tv Newscenter 5 Eyeopener ABC February 21, 2016 8:00am-9:00am EST
>> 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 doug: good morning, everyone. sunday, february 21. i'm doug meehan. sera: and i'm sera congi in for antoinette this morning. the "eyeopener"'s frank holland
morning's breaking news with new information in just a minute. first we'll check with danielle. we're in the middle of a great, beautiful weekend. danielle: i love the warm weather that we're seeing, doug and sera. good morning. it continues for today so if you like it, you'll enjoy today. if you don't like it, just wait until tomorrow. 48 degrees in boston. 41 in booster. 45 in concord right now. and 49 degree on the vineyard. so it's a mild start. we have some pretty strong winds sustained anywhere from 10 to about 20 miles an hour right now. and that is warming things up. as we go through the day, we'll be in the low to mid 50's by about 1:00. and then we'll see more clouds increase through the afternoon into the evening. that's all associated with our next storm system. right now though, looking at mainly clear skies. more clouds working their way in from a cold front that is up to the north bringing some snow showers through parts of canada. and then we're watching this system down to the south.
some rain turning over to a mix or even some snow. we'll have the timeline coming you and also talk about the cooldown ahead. sera: thanks, danielle. breaking overnight. a frightening situation unfolding in michigan. doug: a series of random shootings in kalamazoo. our frank holland is tracking the new developments. frank: we have new information in this developing story. michigan state police now say at least six people were killed, two were injured. they also have identified the person they say is responsible for these cold blooded killings. 45-year-old jason dalton is in custody. the kalamazoo man is expected to face murder charges. investigators say dalton was driving around the city and opening fire on random people. a man and his son were shot and killed at this kia dealership. four others more were shot and killed outside of a cracker barrel restaurant. a 14-year-old girl there was injured. 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.
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. frank: investigators say a weapon was found in dalton's car. he was taken into custody without incident after just before 1:00 this morning, so far police have not been able to figure out any motive for the murder spree the victims have not been identified. dalton is expected to appear in court on monday. 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. doug: 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. donald trump and hillary clinton the big winners in the latest presidential contests. it's a second straight for trump. and florida senator marco rubio narrowly edging out texas senator ted cruz for second place in the south carolina
but the results are still unofficial. rubio: this has become a three-person race, and we will win the nomination. (applause) cruz: we are the only campaign that has beaten and can beat donald trump. (applause) doug: to the west in the silver 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; but for every problem we face, 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
the g.o.p. holds its caucus in nevada on tuesday while democrats face off in south carolina on february 27. sera: boston police find a loaded gun on a baby's bassinet. take a look at this picture. neighborhood drug control units in dorchester 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.
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 feet of an ill individual) for 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 alert 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.
surpassed the record set last march. emergency crews say the main culprit is still fentanyl followed by heroin. >> i don't like being on 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 affeccts every facet of the system. doug: only on 5 right now, hundreds of family and friends attending a memorial for a young brockton child who died last month. 12-year-old c.j. thompson was remembered for his million-dollar smile. in january he fell through an icy pond. close to 200 people filled a community center yesterday to share their memories. his mother says she was stunned by the turnout. organizers wanted to give c.j.'s classmates and neighbors a
doug: right now fire the cause of this massive mill it started around 3:00 a.m. mill in fall river. intense flames. investigators say the mill was vacant and are looking for clues as to how the fire started. >> the clock is ticking. doug: tears and many questions faro" was played publicly. the call made on the day the sera: the eye's frank holland has been following the hearing. 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
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 cannot get it going. 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. the coast guard hearing is expected to continue through thursday. >> now your storm team 5 forecast with meteorologist danielle vollmar. sera: amazing what a difference this week has been. i mean last week it was valentine's day, right, on sunday?
it was below zero in spots. danielle: and now we're in the upper 40's and 50's today. doug: what you don't know is what we all do. danielle: more on that later. let's talk about that warmth though because yesterday we were 60 in boston and 55 degrees in worcester. yes, last sunday below zero in boston and worcester. so big changes a week will do. 52 degrees we're going for today but then temperatures start to tumble monday and tuesday. out ahead of a storm system. so that means when it comes through late tuesday night into wednesday, it could start off as some snow but quickly transitions to a mix and then just plain old rain. watching a storm system to our south right here. this one could bring some rain overnight tonight from the south coast, cape and islands. maybe transitioning to light period of snow or a mix. colder air also working its way in from this cold front. more on that in just a second but first we want to talk about
you see the camera shaking just a touch. the winds are out of the west at 17 miles an hour sustained it's 48 degrees. we had gusts as high as 35 miles an hour this morning. now starting to back down just a touch. 52 your high in boston today. 52 in taunton. 53 in marshfield. upper 40's through worcester and the mer rack valley. tonight we drop back into the 20's and low 30's. that's why when i say we start off with some rain, we will. but then it should transition to a mix or even some snow. here we go for today. clouds increase through the afternoon. here comes that rain. notice the south coast, the cape and the islands as far north as maybe plymouth. that's really about it. i think the extent of it. by 5:00 in the morning though, it's starting to transition for a little bit. that means we could pick up maybe a dusting at most. but it's out of here so quickly that it's a real low impact event and really only impacts the cape and the islands. at least in the morning hours. then we start to see a lot of
temperatures start to cool back down. in fact, tomorrow highs are in the upper 30's and low 40's with that wind coming out of the north and west at 5-15 miles an hour. now as we go towards wednesday and thursday, that is when the risk of precipitation comes back into the forecast. it's two systems. the first one on wednesday is an area of low pressure with an associated warm front. we're on the colder side of this one. i do think we start off with some snow. then there could be a period of icing especially for the interior as the coastline changes over to rain. but then very quickly overnight wednesday into thursday, everybody sees rain so that should all get washed away. we could see a period of pretty heavy, steady rain from this as that track has shifted farther to the west. we also are looking for the potential of very strong, gusty winds and there is the potential for some coastal concerns because the tides are astronomically high. we have to watch this one. may even hear rumbles of thunder
temperatures warm back into the 50's. then we drop back into if 30's over the weekend. sera: what a roller coaster. thanks, danielle. the 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 scalia is remembered as a man 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.
f.b.i.'s attempt to hack into an encrypted iphone used by the gunman in december's mass 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. the man wanted by the u.s. for leaking secret details about the nation's eavesdropping program makes kind of 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.
trial. >> now sportscenter 5 with bob halloran. bob: the final game of a six-game road trip against the third best team in the nhl. a win in dallas would tell you something about the bruins' legs and their heart. head coach claude julien said it would be a huge win, and it was. got to tell you, i didn't like this call. tuukka rask makes a save and mcquaid knocks net off its post. the ref said the puck was already going in so they called it a goal. 3-1 dallas. second period marchand with his first. gave him a career high 29. 5 seconds later, kevin miller pops in front. tying the game 3-3. here's another look at that review. loui eriksson in front kicks the puck in the crease. pads. goal. three more in the third. david krejci there. the bruins hold on to win 7-3.
the bruins home against columbus on monday night. and the celtics are in denver tonight. that's sports. have a great day. doug: bob, thank you. tables that "float" on air? sera: they're made right here in mass. how they're helping scientists and doctors save lives and make life-changing discoveries. doug: did you go to the boat show this weekend? perhaps you're going to drop one in winthrop. you can go out boating today and absolutely love it. although the forecast is changing a little bit. danielle has that for you as we take a look at the what makes this simple salad the best simple salad ever? heart healthy california walnuts. t the best simple veggie dish ever? t heart healthy california walnuts. the best simple dinner ever? t heart healthy california walnuts. p great tasting, heart healthy
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sera: lack of snow is forcing the cancellation of an annual sled dog race in new hampshire. the race was scheduled for next weekd, but the tamworth outing club and new england sled dog club say there's not enough snow cover on trails and the lake for races. the race was originally set for january. doug: so many of us enjoying the warmer temperatures, but there cheated. danielle: i know. we're going to get more binter weather tomorrow. hey, because it's feeling more like spring, i started thinking, how many days until spring actually officially starts? now. 50 days until the red sox home opener. 57 days for all you folks who are running the boston marathon. not a bad weekend to be doing
120 days until summer. yes, i know that's a long shot. let's talk about the temperatures though. they're mild in the upper 40's so far this morning. we will warm up into the low 50's. speaking of snow, where is the snow? so far this year only 25.4 inches. last year we were already at 98.7 inches. of course that was coming off the snowiest winter on record. not necessarily talking about snow on wednesday night into thursday. it's a rain event but it look like heavy rain, gusty winds are on a high impact. there is the concern for some coastal flooding because of high tides being astronomically high and there could be isolated thunder. sera and doug. sera: danielle, thank you. they help doctors save lives and help scientists pursue life-changing research. doug: tables specially designed not to vibrate made in mass. it may look like an ordinary factory, but what's being made here at kinetic systems in roslindale is anything but ordinary.
create these tables that float so the air table actually floats. doug: alan gertel offering up the simple description-- gertel: see, the table is floating. doug: --to what's actually the 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 currents. 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
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 these tables, down to the smallest detail, is made at this 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: things up don't even think about it. 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. okay. sunday, i know you have a lot of things to do out there.
sera: this is our favorite story of the morning, if you can't tell. 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 fire in her home. the challenge firefighters faced trying to reach her. it is 8:26 this sunday morning. check out hampton beach. look at that. it would be a wonderful day to go out for a morning walk along the sand. you wouldn't think it's february, would you? danielle vollmar has more on today's beautiful forecast, but there is a change in store for the week.
>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." danielle: we're in for 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. the big challenges for firefighters who tried to save the victim. frank: presidential picks. in two key states make their choices. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: it's talked about a hunk of burning love. a race to the altar takes an unexpected detour. one boston's couple unforgettable wedding day. that is also ahead. that is the story of the morning. you'll be talking about it later. sera: it does have a happy ending. great, great couple.
just a bit. first we'll check in with danielle vollmar to talk about this great weekend. a lot of marathon runners out there training. danielle: yesterday couldn't be a better training run although there was a gusty wind. that always hurts when you're running. it can push you along. we have gusty winds this morning although they're beginning to back down just a touch right now. it's a mild start out there, folks. we're start inning the low to mid 40's and even upper 40's now and 50's already appearing on the map in marshfield. taunton at 50 degrees. 49 on the vineyard this morning. you folks down along the south coast and cape are going to warm up, i think, into the low to even mid 50's in some locations. notice sunshine this morning but we will see increasing clouds through the afternoon. so you folks up in the merrimack valley, we're going to warm up into the low 50's. we'll see increasing clouds, too, from that approaching cold front back off to the north and west. so let's talk about the high temperatures. mid 40's in worcester.
low to mid 50's along the south shore, and we do have a mix of sun and clouds already out there this morning. watching two areas, one to the north and then this area to the south here will clip the south coast, the cape and the islands bringing some rain later on this evening. we'll have the timeline and also talk about when we could see more significant rain in the search-day forecast. sera. sera: thanks, danielle. breaking overnight. the suspect in a series of deadly killing spree has been identified. police say 45-year-old jason dalton of kalamazoo michigan drove around that city opening fire on random people killing six and injuring others. he was arrested overnight without incident. it is unclear how he chose his victims. doug: take a closer look at this photograph. 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,
carolina have spoken, and i 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: both trump and clinton pulled out crucial wins in their respective parties. the presidential races are heating up as the republicans and democrats trade places. and those candidates jockey to be the frontrunner. >> 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.
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 people watching, you fasten your 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)
places with republicans caucusing in nevada tuesday and democrats holding their primary in south carolina next saturday. doug: frank, let's get back to out. reacting? frank: several of them mentioned bush in their speeches. to the campaign while marco rubio called him the greatest governor in the history of florida. rubio a senator from that state. doug: we'll see who else decides it's not financially worth it. frank: we'll keep a close eye on this one. doug: thanks, frank. 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 challenges for the rescuers trying to save her. central street house in natick around 7:30 saturday morning. reported by a fire lieutenant on his way to work. some smoke coming out the roof
we didn't see flames. there was a lot of smoke, but the fire department reacted really quickly. sera: while battling flames, firefighters searched the home and found a woman unconscious in a second-floor bedroom. 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 sera: investigators are working on a cause. the fire marshal's office says there's evidence smoke alarms 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. victims killed in a fire in groton last month has been
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 accident. the driver did remain on the
hundreds of family and friends attending a memorial for a young brockton child who died last month. 12-year-old c.j. thompson was remembered for his million-dollar smile. in january he fell through an icy pond. close to 200 people filled a 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. >> 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
annie strother: i didn't think 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. daniel: everybody was saying, "just get out of the car, get 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 me, "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
nicole: the couple's first big purchase as a married union? you guessed it. a new car. in roxbury, nicole estaphan, wcvb, newscenter 5. sera: congratulations to them. what a story! doug: i love their spirit and they're taking the situation and really putting a nice spin on it. sera: i hope they got great pictures of the police escort. that's hilarious. doug: a new move to protect pets and their owners. sera: the proposal one city counselor is making to put an end to puppy mills. danielle: mild today but i'm tracking a mid-week threat for some wintery weather and heavy rain. the changes on the way. frank: and we're tracking breaking news out of michigan. at least six people are dead after a shooting spree around cal ma know. people are calling these shootings random. they just identified the suspect as 45-year-old jason dalton who is in custody right now. no word yet on a possible motive.
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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 on the african meeting house. frank: you could describe the african meeting house as the oldest black church in america. but really the building means much more. it's stands as 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 center of the black community in boston. frank: the african meeting house has been restored to exactly what it looked like in the mid 1800's. marito rivero: these people wanted a place of beauty.
themselves created it. frank: from this podium, important issues discussed, great ideas born. 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. marito rivero: our lesson to 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 web site wcvb.com. >> now your storm team 5 forecast with meteorologist danielle vollmar. danielle: yesterday was a warm one. we topped out in the 60's in a lot of locations. 61 in norwood. 60 degrees in bedford. we won't be as warm as yesterday today. but still we're in the upper 40's in most locations.
49 on the vineyard. and in the lower 40's in the worcester hills. but the winds are a big player today just like yesterday. we have wind gusts now at about 20 miles an hour in plymouth, but they're out of the west. and that is a warming wind. so as we go through afternoon, we are going to warm up into the low 50's, maybe a few mid 50's downry long the south shore, lower 50's i think on the cape. and mid 40's in worcester, upper 40's in the merrimack valley. now tonight we will see increasing clouds and the chance of some rain especially the farther south and east you live. we're talking the cape, the islands, and the south coast with the best bet of seeing some of this rain. it's associated with this area of low pressure you see here down to the south. it's going to really clip our region. then that colder air is going to come in from that cold front to the north and west. let me show you the timeline. through the afternoon more clouds develop. we will warm up. and then here comes that rain about 11:00 tonight. starting at just plain old rain
down colder air. we could see a mix or even some snow down along parts of the cape and the islands. we could pick up a quick dusting at most. so a very low impact event tomorrow morning. i want to stress that. and then through the day tomorrow, we're going to see a lot of sunshine. the winds will be strong out of the north and west. and temperatures start to drop tomorrow. we'll be in the upper 30's and low 40's for highs. and then as we head through the workweek, here's what happens. tuesday is dry and cold. that sets up the tuesday night into wednesday a chance for some snow to begin turning to some ice and rain at the coast from our first system and then a second system comes in wednesday night into thursday bringing just plain old rain. so let me time everything for you. this first one is going to really just nick our area, i think, bringing us that chance for that snow and turning to some icing. the icing is my biggest concern but it all gets washed away by overnight wednesday into thursday as warm air out ahead
brings us very heavy rain on wednesday night into thursday morning. now there is also the potential for some coastal concerns as tides are astronomically high. we're going to have very gusty winds with this one. rainfall rates in excess of an inch to two inches in total from this. and maybe even a few rumbles of thunder as temperatures warm up into the low 50's. however, next weekend we turn back to winter. sera and doug. doug: we're not out of it yet. 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 adilts and kids. jc: okemo mountain resort in ludlow, vermont, is about three hours from boston. it's not the biggest nor the flashiest in new england, but it is full of family fun. >> one of the things that okemo is all about is just a family experience.
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 option for high-speed climbs. want the thrill of a black diamond run without the risk of injury, head over to the mountain coaster. >> bye! jc: a five-minute, 1500-foot climb. that is all in your hands.
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: j.c. either went to the spa or the bar. one of the two. 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 notch, tomorrow at 7:30 on
sera: looks like she had fun. 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. catch it all starting at 8:00 p.m. right here on channel 5. doug: 8:50 on this sunday morning. breaking overnight. a terrifying night in one city in michigan. sera: six people dead, several others seriously hurt, after an hours-long random killing spree.
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sera: breaking overnight. police put an end to a deadly and random killing spree in kalamazoo, michigan. the sheriff's office says the suspect, 45-year-old jason dalton, drove around the city and randomly opened fire killing seven people and injuring three others. dalton is now in custody. the motive for the shootings is not known. doug: 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 4th with just over 7%, well behind first-place finisher donald trump, marco rubio, and ted cruz. boston police find a loaded gun in a baby's bassinet. do you see it there on the right? officers executing a search warrant found the semiautomatic tucked under a pink blanket. they also found heroin and cocaine in the dorchester home. police made two arrests on gun and drug charges.
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. the coast guard is holding a week-long hearing on the sinking of the "el faro" cargo ship. recordings of the captain's call for help were played for the panel. the captain warning that the ship was taking on water as it sailed near the bahamas through hurricane joaquin. the investigation could result if evidence of criminal activity is found, the coast guard will turn it over to the justice department. 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.
deliver for us. doug: and how! sera: we're being so blessed with this lovely spring. danielle: a lot of people on twitter are talking about the marathon training outside because yesterday was 60 in boston. today was only into the low to mid 50's. we'll see increasing clouds. there will be some rain overnight tonight for the south coast, cape and the islands. turning to a mix or even snow. a coating at maximum. low-impact event watching wednesday into thursday though. sera: not so bad considering, do you remember where we were last year? danielle: we were piled in. doug: buried under two feet of snow. i was at the pool in scottsdale. we'll see you in about an hour. >> this is an editorial by wcvb-tv channel 5 president and general manager bill fine. bill fine: in his state of the commonwealth address, governor charlie baker spoke directly about waste at the "t." governor: to the taxpayers who may never ride the "t" but who write a $1 billion check to the system every year, i say you
support is delivering a reliable, affordable, transparent, and efficient service. bill fine: "5 investigates"' kathy curran has uncovered a scheduling nightmare at the "t," allowing 1,800 drivers to hand-pick their work schedule. those with the least seniority end up with shifts that conflict with mandatory ten-hour rest intervals. the result-- drivers are paid to stay home and rest while others are paid overtime to cover for them. the total cost? in 2015 alone, the "t" paid drivers almost $400,000 to stay home and spent another quarter million in overtime for substitute drivers to pick up those shifts. this antiquated manual shift-pick system contributes to the problem. the t's chief administrator brian shortsleeve says switching to an electronic scheduling system would eliminate the waste. jim o'brien, head of the carmen's union, says it's an issue of safety but is willing to bargain. he would consent to a trial period to test electronic
consider a four-day work week. cutting waste and eliminating paid sleep time should not be an item for negotiation. it's in the interest of "t" management and the union to work together to fix the problem right now. concurrent with any discussion of rate hikes, we should all demand the reliable, affordable, transparent, and efficient service envisioned by governor baker. and while cutting this particular form of waste is a drop in the bucket, optics do matter and may make writing that $1 billion check slightly less infuriating for bay state taxp
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seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions our economy works for wall street because it's riggedt by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
starting right now on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. trump takes control. the brash billionaire dominates in conservative south carolina. >> when you win, it's beautiful. >> his second straight win. >> let's put this thing away. >> now, no doubt, the outsider is the republican front-runner. can anyone stop him? >> south carolina has given us another remarkable result. >> the son of bar tender and maid from cuba tonight stands one step closer to being the 45th president of the united states of america. >> trump, rubio, cruz. all here live. and -- hillary squeaks by. >> the fight goes on! >> the democratic race tighter than ever.