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much more on the storms. we will track them now as the eye-opener continues. emily: powerful storm sweeping across the state. the damage left behind this morning. randy: back to work in the state house in boston and the new controversy involving brian joyce. emily: taking a swing at donald trump. the punches from a former massachusetts --. announcer: good morning. this is newscenter 5 eyeopener. emily: breaking news. thunderstorms slamming the state this morning. this is video from where a tree crashed down onto a car. randy: you can see where the stormy weather is now. we will not be dealing with all
good morning. i am randy price. emily: cindy, a busy morning for you. cindy: since midnight, west and east across the area. good news to pass along. the map has expired. great news. the intense line of storms continues to race offshore. the intensity of the storms waning a bit as the activity is shifting offshore. we are not in the clear yet. we still have thunderstorms here. another cluster approaching the city now. the most intense cell is north of the dash area. in less than 10 minutes, it will be on top of you in the harbor
setting up through the walpole area, lifting up towards noon and needham. it will race northward and shift minutes or so. everything is moving quickly. overnight, we had wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour. through 8:00 this morning, pushing everything offshore. on the road. ponding of the water. the rest of the day is quiet. certainly nothing heavy. 60 degrees out the door this morning. temperatures are warmest now, but trickle down through the day. mid day, temperatures to near 50 by 5:00. it will stay windy all day long. let'
olessa: secondary roadways, lots of downed tree limbs. give it extra travel time. roadways. let' s so far, in good shape. shape. 93 looks good. trains and buses on schedule. emily: those storms causing damage in some communities. a car crushed by falling trees. big branches making a big mess. a lot of cleaning. randy: julie mcdonald continues our coverage. >> the rain has stopped here, giving us a clear look at the mass death at the mess the
a lot of street flooding. it makes a tidal wave on your car, no matter how slowly you are driving through it. the water is about up to my ankles here. i want to give you a look beyond these puddles at this huge tree, snapped in half. a big mess. a little earlier this morning, just before 1:00, a big mess in cambridge. it happened just before 1:00 this morning. this huge tree snapped in half. no one was hurt. cambridge police confirmed it affected power in that neighborhood but did not provide further details.
roads this morning as you head out the door. randy: tens of thousands of now because of these storms. 20,000 outages. eversource just over 10,000. and if the power goes out, or you' you. download the free wcvb mobile app to watch live and for weather alerts and breaking news. emily: take a look at this -- an 18-wheeler overturns on new york city. it' s being blamed on strong wind. that storm system, spawning tornadoes and leaving a trail of destruction along the east coast. in waverly, virginia, a 2-year-old boy, died in a tornado. three other people have now died because of storms in that state. right now emergency responders are digging through more debris in search of any other victims. the national weather service says the waverly tornado was the only confirmed twister in the state but several others are suspected tornadoes.
are bracing for what could be a day of tough questions. it' s the first full day back at work since the fbi raid targeting state senator bryan joyce. the eyeopener' s todd kazakiewich is live at the state house with the new developments in the case. todd: and those new developments may only increase calls here on beacon hill for senator joyce to resign. this is the video from last week. his office. he' s been under fire for alleged misuse of campaign money and receiving free dry cleaning from a local business. now the globe reports federal joyce' s involvement in a massive college. joyce recently represented stonehill and the company that installed about 9,000 solar panels at the school at the same time he pushed for legislation on clean energy projects. a grand jury has allegedly been joyce'
comment on the project calling his client is the victim of a quote media circus. earlier this week, joyce announced he would not see reelection. emily: right now a crash that killed a 17-year-old and critically injured her brother is under investigation. it happened in barre as the teenagers were on their way to school. police say brittany murch of hubbarston lost control of her kia spectra and slammed into a tree on route 62. the impact split the car in two. murch died at the scene her 15-year-old brother griffin was pulled from the wreckage. school had been delayed for two hours on wednesday because of icy roads. emily: a cambridge police officer is now cited after a hit and run crash this weekend. ryan callinan is accused of hitting a woman on her bike sunday then taking off. callinan was off duty at the time but witnesses got his plate number. police are promising an unbiased investigation. the 32-year-old woman who was
recovering. emily: a former massachusetts governor is jumping into the race for the white house. but not in the way some had speculated. the eye' s erika tarantal is here with mitt romney' s shot at his own party' s front-runner. erika: this latest fight coming just hours before another gop showdown. former republican nominee mitt romney saying there might be a bombshell somewhere in trump' s tax returns, which have not been released. >> either he is not as wealthy as he says he is or he has not been paying the kind of taxes he has the next acted to pay. perhaps he has not been giving money to the vets or the disabled like he has been telling us. emily: four years ago romney asked for, and received, trump' s endorsement for president. last night, trump fired back at romney in typical trump fashion, on twitter, mitt romney, who totally blew an election that should have been won and whose tax returns made him look like a fool, is now playing tough guy. when mitt romney asked me for my endorsement last time around, he was so awkward and goofy that we
not win. the gop field debates tonight in texas with super tuesday now just days away. emily: on the democrat side, hillary clinton is in south weekend' s primary. yesterday she picked up an endorsement from senate minority leader harry reid. reid says he thinks the party should back the former secretary of state and move past the current primary season as quickly as possible. bernie sanders will spend the first part of his day in ohio. he was on the trail in missouri yesterday speaking to crowd of supporters in kansas city. sanders has said he will return to vermont next week to vote in the super tuesday primary there. massachusetts also votes on super tuesday. randy: right now a billion dollar casino project is on
a permit was granted for part of the project. that means no groundbreaking in april and a hiring freeze impacting as many as 4,000 people. somerville' s mayor is standing firm but so is wynn. >> we are fighting for the health and well-being of the most vulnerable residents. we will get this project started as soon as possible. we will get this project done. randy: mayor curtatone says he' s been asking to see a traffic mitigation plan for years worrying about the impact of 18,000 extra cars a day on local roads. emily: an fbi investigation prompting changes at apple. randy: how the new moves are making things harder for the government. the winter may have more of an impact on your health than you think. we' ve got 4 easy steps to keep you from feeling down. erika? erika: we' re following breaking news right now, storms ripping down trees across the state. powerful winds taking down one in cambridge, and another in dorchester. we'
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the girl scouts sent me a box. >> they were on my desk. sorry. they were so good. emily: we love that wake-up call and we would love to see yours. upload the video to the u local section. cindy: it was wild for a time overnight. ingvar quieting down now. look at the radar. seeing the last of the lightning strikes around plymouth harbor. the activity shifting offshore. the wind gusting to hurricane force. we got close to 70 in boston. wherever you see these blue squares, this is where we have had reports of wind doing damage overnight.
you can see the damage reports up and down the seaboard. it has been a powerful storm. the bulk of the activity here is across southeastern massachusetts. the most intense cell is east of marshfield. outside of that, a couple storms coming up racing northeastward. a finer line of storms with brief, heavy downpours crossing over boston. it is lifting northward towards norse -- towards north reading. this whole line associated with our storm system. this is a cold front coming through. you can see the rotation. cold air and snow behind us. warm out of the head of the storm. temperatures rise to around 60.
widespread over 30, 40 miles per hour. the wind will be with us all day long. our strongest gust will linger over southeastern massachusetts. we are going to continue with the wind advisory here until 7:00. the southwesterly wind bringing in cooler air, try air. clouds break for sunshine. by 5:00, 40' s to near 50 degrees. you see the storms continue to shift offshore. by 8:00, even on the cape, i think you are out of it. we will fall back into the 20' s.
it is going to feel like it is s. the wind will be active all day long. temperatures will start out chilly this weekend. a dry weekend expected. your car is going to swerve occasionally because of the win. you want to be careful. let' s get to the maps and check your ride. no construction this morning because of the weather. south, you are doing fine. no issues along the pike or route nine.
streets, you find downed tree limbs. emily: apple is making new moves in its privacy battle with the fbi. there are reports that the tech company has already begun the process of upgrading it' s security to make it impossible for the government, or even apple, to break in to a locked iphone, that is one step beyond the tech giant' s refusal to unlock the iphone of one of the san bernadino terrorists. c.e.o tim cook speaking exclusively to abc' s david muir. >> the only way we know is to write a piece of software we view as the software equivalent of cancer. it is bad news to write. emily: apple has until friday to respond to the judges order to comply with the fbi' s request. cook says his legal team is preparing. randy: your economy headlines this thursday, asian stocks were mixed overnight thanks to a jump
right now u.s. stock futures are lower after gains on wednesday. wall street will be watching for the weekly snapshot on unemployment. beijing is the new billionaire capital of the world. china' s capital is now home to the most billionaires at 100 according to a shanghai firm that releases yearly rankings. the previous title holder, new york city. emily: focusing on your health this morning, as far as winters go this one hasn' t been too bad. that said, the short month of february can feel extra long. doctor on how to beat the seasonal blues. debilitating. that' s when you hear about seasonal affective disorder. a small percentage of people suffer from that clinical condition but plenty more just feel kind of down. dr. darshan mehta from mass general' say there are key ways to perk go outside even when it' s cold and exercise.
and how it impacts your sleep cycle or circadian rhythm. eat right. people with winter depression often describe carb cravings. try not to cave into them. expose yourself to special full spectrum lamps 30 minutes a day. and make time for stress relief. >> when you are all under chronic stress, that can exacerbate the systems. emil -- erika: activities dr. mehta recommends things like meditation and yoga. tomorrow we' ll introduce you to a special kind of yoga bound to cheer you up. it' s called laughter yoga and i am going to try it out. emily: an entire flight of passengers, offered a free flight. randy: the agreement they needed to reach, first. it' s ahead in eyepoppers. then new at 5:30, a device to prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. the new push to keep the roads
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cindy: tr ees and debris in the road. be careful out there. we are looking at some downpours. a brand-new lightning strike. still a possibility of a thunderstorm this morning. a few showers in greater boston. this is winding down in the next couple of hours. 50 lay day and colder air moves then. randy: it is time for your thursday i poppers. olessa here' s another reason to go out to dinner. olessa: you might just find a free prize. a woman in washington state
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>> cindy tracking the timeline for when the storms move out. >> new fallout for a state lawmaker under fire. >> this pup has had a tough life. he is about to get a happy ending. announcer: you are watching wcvb, boston' s news leader. good morning, this is newscenter 5 eyeopener. morning. emily: it looks like the
cindy: as we zoom in closer south of boston , it is lifting northward. we have lighter showers scheduled around the boston area. no lightning associated with that one. by 8:00 this morning, the bulk of the action is offshore. we will begin to dry out. as we get into the afternoon, there might be one or two additional showers. feels like spring out the door.
the wind could just 45 to 50 miles per hour south of boston. pretty wild for a time overnight. olessa: we have a problem line a natick along route nine. it is wet here. you' re going to deal with the puddles. westbound side of route nine, traffic being diverted. it is impacting route 30. as you make your way along the pike, east, so far, so good. north of town, 93 south, still in good shape. volume starting to pick up on the expressway. trains and buses running on schedule.
winds causing damage around the state at this hour. this is video from cambridge where trees just crushed a car. randy: the eyeopener' s juli mcdonald is live in boston' s dorchester neighborhood another spot hit hard. >> this family here, a huge tree snapped in half and came crashing down on to this home. look at some of this video. this tree clipped the front of and came crashing down into the yard. no injuries here. without damage this morning. the size of this tree is amazing. it fills up the whole front yard.
before we send it back to you, i want to give you a look at some of the flooding here in this neighborhood. emily: other stories we' re tracking right now, at least four people are dead including a 2-year-old boy after a tornado ripped through waverly, virginia. emergency responders are still digging through debris in search of other victims. randy: a new investigation is underway after an fbi raid at the law offices of state senator bryan joyce. the globe reports federal prosecutors are looking into joyce' s involvement in a massive solar project at stonehill college. he' s been under fire for alleged misuse of campaign money and receiving free dry cleaning from a local business.
dead and her brother critically injured after a crash in barre. police say brittany murch of hubbardston lost control of her kia spectra on the way to school yesterday slamming into a tree on route 62. school had been delayed for two hours on wednesday because of icy roads. right now a rhode island father is facing charges accused of throwing his baby 9 feet into a table. richard lord was arraigned on first degree child abuse yesterday. police say the pawtucket father changed his story several times before admitting to throwing the 6-week-old. the child is expected to survive. emily: that device has been used for a decade by drivers with two or more incidents of operating
s any alcohol on their breath. a new report from mothers against drunk driving shows the ignition interlock devices have prevented drivers considered legally drunk from starting their cars nearly 38,000 times. >> d think the devices have saved lives? >> no doubt about it. emily: madd is now pushing for a new law which would increase the use of the devices for everyone convicted of drunk driving. a briefing for lawmakers is scheduled on beacon hill this morning. emily: senator elizabeth warren is proposing a bill to help fight opioid abuse. right now when a patient receives a prescription, it' s filled with the exact about of medication prescribed. that means there could be pills left over. warren' s bill allows for the partial filling of opioid prescriptions in an effort to make sure no left over pills are available for abuse. the vermont senate takes a step
yesterday, lawmakers preliminarily approved a measure allowing adults to possess up to an ounce of the drug. supporters say a system of regulating and taxing it would provide more control. but opponents say the state shouldn' t legalize a drug at a time when opioid abuse is a major concern. the senate is expected to take a final vote today. harvard university gets a name change on campus. the latest announcement to improve race relations. emily: you can see a storm
overhaul. they' re taking issue with the fee that health insurers have to pay to cover federal subsidies. the suit claims the fee would allow the federal government to collect between 13 billion and $50 million over the next decade. and they argue there' s nothing specific in the affordable care act that would mandate states footing the bill for the fee. health experts say 3 pregnant women in florida have tested positive for the zika virus. all 3 cases are believed to be travel-related. the announcement comes as the director of the world health organization praised brazil' s government for its response to the outbreak, saying the country has been transparent in its efforts to fight to virus as well as work with other countries. emily: ahead in news to go, we continue to follow breaking news as powerful winds and heavy rain pummel several communities. plus, why a casino project is now on hold in everett. and check out this video from florida. a fed-ex driver out of control. why investigators say he' s not facing charges.
fast. cindy: we had some wind gusts over 70 miles per hour. activity with the lightning and thunder. all of the lightning, a line that moved across the area. you may have been woken up by the funder. the blue squares, we had wind damage. you see all of the activity racing towards the north any spirit -- racing towards the northeast.
this extending from rehobeth, clipping attleboro. it is racing northeast quickly. it is going to be affecting braintree and perhaps into boston. why 8:00 this morning, it will pop up between 3:00 and 7:00. the wind is active out of the south. they have brought in the warmth. by days end, notice how we are falling. colder air coming in as we head into the first half of the weekend. let' s get you out to the roads and get you updated. olessa: volume picking up 93
natick, some downed power lines on route 9. closed in both directions and traffic is being detoured onto route 30. on the pike, north of town, 93 looks good, volume as you approach the leverett connector. 20 minutes braintree into boston. trains and buses on schedule. emily: a tree has smashed into a hell -- into a home. click the people who live here are just waking up and getting their first look at the damage. a local tree company just
it was only then, when they opened the door, the people really got a look at the mess in their front yard. i want to give you a look at a miss in cambridge this morning. a huge tree snapped, came crashing down on cars. those cars were parked and no one was hurt. you can see the huge tree that did fall and the impact it had on those cars. just crushing the rear window of that car. i' m going to give you a closer look in dorchester. front lot -- for now, live on milne avenue. >> a new investigation into brian joyce could lead to him to resign just two days after he
there is an investigation into allegations of campaign finance violations. federal prosecutors are looking into a possible conflict of interest between legislation and his involvement in legal practice in a massive solar project. reporting live, todd kazakiewich. emily: mitt romney challenging donald trump to release his tax returns. quincy is not near as healthy as he -- >> he is not near as wealthy as he says he is or he is not paying taxes. >> the two formerly friendly trump endorsed romney when he ran for the white house. but the current frontrunner didn' t hesitate to fire back tweeting when romney asked for his support 4 years ago quote. he was so awkward and goofy that we all should have known he could not win. the republican hopefuls debate
days away. >> plans by wynn resorts to build a billion dollar casino at this site in everett are on hold for at least a year. that' s because the city of somerville filed an appeal of a key environmental permit. that means no dice for the ground breaking planned for april and a hiring freeze that impacts as many as 4,000 people. the mayor of somerville says he is looking out of well being of residents. he is very concerned about 18,000 additional cars passing through that community because of the casino. wynn says this is only a delay and plans are moving forward. randy: four people are dead after severe weather tears though parts of virginia. in waverly, a tornado is being blamed for killing at least three people including a toddler. several buildings sustained severe damage. emily: police are investigating a crash that killed a 17-year-old and critically injured her brother. it happened in barre as the teenagers were on their way to
police say brittany murch of hubbardston lost control of her kia spectra and slammed into a tree on route 62. murch died at the scene her 15-year-old brother griffin was pulled from the wreckage. school had been delayed for two hours on wednesday because of icy roads. randy: the danvers teenager convicted of murdering his high school teacher is due back in court tomorrow. that' s when phillip chism will be sentenced for the 2013 murder of colleen ritzer. chism can' t be sentenced to life without parole because he was a juvenile at the time of the killing. emily: in new hampshire, danville police bust a man suspected of running a meth lab. 32-year-old mathew starble was arrested after a neighbor reported starble was making drungs in a shed on his -- drugs in his shed on his property. the bomb squad was called but they determined there was no threat to the community. starble is being held on $50,000 cash bail. randy: harvard is replacing a
it will now be known as faculty deans. critics say the word master is often associated with slavery. the title is actually a centuries old european word for teacher or head of household. emily: and e-cigarette explodes inside a man' s pocket. this is surveillance from a kentucky gas station. the man was buying snacks when e-cigarette battery in his pocket caught fire. the store owner says the man' s pants and skin began to burn. he quickly grabbed the fire extinguisher and sprayed the man. he is now recovering from second-degree burns. randy: a fedex driver in tampa crossing onto the other side. another driver recorded the delivery driver slowing down to 5 miles an hour before speeding he then pulled up to the truck, got the driver to pull over and took his keys. it' s not clear if the fedex driver was nodding off or impaired, but he will not face charges. that' s because when police arrived he had already taken the keys out of the ignition. emily: gillette stadium is
of patriots games. starting march 12, all spectators entering the foxborough stadium will undergo the same security that patriots fans do. only clear, plastic bags will be allowed and small clutches. no backpacks or large pocketbooks. the b' s put an end to their at home losing streak. david pastrnak had two goals, including his first career made penalty shot. jimmy hayes, landon ferraro and brad marchand also scored for the bruins. they top the pittsburgh penguins 5-1. the b' s head to north carolina to take on the hurricanes tomorrow night. a feeding frenzy in cape cod bay. the center for coastal studies captured these aerial snapshots of nine right whales in cape cod bay, they shared the images on their facebook page. the director of the whale program says the rare marine mammals tend to feed close enough to see from shore. randy: a golden retriever pup dumped in the trash after
start a new life in arizona. the two-year-old was rescued in south korea. she was treated, and given physical therapy. now she can walk. she' s being fitted for prosthetic legs and will soon arrive with her new family in phoenix. the cindy: it is february and we have had thunderstorms. it has been wild. activity shifting off shore. look at the wind gusts from overnight. over 60 miles per hour. more than hurricane force. wild stuff. these blue squares, we have had wind doing damage throughout the area. right now, we are looking at localized downpours.
the cell extends to brockton. these are racing quickly. in the next minutes or so, it will be in the quincy area. another cluster going east of nantucket. the edge of that bringing you additional rainfall. this colder air is going to be working in gradually. the wind is gusting out of the south. there could be some gusts 45 to 50. look what happens to our temperatures. they kick downward. mostly in the 50' s through the afternoon. by 5:00, west of boston, we are going to fall into the 40' s. you see us trying out by 8:00
for the most part, we are drying out. in the 20' s and 30' s. temperatures will get no higher than the 30' s. the wind is gusty tomorrow. wind chills holding in the 20' s. it will be colder. up to near 50 with a chance of rain showers and temperatures in the 50' s by monday. let' s get you back out to the roads. olessa: let' s go to the maps. closed in both directions by quinstreet. aside from that, we are in good shape. 93 south building volume.
randy: right now, a crackdown on parking space frauds. emily: the new report showing just how often it happens. a new proposal for uber drivers, causing trouble with the company. why uber is threatening to leave boston if the proposal takes effect. randy: a new line of action figures. the latest heroes to hit the shelves at target. of boston. you can see some raindrops. 60 degrees. it feels like april or may.
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>> now on newscenter 5 eyeopener . emily: breaking news, powerful storms sweeping across the state. the damage left behind this morning. randy: back to work at the state house today amid new controversy. the new investigation involving state senator brian joyce. emily: taking a swing at donald trump. the political punches from a former massachusetts governor. and what trump has to say about it. >> you are watching wcvb, boston' s news later. good morning. this is newscenter 5 eyeopener. emily: following breaking news, at 6:00 a.m., thunderstorms morning. this is video from cambridge