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simply by using yooice. live oscar sunday, february 28th on abc." >> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: breaking news overnight. a deadly shooting spree in michigan. the suspect under arrest now accused of randomly killing several people. jeb bush: tonight i am suspending my campaign. sera: and then there were five. jeb bush no longer a candidate for the white house. the voting results in two key states changing the presidential race. danielle: another very warm day on the way, but i'm tracking two storm threats for the week ahead. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: good morning, everybody. sunday, february 21. i'm doug meehan. sera: and i'm sera congi in for antoinette this morning. the "eyeopener"'s frank holland will have much more on this morning's breaking news in just
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first we'll check with danielle. we are in the middle of a fabulous weekend, danielle. danielle: 60 degrees yesterday in boston, if you can believe that. outside enjoying the nice weather. and this morning is no exception take a look. we're at 50 degrees currently in is it february? just making sure. it's 45 on the vineyard right now and 44 degrees on nantucket. so obviously it's a mild start. one of the reasons why is these winds are pretty strong out of the west today. you can see they're sustained at 14 miles an hour in boston. 18-mile-an-hour winds in worcester. those strong winds continuing to warm our temperatures up through the afternoon today so we're really going to hold steady i think today maybe warming up into the upper 40's, low 50's for highs. a few mid 50's though i think still could be achieved especially on the south shore and the cape. we'll see a lot of sunshine to start. more clouds working their way in in the aftnoon. here's what's happening. a couple snow showers up through northern new england but for us we're a dry start out here.
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you can see rain here over the ohio river valley. all of this is headed in our direction. i'll have the timeline coming up. sera and doug. sera: thank you, danielle. breaking overnight a frightening situation unfolding in michigan. doug: seven people are dead three others hurt after a series of random shootings in kalamazoo. the "eyeopener"'s frank holland is tracking developments. frank: michigan state police say they have a strong suspect in custody. investigators say the 45-year-old was driving around the city and opening fire on random people. police say a man and his son were shot and dilled at this dealership. five more were killed outside of a cracker barrel restaurant including a 14-year-old girl. the shooting spree began at an apartment complex on saturday night. a woman was shot multiple times while she was standing outside with her three children. she survived and remains in serious condition. >> we have multiple people dead. in summary it looks like somebody just driving around finding people and shooting them dead in their tracks.
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sheriff's office says a weapon was found in the suspect's car. they say that man did not put up a fight when he was pulled over and arrested just before 1:00 this morning. so far police have not been able to figure out any motive for the murder spree. doug, over to you. jeb bush: the people of iowa, new new hampshire and south carolina have spocken and i really respect their decision. so tonight i am suspending my campaign. sera: jeb bush getting emotional announcing he is out of the race for presidency. the former florida governor coming in fourth in the south carolina primary. doug: donald trump and hillary clinton the big winners in the latest presidential contests. it's a second straight for trump. reub owe edging on the senator ted cruz. but the results are still unofficial. rubio: this has become a three-person race and we will win the nomination.
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that has beaten afternoon can beat donald trump. doug: to the west in the silver state state, hillary clinton took the gold. she thanked nevada voters, saying the fight for a better future goes on. clinton: every one of us has a role to play in building the future we want. washington is never going to have all the answers for every problem we face, but somewhere someone in america is solving it. bernie sanders: i believe when democrats assemble in philadelphia in july at the convention, we are going to see the results of one of the great political upsets in the history of the united states. doug: democrats and republicans will swap locations in the coming days. the g.o.p. holds its caucus in
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carolina on february 27. sera: boston police find a loaded gun on a baby's bassinet. neighborhood drug control units found the semi-automatic tucked under a pink blanket. officers also found heroin, cocaine, and about a thousand dollars cash. 33-year-old pedro valdez and 27-year-old lasonia gathers of dorchester were arrested on drug trafficking and gun charges. doug: right now a new move from health officials in boston to protect the city's homeless. newscenter 5's nicole estaphan with the the shelter offering a vaccination to prevent the spread of this potentially fatal infection. nicole: a rare infection, meningococcemia, has left one homeless man dead and infected two others in the span of a month. now the city is trying to reach out and vaccinate as many homeless men and women as possible. channel 5 received this statement from the boston public health commission saturday. quote, "the general public is not at risk. this illness requires very close contact (within three to six
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at least several hours to spread"-- something the homeless population sees a lot of during the cold winter months. the c.d.c. has supplied the city with thousands of doses of the vaccine at no cost. several hundred homeless individuals have already been vaccinated this week. shelter workers also receiving this vaccination. local hospitals have been put on aheart to look for signs of this infection. in boston, nicole estaphan, wcvb, newscenter 5. sera: 5 on the opioid crisis. a new report highlights a staggering number of drug overdoses in new hampshire this month. according to american medical response, february has been a record month. in manchester alone, there have been 42 overdoses. four of them happened yesterday within a half hour of each other. twelve of them were fatal which surpassed the record set last march. emergency crews say the main culprit is still fentanyl followed by heroin.
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television every week to tell people about these numbers. we need help. i don't know what that help is, but we need to work harder than we're already working to solve this problem because it is not getting any better. sera: the record number of overdoses is taking its toll on emergency staff that are dealing with the problem. a.m.r. says it impacts every facet of the system. doug: the man wanted by the u.s. for leaking secret details about the nation's eavesdropping program makes an appearance in new hampshire. edward snowden delivered the keynote address at the new hampshire liberty forum via skype. he spoke from russia, where he's been granted asylum, to a supportive crowd. >> the government was warrantlessly and unconstitutionally spying on billions of people around the world and millions of people in america. he let people know. doug: snowden says he would be willing to come back to the u.s. if the federal government could guarantee he would get a fair trial.
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friends attending a memorial for a young brockton child who died last month. the 12-year-old was remembered for his million dollar smile. in january he fell through an icy pond. close to 200 people filled community center yesterday to share their memories. his mother says she was stunned by the turnout. >> it's a little overwhelming. i didn't know that c.j. had so many friends. i knew he was special to us. but i didn't know he was special to the community. sera: organizers wanted to give c.j.'s classmates and neighbors a chance to talk about their feelings and the things they miss about their friend. doug: nice turnout by the community there. two new york city police officers injured in a shootout are expected to be okay. sera: but the police force is on high alert right now. the agency now getting involved with the investigation. tables that "float" on air? how they're helping scientists and doctors save lives and make life-changing discoveries. danielle: our warmer trend
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doug: welcome back. right now fire investigators are searching for the cause of this massive mill fire. it started around 3:00 a.m. saturday morning in the sagamore mill in fall river. the building collapsed under the intense flames. investigators say the mill was vacant and are looking for clues as to how the fire started. tears and many questions as a call for help from the "el faro" was played publicly. the call made on the day the ship sank in hurricane joaquin. sera: the eye's frank holland has been following the hearing. frank? frank: part of the captain's distress call was played during a coast guard hearing into sinking last october. captain's voice: we have a hull breech. a scuttle blew open during a storm. frank: captain john davidson was looking for a q.i. or qualified individual to help the crew make repairs as the ship was getting battered during the hurricane. captain's voice: we have water down in 3 hold with a heavy lift. we have lost the main propulsion unit. the engineers can not get it
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can i speak with a q.i. please. frank: all 33 aboard, including three people with ties to massachusetts, died when the ship sank near the bahamas. the coast guard will determine if misconduct or negligence contributed to the accident. then federal prosecutors will decide if criminal charges should be filed. >> now your storm team 5 forecast with meteorologist danielle vollmar. doug: just checking the computer here. yeah, yeah, punxsutawney phil (laughing). danielle: it's 50 degrees right now in boston. it's 48 right now in d.c. we will take that, right? doug: in so many different ways. danielle: yesterday it was 60 degrees in boston. compared to last sunday though, boston. one. believe it or not, we warmed up quite a bit. what a difference a week makes. i'll tell you that much. and we are in for another mild day today.
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into the 50's in boston. although you notice the temperature trend is on the way down monday and tuesday and then back up on wednesday to where we should be this time of year. now the colder air is going to come in from this cold front triggering a couple of snow showers up in northern new england. but what we're really concerned with is actually this area of low pressure down to the south. it has a bit of moisture with it. it looks like later on this evening through the overnight hours, there could be a chance for some rain maybe turn to go a mix at that time tail end for the south coast, the cape and the islands. we'll talk more about that in just a second. first though right now this morning, really we're looking at pretty much mostly clear skies to start. i think we'll see a lot of sunshine this morning. then more clouds will build in from that approaching system. it is 50 degrees in boston though. at the 5:00 hour. 44 in worcester. 41 preliminary u. 45 on the cape. 44 on nantucket. we do have a gusty wind out there. you'll feel it if you step outside the door.
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miles per hour now in worcester. 23-mile-per-hour winds out of the west in boston but it's a warm wind this time of the year. through the day today, we are going to see a lot of sunshine through the morning hours. clouds increase through the afternoon. and the winds hold pretty steady anywhere from 10-15 miles an hour. so highs today, low to mid 50's along boston, the south shore, upper 40's on the cape. mid 40's in worcester county as well as through the merrimack valley. for tonight, we drop back into the 20's and 30's. notice we're right around 32 degrees on the cape with our next approaching system. so let me show you what happens. by lunchtime today, here come those clouds. they continue to be around through the afternoon. a couple of showers again starting as rain showers. it's so mild. but at the very tail end of this, you notice pink in here. could see a mix or maybe some snow. really though it's the south coast, the cape and the islands really plymouth and points south i think now. this system continues to trend farther south.
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and by 9:00 we are clearing out. temperatures behind it are dropping as we have the colder air moving on in. so we're at 40 tomorrow in boston. 39 in worcester. about 10-15 degrees cooler. then there's another chance for a storm. this is a bigger storm system. it looks like it will start off as some snow on wednesday because it's cold enough but it's going to quickly transition to a mix and then all rain. it looks like when the heaviest rain comes through, which looks to be on thursday morning now, it is going to be warm and windy so we're talking about just mainly rain because this track has shifted farther to the west, as you notice, and that is a warmer track for us. what that means is some heavy rain, anywhere frey inch to two inches. coastal concerns are possible because tides are astro namically high. again, we are concerned a little bit with some ice especially the farther inland you go because you could hold on to the colder air for a little by longer. it looks like a rain event. we were all hoping for that
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sera: we are. thanks, danielle. other big stories we're following right now. doug: new york city police alerting the f.b.i.'s joint terrorist task force after the shootings of two officers. the officers responding to a call of a man with a gun. investigators say when they confronted the suspect, he pointed a gun at them before jumping a car sparking a chase. the suspect crashed his car into a police cruiser and was shot several times. he is in critical condition. both officers are expected to make a full recovery. sera: the end of an era supreme court justice antonin who loved god, country, and family. yesterday's funeral mass capped two days of mourning. scalia's son paul, a catholic priest, led the service and mixed humor and reverence for the conservative icon and father of nine who died unexpectedly last weekend. among those in attendance, vice president joe biden and all eight sitting justices of the supreme court. doug: new information in the f.b.i.'s attempt to hack into an
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shootings in california. the obama administration says it would be willing to allow apple to retain possession of specialized software it has been ordered to design and later destroy. apple chief tim cook has said the software would be too dangerous to create because it would threaten the privacy of millions of customers. sera: they help doctors save lives and help scientists pursue life-changing research. doug: tables specially designed not to vibrate. made in mass. doug: it may look like an being made here at kinetic anything but ordinary. alan gertel: so what we do is we so the air table actually floats. doug: alan gertel offering up gertel: see, the table is floating. solution to a very complex problem-- creating platforms that can eliminate the tiniest of vibrations. we're talking movements so small it could be caused by electrical
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gertel: as we add load to the table, the table will go down and then it will call for more air. the legs will fill up and become soft again and then float. doug: who would want such a table? at northeastern university researchers are using kinetic tables so they can examine proteins through a powerful microscope. when trying to look at something magnified at a molecular level, even the slightest movement would make it almost impossible. gertel: you put your equipment on top of it, and it rests on this cushion. you can look through the microscope, and everything is plain as day, clear and nice. doug: top hospitals throughout boston and the world have also called upon this local company to produce their so-called air tables which, in turn, has helped doctors essentially save lives. gertel: when you get right down to it, the equipment that they are using, putting it on top of our table is solving a very serious problem which they can't do without it. doug: almost every aspect of
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family business. and with each shift-- gertel: it might be for an olympus microscope going into canada. doug: --a little bit of new england ingenuity and engineering goes along with it. gertel: we are very proud of the fact that we make a product in massachusetts that is used by many people all over the world. doug: kinetic systems first started solving vibration isolation problems back in 1968. and since then they have pioneered many state-of-the-art developments in this field. eating well on a budget. sera: ahead this morning, the eyeopener's emily riemer has the best finds in the boston area for just 20 bucks. and ahead in our next half hour, this week's a-plus student. the teenager dealing with a major crisis at home but still able to find a path to success. doug: and a live look outside right now from the city cam. it's kind of nice out there. did somebody say we woke up in february?
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doug: they decided to move to jet skis. sera: for those of us who love snow, the skiers, it's been a little bit disappointal. danielle: as you take a look back to last year at this time we were up to 98.7 inches in boston. so far this year only 25 somewhere 4 inches. our normal pace is about 31 inches of snow. so here we go. we have a chance for some rain beginning overnight tonight. maybe turning over to some snow at the tail end. and then on wednesday, we have some snow to start. very little though before it turns over to some freezing rain and sleet and just plain old rain as temperatures start to surge back into the 50's. the system that could bring us the rain later tonight, right now over the ohio river valley. you see it. a little bit of moisture with it, but it is very far south. really it's the south coast i think the cape and the islands that do see that potential for some rain beginning after 11:00 tonight. it will be around for monday morning. it looks like it could push over
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light snow before we clear out and we begin to cool down on your monday. doug? doug: danielle, thank you. focusing on your economy. eating well on a budget, it is possible in the boston area. so where can you go and what can you get for just 20 bucks? the eyeopener's emily riemer with three suggestions from the folks over at boston magazine. emily: first up, kimchi kitchen, home-style korean food located in cambridge's inman square run by a mother-daughter team that opened last november. jacqueline cain: there are just about a dozen menu items. they have a couple rotating specials. pretty straightforward. everything is between $6-$12. emily: and jacqueline cain from "boston magazine" says the gim-bap is a good place to start. next, head to somerville and manchu kitchen. cain: there you can get a whole roasted kitchen for $16 with a side and a salad. you can feed a family with that for $20. emily: finally check out saus right on union street in boston. the restaurant specializes in
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sauces for dipping. cain: my favorite sauce there is the cheddar duvel. it's made with a belgian duvel ale and warm cheddar cheese. emily: for just $8 you can get a mini-chicken and waffle sandwich. add that side of fries for about $4 more. co-owner chin kuo has a suggestion. maybe pack the breath mints. chin kuo: the vampire slayer, which is a roasted garlic mayo, is very garlicky. like very garlicky. emily: they were also pretty good too. we tried a few while we were there. we do have this list on our wcvb news app so make sure you have that downloaded. i'm emily riemer, wcvb, newscenter 5. sera: nothing wrong with very garlicky. doug: is it wrong to say it's really good at 5:00 in the morning. sera: nothing wrong with that. doug: love it. sera: a crash in boston almost brings a wedding day to a screeching halt. doug: but police and firefighters make sure the bride and groom made it to the church on time. it's a story you'll see only on 5 this morning. sera: a natick woman killed in a
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>> closed captioned funding provided by luna. >> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." danielle: we're in for a another treat today. how warm it's going to get this afternoon and when wet weather moves in. sera: a fire in natick takes a deadly turn.
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the victim. frank: presidential picks. the winners and losers as voters in two key states make their choices. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: a race to the altar takes an unexpected detour. one boston's couple unforgettable wedding day. that is also ahead. sera: such a great story. they have a story to tell. doug: i guess they do for the rest of their lives. good morning, everybody. happy sunday. i'm doug meehan. sera: and i'm sera congi. danielle vollmar is here with another great day on tap. danielle: if you liked yesterday? do you want to repeat it today. doug: yes, please. danielle: a little bit cooler. we're in the 50's. we're already in the 50's this morning if you can believe that. it's 50 in boston. 50 in beverly. 49 in bed ford 467894 in worcester. as we go through the next 12 hours, say, in and around the
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dip back i think into the upper 30's but then warm back up into the mid 40's for high temperatures today. up through the merrimack valley today, if you're planning out your day, warming up into the upper 40's and even low 50 newscenter 5 some locations. notice sunshine through about midday. and then more clouds increasing out ahead of an approaching system. we have a cold front to the north. we also have an area of low pressure we're watching. here's your high temperatures though. we will see sunshine to start. notice snow showers breaking out in northern new england. for all you folks who want to go ski, head up that way. but we're watching this system right here. this is an area of low pressure. a lot of moisture with this one. and so it is going to bring some moisture and some rain showers to the cape, the south coast and the islands later tonight. we'll time that out for you. we talk about another chance for some heavy, steady rain ahead. sera. sera: danielle, thank you. breaking overnight, police put an end to a deadly and random killing spree in kalamazoo, michigan.
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randomly opened fire killing seven people and injuring three others. the gunman is now in custody. doug: boston police find a loaded gun in a baby's bassinet. officers executing a search warrant found the semi-automatic tucked under a pink blanket. they also found heroin and cocaine in the dorchester home. police made two arrests on gun and drug charges, jeb bush: the people of iowa and awe nmp hand south carolina have spoken, and i really respect their decision. so tonight i am suspending my campaign. sera: it is game over for jeb bush after disappointing results in south carolina. the former two-term florida governor failed to inspire voters and donors. bush came in fourth with just over 7%, well behind donald trump, marco rubio and ted cruz. doug: the eyeopener's frank holland with all the race results plus a few surprises. frank: doug and sera, both trump and clinton pulled out crucial wins in their respective parties.
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heating up as the republicans and democrats trade places. at least one kandz date is replacing his campaign. >> this is a special state. (cheers) frank: in south carolina donald trump earned his second big win. donald trump: there's nothing easy about about running for president, i can tell you. it's tough, it's nasty, it's mean, it's vicious. it's beautiful when you win. frank: battling behind trump, marco rubio. sen. marco rubio: after tonight, this has become a three-person race and we will win the nomination! (cheers) frank: and ted cruz. sen. ted cruz: south carolina has given us another remarkable result! frank: after a disappointing finish, jeb bush bowed out of the race. jeb bush: the people of iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina have spoken and i really respect their decision, so tonight i am suspending my campaign. frank: hanging on for now, ben carson. dr. ben carson: i'm not going anywhere. frank: and ohio governor john kasich who campaigned in new england ahead of contests on super tuesday. gov. john kasich: for all the
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seatbelts. frank: in nevada? hillary clinton: i am so so thrilled. frank: luck was a lady named hillary clinton who beat back a last-minute surge from bernie sanders. hillary clinton: some may have doubted us, but we never doubted each other! (cheers) sen. bernie sanders: with the wind at our backs, we have the momentum. (cheers) frank: now the candidates trade places with republicans caucusing in nevada tuesday and democrats holding their primary in south carolina next saturday. doug: frank, let's get back to the news about jeb bush dropping out. how are the other candidates reacting? frank: several of them mentioned bush in their speeches. ted cruz said bush brought honor to the campaign while marco rubio called him the greatest governor in the history of florida. of course rubio a senator from that state. doug: thank you very much. that's interesting. sera: right now fire investigators are tracking down the cause of a deadly in natick. the woman who lived there died after being pulled from the burning home. the situation posed a few
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trying to save her. sera: firefighters rushed to this east central street house morning. a smoky blaze first spotted and reported by a fire lieutenant on his way to work. >> we came outside and we seen some smoke coming out the roof down the block. >> it was a lot of smoke. we didn't see flames. there was a lot of smoke, but the fire department reacted really quickly. sera: while battling flames, and found a woman unconscious in one of the challenges firefighters faced in trying to reach the victim was a giant hole in the bedroom floor. firefighter: we were able to get around that hole, found the victim close to the second-floor window. sera: crews carried the woman out a window with a ladder, but she died shortly after at the hospital. 73-year-old carol mccarthy lived alone. >> it's horrible. you know, whether it's elderly or young, it's somebody's relative. investigators are working on a cause. the fire marshal's office says
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were not working. the state's fire marshall's office says this is the 12th fatal fire this year, and the common thread they're seeing-- a lack of working smoke alarms. the identity of one of two victims killed in a fire in groton last month has been confirmed. 66-year-old douglas palmisano died january 28 when a fire broke out at his home on whiley road. another person was killed. their identity has yet to be released. still no word on what caused the fire. an investigation is ongoing. doug: two u.n.h. students are in jail accused of stabbing another student near the campus. matthew gibbons and eric denning are charged in the attack of the 20-year-old early saturday. the victim was found on madbury road. he had to undergo surgery for two stab wounds. right now a child is recovering after being hit by a car in taunton. police say the child was hit on paul bunker drive yesterday. the child suffered non-life threatening injuries. police say it appears to be an
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on scene. >> the flames were coming inside the car from under the fire wall. you know, right under the dash, they were just shooting out. they were shooting at her legs. sera: only on 5, a groom talking about the crash moments before he and his new bride were set to walk down the aisle. it all played out yesterday afternoon in roxbury. doug: newscenter 5's nicole estaphan has the incredible story this couple will never forget! pastor: i give you this ring as a symbol. nicole: by the time most couples say "i do," they have faced and overcome some of life's hurdles. daniel strother: a close call. like i said, the flames were coming inside the car from under the fire wall. annie strother: i didn't think we were going to make it. you know, it's a very scary situation. nicole: after nearly 30 years together, daniel and annnie strother thought they had seen it all until saturday when they were just a few blocks from the altar. daniel: all of a sudden the car caught on fire. when the car caught on fire, the brakes went, the flames started coming inside of the car. nicole: bride- and groom-to-be were in shock.
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out of the car" because the flames were just going all over the place. nicole: jumping to safety just in time. annie strother: he told me to jump. i think i jumped so high. nicole: but the symbol of their union still inside this now burnt-out car. daniel: then she reminded, "the rings? where are the rings?" "oh, they're in the car still." nicole: firefighters were able to save the rings, and police saved the wedding. daniel: and he said, "wait a minute. would you like a police escort?" we got here faster than if we were driving anyway. nicole: the couple's first big purchase as a married union? you've got it. a new car mple in roxbury, nicole estaphan, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: their attitude is so great. good luck when it rains on your wedding day. what about when your car catches on fire. they can live through anything from here on out.
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doug: congratulations from everybody here at newscenter 5. ahead this morning, we're introducing you to our a-plus student of the week. sera: how he's using football to deal with a health crisis at home. danielle: mild today. but i'm tracking a mid-week threat for some wintry weather the changes on the way. frank: we're tracking breaking news overnight out of michigan. at least search people have been killed in a shooting spree around kalamazoo. police are calling these shootings random. they do have a 45-year-old male suspect in custody right now. no word yet on a possible motive. stay with us.
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sera: this morning we're celebrating black history month with a trip into the past right here in boston. frank is back with more. frank: the building means so much more. it stands as a landmark and a lesson. frank: it's the oldest black church in the u.s. and so much more. marito rivero: it was a church. it was a school. it was a community center. frank: the african meeting house opened in 1806. it's now a national landmark on beacon hill. marito rivero: it's a unique spot in america. frank: marito rivero is the executive director of the museum of african american history. marito rivero: this is the sign of the black community in
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has been restored to exactly what it looked like in the mid 1800's. wanted a place of beauty. they understood beauty, and they themselves created it. important issues discussed, great ideas formed. marito rivero: this is the unique place where that abolition began and grew. frank: today it's a museum and a reminder-- america is better when we work together. that point emphasized to students here to learn about the abolishment of slavery. young people is that black people and white people came together and changed a bad law. frank: for more information on tours of the african meeting house and exhibits at the museum of african american history, go to our website wcvb.com for black history month. forecast with meteorologist danielle vollmar. sera: so many people outside yesterday. people walking.
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danielle: you saw people on patios yesterday. it reminded me of summertime. i said, wait. is this february? we'll enjoy it. it was 60 degrees in boston yesterday. you know, last sunday we were in we'll take it. make. boston. we're already mild to start out this february 21 morning. in fact it's 44 in worcester. 45 on the cape. 48 degrees right now in portsmouth. so temperatures on the way up. and we also have pretty strong wind gusts this morning. and they're gusting up over 32 miles an hour now in worcester. 23-mile-per-hour wind gusts in boston and lawrence. and they are out of the west today so that wind will be with us through the afternoon. anywhere from 10 to about 15 miles per hour. not as windy as yesterday but still pretty breezy. we'll see sunshine through about midday. then increasing clouds from our approaching system. we have one coming from the north and one coming actually out from the south. temperatures today, low 50's
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mid 50's along the south shore. upper 40's on the cape. upper 40's in the merrimack valley. and mid 40's in worcester. we'll see sunshine with increasing clouds tonight will be a cloudy night overall for everybody. temperatures dropping back into the 20's and 30's. and the cape will be around 32 degrees. that's one thing we have to watch because we have a system coming in bringing some rain which could change over to a mix or even some snow for early on monday morning. we'll talk more about that in just a second. here it is right here. this is the system i'm talking about. knoll it's a little farther to the south. really just going to graze our area. as it does, we're bringing in colder air from this cold front. so because of that, we could see that changeover. let me show you everything on the future cast. basically we're dry through the day. the clouds increase after lunchtime. and then watch what happens. about 11:00 or so, we start to see some showers develop along the south coast. i think we could see showers as far north as, say, plymouth or so.
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the models have been trending farther south with this one. as we go towards 6:00 tomorrow morning, notice what happens. there's a little pink on here, an indication it could quickly flip over. that is as temperatures are borderline and fall quick enough. if not, it may just be plain old rain. it gets out of here very quickly. not really a big impact at all. by 9:00, all of us seeing a lot of sunshine. anybody north really of the cape and the islands is saying what rain at all? in fact, we're going to be dry pretty much all day monday. monday the other thing will be even though we see a lot of sunshine temperatures are going to fall because we have a northwest wind on monday. so we're talking upper 30's in worcester, low 40's in boston. and a few low 40's across the map. you see it's a much colder day tomorrow versus today. now we are going to watch this week. tuesday is a dry day. a much colder day. that sets us up for our system, the big one, coming in wednesday into thursday. it's a later start now. looks like a wednesday afternoon start. because temperatures are cold
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off, i think, as some snow. however, we're going to quickly warm things up. that will change over then to a mix and then finally just plain old rain. heavy rain is coming in thursday morning into early afternoon, but it is in the form of rain because you see that track. it's more to the west. again, we are looking at potential coastal concerns with this one too because of a strong southwest to actually southeast wind. because of that, highs are also astronomically high. we're going to have to watch that very carefully. but the good news with this one is it is looking like mostly rain. the only differential will be in the higher elevations with some ice. doug and sera. sera: thanks, danielle. the time is 5:47. checking more stories happening right now. doug: thousands of supporters are protesting the conviction of a former police officer. peter liang was found guilty of killing an unarmed man in a dark stairwell in new york city. liang claims the shooting was an accident. many of liang's supporters say he is being scapegoated because of anger over other police shootings in new york and across the country.
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unfairly because he is asian-american. sera: the body of a man believed to have gone swimming off narragansett, rhode island, has been found. early findings suggest the body of peter butler washed ashore yesterday. it has been sent to the state medical examiner for positive identification. the coast guard had been searching for butler since thursday. doug: a new bill targets puppy mills in boston. city councilor matt o'mally wants to stop pet stores from selling dogs, cats, and other animals that they purchase from commercial breeders. o'mally tells "the globe" the vast majority of animals sold in pet stores come from large-scale breeding facilities and many do not care for the animals properly. sera: disneyland is celebrating its diamond anniversary. and tonight abc is joining the party honoring walt disney for his big, bold creation with a glamorous, star-studded event. the special will also showcase two dazzling displays of technology. the "paint the night" parade and "world of color" celebrate the wonderful world of disney.
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p.m. right here on channel 5. sera: for some students, athletics can be crucial to high doug: just ask this week's a plus student who says without graduating, let alone be on the antoinette antonio introduces us to cory lombardo of king philip regional high school. teachers at all really. i didn't like school. antoinette: what a difference cory lombardo, a senior at king philip high school, is now on the honor roll and a multisport athlete. but what his teachers didn't know at the time just before he started high school was how much was on his plate at home. after his mom suffered what's called an arteriovenus malformation. cory: my mom was left paralyzed on the right side of her body so she needed help getting in and out of her wheelchair, going to the bathroom, getting up and off the toilet, you know, getting dressed. principal: we really couldn't figure out what was going on with cory except he didn't like
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antoinette: the game-changer? high school football. it gave him a sense of value, purpose, and a reason to improve his grades. coach: he is so smart on the field. he is our general-- our defenses can be pretty complicated here. cory is the one who has to know where everybody is. antoinette: when he's not on the grid iron, he's supporting other k.p. athletics as well. class clown, huh? cory: yeah, you could probably say that. antoinette: personality with a drive both on and off the field. that's why cory lombardo of king philip deserves this a-plus. antoinette antonio, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: he has the moves. the state's fire marshall's
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i'm meteorologist danielle yesterday was a warm one. a lot of spots in the area actually hitting the 60-degree mark. 61 was the high in norwood. and beverly. right now we're at 50 in boston. in the mid to upper 40's pretty much everywhere else. the only exception really providence at 37 and hartford at 35 degrees. another warm day today. in the low 50's in boston. cooler tomorrow in the upper 30's. still around where we should be this time of year. much colder on tuesday. and then we start to warm up wednesday as our next system approaches so it will start off as snow turning to some rain. doug and karen. doug: hard to beat. danielle, thank you very much. you want to get outdoors this winter, but you're not a skier> no problem. sera: chronicle's j.c. monahan discovered a ski mountain that expands the definition of winter fun for adults and kids. jc: the mountain resort in ludlow vermont is about three hours from boston. it's not the biggest nor the flashiest in new england, but it
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>> one of the things that we are all about is just a family experience. jc: jackson is the most recent addition to this place. opened in 2003 it's designed so everything you need is right outside your door. >> we're going to issue one of the dream chutes. jc: for example get the skis and grab the snow shoes. one note, the moving carpet will only take you so far. there's still the old-fashioned hike up the hill to get to the top. >> it's a little steeper than i thought it would be. jc: with four lanes to choose from you can't help but want to race. a bumpy ride but not the only ops for high-speed climbs. but the thrill of a black diamond run without the risk of injury head over to the mountain
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>> bye! jc: a five-minute, 1500-foot climb. that is all in your hands. controlling the speed with a hand brake, you can have 3100 feet of track up to 25 miles per hour. like any good coaster, it has plenty of twists and tuns. this was a big hit with the whole family. >> it was awesome. jc: okay. i've done crazy snow tubing. we've gone on the mountain coaster. mommy needs a break. five minutes, kids. five minutes. doug: i think she went to the spa. tomorrow on "chronicle." a birthday wake-up at clark's trading post. a better breakfast at polly's pancake parlor. skiing up hill at cannon mountain. the main streets and back roads of new hampshire's franconia
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"chronicle." just ahead for you, celebrating the life of a boy from brockton. sera: ahead this morning the outpouring of support from his friends and neighbors now that he's been laid to rest. doug: this morning we're continuing to follow that breaking news out of michigan. several people shot and killed overnight. police now trying to figure out why the suspect went on this random shooting spree. and another beautiful shot from swampscut this morning. how gorgeous is that? yes, i think you could head down to the beach on this february morning. we will be right back with a
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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: breaking news overnight. michigan. the suspect under arrest now accused of randomly killing several people. jeb bush: tonight i am suspending my campaign. sera: and then there were five. jeb bush no longer a candidate for the white house. the voting results in two key states changing the presidential race. danielle: another very warm day on the way, but i'm tracking two storm threats for the week ahead. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: good morning, everybody.

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