes last night in toronto, scoring nine points. 196-173 the final. and a standing ovation for kobe bryant.
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all-star game. a loss on the road for the bruins after an historic start. just eight seconds into yesterday's game, brad marchand scores against the red wings. that's the fastest goal ever scored by a bruin. but the excitement didn't last. tied 5-5 in the third, the red wings score the final goal. b's lose, 6-5. randy: easy traveling on the roads this morning with the holiday and schools being out. olessa: no accidents to report. not even seeing any volume. typically at this time of the morning this map would be covered in red and yellow shading. this morning there's green on the screen. that's good news if you're heading into boston. problem-free. south of town the same. your ride 10-15 minutes from braintree to boston. the pike is wide open. 15 minutes 495 to 128. looking good as well as you travel southbound on route 1. 128, 495 and 93 south also issue-free all the way down into boston.
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a quick live look outside. i have to show you this. unbelievable sunrise this morning. cindy: gorgeous this morning, olessa. a golden glow in the sky. what a changeable day. we have sunshine to start clearly but snow to finish the day. winter weather advisory goes into effect at 3:00 this afternoon. we'll see a burst of snow this evening change over to sleet, freezing rain overnight and eventually all rain by tomorrow. big changes coming today. out the door right now though it is cold. still below zero in many areas. seven below in plymouth. 16 below zero. that's the temperature not the wind chill. worcester. it is five above currently in boston. we do recover this afternoon into the 20's to near 30 degrees late in the day. so a temperature recovery today. but we're watching this warm front down to the south. area. that is lifting in our direction. we'll see the clouds begin to today. and then by about 6:00 this out across the area. so during the evening commute, i would say between 4:00 and
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because it's been so cold lately, i think the roads are going to become very slippery quickly with this system coming on in. and then overnight we're going rain. you can see that by 11:00 i think we flipped over to rain in boston. to the north and west there may be stubborn cold that lingers from the merrimack valley to northern worcester county. there could be prolonged freezing rain overnight tapering off early tomorrow morning with pockets of mist and drizzle. only an inch or two of snow across most of the area before that changeover. look at the temperatures climb overnight. by 6:00 tomorrow morning, it's in the mid 40's. we jump into the 50's tomorrow afternoon as this warm front watching the cold front off to the west. that's going to send a band of heavier downpours late in the day and during the evening. at that time there could be stronger damaging wind gusts over 50 miles per hour. we have a high wind watch to take you through the day tomorrow because the morning hours aren't all that wet. just showery weather through lunchtime. as we get into the afternoon look at the downpours moving in area. could be a rumble of thunder
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real heavy downpours and pushing out tomorrow evening and we're clearing things out on wednesday. we go from the 50's tomorrow to the 40's on wednesday. and then we're still in the 30's here by the end of the week. we're climbing out of the deep freeze. emily: thank you cindy and thank you for watching. we do appreciate it.
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good morning, america. a battle brewing over the supreme court. the race to replace justice scalia is on. republicans fighting to keep president obama at bay. >> it's called delay, delay, delay. >> promising to block any nominee. >> the senate needs to stand strong and say we're not going to give up the supreme court. the president stands firm. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities. >> as we learn new details about justice scalia's final hours as millions honor his legacy. storm warning. winter weather moving in. deadly crashes. massive pile yups a dramatic


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