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we're starting the dayith sunshine. a mid-day spot shower. we're going to have the timeline on that right now as the "eyeopener" continues. >> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: a virginia police officer killed responding to her first call. the tribute today at her new hampshire high school, and the suspect behind bars right now. emily: candidates descend on massachusetts. their moves to sway voters today in the last stretch before super tuesday. >> and the oscar goes to "spotlight." (cheering) randy: "spotlight" takes top honors at the academy awards. the win putting all eyes on boston and making history at the same time. it's on the eye for this monday morning. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: 5:00 a.m. also on the eye this morning, leonardo decap pre-owe is finally an oscar winner. he made sure to seize this moment. the cause becoming the focal point at his acceptance speech.
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this half-hour. good morning. i'm emily riemer. randy: and i'm leand price with cindy fitzgibbon on this morning. a pretty good start. cindy: it is the last morning of february. emily: an extra day this month. cindy: and this is meteorological winter. emily: what does that mean for us? cindy: it means meteorological spring starts tomorrow. there you go. it sure has been feeling pretty spring-like the past couple of days. look at these temperatures out the door this morning. it is a mild start. average morning low at end of february is in the 20's. we're starting out in the 40's in most areas. 44 boston, beverly. we've got mid 40's down on the cape this morning as well. there is a wind picking up out of the southwest. you're going to notice that breeze out the door this morning but that's what has kept the temperatures up overnight. the skies are clear for now. off to the west though a little strip of showers coming out ahead of a frontal boundary. these are going to move through during the middle part of the day. sunshine for a while this morning. we quickly jump up to 50 degrees by 9:00 a.m. and then we're in the 50's here the rest of the day.
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showers here during the middle part of the day. look at the highs though. upper 50's to near 60 degrees with that gusty breeze. and those showers come in right around lunchtime for you in the worcester area. and they tend to weaken a little bit as they approach the coastline. no big impact with these. they'll be hit or miss. just enough moisture around to dampen the roads here during the middle part of the day. not a big deal on the commute. expect it. let's get you out the door on your monday morning commute and see how we're looking out there. good morning, kevin. kevin: starting the morning off just right. all the overnight work crews have picked up downtown over the zakim bridge and upper and lower decks. everybody inside the o'neill tunnel is moving well. a nice ride in from the tobin bridge if you're coming from chelsea. up to the north no troubles on 95, 93, new hampshire down to 128. 128 is a speed-limit trip from lynnfield down to the mass pike. 93 is a good ride for you so far. about 23 minutes from andover down to boston. you're looking good out to the west on 495. to and from the pike. the pike itself moving right
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through the allston/brighton tolls. much of the same south of town, routes 3, 24, 95, all wide open. you're looking good on that lower end of 128 as well as 93. even the expressway is pretty much in good shape so far from braintree right up to boss fon. if you're taking the trains all lines are starting the morning on time. randy? randy: thanks, k.b. this morning flags are at half staff as a community prepares to pay tribute to a police officer gunned down during her first shift. ashley guindon was killed in virginia. but many of her family and friends call new england home. emily: the eyeopener's kelley tuthill his live in merrimack, new hampshire, with the plans to honor her sacrifice. kelley: emily and randy, officer guindon grew up here, graduated from merrimack high. today the school day will start with a moment of silence in her memory. right now an army staff sergeant assigned to the pentagon is behind bars on murder charges. police say he shot and killed his wife and then opened fire on officer ashley guindon after she
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violence call. in merrimack, guindon's high school principal remembered her "live for something rather than die for nothing." >> on her very first day in that field, a kid who gives her life to community service has her lie taken on that very first day, it's just not right. kelley: guindon became a marine after graduation. officer in virginia on friday. injured in the shooting. guindon was born in springfield. her uncle is on the force there. live in merrimack, new kelley tuthill, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: new this morning: tsarnaev passed his u.s. citizenship test just three months before he and his brother attacked the boston marathon. new records released to "the boston globe" show the elder tsarnaev swore his allegiance to the united states at the federal
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terrorism. the released documents also include information about ibragim todashev. he was killed by an f.b.i. agent in florida while being questioned about tsarnev. they show todashev applied for a green card twice and was denied partly because of missing information about a road rage incident in boston. randy: five minutes after 5:00. commitment 2016. we are now just about 24 hours from the first polls opening on super tuesday. and today massachusetts will be a political battleground. the eyeopener's erika tarantal is here with a preview of the busy day ahead. erika: super tuesday could not be more important with about a dozen states and a slew of delegates up for grabs. and the bay state is right in the thick of it. republican john kasich will hold an event in plymouth tonight after a rally in springfield yesterday. democrat bernie sanders will be in milton, and hillary clinton will hold an event in springfield before heading to boston for a noon rally. both sides of the race turning their attention on donald trump, who in an interview yesterday
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klux klan leader david duke. rubio: there is no place in the conservative movement for david duke, the ku klux klan or any sort of hatred or bigotry in america. clinton: we need to be whole where all of us have a place, where everybody feels like we're all in this together. erika: trump did later disavow duke's support. he also received a key endorsement yesterday from senator jeff sessions. he's the first sitting senator to back trump. randy: meantime a new poll shows hillary clinton with the edge in massachusetts heading into tomorrow's voting. the suffolk university poll giving clinton 50% of the vote; senator bernie sanders 42%. emily: right now, a domestic violence suspect is in the hospital after being shot by police in dartmouth. it happened when police responded to an incident between a mother and son at a home on dartmouth street yesterday. police say 23-year-old ryan kuphal charged at officers with a knife. when a taser failed to stop him, he was shot. kuphal listed in stable
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trying to unravel a deadly mystery. 34-year-old alex perez was found dead on the sidewalk on cottage street sunday morning. family members tell us perez was a hard worker, a cook at a local restaurant who loved soccer. what police are calling a "suspicious death" has left residents feeling uneasy. everyday. we wake up in the morning and go to work and we see someone laying in the street s that's like a different type of mind set. emily: police spent several ours inside and outside of 83 cottage street. but they will say little about what they believe caused perez's death. randy: right now worcester police are on the look-out for a van involved in a violent hit and run. a man and woman were seriously hurt after that van backed over them then took off. it happened outside a flea market on quinsigamond ave sunday afternoon. witnesses rushed to help the couple until an ambulance arrived.
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she had scratches all over her hands, the back of her hands. her shirt was all ripped in her stomach area because that's where the tire went over. randy: the 58-year-old woman victim is still in the hospital. the man has been released. witnesses say they saw a brown or gold minivan leaving the scene. someone is shooting at cars and homes in falmouth, and police need your help identifying who's behind it. the suspect or suspects are damaging the windows of cars and homes across town. police say they're using a bb-gun or airsoft gun to break emily: a hearing is set for today on a bill that would ban puppy mills in boston. the proposal from city councilor matt o'malley would ban the sale of commercially-bred puppies and kittens at pet shops. it would also prevent the sale of animals in public parks and on city streets. the public hearing is at 11:00 a.m. at boston city hall. & shop workers may be preparing to walk off the job. the union voted to authorize a strike yesterday. they're at odds with the
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care, pensions, and wages. there is no date set for a strike, and both sides are still negotiating. the mbta will debate fare hikes at a meeting today ahead of a vote next week. that's as the agency is expected to announce cuts to its massive deficit. the "t" says it has cut its projected deficit by 43 percent. that allows for about $100 million to be put back into repairs and winter preps. the additional savings could make it more difficult to persuade critics to raise fares. the "t" has proposed raising fares by an average of 10%. emily: boston in the "spotlight" at the oscars. the movie about the push to expose a scandal in the catholic church pulling off an upset win. and it made a little history in the process. randy: the eyeopener's doug meehan is live in boston with that and the overnight reaction from hollywood. doug: randy, emily, not since 1952 has a movie that
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picture. but "spotlight" certainly got the oscar that counts. the producers paid tribute to the journalists who inspired the film. it follows "the boston globe"'s investigative team as they work to expose abuse by priests throughout the boston archdiocese. overnight, actor liev schreiber, who plays former "globe" publisher marty baron, said he was immediately drawn to the part. >> when tom sent me the script, i called him immediatel. i said this is such an amazing piece and so timely and so important that we remember what an asset this is to our society and our culture and our democracy. doug: in addition to the cast, some of "the globe" reporters profiled in the film were on stage for the big moment. "spotlight" also won for best original screenplay. how do you like them apples? we're live in boston. doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: doug, thanks. oscars host chris rock also making headlines this morning. his no-holds-barred takedown of diversity in hollywood.
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already a fighter. the issues she survived and the rare procedure she needs right here in boston. mercedes-benz under scrutiny from the federal government. the suspicions aimed at the luxury car maker. cindy: we've got another warm february day ahead but there is the chance at least a few passing showers. the timeline on that and when we get colder ahead in my forecast. first take a look the temperatures as you're heading out the door. look at that. lots of 40's out there. one of the cooler spots is worcester. clear skies. 39 degrees out the door right counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike t to look for america v to look for america all come
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diswroo good morning. we are i-cycle 2016. we're standing in solidarity with people living on the streets, and we are ending homelessness together. >> good morning, "eyeopener." randy: the eyeopener team helping out, riding for a great cause, as part of i-cycle 2016. emily: the all-day event is a reminder that spending just one hour in the cold or rain is nothing compared to living without a home. it was such a mild day. check it out. show us how you're helping your community with an eyeopener wake-up call. you can post it on wcvb.com or using our wcvb mobile news app by clicking "ulocal." cindy: nice job there. emily: weatherwise, what a weekend.
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it was near 60 yesterday. emily: how about we do it again. cindy: i'm on board to do that. we're going to have a real warm warm end to the month of february. if you take all the temperatures and average them together, nearly two degrees above average is how february alone is going into the books but another 50-degree day yesterday. we've had a lot of those. not just in the month of february but in january and december. in fact, since the first of december, which is considered meteorological winter, december, january, february, we've had 34 days at or above degrees. today will make 35. and 27 in worcester. so way above average most on record for any winter season so it's been a really warm winter. we're ending the month of february that way. starting out in the 40's in most areas now. lawrence, you're 45. it's 44 in beverly. we've got mid 40's on the south shore, marshfield on the cape as well. 44 in boston right now out the door. and notice how quickly we jump up into the 50's.
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by late morning but notice how that sunshine fades away. during the middle part of the day, we cloud over. there may be just a few hit-or-miss showers rolling on through. skies are clear out there now. but off to the west, you can see a little strip of showers just coming out ahead of the frontal boundary. this is a cold front, and the air mass is a little bit cooler behind it. you can see 30's as opposed to the 40's and 50's ahead of that front. so it's getting a little bit cooler tomorrow but it will be another warm day. 55-60 this afternoon. just a little bit cooler out through the worcester hills looking for a high of 56 in boston. 58 in lawrches could touch that 60-degree mark in a few spots south of town. should be about 59 down in taunton this afternoon. we'll have a good amount of sunshine through mid to late morning and then the clouds quickly come in. notice a few showers around the worcester area here at lunchtime. as this band of showers approaches the coast it does fall apart a little bit. these will be hit or miss in nature. not everyone sees them. notice after 3:00 this afternoon , really it's just the south coast and the cape that
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the rest of us are kind of done. the skies clear out overnight. we fall back into the 20's to near the freezing mark so it's a colder start out the door tomorrow morning but it's a quiet day on tuesday. our next system comes in pretty quickly. it's going to be on top of us here as you're heading out on wednesday morning. so a better chance of more widespread showers coming in on tuesday night and into wednesday. and initially there might be just enough cold air in place here in northern worcester county that there could be a touch of a mix or some freezing rain. it goes quickly over to rain though. it should pour before the sun comes up on wednesday with some lingering rain for the morning commute and then that gets out of here. we're drying it out it appears in the afternoon. an inch potential out of this system. behind it there's winter. you can see highs in the 30's, thursday friday and into the start of next weekend. we'll be watching a storm off shore to our south on friday. looks like it will stay away at this point but close enough that we have to kind of keep a watch on it. dry for now. kevin: no snow.
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kevin: we'll start the morning off nice and dry. we're looking at a pretty good shot. 93 coming down through the somerville stretch. no troubles this morning. so far so good. traffic on the lighter side but certainly seeing a little more company out there as you hit the roadways. up to the north all roadways in pretty good shape. 128 a fine ride for you coming past down the 93 cloverleaf. route 3 is looking good with a speepped limit trip from kingsborough down to burlington. south of town route still in great shape. it will take you 11 minutes. the expressway is getting busier. no heavy slowdowns yet. 24, 95 looking good. rhode island up to 93. no troubles out to the west on the mass pike. framingham right in through the allston/brighton tolls. if you're taking the trains this morning, so far so good. mbta reporting no troubles on the commuter rail or the subway lines. emily. emily: thank you. your health this morning. she's been fighting for her life since the day she was born. now, 10-month-old portia faces her biggest challenge-- staying alive until she can get new lungs. she's already endured eleven surgeries, including procedures
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colon, and save her eyesight. but her primary health issue-- pulmonary vein stenosis. the rare condition causes veins carrying blood from the lungs to the heart to narrow, even close. it can be deadly. her parents are moving to boston from denver for specialized care at children's which other hospitals don't offer. >> we understand, you know, fully what her condition is. but at the same time we understand there's a lot of hope. >> she's a fighter. i mean that's all there is to it. emily: the only long-term cure right now is a double-lung transplant, extremely rare for infants under a year old. children's hospital in boston has performed just two in the past six years. randy: a check of the markets this morning. asian markets droop, despite assurances from finance officials at the g-20 summit in
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right now, stock futures on wall street are lower. that's after closing a strong week on a flat note friday with the dow down 57 points to 16,639. mercedes-benz is under scrutiny from the environmental protection agency. the e.p.a. is requesting more information about emissions levels in some cars. that's in response to a class-action lawsuit filed earlier this month, accusing mercedes of deceiving customers and allowing vehicles to emit illegal amounts of nitrogen oxide. mercedes owner daimler says all cars meet regulations. chris rock: is hollywood racist? you're damned right hollywood is racist. emily: chris rock not pulling any punches and not wasting any time getting to the controversy of oscar night. erika is back with some of the big moments that will have people talking today. erika: chris rock isn't known for holding back. and with the hashtag "oscars so white" dogging this year's ceremony, he wanted to know why there were protests this year. chris rock: '62 or '63 black
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because we had real things to protest at the time. erika: rock referring to the sixties where he said, "surely there were no black nominees." he also said it's not just about awards but about making sure minority actors get the opportunity to play the great parts in the first place. leonardo dicaprio: climate change is real. it is happening right now. erika: rock not the only one taking on issues. winning his first oscar, best actor leonardo dicaprio used much of his speech to talk about the impact of climate change. best actress went to first-time nominee brie larson for "the room." and a big night for "mad max: fury road." the movie took home six awards-- costume design, film editing, makeup and hairstyling, production design, sound editing, and sound mixing. it was nominated for 10 awards total. emily: the other big show on oscar night of course is the red carpet. hollywood's biggest stars statements. you can check out the hottest looks right now on our wcvb mobile news app.
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emily: the genius way chris rock cash ahead. erika? erika: then new at 5:30, more than take your child's temperature. how it tracks the whole school's health so parents know what's going around. and a controversial proposal at northeastern university is up for discussion today. the security plan that some fear will make campus less safe.
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dunkin's new grandde burrito -- a breakfast burrito packed with big southwest flavor. go grande with veggie or sausage today. america runs on dunkin'. cindy: 5:25 here on your monday morning. here we are at the last day of february. the end of what we call meteorological winter. look at the temperature. 44 degrees out the door right now in boston. this is a very mild start. the skies are clear. we'll enjoy some sunshine early this morning, and then we cloud over late morning. a period of brief hit-or-miss passing showers here midday. today. a gusty southwesterly breeze pushing those temperatures up today so certainly going to be a mild day today. not quite as warm tomorrow. we're back down in the 40's but it is dry with some sunshine. and then we see more rain and some stronger winds coming in as we head back into the 50's on wednesday. randy? randy: all right. time for your monday eyepoppers.
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of course. erika: everybody rides to the red carpet in style. but when you're only nine, you need a little help. jacob tremblay from "the room" hitched a ride with his parents. looking adorable in the back seat and at the ceremony. how good looking is his family by the way. he's been so cute the whole awards season. great to see him again. chris rock: reach into your millionaire pockets and i want you to buy some of my daughter's girl scout cookies. erika: chris rock held a fundraiser of his own at the oscars last night. he helped his daughter's girl scout troop sell cookies. and they were popular with the celebrity crowd. the girls sold more than $65,000 worth. i don't know. i think that number is low. randy: for the millionaires there. he'll get scouting parents of the year. erika: i'm sure. if only i had that as a brownie. i think i sold like two boxes.
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emily: there's a merit badge coming for that. lady gaga with an emotional performance at the oscars. the powerful moment with a poignant message. and new details on general electric's plans for boston. the big way the company wants to
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"eyeopener." randy: a young officer gunned down. new england communities in mourning. kelley: the tributes planned here today to honor her sacrifice. doug: arming campus police. the debate set for today over a boston school's controversial plans. >> and the oscar goes to "spotlight." emily: an oscars upset puts boston in the spotlight. the overnight reaction from hollywood. randy: and a thermometer designed to do much more than take your child's temperature. how it may help your whole family stay ahead of sickness. on the eye. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: it is 5:30 on this monday morning. taking a live look at the boston skyline. the sky brightening just a bit. looks pretty nice. good morning. i'm emily riemer. randy: and i'm randy price. cindy fitzgibbon and kevin in for olessa this morning. kevin: always nice to be here on a beautiful day outside. cindy: the skies are clear. emily: which is good. cindy: close to 60 yesterday. emily: even better.
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day. that's also going to be close to 60 today. emily: how about that? we've got it all. cindy: so warm out the door this morning. typically 41 is our average high. we wake up in the 20's. but today we are waking up in the 40's this morning. in fact, mid 40's from marshfield down to the cape. boston 44. beverly is 44. we're 39 a thousand feet up at the airport in worcester so it is a warm start. i do want to caution you the wind is active out of the southwest. 10-20 miles per hour. so adding a little bit of a bite to the air. again it's a mild start this morning. the skies are clear for now. but that is going to change. you can see some clouds racing eastward from the albany area. these are associated with a narrow strip of showers coming out ahead of a cold front. this is going to weaken as it approaches, but we are going to see some sun for a while this morning. then the clouds fill in. notice how quickly we jump up to 50 degrees by 9:00 a.m. we're in the 50's this afternoon , but notice during the middle part of the day the chance of a few brief passing showers. we'll see our high temperatures
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close to 60 in most areas. those showers come in to the worcester area around lunchtime. and they tend to fall apart a little bit as they press toward the coastline. you can see not a big deal by the evening commute. most of us are clearing out our skies once again. so a brief passing shower out there today. maybe just dampening the roads in a few spots. let's get you out to the roads right now. they're dry on a monday morning. kevin: they most certainly are. the traffic is starting to pick getting busier. no heavy delays yet. that will change in the next ten minutes or so. it will still take you 10-11 minutes to get out of the braintree split and right up into the o'neill tunnel. south of town here you're getting busier on 93 north approaching that split. route 3 still in good shape coming up past union street. no troubles yet on 24 from brockton all the way up to randolph. you're looking good on the lower end of 128 heading up towards the mass pike. 95 so far so good. about 14 minutes to get down to mansefield stretch on up into canton and approaching 128. mass pike is looking good
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stretch on through natick. 495 from the pike is okay. and heading into and out of yeun town worcester. up to the north 128 southbound so far so good coming through lynnfield and reading. 93 is a nice ride in chelmsford. 93 is getting more company. getting by 495 and 128. make get a tap of the brakes by the time you get there. if you're taking the trains all lines are operating on schedule. emily: thank you. now to the stories we're following right now on the eye. randy: erika tarantal is tracking information as it comes in. erika: tributes today to the virginia police officer killed on her first shift. ashley guindon was born in springfield and grew up in merrimack, new hampshire. a moment of silence will be held today at merrimack high school in her memory. the final push to super tuesday will bring both bernie sanders and hillary clinton to massachusetts today. clinton has stops in springfield and boston. and spotlight pulls off an upset the film about "the boston globe"'s push to expose best picture spo tbeating out
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randy, emily? emily: right now a controversial move is up for debate at arming campus police with semi-automatic rifles. live at boston city hall with the steps being taken today. the decision to upgrade officer's weapons came last year. but the boston city council wants to hear from the public effect. the school says it's a move to try and make campus safer for students and staff. but not everybody is happy about the idea. some city council members say northeastern doesn't need the rifles, and boston police officials have said in the past that the weapons are not necessary. northeastern would join more than 60 campuses across the country with police forces that have rifles. the school says the tactical weapons would only be used in case of an emergency like a shooting attack. that hearing gets underway right here at 5:00 tonight. live outside boston city hall,
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randy: new this morning. general electric plans to be a big player in the community when the company moves its world headquarters to boston. g.e. c.e.o. jeff immelt tells "the globe" they plan to focus their philanthropy on education and community health. that is also expected to include assistance to local high schools. but he wouldn't provide specifics. g.e. is expected to lay out many of its plans at an event in april. right now a new hampshire road is closed after a huge sinkhole opened up. this is at the intersection of merrymeeting lake and powder mill roads in new durham. the state department of transportation says the sinkhole was likely caused by a water main break. maintenance crews will be out this morning, working to fix the road. emily: investigators are trying to figure out why this small plane crashed at a plymouth airport. the pilot was the only person on board at the time of yesterday's crash. he was seriously injured. no word on his condition. he was practicing a training exercise called a "touch and go
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grass just feet from the runway. randy: a thermometer that can emily: the smart device giving parents a heads-up at a local plus a pilot lands in a tree and survives. the mid-air mistake landing him in trouble. randy: and ahead in news to go, a navy seal gets the medal of honor today. the heroic action earning the
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kevin: good morning, everybody. welcome back to the "eyeopener." i'm kevin brennan in for olessa stepanova this morning checking your roadways. so far so good. no real big troubles to mention. volume picking up along the expressway and other major roadways heading into downtown. the roads are dry this morning. may be a little wet in the afternoon commute. cindy. cindy: we've got a couple of showers that will be rolling through right in the middle part of the day. the skies are clear now. look how mild it is. 44 degrees out the door in boston on this last day of february. we're headed back into the 50's this afternoon. just watching for a few of those spot showers. at 11:00 this morning and 3:00 this afternoon your best bet. back to sunshine. not as warm toll. we have more rain and some wind coming in on wednesday. emily. emily: cindy, thanks. new this morning, in your health from sniffles to sore throats, a local school is using new technology to keep track of kids' health. wood end elementary in reading is one of only 100 schools in the country chosen to test out thermometers that do more than take temperatures. principal joanne king/wood end
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keep families in our community-- to keep kids healthy so they can be in school. emily: and that's why this is so important to about half the families at wood end elementary-- the kinsa smart thermometer. it lets parents share information with each other about what's going around the school. caitlin koehler/wood end parent: there's no battery involved so it can run off the battery of your phone. emily: caitlin koehler uses the thermometer on her kids, ryan and hailey. it works just like a traditional thermometer-- on the tongue, ear or armpit-- but connects to a smart phone. a free app records temperatures and symptoms which can be compared to those of other sick kids. that happens through the anonymous group function. in this case, that group is participating families at wood end. caitlin koehler: you're starting to track trends, especially if there's a lot of sore throats running around or nausea or vomiting. you start to know, uh-oh, there's something flying around. you talk to your kids about really being careful and hand washing. emily: the hope is that will
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doctor's office and in school. caitlin koehler, ryan's mom, heard about the thermometers and submitted wood end to the kinsa fluency pilot program. it's completely free for the school and the parents involved. outside of the program, the randy: a tribute planned this morning for a police officer killed on her first shift. the tribute this morning from her alma mater in new hampshire. and a startling health trend on the seacoast. the rare condition occuring with unusual frequency. plus lady gaga sings on behalf of sex assault survivors.
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the third generation nest learning thermostat. it's proven to save energy. even better? if you live in massachusetts, you can get a $100 rebate from your energy provider. get your nest thermostat at best buy today. randy: 5:44 on this monday morning. the eyeopener team ready with your news to go. kelly with today's special tribute for a fallen officer. emily: erika has the candidates campaigning here today, and doug with spotlight's big win at the oscars. but first cindy has your forecast. another mild day. cindy: 60 yesterday. incredible. average high this time of year is 41. we're already warmer than that this morning. it will be another above-average
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that will bring our temperatures from 34 to 35 in boston. we've already had 27 days this winter season which goes from december to january through the month of february. that is what we call meteorological winter. right now more 50-day degrees than any other during that period. it's been an incredibly warm winter as you know. we'll be up in the 50's again today. not so tomorrow but we're back up again on wednesday before we turn colder for a few days here toward the end of the week. you can see what's happening. we have the warmth up and down the eastern seaboard right now. off to the west around the great lakes it's a little bit cooler. 20's and 30's. there's a frontal boundary. out ahead of it, you can see there's a narrow area of showers. it's approaching us this morning. we're starting out clear but as we go through the morning, the clouds are going to be working on in. it's 39 right now in worcester. there's our 44 in boston. same deal beverly. we've got mid 40's from plymouth down to the cape as well this morning. we'll jump into the 50's quickly. the clouds fill in. by midday, we're looking at a
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temperatures coming up into the mid and upper 50's today. here's the timeline on those showers. dry through 10:00 this morning. thereafter, notice around lunchtime those showers around the worcester area getting into boston thereafter. kind of falling apart. it will be hit or miss. we clear it on out this evening. tomorrow is a colder start to the day. it's dry for you on tuesday. this next system races toward us with a good slug of rain it looks like during the first half of the day on wednesday. temperatures coming up into the 50's for you on wednesday. all right. let's get you back out to the roads right now. kevin, how are we looking out there. kevin: monday morning things are getting busy out there. not so bad on the tobin bridge coming in from chelsea on towards the lower deck to the zakim bridge. everybody downtown is in good shape including the river roads and airport tunnels. let's go to the map. not too bad on route 1. coming down from the north here, route 1 southbound not too bad coming off that 95 ramp and down through the saugus stretch. far. in fact about 19 minutes to get
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93 southbound, that's getting a little busier now up at 495. down by 128. south of town, route 3 is looking good coming up through braintree. 93 north slow into the braintree split. the expressway filling in quickly now. 18 minutes braintree to boston. emily, randy. randy: a new england native killed in the line of duty on her first day. emily: the eyeopener's kelley tuthill is live in merrimack, new hampshire, with the tribute planned for the officer today. kelley: emily and randy, officer guindon grew up here, graduated from merrimack high. today the school day will start with a moment of silence in her memory. >> a kid who gives her life to community service has her life taken away on the very first day. that's just not right. kelley: right now an army staff sergeant assigned to the pentagon is behind bars on murder charges. police say he shot and killed his wife and then opened fire on
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violence call. guindon became a marine after graduation. she was sworn in as a police officer in virginia on friday. two other officers were also injured in the shooting. guindon was born in springfield. her uncle is on the force there. kelley tuthill, wcvb, newscenter 5. erika: the race for the white house comes to massachusetts on this day before super tuesday. more than a dozen states, including the bay state, vote tomorrow. the democrats both have events here. bernie sanders will be in milton. hillary clinton appears in springfield before holding a rally at noon in boston. republican john kasich has an event in plymouth. meantime candidates from both sides attacking donald trump after the g.o.p. frontrunner initially failed to denounce an endorsement by david duke, the former leader of the ku klux klan. he later did disavow duke's support. doug, out to you. doug: spotlight taking center stage last night at the oscars. it won best picture. overnight, actor liev schreiber, who plays former "globe"
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part. >> it's hard out to walk out of that film and not feel reinvague rated about the potential of jumble. doug: not since 1952 has a movie that picked up so few other academy awards gone on to win best picture. "spotlight" also won for best original screenplay. emily: after years of anticipation, leonardo dicaprio finally takes home an oscar for best actor. he won for his performance in "the revenant." dicaprio has been nominated in the category five times since 1993. brie larson took home the award for best actress for her role in "room." this was her first academy award nomination. emily: an emotional performance at the oscars by lady gaga. she performed "til it happens to you," a song she co-wrote for the documentary "the hunting
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sexual assault. vice president joe biden introduced lady gaga and called for an end to rape culture. gaga was joined on stage by several assault survivors. randy: the mbta will debate fare hikes at a meeting today ahead of a vote next week. that's as the agency is expected to have its massive deficit reduced. the "t" says it has cut its projected deficit by 43%. that allows for about $100 million to be put back into repairs and winter preps. the additional savings could make it more difficult to persuade critics to raise fares. the "t" has proposed raising fares by an average of 10%. emily: sentencing is expected today against the new york man convicted of murdering an ipswich restaurant owner. cheng sun was found guilty last week of first-degree murder in the 2011 death of tony woo. woo was found beaten and stabbed at his restaurant, the majestic dragon. his family is expected to give impact statements in court today. a quincy woman will stand trial
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charges. randy: worcester police are on the look-out for a van involved in a violent hit and run. a man and woman are seriously hurt after that van backed over them then took off. it happened outside a flea market on quinsigamond ave yesterday. a 58-year-old woman is still in the hospital. a man has been released. witnesses say they saw a brown or gold minivan leaving the scene. emily: chelsea police are trying to unravel a deadly mystery. alex perez was found dead on the sidewalk on cottage street sunday morning. police are calling it a suspicious death. they spent several hours inside and outside of 83 cottage street. but they've said little about what they believe caused perez's death. health alert in new hampshire. state leaders are monitoring now what they say is a cancer cluster involving two rare types of pediatric cancers on the seacoast. over the last two years v.h.h.s. has been looking into cases in five towns. hetion experts say they don't know why children are being
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cases are rare. emily: a promising new treatment for alzheimer's disease is being tested in quincy. "the herald" reports the alzheimer disease center is one of the sites involved in the final trial for rvt-101. the medication has been shown to postpone the decline of patients by an average of six months over a year of taking it. it's on track to become the first approved treatment for alzheimer's in 13 years. randy: iraqi officials say the death toll has risen to 73 people after two suicide bombings in baghdad. isis has claimed responsibility for yesterday's attack. at least 112 people are still in the hospital this morning. five more are missing. emily: a navy seal will receive the nation's highest military honor today. president obama will award the medal of honor to edward byers, jr. byers helped saved an american doctor held hostage by the taliban in afghanistan in 2012. another seal, nicholas check, was killed in the mission. byers will be the 11th living
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afghanistan. randy: an elderly pennsylvania man lands his plane into a tree and survives. 87-year-old herbert bartell reported trouble just after takeoff. the engine began to sputter, and he lost control. he tried to do a u-turn but plunged into a tree. bartell managed to call 9-1-1 and waited four hours while rescuers figured out how to get him down. he suffered minor injuries. emily: the bruins get on the board first against tampa bay at the garden. but the lightning struck after that. they take the next four goals all unanswered. 4-1 the final. the win snaps a tie between the b's and the lightning for second place in the atlantic division. randy: we rolled out the red carpet for oscar night here in boston. the ellie fund's 20th annual red carpet gala was held last night at the fairmont copley plaza. the eyeopener's doug meehan and daniel vollmar served as emcees of the event, put on by our kelley tuthill and former
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wornick. the proceeds go to the ellie fund which provides support to hundreds of patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer. emily: in case you missed it, there is a new member of the newscenter 5 family. meet baby greyson. the eyeopener's antoinette antonio gave birth to this beautiful boy saturday morning. she says everyone is healthy and feeling amazing. congratulations to her and husband jeremy. what a cutie. randy: absolutely. emily: a future viewer. cindy: i was going to say. 56 degrees the forecast. high today well above our average of 41. look at the record, 64, so not too far from it. it will be another very mild day. you can already see a little bit of light here starting to creep up toward the horizon. the sun up officially at about 6:20 this morning. already 44 degrees. notice how busy that wind is out of the south-southwest at 14. it is that wind that has kept the temperatures up all night long. we're 45 up in lawrence. worcester 1,000 feet up at the airport you're 39. out the door this morning from
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you're run inning the mid 40's as well. so it a mild start. the skies are clear for now. off to the west, you can see clouds. you can see showers. these are coming out ahead of a cold front. this is the leading edge of some cooler air so it's not going to be as warm for you tomorrow. but this afternoon, we'll manage to sneak up into the mid and upper 50's. knocking on the door at 60 in a spew spots. taunton could run close to 60 degrees as well. mid 50's for high temperatures around the boston area. any time after 10:00 this morning, we're going to notice those clouds starting to increase. there could be a few showers around the worcester area at lunchtime. then as these approach the coast they do fall apart a bit. but a hit or miss brief passing shower a possibility through about 3:00 or 4:00 this afternoon. then we're drying things out this evening. skies clear out overnight. 20's to near the freezing mark as you're waking up tomorrow morning. so tomorrow is a colder day but it's dry. next system racing toward us tuesday night into wednesday. i think sit going to bring some wet weather for the wednesday morning commute. but it looks as though that rain
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behind this system, it's turning colder. thursday into friday. i have the rest of the workweek dry for you right now. we are going to be watching a coastal storm that the computer models were trying to bring up toward us over the weekend. it has backed off on that theory but it is still close enough by you. right now we're keeping the forecast for the end of the week dry and colder before the all right. let's get you back out to the roads right now. kevin, how are we looking out there. kevin: no major problems to speak of. monday morning. that's the expressway here picking up. take you about 20 minutes now to get from braintree to the o'neill tunnel. take a look at maps. not too bad farther south. route 3 wide open coming out of weymouth and braintree. same with 24. 95 debting busy at the top here. 93 north slowdowns out of randolph getting on to the expressway. now out to the west mass pike so far so good. framingham, natick. 495 right into the westin tolls take you about 16 minutes.
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almost out of methuen. 110 down towards 133. randy, emily. randy: mbta fare hikes go up for emily: the new development that could mean the "t" needs less money. and a baby girl has already overcome serious health issues, but her biggest battle is yet to come. the rare procedure she needs right here in boston. randy: we're looking at the top of the tower here. the steady blue indicating the day ahead for us. the "eyeopener" continues right
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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: a virginia police officer killed responding to her first call. the tribute today at her new hampshire high school, and the suspect behind bars right now. emily: candidates descend on massachusetts. their moves to sway voters today in the last stretch before super tuesday. >> and the oscar goes to "spotlight." (cheering) randy: "spotlight" takes top honors at the academy awards. the win putting all eyes on boston and making history at the same time. it's on the eye for this monday morning. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: 6:00 a.m. also on the eye this morning. leonardo dicaprio is finally an oscar winner.

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