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expected to survive. heather:commitment 2016 now and hillary clinton is on the campaign trail in massachusetts. ed: she spoke in springfield and boston trying to ep could the pressure -- trying to keep the pressure on bernie sanders. reporter: hillary clinton spent the morning getting the vote out in springfield and then came to the old south meeting house. >> i want every child to have the same opportunities to go as far as your hard work and talent will take you. join with me. let's make it happen, boston! reporter: clinton pledging to work for job growth, increased federal minimum wages and gun control. enthusiastic reporters were inside waiting for selfies and hugs and others waited outside. more on that live at 5:00 and 6:00 of the back to you. ed: bernie sanders is speaking
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heading to massachusetts. he will beholding a rally in milton ande will be there live during newscenter 5 at 7:00. the republican front runner donald trump is rallying supporters. heather:trump was interrupted by protesters and then a confrontation between the secret service and a photographer it was caught on camera by another reporter nearby. the photographer for "time" magazine says he was trying to leave the media area to take pictures of a protest when a secret service agent choked him and slammed him to the imrownd. ground. the first woman who interrupt trump was shouting shouting about illegal immigration. and trump mocked the woman saying are you from mexico? they started shouting and booing as the woman was removed. ed: at the same rally a second group interrupted trump. after the first woman was
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"black lives matter" and trumped is all lives matter. the activists were removed from the event as well. heather:and mitt romney is going after trump over the candidate's refusal to disavow kkk grand wizard david duke. romney tweeting, a disqualifying and disgusting response from trump to the kkk. his repugnant bigotry is not the basis of america. ed: and another person saying if one of his first acts will be to repeal obamacare. heather:and there was a rally in duel dahl where he also continued his attack on donald trump including going after trump for hiring foreign workers. ed: stay with newscenter 5 as super tuesday results come in tomorrow. we will have live results and
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wcvb free mobile app. heather: a few rain drops, but another beautiful february day. tieing a record in boston. ed: we are getting used to this stuff, harvey. harvey: that will be a mistake by the second half of the week, but you know that. 57 in worcester. boston matching the record of 64 big ones. it is still in the 50s now. it is a little cooler to the north and west and beyond that it is colder. that's the trend later tonight. waking up tomorrow morning, the temperatures with i will be down close to freezing in boston and some of the coldest spots are in the 20s. that does represent a changing. all that's left from the scattered showers that came through, a couple in western rhode island. not a big deal there. a clearing trend overnight, and there will be a few snow squalls that make it through around 11:00. but they should weaken as they move east. big changes coming during the course of the woke. we'll talk about that in a little while.
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in patriots nation. ed: it involves this guy. tom brady is sticking around for awhile. mike lynch is here with news for a new deal for the quarterback. mike dsh dash. >> tom brady was not joking when he said he wants to play into his 40s. he signed a contract through the 2019 season at which time he will be 42 years old. he has two years left on his deal he signed in 2013 and do you to make $9 million this year and $10 million next year. it is believed brady has agreed once again to a pay cut to give the patriots a little flexibility in their salary cap so they can deal with younger players whose contracts are due to expire and players they want to lock up for a long-term deal. red sox played their first spring training game this afternoon. the nhl trading deadline has passed, and we'll see you at 5:00. ed: lots happening in sports. two students are dead after there was a shooting at an
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heather:the suspect is in custody and he is only 14 years old. police say the suspect ran from the school and threw the gun down, but was caught nearby. they say he had a motive, but they wouldn't elaborate. all four students suffered nonlife-threatening injury. ed: a suspect on the run for days turned himself into revere police. he is being held without bail because he is considered a flight risk. prosecutors say he tried to attack a police officer with a high paw hypodermic needle. his passenger was taken into custody at the scene of that crash on friday. >> a new york man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of an ipswitch restaurant owner. this happened in 2 swlr -- 2011. he is one of the men accused in the botched robbery. prosecutors say the 62-year-old grandfather was
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the would be robbers found him asleep in his office at 3:00 a.m. ed: the vehicle involved in a violent hit-and-run in worcester . a van backed over them outside a flea market. the driver did flea the scene, but worcester police tracked down the mazda van today. they are still looking for the driver. the woman injured on sunday remains hospitalized in serious and stable condition. the man was treated and released. tonight will be your chance to weigh in on a plan to arm northeastern police with a semiautomatic rifle. heather:the boston city council is holding a public hearing. it gets started in a little over a half an hour from now. they say they don't need the rifle. boston police officials have said in the past that the weapons are not necessary. the school says it is a move to try and make -- try to keep the campus safer for students and staff.
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unravel a deadly mystery. family members tell us that perez was a hard worker, a cook at a local restaurant who loves soccer. police are calling his death suspicious. heather:two people arrested and arraigned on a heroin bust. they appeared in court today for possession of heroin. police received a tip that a man was selling drugs at a motel 6 in tewksbury. hancock refused to stop for police when they initially pulled her over. ed: the fire that killed two people in their home this weekend has been ruled not suspicious. it happened late thursday night. the fire started in a living room and spread upstairs causing the second floor to collapse. investigators say the fire was probably caused by an electric space heater. there were also no working fire alarms in the home at the time of the fire. a judge wants to know more about the defamation lawsuit that model janice dickenson has filed against bill cosby. heather:they delayed a ruling
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should be thrown out. dickenson claims cosby raped her in 1982. cosby's attorneys say dickenson has given different accounts with her interaction with the comedian for years. ed: john kerry holding meetings with the leaders of pakistan. heather:one of those topics is the sile of fighter jets. they approved the sale of warfare earlier this month. it has been controversial with members of congress opposing the deal along with pakistan's neighboring india. ed: clashes at greece at the border of mass macedonia as they try to hold back people. they broke through the gate chanting "open the border." macedonia will only let through the number of people that would be allowed to cross in syria. the next step on the way to western europe. that policy has created a blockade with thousands of people that are stuck in greece. >> i understand the severity of my crime and i have no idea what penalty i may face.
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people and to the government for my forgiveness. heather:an apology from an american student detained in north korea. the country is known for parading foreign prisoners in front of the cameras encouraging them to admit guilt. he was arrested in january and accused of theft of a political slogan from a staff only area of a hotel. ed: it is so far, so good for the temporary cease-fire in syria. according to the u.n there has been a big drop in the fighting, but there have still been some airstrikes. it is unclear who is behind the attacks. the u.n is working to reach people in need of food and medicine during what is, despite the video you are seeing here, a cease-fire. heather:a sinkhole shutdown a new hampshire road. this is in new durham. the department of transportation said the sinkhole was likely caused by a watermain break. ed: there is a bill for women
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breast. heather:they say if not passed it could hurt tourism and lead to rampant nudity. ed: others say it violates the constitutional rights creating standards for women and men. et -- heather:the defendant in the erin andrews trial. she is suing him for recording her as she changed clothes at a hotel. she is expected to take the stand any day now. ed: today was the start of the trial over hulk hogan's sex tape. he is suing for $100 million for publishing the tape that showed hogan with his wife. the clip was taken down after a court order. gawker said they are protected by the first amendment because it was the subject of news stories before it was published. heather: the neat streets initiative is underway in boston. you may see these boxes around the city.
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picking a side. this box asks what is more important a hat or boots. they say smokers will throw them in these environmentally friendly boxes based on their answers. heather:it is time to flash floored to newscenter 5 at 5:00. ed: president obama awarding the medal of honor. the act of heroism in afghanistan that earned a navy seal national recognition. heather:and the t voting to can sell their late night service. ed: and prosthetics made in massachusetts. a family owned business that has been making a difference for more than a century. harvey: and get set for big temperature changes during the course of this week. look at it right now with boston in the 50s and only in the stwents -- 20s in minneapolis.
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>> you're watching newscenter 5 at 4:30. ed: just about a quarter of 5 right now. you are looking at the bunker hill bridge and isn't the sun angle delightful this time of year? traffic going through town is moving well. just hit the update button and not too bad. 25 minutes mass ave to route 3 and slow getting out of the city. 15 minutes on the upper deck. the first leg of the pike is a problem. i bet the sun is in a lot of
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slow at the tolls and then get the speed up. 20 minutes western tolls to 495. 495 in both directions looks good. the pike to 290 is a 7-minute ride which is normal. heather:you know what is nice? everybody is out enjoying the nice weather. boston common is crowded with people like it is springtime. walking, running, playing with kid and pets outside. everybody is having a good time. i like this february. i like this winter. ed: in meteorological terms this is the end of winter. harvey: that's right. this is the end of winter. heather: but nobody is foolish enough to suggest that right? we all remember april fool's day. harvey: you are both very smart and great memories. ed: painful memories. heather:like an elephant. harvey: no. we did break records in worcester and tied one in boston. now keep in mind that this is
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we have one quarter of the number of years since records were kept. it only happens once every four years. no question about it. it is warm out there. you saw the video and we all enjoyed it. we are ending meteorological winter with today. how did this turn out? it turned out to be number two in boston in terms of how warm the three-month period december, january and february were. december was the super warm one and january was well above average and february was a little above average. when you put them together they are in second place. number three was not long ago in the winter of 2011 and 2012. 56 in plymouth and 54 in providence. the 40s to the north and west and that will be the trend for chillier weather to move in tonight. as we look to the north and west we do see a little -- we
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there is a secondary front that will come through suddenly, but maybe with a snow squall in western and northern new england. there is a chunk of cold air. most will stay up there, but a piece will get into our area later tonight and to start your day tomorrow. a little more of it will get into northern new england. when the next storm comes that is going to be snow and a mix up north of the when you talk about the temperature differences look at this minneapolis is 25 and how about pierre, south dakota? kansas city is 72. so we know we have weather coming. so significant showers out in the birkshires. weaker ones and not much left. a couple showers in southern rhode island at this hour. we take you out in time and show you the clearing trend that comes in tonight. but a little bit of flurry
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birkshires. it will usher in the chillier temperatures by the time we get to tomorrow morning. as we go through the day tomorrow notice by 11:00 tomorrow night the clouds have thickened again. here comes some rain from the west. notice the pink color. there may be some freezing rain or sleet in northwestern massachusetts at the start only of this next storm. afterwards it is all going to be rain with mild air. the rush hour will be impacted on wednesday morning with showers and down pours, and then it slides offshore with the clearing trend to follow. i do want you to know one thing. we will be turning sharply colder during the second half of this week. look at that change from the high temperature on wednesday. it will probably be reached in the late morning to thursday. weekend. we have to watch an organization organization -- an ocean storm on friday. also a small system could give us a touch of snow along about sunday. that's how things are shaping
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heather and ed? heather:the champion program is underway. ed: it helps addicts in need and is working to expand resources for addicts rather than put them behind bars. anyone who needs help can go to the police station where they will get a special advisor and then help in getting a bed in a recovery center. heather:a health alert in flam flam -- in new hampshire. state officials are monitoring a cancer cluster involving two rare types of pediatric cancers on the seacoast. ed: over the last two years dhhs is looking into five towns. they don't know why children are being diagnosed, but they stress the cases are rare. we will have more on newscenter 5 at 5:30 tonight. heather:and a new poll shows a big split in how people feel about their own care versus the system as a whole. 80% of people say they get good or excellent care.
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system as fair. experts say one reason is that people hate the process of getting health care and all of there. there is a hearing set to look states. the list of experts set to testifying through the fda's counterterrorism. the director of the cdc as well as experts on mosquitoes and tropical medicine. heather:subway is being forced to take steps of the integrity of the foot long sandwich. ed: and starbucks is taking a challenging expansion on moving in on a country known for its coffee. as we go to break let's look
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switch to better. switch to fios. heather:subway will have to take extra action to ensure the foot long sandwich is actually 12 inches long. ed: there will be no money changing hands, but this is after a teenager posted a picture of his sandwich. he said it was only 11 inches long. subway has not said what practices they will create to double check the bread length. heather:there is a new astronaut in command of the international spacestation. scott kelley handed over control to tim copra.
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after his year in space and is leaving the iss tomorrow. ed: it is time to look at your economy here at 4:30. heather:10,000 stop and shop workers are ready to strike. ed: the union authorized a strike after the contract expired on saturday. they are at odds over health care, pensions and wages. there is no date set for a strike and both sides are still negotiating tonight. heather: starbucks is about to take on one of the most intimidating coffee nations in the world, italy. the chain says the first starbucks in that nation will open in milan next year. the stores in italy will be owned and run by an italian company. starbucks says it is up to the challenge it will face in italy where coffee is a deep part of the culture. ed: the tech battle over virtual reality is about to get underway. microsoft says they will send it out on march 30th. right now it will only be the
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device will cost three grand. at the same time they will start shipping the rift virtual reality headset. that will cost $600. ed: still ahead, a six-hour mission to free a little boy from a vending machine. heather: tonight his dad is explaining how it happened and why the rescue took so long. uh, hello geico?... yeah, i was just talking about your emergency roadside service and how it's available 24/7 and then our car overheated... what are the chances? can you send a tow truck please? uh, the location? r you're not going to believe this but it's um... it's in a tree. i wish i was joking, mate, p but it's literally stuck in a tree. (car horn honking) a chainsaw? p no, no, all we really need is a tow truck. day or night, p
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heather:a curious 4-year-old got himself into a scary situation. he got his arm stuck in a vend ing machine for six hours. it tripped the mechanism and that's why the rescue took so long. his dad says he thinks the son got excited because he has never seen a vending machine before. >> he is inquiz tiff and he was looking at his hand in the vending machine. he is good now. heather:he won't be doing that again. the little boy was taken to the hospital, but it was as a precaution. he is okay. ed: a leap year celebration high in the sky put on by high speed parachute fliers. the red bull skydiving team landed at the national world war one memorial. a crowd was there to watch
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the duo also did some training work with the military. every time i think of leap year i think of dick albert. happy birthday. heather:newscenter 5 at 5:00 starts right now. >> now on newscenter 5 at 5:00. >> remembering the officer killed on the first day of the job. the massive tribute planned here in massachusetts. >> campaign chaos. what lead to a showdown between a photographer and the secret service. harvey: lots of temperature swings this week and the time line on our next bout with rain. >> an infant stuck in the hospital since birth. the rare procedure that could save her life. >> from boston's news leader this is wcvb newscenter 5 at 5:00. phil: and remembering the life of the virginia police officer shot during her very first shift hours after being sworn in. jc: she was a new england native, born in springfield.
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harper tonight, jack? reporter: as you know there is going to be a funeral service at virginia tomorrow, and then here in west springfield. a special memorial service a week from today. >> we are looking at roughly from speaking with the chief about 5,000 officers coming up. reporter: west springfield native ashley glendon willy remembered here. at 28 the prince william county officer was killed in her first day on-the-job answering a domestic call. >> to see a young person go off and commit a life to public service and to be taken down on her very first day is simply beyond imaginable. reporter: at merrimack high she is remembered as someone who chose a life of service. her mother still lives in the new hampshire town. >> it was certainly a tragic thing to find out not only was this individual from our own close knit law enforcement family, but a member of the


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