tv Newscenter 5 Eyeopener ABC February 27, 2016 8:00am-9:00am EST
>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." shayna: an s.u.v. slams into a coffee shop killing the driver and passenger. the investigation into the deadly crash. >> we are devastated and feel betrayed. doug: new pain for a murdered teacher's family. the controversial sentence for a teenage killer sparking outrage and anger. shayna: new jersey governor chris christie teaming up with donald trump, endorsing his former rival. what this alliance could mean for super tuesday. danielle: the weekend starts with a chill, but wait till you see the warm-up on the way. doug: no lights, camera, or action in watertown. the decision foiling hollywood's plan to re-create the shootout with the marathon bombers. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning!
"eyeopener." shayna: good saturday morning, everyone. i'm shayna seymour in for antoinette. doug: and i'm doug meehan. it's february 27. fresh off the beaches of barbados. thank you for joining us and helping us get our weekend going. shayna: i'm feeling the chill with everyone else this morning. danielle: it is definitely not barbados here, folks. temperatures are in the teens and 20's this morning. and then you factor in those winds and it feels even colder. but right now 23 in boston. 19 in worcester. we're in the mid to upper 20's along parts of the cape. you notice these winds are anywhere from about 5-8 miles an hour. not really that much out of the west. but it still gives a wind chill so it feels more like 12 in worcester and 15 degrees right now in boston. through the afternoon though, we're going to warm up into the upper 30's, low 40's. we are looking at a lot of sunshine. and those winds will shift to the south and west which is
head towards this evening and into your sunday. right now there are a few clouds out there. we're watching two disturbances, one to the north here and then one out here to the west. this one is going to bring us some rain so seal walk about when. i'll have the timeline ahead. shayna. shayna: danielle, thank you. breaking overnight. a deadly crash on the lynnway. an s.u.v. hits a dunkin donuts, spins out into the street killing both people inside. state police say it happened around 2:30 this morning. a man and a woman were thrown from that s.u.v. and were pronounced dead on the scene. investigators are still trying to figure out what triggered the crash. doug: outrage this morning over the punishment delivered in the philip chism murder case. 40 years behind bars but with the possibility of parole. shayna: that possibility too much for the ritzer family and their supporters. the eyeopener's frank holland with the decision and what the family calls a betrayal. frank: the family says they are devastated by the sentence. in 2013 philip chism robbed,
teacher colleen ritzer. but when his sentence was handed down friday, the family learned colleen's killer could be in their lives for years to come. two months after colleen's murder, massachusetts supreme judicial court decided juveniles cannot be sentenced to life in prison without a chance of parole. >> because of the s.j.c. restrictions, our family will be forced to attend parole hearings beginning in 38 years which is simply unimaginable to us. we want to be very clear. at every parole hearing our family's voice, colleen's voice, will be heard. frank: the ritzer family says they will endure a life sentence of grief, but colleen's killer could eventually get his life back. the family calls the sentence unacceptable and is calling for a change in the law. doug: the maynard fire department is taking steps to fire a veteran firefighter charged with raping a child. prosecutors say james
nine-year-old boy in 1991 and that macgillivary knew the boy. the judge held him on $15,000 cash bail and ordered him to wear a g.p.s. bracelet. macgillivary has been a firefighter since 1986. shayna: sky 5 over a serious car crash on route-93 south in canton. closing the highway, creating a major backup during last night's rush-hour. one person was taken by helicopter from the scene. part of the guard rail actually went through the car. the cause of the crash is under investigation. doug: commitment 2016. a key vote today for democrats as voters in south carolina head to the polls. hillary clinton making a final pitch to voters in columbia where she was joined by her husband who has also been campaigning for her in south carolina. clinton is leading by at least 20 points in the polls. bernie sanders also in south carolina last night, but his focus is split looking ahead to super tuesday. sanders is widely expected to lose south carolina. he only had a small turnout at his latest rally in the palmetto state.
minnesota today. shayna: just hours after a surprise endorsement, donald trump and chris christie are on the attack. they're taking aim at one of trump's biggest rivals. and they are now a united force. their target: marco rubio. here's newscenter 5's john atwater. christie: donald trump represents strength, and marco rubio represents washington d.c. john: a big endorsement for donald trump, and another swipe at a candidate chris christie relentlessly attacked on the campaign trail. trump: he becomes a senator. he never shows up to vote. he's never around. john: trump and christie have joined forces now in trying to take down the florida senator who himself shot back with what he claims to have seen during a break at thursday's debate. rubio: then he asked for a full-length mirror. i don't know why. because the podium goes up to here, but he wanted a full-length mirror. maybe to make sure his pants weren't wet. i don't know. trump: i saw him back stage with make-up where he's taking it with a trowel and putting it on. john: the nonstop assaults just
trump is hoping his first governor can give him a powerful boost. governor baker: i'm not disappointed but i'm surprised. john: for charlie baker, who endorsed and campaigned for christie, the move is one he does not support. baker: the next president of the united states needs to be somebody with a proven track record of working well with others and being able to collaborate and cooperate. as i said before, i don't think donald trump fits that mold. john: christie says he and trump have not discussed any potential cabinet appointments. he says he plans to go into private life after his second term as new jersey's governor. in the news room, john atwater, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: and another governor is throwing his support to trump. maine governor paul lepage, who had previously endorsed new jersey governor chris christie, is giving the billionaire business man the nod. lepage made the announcement on the "howie carr show." today community activists pushing for a federal investigation into racial tension at boston latin will meet with boston mayor marty
headmaster lynne mooney teta says she'll stay on the job and work to improve the environment at boston latin. there have been calls for her resignation after students said she ignored their claims of a number of racist incidents at the prestigious school. shayna: mashpee's superintendent is stepping down one a week after being cleared of barging into a student's home. brian hyde and the school committee call it a cordial agreement. hyde was accused breaking into the home of a teenager who had just returned from several months in florida and was trying to re-enroll. the judge ruled hyde was not guilty because there was no evidence he was barred from the house. the ability to reach out for help right from your smartphone when you're anxious and overwhelmed. doug: ahead this morning the app now offering therapy to people who might not have asked for it before. >> i really, really think they should have let them do it here for authenticity. frank: watertown residents in favor of re-creating the gun battle with the marathon
no. what the former police chief thinks of the controversy. danielle: waking up to chilly temperatures this morning, but changes are on the way. how warm it will get and the next chance for showers. shayna: plus a family escaping just in time. what sparked this fiery blast in their home. doug: we're continuing to follow breaking news. a deadly crash on the lynneway. an s.u.v. hitting a dunkin' donuts spinning out of control into the street, killing both people inside. state police say a man and a woman were thrown if that s.u.v. they were pronounced dead on the scene. investigators are still trying
r something delicious is happening at dunkin'. come in today to get any sandwich for $2.99 after 12:00 p.m. america runs on dunkin'. >> the police department did a wonderful thing here, brought the neighborhood together and stopped evil from going any further. doug: a movie version of the manhunt for the marathon bombers splits watertown. filming in the neighborhood rejected by town leaders. shayna: but many residents disagree. the eyeopener's frank holland with watertown's former police chief's thoughts on the controversy. frank: shayna and doug, many people on laurel street are surprised and disappointed with the town's decision. that's where the notorious watertown shootout between police and the tsarnaev brothers happened. the filmmakers surveyed
supported the project, but in a statement town leaders said, "upon further reflection, filming the re-creation of the watertown shootout is not in the best interest of watertown; therefore, cbs films will loction to film the shootout outside of town." former watertown police chief ed deveau says neighbors formed a strong bond with officers after that night. >> i think the neighbors really felt that it was important to show the heroics of the back street of laurel street and to do that they wanted it exactly where it happened. frank: producers of the mark wahlberg project also want to film at umass dartmouth. location scouts for patriots day have asked the university for permission, but school officials want to talk to students and other stakeholders before deciding. convicted bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev was a sophomore at the university when he and his brother set off the explosions. at the boston marathon.
danielle vollmar. shayna: earlier we were talking about how this is my first time in the weather center. i feel like i'm in the news room hot spot. danielle: do you like that? shayna: i like that. everybody wants to know where we got the weather. danielle: i am bringing good weather this weekend. temperatures on the way up through the weekend. we'll be in the 50's by tomorrow. we have to get through today, but low 50's sunday. mid 50's on monday. back into the upper 40's on tuesday but, way, still running about 10 degrees above where we should be this time of year. the only exception really is today where i think we may hang right around normal. a lot of sunshine though over boston right now as you can see it. bright blue skies. 23 degrees but with a little bit of a wind makes it feel more like 15 degrees in boston. those wind chill values, what you dress for, so 12 in worcester is what it feels like. feels like 15 in plymouth. it is a chilly start beings folks, out there this morning.
shift to the south and west today. they're going to pick up. you're going to feel them anywhere from 15 to about 20 miles an hour at times. that's going to warm things up. so 39 degrees in boston your high. 40 in lawrence. 40 in nashua. and even the mid 30's in worcester with a lot of sunshine. now tonight we'll drop back into the 20's and 30's. it won't be as cold tomorrow morning as it is this morning. and we'll look for partly cloudy skies. partly sunny skies again for tomorrow. temperatures warming up though into the low 50's in worcester. mid 50's in boston, the south shore, even through the north shore and up through the merrimack valley. it is a warm day as high pressure is down to the south giving us this nice southwesterly wind on sunday. now our next system that is going to bring us maybe a couple of rain showers is going to hold off until monday. here it is right now at 8:00 on sunday night. just to north and west of us. by monday morning there could be a couple of showers out there especially, i think, northern
it's mainly north and west of boston the best bet of some showers through the afternoon. they are very hit or miss. not expecting much from these showers and then turning cooler behind it. notice i don't say cold. it's cooler by monday night into tuesday. we're going to be looking for a tenth of he inch at most in terms of rain totals so not that impressive, in fact. the big thing will be the warm-up that's on the way. as we head towards tuesday we're still dry in the upper 40's. but that's going to set up out ahead of our next system. right now it looks like we are on the warmer side of this one. this track is going to take a westerly track and so what happens is the rain becomes steady and heavy through the afternoon and even into the evening. it is warm so it should be all rain. however, if this were to shift farther to the east, we could see some wintery weather mixing on in with this one so we're going to have to watch this very carefully. how much rain are we talking about in this system? we could see anywhere from a
an inch-and-a-half of rain and pretty heavy winds out of the south and west. just to be aware of that. behind it though we're going to turn windy and colder as we head towards thursday. friday i leave in a slight chance of maybe some snow in our southern region rat night. but that looks like a very slight chance right now. we'll have to watch that very carefully. either way you look at it though our as we head towards the end of the week our temperatures feel a lot more like winter. doug: thank you the time is 8:16 some of the other top stories we're following right now. shayna: five people are dead including the accused gunman after a standoff in washington state. sheriff's deputies say the suspect called 9-1-1 saying he shot four members of his family friday. after a standoff with the swat team that lasted hours, the suspect then shot and killed himself. a 12-year-old girl, who is related to the victims, survived. doug: a west bridgewater driver tonight after crashing his s.u.v. into a house.
street. the chevy tahoe went airborne, flying thirty feet in the air, slamming into the front of this house, causing the driver to be thrown out his side window. police are investigating the crash but say speed was a factor. shayna: a scary sight as another hoverboard explodes inside a home near chicago. you can see it caught on this surveillance video in a kitchen. the hoverboard explodes. then there are huge flames. and there was a little girl nearby. you can see her walk out of the kitchen just moments before this happened. >> now sportscenter 5 with bob halloran. bob: the bruins are the best road team in the nhl. they proved it again last night in carolina. 17 bruins' dads, granddads, and uncles along for the trip. the bruins will get on the board first. patrice bergeron playing in his 800th game gets his 229th goal. he is tied for 11th best in bruins' history. an extreme pride is grandfathered in. that's his grandfather.
pass along the boards by this player. he races to the puck and fires from the sharp angle. his 12th of the year. the bruins up 2-0. the relatives are relatively ecstatic. third period boston college fans will remember this. noah hannepin, the former eagle, shoots from the blue line, misses. kevin millar makes a boo-boo and knocks it in. hnnapin does get credit for his third goal of the year. this one is is snapped off. bruins regain their two-goal lead. this one is is snapped off. the bruins win 4-1. the bruins are in tampa tomorrow and the celtics are in miami this afternoon. that's sports. have a great day. shayna: feeling depressed? anxious? just can't cope? like with most things, you can now turn to your smartphone to get help. doug: one of the first apps to offer mental health services is called "talk-space." and as heather unruh reports, a local therapist is one of many helping a new generation of clients. bisson: i really wasn't sure that texting for therapy was the
heather: but these days licensed therapist steve bisson is the one sitting on his couch in massachusetts counseling clients across the country via text and an app. bisson: i've seen so many people really benefit from this type of format that it really has become another tool in my tool belt to just help out people. heather: roni frank launched "talk space" with her husband in 2012 offering unlimited access to a licensed therapist for $25 a week. roni frank: "unlimited" means that there is no limit to how many messages users can send to their therapist. heather: for replies, therapists create their own schedule usually setting aside a couple hours two or three times each day. roni frank: basically the clients want to communicate with their therapist the same way they're communicating with other people in their lives. it just makes sense to them. heather: the conversations are private, secure, and anonymous. advertisement: so the next time you need to talk to someone, text us. heather: frank says most clients
anxiety, or relationship issues. for many, it's the first time they've ever tried counseling. roni frank: they feel more safe. in fact, messaging creates a healthy level of distance. that helps users to get over the shame to open up. heather: for clients requiring more care or even medication, "talk-space" provides referrals to a psychiatrist. advertisement: because your therapist is always with you. heather: for bisson, he continues to see patients at his private practice in holliston. he believes traditional face-to-face methods are still important. bisson: i think creating a relationship when you're looking at someone in the eye and going like this versus like nothing is really essential. heather: but he also sees the benefit to something like "talk-space." bisson: if this is what is going to attract 20% of people who have not reached out otherwise, then i'm all for it. i'm very much for it. shayna: that was heather unruh reporting. bisson's caseload on "talk-space" is growing.
around the u.s. doug: the app also offers audio and video access to therapists, right from your smartphone. 8:20. get ready for the best story of the day. we first introduced you to them when they survived a car fire on the way to their wedding. shayna: ahead this morning the local couple that has something else to be thankful for. doug: plus dancing your way to better health. the eyeopener's erika tarantal shows us the class making fitness fun. a nice day to go out to the beach. look at that. shayna: it makes you want to think spring. summer is coming actually. doug: we'll have a check of your
danielle: welcome back. i'm meteorologist danielle vollmar. i want to say hello to these fine kids at the school in franklin. got to speak to them earlier this week about the weather. they had really good questions. they were a very good group of children. i want to talk about the winter weather we've been having because december, january and february have actually been very warm. in fact, we're ranked number-two right now and we're chasing after the number-one record which we could get to because temperatures are going to be so warm over the weekend. now last year in boston we only had nine days of 50 degrees or above in the winter months. this year 33 days. we're going to kick that up through the weekend because look at sunday. 52 degrees. by monday 54 degrees.
above average in the upper 40's. doug? doug: danielle, check this out. this injured owl has a second chance thanks to a good samaritan. the person found the grey phase eastern screech owl in hyde park and brought it to state police, who transported it to animal specialists. the owl has a head injury but is otherwise healthy and is expected to fully recover. shayna: that's good news to report. we were the first to bring you the story of these "wedding crashers," a couple whose "i do's" were almost derailed when their car burst into flames on the way to church! doug: newscenter 5's nicole estaphan shows us how their close call turned into an incredible wedding gift. nicole: a moment of generosity darrel and annie strother will never forget. darrel: it's beautiful. it's beautiful. nicole: overcome with gratitude, the last time we met the strothers they had just exchanged wedding vows moments
their way to the church. darrel: the flames were coming inside of the car from under the fire wall. annie: i didn't think we was going to make it. you know, it's a very scary situation. nicole: boston firefighters saved the rings from the burning car, and police escorted them to the church in time to say i do. now an anonymous lynn businessman providing this act of kindness. annie: i love it. it's beautiful. darrel: i don't have the words to express to say, you know, how thankful we are. nicole: the donor saw the couple's story on newscenter 5 and called lynnway auto sales. richard aswad: we're just the facilitators of this good deed for this fine gentleman. nicole: the couple, who have been faced with health issues, now have one less worry and one more reason to be thankful. darrel: the least to say a pretty good day. that's the least you can say. a phenomenal day. nicole: nicole estaphan, wcvb, newscenter 5. shayna: just makes you feel good.
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>> closed captioned funding provided by luna. >> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: breaking news overnight. a deadly crash on the lynnway after an s.u.v. slams into a coffee shop, rolls into the street killing two people. the investigation happening right now. danielle: cool today but it's not going to last. how warm it's going to get by the end of the weekend. shayna: showdown in south carolina. the democrats vying for key votes. the stakes in today's crucial primary. doug: prosecutors turn over clues in the bella bond case. the new evidence that could show up in the courtroom. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." everybody. i'm doug meehan. i've been watching the monitor over there. it was 20 when we started. down to 19. up to 23. danielle: you've been watching. shayna: we're going up. and i'm shayna seymour. danielle, where are we going to? danielle: today the 40's.
i like to say that. doug: that's a win right there. danielle: thank you. and it's sunny out too. what a great weekend forecast in store. although this morning if you're stepping outside right now, you definitely want to layer up and bundle up. we're at 19 in worcester. 19 in nashua. 17 in jaffrey. look at you folks in the merrimack valley. over the next 12 hours you're going to warm up into the upper 30's, maybe pushing 40 degrees in some spots. in boston alone you're going to warm up into the upper 30's as well. maybe pushing low 40's too. with some sunshine around. and then we'll see clouds increase later on this evening. but as for the weekend forecast, 39 today. a lot of sunshine. we get to sunday though, we're talking 52 degrees. it will be a mix of sun and clouds and milder outside. right now really clear skies. weather. but we're watching a system to the north and then one well out to the west. this is going to be our next chance of some rain.
coming up in just a bit. shayna. shayna: thank you, danielle. we are following breaking news overnight. a deadly crash on the lynnway. an s.u.v. hits a dunkin donuts and spins out into the street killing a man and a woman in that vehicle. state police say it happened around 2:30 this morning near blossom street in lynn. the area was closed down for hours. investigators are still trying to figure out what triggered the crash. doug: the big stories we're following right now. a judge sentences teen killer philip chism to life in prison, but he will be eligible for parole in 40 years. that decision bringing outrage from the family of colleen ritzer. chism was convicted of raping and murdering ritzer at danvers high school in 2013. shayna: watertown has rejected plans for a hollywood movie crew to re-create the shootout with the marathon bombing suspects in the neighborhood where it happened. a statement from the town says re-creating the shootout is not in the best interest of the community. doug: new jersey governor chris
rival donald trump. he is already joining the g.o.p. candidate at campaign stops and is launching attacks against florida senator marco rubio. it is decision day for democrats in south carolina. shayna: the eye's frank holland is back with a breakdown and the impact on the race between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. frank: the south carolina primary is the final contest before super tuesday, and the polls in the palmetto state are predicting a blow-out win for the front-runner, hillary clinton. palmetto primary where democratic demographics present a key test. marc sandalow/political analyst: being able to win the minority vote in big numbers is critical for democrats. frank: analysts say black people are expected to make up over half of south carolina's democratic primary voters. it's a voter base that could be critical for hillary clinton after losing the state to president obama in 2008. josh kraushaar/national journal: in 2008 barack obama cleaned up with african americans. won a huge majority-- obama did in that election.
rep. jim clyburn: we need a real fighter. frank: clinton has already secured the backing of prominent south carolina congressman jim clyburn. she is also courting communities of color by appearing with mothers who lost sons to gun violence. but bernie sanders has rolled out his own big endorsements from actor danny glover to director spike lee who cut this radio ad. >> when bernie gets to the white house, he will do the right thing! frank: all with the hope of chipping away at clinton's support. marc sandalow/political analyst: if for some reason bernie sanders soars in south carolina, it's a real headache for hillary clinton. frank: most polls show sanders trailing clinton by double digits in south carolina, but the vermont senator insists he's not writing off the state. clinton has won iowa and nevada while sanders scored a big win in new hampshire. doug: frank, thank you. the i.r.s. firing back at donald trump. the republican candidate called out by former g.o.p. nominee mitt romney for failing to release his tax returns. trump claims he's not releasing
because he's being audited by the i.r.s. and he speculates he's facing increased scrutiny because he is a, quote, strong christian. the i.r.s. says they have no problem with trump releasing his returns during an audit, and they stress politics and religion are not factors in the audit process. shayna: federal agents raid one of the best-known fishing companies in new england charging its owner and bookkeeper with conspiracy and falsifying records. carlos rafael, owner of carlos seafood in new bedford, faced the charges in court yesterday. during the investigation, agents posed as crime figures who wanted to buy the company. rafael allegedly told the undercover agents he operates off the books selling fish for cash. he was known as the "cod-father." doug: months after a new hampshire prep school graduate was convicted of sexual assault and using a computer to lure a teen for sex, a new forum is being planned. owen labrie was 18 at the time of the incident.
jail but remains free pending appeal. st. paul's school is now planning a symposium for june on adolescent development, empathy, sexuality, technology, and social media. school leaders and experts will take part. shayna: new this morning. prosecutors turn over evidence to the defense in the bella bond case. rachelle bond is accused of helping her boyfriend michael mccarthy dump her daughter's body into the water off south boston. "the herald" reports prosecutors have given bond's attorney the results of forensic tests, underwater pictures, and text messages from mccarthy's cellphone. mcarthy is charged with first degree murder in the case. doug: prosecutors in the aaron hernandez double murder trial want to see the ex-football player's cell phone. hernandez gave his phone to the lawyers who defended him in the 2013 murder of odin lloyd. hernandez is serving a life sentence for that murder. the judge is expected to announce his decision on the cell phone next week. a setback for patients and staffers trying to save a popular garden at children's hospital.
healey says the hospital is not legally bound to keep prouty garden. the land was donated to the hospital, but "the globe" reports healy found nothing in the bequest that says the hospital can't use the land for something else. the attorney representing the group trying to save the garden tells "the globe" they want health officials to reject plans for the $1 billion building planned for the site. shayna: right now investigators are looking for a thief who emptied 200 lobsters from traps set in maine. traps were dropped near jeffreys ledge about 30 miles off new hampshire's coast. a non-profit group is offering an $11,000 reward in an effort to catch the thief. we have good news to share with you this morning. if you were earlier we brought you this story of bennie. beeny benny was last seen near grove street yesterday, but his collar and leash were found on mendon.
she's heard that her -- we're so happy to say that beeny is back with the jets. another american town dealing with dangerous water right now. shayna: the parents outraged as schools take special precautions. doug: hitting the dance floor instead of the gym. the dance class that's a real workout. shayna: a looming deadline for stop & shop employees. why some may be walking off the job by midnight tonight. that's ahead in your economy. frank: we continue to breaking news right here on the "eyeopener." a deadly crash on the lynnway. an s.u.v. hits a dunkin donuts and spins out into the street killing a man and a woman in that vehicle.. to figure out what triggered the
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doug: welcome back. it's 8:41. school officials in ithaca, new york, have shut off the drinking water at all of its schools. that after testing last month found unsafe levels of lead in the water. but some parents are outraged after learning tests in august also found unsafe levels of lead. the school district says it's now providing bottled water to students and staff. shayna: to your economy now. a loss for weight watchers and savings for shoppers. doug: the eyeopener's frank holland is back with those stories and a look at what's next. frank: stocks ending a strong week on a flat note as lower oil
encouraging economic news. here's a look at those numbers. the dow fell 57 points to close at 16,639. the nasdaq rose eight points. the s&p 500 lost more than three points. it appears even the midas touch of oprah can't stop the financial struggles of weight watchers. the company suffered through a decline in sales and subscribers for three years when oprah became its public face in october. she also made a $43 million investment and joined the board. but since oprah joined the company, quarterly revenues dropped by 21 percent. jc penney, trying to live up to its name. starting sunday the department store will offer up some items for just one cent. the struggling retailer closed about 40 stores last year and is hoping the deep discounts will draw customers into its stores. stop & shop workers could authorize a strike this weekend. the united food and commercial workers union says their contract with the supermarket chain expires saturday at midnight, and the two sides are
issues. the unions are expected to vote on new contracts this weekend, with strikes possible as early as tomorrow if they are rejected. as the countdown to tax day continues, some concerning news from the i.r.s. the number of taxpayers who had their information stolen by computer hackers may exceed 700,000. that's more the double a previous estimate by the i.r.s. the sensitive information can be used for identity theft and to claim fraudulent tax returns. the breech was first discovered in may 2015. in the week ahead, the jobs report for february. analysts are predicting a surge of about 200,000 new jobs. unemployment is expected to remain to remain around 4.9%, the same as last month. doug: well, we were just talking about the marathon training. people are really coming down to the stretch here with march approaching. danielle: right. doug: this has been the winter to do it. danielle: it's mild. one thing i will say. there's been a lot of wind though. you don't always love that wind coming at you.
pushing you along. that will be the case as you head through the day today. we are talking about some sunshine and no snow in the forecast at least for the next couple of days. so far this year, we've had 25.4 inches in boston. our normal is is actually 33.4 inches. and last year at this time 102 inches of snow. i already saw pictures from you folks on twitter about last winter. i'm trying to close my eyes to seeing all that snow. we are dry saturday and sunday. there's going to be a chance for some showers on monday. very low risk though and very isolated. it's hit or miss. we'll talk more about that, that system that is going to bring the rain actually well out to the west right now. but it will give us a chance. this one here to the north you see could bring a couple of snow showers to northern new england to ski country later on this afternoon. otherwise, it's a dry forecast for today. lots of sunshine over boston. and it's a cold start. 23 degrees but with a wind out
more like 15 degrees outside this morning. wind chill values are in the teens right now and even 20's but earlier this morning, they were even in the single digits so again it's been a cold start. the winds pick up out of the south and west. anywhere from 15 to 20 miles an hour today. we will see increasing clouds later on this evening. high temperatures mid 30's worcester. upper 30's boston. 34 in hyannis. 35 in nantucket. and 40 in nashua and lawrence. tonight we drop back into the 20's and 30's. it will be a partly cloudy evening and then tomorrow we warm up with that southwest wind to 51 in worcester, 54 in boston. the mid 50's in a lot of spots so enjoy it. we should be around 41 degrees this time of year. you can thank high pressure for that southwest wind and warming things up for your sunday. still a dry forecast on sunday but here we go on monday. this cold front coming through. monday morning there could be a
some of that may reach as far south as the interior of massachusetts, i think. north and west really of boston have the best bet of seeing a shower or two. then we turn cooler. not cold. but cooler as we head towards tuesday tuesday will be a dry day with a lot of sunshine. on wednesday we're watching our next system that could bring some significant rain for most areas. in fact, that rain is going to start up late morning i think on wednesday and continue through the afternoon and evening. but notice the track of this area of low pressure is more west. that is actually a warmer track for us meaning it would be all rain. if it does shift a little more to the east though, that could be wintery precipitation we could be talking about. just something to watch and keep in mind for. even when you look at it, it look like it will be a warm, windy and wet day on wednesday. notice how much rain we're talking. anywhere from an inching to an inch-and-a-half could fall. we're talking about pretty
then we turn windy and colder by thursday. by friday we're talking about a chance for some snow at night especially for our southern region. we're watching a system that may kind of skirt our coastline but everybody turns colder by the end of the week. doug? doug: danielle, thank you. a popular car seat is recalled because of a potential hazard. evenflo is recalling 56,000 transitions three-in-one combination booster seats. they were made from december 2014 through january 2016. evenflo says curious children can loosen the internal harness, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. the company says the problem only affects the seats when they're used as forward-facing harnessed boosters. evenflo is notifying owners and will send a kit with a new seat pad and front adjuster assembly. shayna: not much rivals the joy of a bollywood dance number. but it may also bring some energy and fun into your fitness routine. the eyeopener's erica tarantal with how you can learn some
time. erika: if you've ever seen a bollywood movie, you know a requirement is a scene like this-- well, minus one uncoordinated news reporter. i'm so bad. the shame. luckily this is a "no judgment" zone. >> i started off feeling really inhibited. i just started coming out having more fun with it, and with bolly-x that's the whole aspect of it. erika: yes, the whole point is that it's so much fun, you don't realize this is an exercise class. >> i love that dance has brought people who would never go to the gym into the gym. they don't even realize they're burning all these calories. erika: long-time bolly-xers report results. >> now i feel i can go through the class very easily. the steps are very simple. it's high intensity. erika: offering classes in and around boston, slots that used to draw five people now draw up to 40. that's a legitimate dance party. >> towards the end everyone is
mind. erika: that class was at the dance complex in cambridge. classes are also offered in a host of other spots including somerville, boston, braintree, i'm erika tarantal, wcvb, newscenter 5. she looked good. doug: we would do it. it's called screw in the light bulb, pet the dog, screw in the light bulb, pet the dog. (laughing) shayna: the countdown to hollywood's big night is underway. doug: from the "best picture" race to the diversity controversy. abc's brandi hitt breaks down what you need to know before the 88th annual academy awards. brandi: the red carpet is out and final preparations underway for hollywood's biggest night. the 88th annual academy awards. >> yes, i feel so lucky.
are nominated for best picture. "the revenant" leads the pack with 12 oscar nods including leonardo dicaprio with his fifth acting nomination. >> i'm just a fan of film. brandi: for best actress cate blanchette is competing against jennifer lawrence, brie larson, charlotte rampling, and saoirse ronana. many anticipating what hollywood's leading ladies will be wearing. >> it's a great way for me to express what is happening on the inside. brandi: inside the governor's ball, celebrity chef wolfgang puck's is preparing more than 50 dishes for 1600 guest including a new recipe. >> a little bit of-- reporter: back stage final rehearsals are underway for two-time host chris rock. >> i think he'll do a great job. he's done it before. he'll say-- i imagine he will discuss the diversity controversy. brandi: for a second year in a row all 20 of the acting nominees are white. the spotlight this year shining
be walking the oscar red carpet. >> when it comes to oscar fashion, you can expect some wow moments from some of the presenters including charlize theron, kerry washington, lady gaga, and sophia rigara. brandi hitt, abc news, hollywood. shayna: join us on wcvb on tomorrow night for the 88th academy awards. coverage starts at 7:00 p.m. doug: do you have your outfit picked out. shayna: in my mind.
shayna: breaking overnight. a deadly crash on the lynnway. a car hit a dunkin donuts and spun out into the street killing the driver and a passenger. state police say the area near blossom street in lynn is shutdown. it happened around 2:30 this morning. right now investigators believe it was a single-car crash. they are still trying to figure out what triggered the wreck. doug: the big stories we're following right now. a judge sentences teen killer philip chism to life in prison,
parole in 40 years. that decision bringing outrage from the family of colleen ritzer. chism was convicted of raping and murdering ritzer at danvers high school in 2013. the maynard fire department is taking steps to fire a veteran firefighter charged with raping a child. prosecutors say james macgillivary raped that nine-year-old boy in 1991 and that macgillivary knew the boy. the judge held him on $15,000 cash bail and ordered him to wear a g.p.s. bracelet. macgillivary has been a firefighter since 1986. doug: this morning community activists pushing for a federal investigation into racial tension at boston latin will meet with boston mayor marty walsh. there have also been calls for the headmaster's resignation after students said she ignored their claims of a number of racist incidents at the prestigious school. shayna: watertown has rejected plans for a hollywood movie crew to re-create the shootout with the marathon bombing suspects in the neighborhood where it happened. a statement from the town says re-creating the shootout is not
community. doug: democrats are getting ready to head to the polls in south carolina. hillary clinton is expected to take the state. the latest polls have her ahead of rival bernie sanders by double digits. sanders will head to texas and minnesota today. new jersey governor chris christie is endorsing former rival donald trump. he is already joining the g.o.p. candate at campaign stop and is launching attacks against florida senator marco rubio. one last check of the weather before we send everybody off on to their saturday morning. danielle: it will be a cold start out there. you know, we're in the teens right now. 20's across the area. warming up into the upper 30's, low 40's today. a lot of sunshine though. you won't need the winter coat for tomorrow. low 50's. could be a mix of sun and clouds. mid 50's on monday. a few hit-or-miss showers out there especially north and west of boston. we're dry on tuesday. still pretty warm. wednesday is our next chance for
right now it looks like mainly rain as the track is a westerly track and a warm track. but behind it, we're going to turn colder. it will feel more like winter. there's a chance even for some night. shayna: that's a four letter word we do not say. doug: mentally though in march, we can see it. danielle: it's coming. shayna: we're almost there.
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