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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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made it more difficult to get our arms around that. reporter: her dad committed suicide one day after returning from a tour in iraq and now her mother prepares for another family funeral. >> you hear about it a lot lately, but when it is from someone in town and from relatives in town it hits closer to home. reporter: ashley's uncle is a police officer in west springfield. he actually worked today. he leaves tonight for a service tomorrow in virginia. obviously many of the family is already down there. the plans here from massachusetts are not finalized as to the exact times and all of that. but one of the plans is to put many of those officers from out of town up over at the expo center. they have a lot of space over there. i'm jack harper, wcvb newscenter 5. phil: new documents reveal what the marathon bombers were thinking in the moments before the deadly attack.
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ed: it was done in the hospital room and he told agents they decided where to place the bombs not knowing which one was closer to the finish line. it was -- just before detonating the device joe -- johar tried to sin crone nice the bombs. the two brothers kept the entire things to themselves. he didn't warn any friends to stay away from the marathon or any spot on the street at all because he said he didn't care if they had gotten hurt. the documents were unsealed in tsarnaev's friend filipo who is appealing his eight-year sentence for lying to fed -- federal agents. jc: a man wanted for an attack on a revere police officer is under arrest. he surrendered to police this morning. julie mcdonald is live with this story. reporter: that's right. michael guthrow turned himself
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attempted to attack a police officer with a syringe and then lead officers on a wild chase. at his arraignment we learned revere is not the only department who is after him. >> he does belong. reporter: michael guthrow covered his face. he turned himself in on a slew of charges and most recently on a traffic stop. a police officer reached into a car to keep him from driving away. >> they grabbed the syringe and made an attempt to stab the officer's hand that was in the vehicle holding a shoulder. reporter: police say guthrow lead them on a high speed chase into chelsea. >> he stopped his car and attempted to cause the officer to rear end him. reporter: the officer suffered a concussion and other injuries. guthrow got away from florida
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the prosecutor said he is wanted in those states for drug charges . he claimed he is not a flight risk. >> did you claim he is not a flight risk? the out of state one or the in state one? >> the defendant is on the run for two weeks. >> the judge ordered he beheld without bail. reporter: the other person who was in the car when guthrow ran away on foot was arrested when the car crashed. he was wanted on a number of warrants. he is wanted for a pretrial hearing. julie mcdonald, wcvb, newscenter 5. >> thanks. let's take a live look at the city of boston. the temperatures are soaring into the 50s. this leap day is feeling like spring. it really does. harvey joins us now. harv, we are not done with the winter, but maybe we can enjoy this. harvey: now we know why they call it leap day. you feel like you have sleeping into spring.
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54 in boston was a record tier. boil ton 50 -- boyleton54. dropping to the 40s in worcester but keep in mind they are at the thousand food elevation. a slight reinforcement of cooler air will drop in. boston toward the freezing mark and some of the lows will be in the 20s to start the day out tomorrow. we'll start out with clear skies, but later tonight we have a little secondary cold front which could produce a few snow flurries and squalls. they will weaken before they get here. keep in mind it will be chillier tomorrow, but you will have sunshine. get out and vote. and then late in the day the clouds will come in later tomorrow night and we have precipitation to talk about week. all of that in a few minutes. heather and phil? heather:commitment 2016 and the candidates are making the final push ahead of super tuesday. hillary clinton spending the
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she spoke to voters in springfield today and then she made her way on to boston. newscenter 5's rhondella richardson is live. reporter: she seemed pumped and she spent a lot of time talking about the rhetoric and donald trump. >> let's raise the federal minimum wage. you should not be working full time and still be working in woofer -- poverty. and let's guarantee equal work. don't you think it is time? >> the plan for reducing student loan debt. >> you go to a public college or university and you will not have to barrow a dime. i am not gonna ask you to pay taxes to send donald trump's youngest kid to college. we're not gonna do that. reporter: clinton talks about rivals in grade school terms. >> do you remember the box that was on your kids' report
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play well with others? i would have to put a big no. democracy requires we play well with others. reporter: they lined up with photos and hugs. >> this is my first rally and i'm loving it. >> i respect the hell out of that woman, but it is hard for me. reporter: undecided and still giving bernie sanders a hard look. >> we are going to defend marriage equality and move against all discrimination, and we are going to defend voting rights against the attack across the country. i need your help tomorrow. reporter: boston mayor marty walsh introduced clinton in the old [inaudible]. members of the delegation gave her a warm, rousing welcome. everyone reminding you to get out and vote. rhondella richardson, wcvb newscenter 5. jc: bernie sanders will be on
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he spoke with voters in minnesota before heading off to the bay state. he will hold a rally tonight at 7:30. phil: on the gop side, a violent scuffle to show you about during protests at a virginia. look at this. this video shows the confrontation between a secret service officer and a photographer for "time" magazine. the photographer says he was just trying to leave the media area to take pictures of the protest when a secret service agent actually choked him and slammed him to the ground. secret service is now investigating that. meantime, all of the republican candidates are now kris crossing the country with hundreds of delegates at stake. >> david duke endorsed me? okay. all right. i disavow. reporter: donald trump disavowed david duke's endorsement on friday. when asked on sunday if he condemns the white supremacist groups the front runner had no clear answer. >> i know nothing about david duke. i know nothing about white
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you are asking a me a question about people i know nothing about. reporter: now he said he had a hard time hearing the question through the earpiece. >> how can the party of lincoln, the party of regan and the party of hope and optimism nominate someone who refuses to criticize the ku klux klan? >> if donald trump is the nominee hillary in all likelihood wins. reporter: a new cnn poll shows trump with 40% of support and points. >> rubio, cruz are just trying to survive, to fight another day. reporter: analysts say trump's message is resonating with voters and could affect congressional incumbents who are on the ballot on super tuesday. >> if there is a competitive primary they should be worried about suffering the same fate as eric cantor. reporter: he admits if he does president win his home state of ohio in two weeks it is
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ben carson who has four delegates says he intends to stay in this race. in washington, wcvb newscenter 5. phil: we invite you to stay with newscenter 5 as results come in. we will have live coverage through the evening and you can follow live on the free wcvb mobile app. h. jc: exciting news for patriot nation. tom brady extending his contract in new england. mike lynch is here to tell us why this is good for both sides. reporter: reason number one, heather, if tom is playing through this deal he is 42 years old. he agreed to a contract extension and it takes the pack through the 2019 season. in 2013, brady signed a five-year extension worth $60 million. he is due to make $9 million this year and $10 million next year. it is believed he is taking a pay cut as he has done in the past to give the team more flexibility to lock in some of the younger players and keep them under contract with the patriots. it is uncluer how much tom bay
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19, but it is a clear sign that they want him here for the rest of the career. he wants to finish out the playing days in a patriot uniform. meanwhile a double header at the fort and the nhl trading deadline has passed. phil: prices at the gas pump is down for the 12th seek tiff week in mass -- seek tiff week in massachusetts. a gallon of self-serve regular $1.68. that's 69 cents lower than the cost just one year ago. if you are burning some of that gas on the roadways you can see this is a live picture of the bridge. as we move out we can see what the traffic is like. let's look at the map and the rest of the area and look for the drive times. you can see that in the red. 25 minutes as usual from mass ave to route 3. there are problems in and around the city whether it is traffic or back ups to upper deck to route 128. that's better than usual. out west, 19 minutes on the
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newton corner. 23 minutes from the western tolls to 495 and once you get on 495 that stretch between the mass pike and 290 looks okay in both directions. that's a look at first alert traffic. heather:a navy seal breaks his cover for a special honor at the white house. phil: the first living active duty member of the navy to receive the medal of honor in four decades. heather:and the action taken by justice clarence thomas today that left those listening to the argument stunned. phil: and a health alert in a group of new hampshire communities. the cancer cluster involving small children that is now under investigation. boston. the people you know -- >> following breaking news. >> and the reporting you trust. now at 10:00. check your program guide for channel number.
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>> you're watching newscenter 5 at 5:00. phil: justice clarence thomas breaking his long silence on the bench. asking a question for the first time in 10 years. the court is hearing a case opposing the federal law that bans people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns. thomas asked if the violation of any other law suspends a person's constitutional rights. his question drew audible gasps from people in the room. phil: president barack obama awarded the nation's highest military honor to a navy seal who helped rescue an american hostage in afghanistan. maria joins us with that story. reporter: it is remarkable.
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sh edward byers, junior and the first living active duty member of the navy to receive the award in four decades. 36-year-old ohio native is a member of the navy's famed seal team 6. during the 2012 mission he used his own body as a shield to protect the hostage from the taliban gunfire while he fired back. it is not the first time byers has been put to the test. >> even if he never per -- performed the actions he is being recognized here today he would be known for his sacrifice and endurance. 11 overseas deployments, nine combat tours, recipient of the purple heart twice, bronze star with value -- valor five times. heather: impressive. the president said he is a quiet professional who would, quote, rather be elsewhere than right there at the white house. that speaks volumes about who he is.
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gives americans the chance to honor a war hero who often serves in the shadows. a well deserved honor indeed. heather? heather:yes indeed. new backlash from the auto safety regulator. the national highway traffic safety administration says a sweeping recall will not provide significant safety benefits and could be a government over reach. 10 people have died from exploding air bags and nearly 150 others have been injured by them. so far 14 auto makers recalled 24 million u.s. vehicles. it is the largest automotive recall in u.s. history. heather:a frightening scene in myrtle beach. watch as that silver car on the right and the dump truck crashes right into it. the truck pushes it through the intersection and slooming it into another -- slamming it into another car. four people were taken to the hospital and all are expected to be okay.
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53 degrees right now. if i didn't know better i would say spring's on the way and let's do it. but of course you being a native man -- harvey: know better than that. harvey: this will booy a week of change. temperatures will be all over the place. the second half of the week will be colder. check this out. record warmth in worcester and record tieing in boston. what a way to go out for the month of february. of course once every four years has been extra day. certainly we took advantage of it with mild temperatures. it is still in the 50s. 40s on off to the north and west. it cooled down a little bit. that will be the tendency. especially late tonight. if will be evening to 10:00 and mostly in the 40s. you get late tonight and tomorrow morning a secondary surge of colder air will come in just in time to drop the temperature to near or below freezing even in boston. it will start tomorrow. it will be a lot chillier.
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temperatures will be around 40 degrees. it is not as mild as today's 64. i want to show you the temperatures tomorrow night. precipitation will be moving in around midnight. just before that the temperature may be flirting with 32 especially north and west. there could be a little sleet or a touch of freezing rain before the milder temperatures work in. then you wake up on wednesday morning and the temperatures are shooting up again. following that is when we will see colder weather move in here on wednesday night. from wednesday night through the weekend, it will be a lot colder . tomorrow of course super tuesday in massachusetts as well, to give you an idea of what the weather has been like boston and the metro area, 40 or low 40s in the afternoon. no precipitation. definitely a reasonable amount of sunshine. if you are talking about areas north of boston, dry
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upper 20s to 30. moving to the low 40s. back to the 30s or so in the evening. worcester area may be a couple of degrees colder. it may top off under 40 degrees. and in areas south of boston it may edge to the mid to low 40s. it is a little milder there. we won't forget all of you on the cape. your high temperature will be around 39 or 40 degrees. no precipitation tomorrow. i did want to mention late tonight for those watching in the birkshires there could be a snow squall. then you have sunshine tomorrow and the clouds coming in at the end of the day. and notice by about 11:00 tomorrow night precipitation approaches and especially worcester north and west and it will be cold enough for a bit of freezing rain before the milder temperatures take over. and then all of us get some rain for the first half of wednesday and then we clear out on wednesday afternoon. that starts the windy and the colder period of time.
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whole period from wednesday night right on through the weekend, a couple of things to watch. the the biggest thing is out to the ocean. won't affect us too much, but i wouldn't say that with 100% confidence, especially for the cape. there could be lake effect snow flurries as well. we will follow the developments as we go along. i'm meteorologist harvey leonard. >> a little chicken fried cold beer on a friday night heather: you can add the zach brown band to the concert lineup at fenway park. they return on august 20th and the 21st. last year the zach brown band played three soldout shows. tickets go on sale on march 11th. phil: fenway is spectacular. pearl jack, dead and company, zach brown, billy joel. heather: keeping them coming.
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let you know what is coming. phil: the smart device giving parents a heads up at a local school. heather:and a baby's life spent almost entirely in a hospital. what she needs for a chance at childhood. phil: and rail safety. 5 investigates is there as top officials meet about the challenges of protecting train travels from terrorist attack. p i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. her life's work has been about breaking barriers. and so would her presidency. pwhich is why, for every american who's not being paid what they're worth... pwho's held back by student debt or a system tilted against them- p
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you- she understands that our rcountry can't reach it's potential... unless we all do. together.
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phil: sleep deprivation. we know it makes as you cranky and hurt our ability to concentrate and can create headaches and lead to obesity. researchers found sleep debt can increase food intake and altered hormones. they found sleep restrictions lead to distinct changes in
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of various hunger hormones and study participants reported increases in appetite as well. researchers say this study does not prove a lack of sleep makes you obese, but it does give you another reason to want to get more sleep. heather:from sniffles to sore throats they are using new technology to keep track of health. they are one of a hundred schools in the country chosen to test out the new thermometers. and they do much more than take temps. >> our goal is to help families in our community to keep our kids healthy so they can be in school. reporter: and that's why this is so important to families. it is the smart thermometer. it lets parents share information with each other about what is going on around the school. >> there is no battery involved with it. it runs off the battery of your phone. reporter: caitlin uses it on her kids, ryan and hayley. it works like a traditional
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or arm pit, but is connected to a smartphone. a free app records temperatures and symptoms and can be come -- compared to other sick kids. the group has participating families. >> you are starting to track trends especially if there is a sore throat running around or nausea or vomiting. you start to know, oh no. there is something going around. you talk to your kids about being careful and hand washes. reporter: the hope is it will keep kids out of the nurse and doctors office and in school. caitlin's mom heard about the thermometer and submitted to the pilot program. it is free for the school and the parents involved. outside of that program the thermometers cost about $20. wcvb newscenter 5. heather:and new details on general electric's plans for boston. phil: still to come, the powerful moment with a poignant message.
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coming to us out of nashville. that is tv host erin andrews. she is testifying live on the stand as we speak. it is in the civil trial against the man who secretly filmed her through a hotel peep hole. he testified today as well. the reason he said he did it and what happened when she
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hmm hmm hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike t they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] v all come to look for america v all come to look for america i'm bernie sanders,
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this is wcvb newscente5 the a 5:30. phil: right now at 5:30, plans to honor a police officer from merrimack, new hampshire killed in virginia. funeral services will be happening tomorrow for ashley dlendon from virginia -- glendon. she was shot during her first shift on saturday responding to a domestic violence call. heather:bernie sanders is about to appear in massachusetts. he is holding a rally at milton high school at 7:00. polls show him close to hillary clinton if massachusetts ahead of tomorrow's primary. phil: former president bill clinton will be in massachusetts. the secretary of state had events in downtown boston. heather: it was a lovely spring day. phil: it is still in the 50s right now. heather:don't get used to it, harvey, because it sounds like it will be changing.


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