tv WBZ News CBS February 13, 2016 11:00pm-11:35pm EST
and we begin with breaking news now at 11:00, supreme court justice antonin scalia has died of massachusetts causes on a hunting trip in -- natural causes on a hunting trip in texas. what happens on the court now debate. it is sure to impact the presidential race. we're going to have much more on that in just a moment. but first tonight we have to talk about the life- threatening cold. tomorrow morning it could be the coldest it has been in our area in 60 years.
that could reach negative 30. >> so cold it can be dangerous being outside even for a few minutes. our chief meteorologist eric fisher. >> just here at 11:00 it's 8 below in worcester and 13 below in pits field. some incredible numbers out there. we have the wind which is really the bigger issue tonight. we've got wind gusts a little over 30 miles per hour. vineyard haven at 38 and our feels like temperatures, 34 below in manchester and 35 below in concord and these areas where it kind of drops out are color scale only goes across northern new england tonight. windchill warnings in effect the strongest winds now until lunchtime tomorrow. still cold in the afternoon. but at least that wind is going to start to relax a little bit. as for actual air temperatures, forecasting 8 below in boston. that will smash the record for the date. 13 below in worcester and 12
morning and if we reach that 8 below mark, not just break the record for the date, but we'll also see the coldest temperature this morning 50 years -- more than 50 years in the city of both temperature all-time record -- boston. the all-time record doesn't look safe. after this 50s by tuesday and some snow after this. full look at the forecast in just a bit. breaking news from the supreme court. conservative justice antonin scalia has died. >> no doubt be remembered as one of the most consequential judges and thinkers to serve on the supreme court. >> tonight, a closer look at how he shaped the law of the land. >> certainly as the larger than life figure and larger than bench figure. >> his ties the massachusetts. >> he was generous and teaching and outside of class students and their time. >> how his death could signal a seismic shift in the presidential campaign. justice antonin scalia died from natural causes tonight during a hunting trip in texas. >> he was a staunch cop
conservative and he was also the longest serving justice on the supreme court. ken macleod with more on the legacy. >> reporter: he sort of enjoyed that. whether or not you liked him his 30 years on the bench influenced a generation of conservative legal thinkers. from the moment president reagan appointed him to the high court in 1986. antonin scalia was a staunch conservative whose best friend on the bench was a woman with polar opposite views. >> i think they're honest men and women and they decide the case i think -- fairly and honestly according to their likes. >> reporter: he was raised in new jersey. the only son of an italian immigrant dad and a schoolteacher mom whose work ethic carried him through harvard law and had nine children. he consistently voted to let states outlaw abortion and to permit executions.
entertaining dissents that skewered his fellow justices. >> you know as much as they would say you know, i'd like to strangle nino, he was still theirs in many ways. >> he labored over the prose and it shows, agree or disagree, they are all -- really, really good reads. >> reporter: new england law professor freedman says he was a rock star with students. >> justice scalia was probably one of the most influential justices of the u.s. supreme court of all time. >> reporter: when it came to law, he was a bulldog who stuck to his guns. and made no apologies. >> i'm not driven. i enjoy what i'm doing, as soon as i no longer enjoy it i'm out of there. >> reporter: there were the controversies for sure like the hunting trip with vice president dick cheney when the supreme court was contemplating suing him over access to documents.
but in the end he was all about the law. >> justice scalia loved the law and the constitution. and he took the work incredibly seriously. >> reporter: scalia was with the majority back in 2000 when the supreme court essentially gave the presidential race to george bush over al gore amid the hanging chad ballot debacle in florida. and when questioned about it later he would office tell people to get -- always tell people to quote get over it. >> tonight president obama says he plans to nominate a time. >> once the president makes his pick the senate would then have to confirm that choice. but republicans have already said that will not happen. now justice scalia's death quickly sparked a political presidentable tonight. >> a key issue at tonight's republican debate here on cbs. >> it's up to mitch mcconnell and everybody else to stop it. delay. >> it underscores the stakes of this election.
supreme court who will strike down every restriction on abortion adopted by the states. >> with that bring in the political analyst jon keller, justice scalia has been dead a few hours and already it's getting ugly. >> yeah, the new cycle -- news cycle stops for no mourning does it? that's true. but they are often contentious and politically charged and this will be no exception. he was considered the most conservative member of a court with a shaky 5-4 conservative majority and the fact that the senate majority leader and all six remaining gop presidential candidates have already come out against any confirmation of an obama nominee speaks to the tremendous pressure on the senate to put the whole thing off until next year when we have new president. however, there will be equal pressure on the democrats to force the issue. just picture president obama nominating an appealing moderate with impeccable credentials and daring republicans to deny them a vote.
from moderate states you know, up for re-election. kelly ayod in new hampshire for instance who will surely feel some heat on this. and hey, speaking of heat, there was plenty of it in tonight's republican debate here on cbs. here's a quick example from an exchange over the bush administration's decision to go to war in iraq. >> they lied. >> okay. >> they said there were weapons of mass destruction. there were none and they knew there were none. >> while -- while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe and i'm proud of what he did. >> and george w. bush enforced with the international community refused to do and i'm forever gaitful -- >> how did he keep us safe when the world -- [ booing ] >> it's pretty nasty at times tonight. so -- in the ends who do you think won this debate? >> you know i don't think there was a clear winner.
had one of his stronger debate outings. and he had several contentious exchanges with trump where he more than held his own. rubio i thought recovered from his disastrous outing in the last debate in new hampshire but arguably and i think the headline tomorrow is that donald trump had what appeared to me to be a tough night. he was over excited. he was pointing and accusing other candidates of lying. he was cutting people off. and he took several positions that are significantly more liberal than the republican primary electorate in south carolina. that could prove problematic. >> hasn't heard them yet in the polls and we'll see. >> no it hasn't. maybe this was the time david. by the way donate moderator who did a great job tonight is going to have trump rubio and bernie sanders on "face the nation" tomorrow morning at 11:30 right here on wbz. now the other big story of the day and night. we're in for the coldest day we have seen in decades.
and it's only going to get worse and jim smith is live for us in copley tonight and jim, just brutal. >> reporter: you got that right david and lee sea. this is truly dangerous cold. wind is howling and temperature seems to fall by the minute. for most of us nothing more than a nuisance but for the homeless, it can be serious. >> very -- take too much time for you to actually feel the windchill. >> reporter: we'll call him mr. g.. he's been homeless five, ten years but on a dangerously frigid saturday night. he didn't want to stay in a shelter. >> where am i going to spend the night tonight? really doesn't matter. >> outside? >> yeah. more than likely. >> reporter: why don't you want to go in there? >> well i mean, inside this conditions are -- like -- there, conditions are like -- you'd rather be outside not in the street but i mean the type of people that are in there and how crowded it is.
lucky ones scurrying to warm destinations. but still feeling the chill. >> i want to just go like this. it's hobble. >> the wind is awful. >> hat, gloves, do what you gout to do. >> reporter: police and other authorities will keep an eye out for anybody in the cold who needs help as for mr. g -- >> are you worried about tonight? >> not at all. of course not. >> reporter: you'll be all right. >> oh, yeah. yes of course i will. >> reporter: now despite his decision to stay out of the shelters tonight, city officials are urging the homeless to come on in tonight and take advantage of the facilities because the conditions are far too brutal. live at copley square, jim smith, wbz news. lisa? >> also tonight inspectors were back out on the road today checking manhole covers and grates and electrical panels and they want to prevent another horrible accident like the one we saw yesterday on 93. massdot says crews inspected more than 900 manhole covers and 65 were repaired out of what is described an abundance
but this was a tragedy. 35-year-old caitlin clevette was killed friday morning when a manhole cover on 93 came investigators are still trying to figure out exactly how that happened. she was a beloved art teacher at glover elementary school in milton and she is also a triathlete who made a lot of friends on the road and spend hours training. grief counselors were at the school today helping families and kids deal with the tragedy. ray flynn was involved in a scar dent this weekend after -- car accident this weekend after blackening out behind the wheel. it's lukely due to an irregular heartbeat that led to a drop in blood pressure. he had a defibrillator implanted yesterday and is expected to recover fully. it is getting even worse. >> and more dangerous as well. eric is closely watching the temps tonight. >> we're going to be bombing out -- bottoming out tomorrow morning. the record cold for valentine's day and then 50s to follow in the forecast.
>> and they say you can't put a price on love. but this valentine's day, guess what will cost a fortune? >> people always say to me oh you don't look like a heroin addict. what should a heroin addict look like? >> i think people are starting to realize there's no socioeconomic boundaries with heroin independence they're the person that lives next door you know. >> the power of it was overwhelming. >> the i-team series continues
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chevy expects volt drivers to get over a thousand miles between fill ups. it's got every technology there is. the prius actually belongs on the table. the opioid epidemic is a public health crisis now killing more people every year than car accidents. all this week we are digging into the crisis. >> ryan katz found out this is a much different drug problem than in the past and as you heard liz's story you'll see why. >> pulling in the lot. >> see if she starts heading out of town and pick up the pace. >> reporter: when the troopers pull her over, this 25-year-old mother from a suburban town shakes as she grabs her id. she has a gram of heroin and $1,000 cash. >> what are you just driving around block and then he comes out and hits you up? >> reporter: she tells the sergeant o may she originally got hook on percocet and been trying to get clean.
right right now okay for you and your kid. >> reporter: a sad story but one he hears all the time. >> if you set up around the city, early morning, and just sat there and looked for people coming in from the suburbs, you'd be able to spot them for hours. >> reporter: the streets of lawrence are a hub in an opioid network that spans all of northern new england feeding a region with an niceishable addiction problem -- insashessable addiction problem. >> the car in front of us directly is a known drug trafficker. [ sirens ] >> reporter: that was a great story. it's lauren's story and we're going to get you ryan katz's story as soon as possible. >> the story that ran last night as part of the exclusive series and we're going to get the other one just a moment. but first eric here about the weather. >> so many people making plans for the weekend this really does matter because you can't spend much time outside.
outdoors and be prepared for it and you can go outside in it and respect the weather. tonight on display, big time cold 1 below in the city of boston and look at the dry air and do you want of 18 -- dew point of 18 below zero and the northwest winds, that's the big deal out there tonight. the windchill values looking at the current temps 8 below in worcester and 12 below in springfield and burlington at 12 below zero and mount washington touched 38 below zero. tonight with a windchill around 80 below and cold air across the northeast. what happens when you have air this cold? you might hear the house making some noises tonight. things contracting in the extreme cold. might even see a frost quake tonight or hear one actually. when you get very big time cold and chance for pipes to burst in weather hike this. and clear skies across new england that air just drying everything out and ha chance for snow showers across the outer cape during the overnight as some ocean effect kicks in. with the windchill values they
and 15, 30 below zero is what we're talking about. great morning to sleep if here on sunday and watch cbs sunday one of the personal pavements and in the afternoon it's still very cold outside but the winds start the diminish. the windchill values more tolerable just little bit below zero. crazy to think that's an improvement. as for the actual air temperature, 9 below in taunton and worcester 13 below zero and i think boston gets to 8 below. the only places that have a chance of staying above zero is the outer cape and nantucket and even there i'm starting to wonder i think you might manage some subzero temperatures. with the coldest valentine's day on recordkeeping in mind christmas eve was the warmest christmas eve on record. 13 below would set a new mark in worcester boston we would rush crush the record -- crush the record that was set back in 1934. the first february record low in boston since 1967.
high temps forecasting 6 in worcester that's a record. and 10 in boston. that too is the coldest high temp for february 14th. so this is a look at the actual air temperatures not factoring in the wind. tomorrow morning, very cold. if you're a photographer, if you're just interested, take a look out the window towards the water, anything unfrozen. arctic sea smoke on the water bodies, great photo-op if you're really bundled up out there. at lunchtime in the single digits and through the afternoon areas from boston south and east just top 10 degrees that's as warm as we get with sunshine. at least the wind will be dying down tomorrow night. and with high pressure overhead tomorrow night, everyone goes well below zero again but windchills will not be a factor on sunday night. how about presidents' day? the chance of snow moving in into the afternoon. that's our next storm system apreaching. but this one is going to take an inside track for us. so we might get as much as one to four inches on snow on monday evening but then ice and
tuesday. heavy rain at that. in fact the track so so far on tuesday afternoon. accuweather seven day forecast. very mild it looks odd to see a tuesday. but another cold shot follows that as we head into thursday. with a high near 32 degrees. so some big league cold. fortunately, it is a short time of this cold around here. >> so glad ticking off the hours really until that changes. >> lot of people are sending in the video of throwing up the pot of water. if you do that it's awesome just be careful because you need boiling water the make that happen. up next it's the tale of two teams. >> bruins can't get it together at the garden but the road game is strong.
>> stay at a hotel and they'll be fine. >> i like that. holiday inn express is even better. >> exactly all right sometimes in sports you can't explain things. the bruins are under .500 at home but get them awayfully from the garden can they have the second best record in all of hockey. very impressive 17-5-3 heading into today's afternoon affair in minnesota. bruins doing it the hard way today and brad marchand continues to be red hot. streaking down the left side and takes the feed from david krejci and nails the 27th of the season. a shorthanded goal. marchand 12 goals in 12 games and 1-0 boston. mid-way through the seek. he loses track of the puck and into the net and we're tied at 1. but not for very long. >> number 13 -- >> and now krejci to break up ice for the bruins, the net came off the peg. >> it should be a goal though. that was needer ryer that slid
>> i think it went off him and in and the question was going prior to it? >> referee: we have a good goal on the ice. >> yes just that 35 seconds of the wild tied it krejci untied it. you can see that the minnesota goalie was the big answer there. net. 35 seconds later. in the third period they get a break away. 200th goal of his career and bruins have a two goal lead. 3-1. then the dagger, chiara with the long empty meter and home. just the 23rd coach in nhl list troy accomplish that feat as the bruins win would be 4-2. right way. you know, that's how we wanted to come out and respond and for tonight. and the way that we regrouped and played and especially
kept it tight. and you know, came with a big win. so we have to be happy. and let's just go focus on the next one. there you go. and isiah thomas second in the skills competition and he'll play in the gay tomorrow. >> still to come it's a valentine's day dessert that is so sweet it's going to cost you more than a very nice car. >> okay. so is this surprise inside worth the price? you get to answer that when we
okay, maybe the ultimate valentine's day gift but it will definitely cost you. >> the issue is that it cost $75,000. $75,000 for a dessert but this is more just the regular dessert because inside there's a 5-carat solitaire ring perfect for your valentine's day engagement plans. >> a lot of time and effort goes into it but it's for such a special occasion, going to make somebody very, very happy today hopefully. >> find the dessert at the strip by strega steak house in boston. the cake by the way is a chocolate and vanilla sponge cake encased in a chocolate orb. i don't know. >> it's good looking knee. and for those of you who are not shivering already, how does jumping into a lake sound? dozens of brave souls stripped down today and took the plunge in madec. they may seem a little crazy
sponsored event was for a very good cause. the polar plunge raising money for the special olympics. >> which makes it awesome. >> and then just in case you need a visual example of just how cold it is out this. look at this. >> the mount washington observatory put out this video. they went to the top of the tower with a cup of water and you can see the water instantly turns into snow and eric was giving us the science behind this. you can't just use regular water it has to be boiling water why? >> got to be the hot stuff. the molecules more readily disperse into the air. reason it turns into know is very cold -- snow is very cold and dry air and it can't hold all the moisture. straight to ice crystals instead. >> so like from this to this. boom. >> instant phase change there from the water to the ice, pretty cool stuff. it will be cold enough here tomorrow morning. just be careful with that boiling water. everyone going way below zero i think boston gets to 8 below by tomorrow morning. double digits below zero in central massachusetts. and for anyone wondering where do i go to escape all this? really hot somewhere else, the
los angeles near 90 tomorrow for the marathon. they have their olympic qualifying today and it was a tough race. >> i think flanagan collapsed at the end. and amy cay actually had to carry her. >> really tough and it was the warmest olympic qualifier ever recorded. now we have the story we wanted the bring you earlier. the opioid epidemic is a public health crisis killing more people than car accidents. >> all this week the i-team has been digging into the crisis. ryan katz reported for us and you'll see why. >> people always said to me you don't look like a heroin addict. what should one look hike? >> reporter: an early soccer star a decorated captain of the high school team from a loving family and middle class town. addict. but a drinking problem that started during her time as a marine spun out of control when she finally came home. >> i'll never forget the first and i shot heroin.
like this is -- you know a power of it. was just like overwhelming. you know. and it was like it takes away -- it took away all that feeling of like stress. >> reporter: within months -- liz was a shadow of her old self. >> i was homeless on the streets and like you know, every day like waking up and like having no life like you know it things your soul away. it takes your life away from you. you lose everything. >> reporter: part of her story shows the power of addiction. she was in the e. r. and got reinvolved with narcan. -- revived with narcan. what happened next shocks her. >> within a couple of hours i was shooting that same dope that made me overdose. and the step is that just lick -- administers in my head like oh my god. it's not like i woke up one day, that's a good choice, it happened to fast and it can happen to anybody. >> i think people are realizing there's no socioeconomic boundaries with opioid dependence. >> reporter: peter moynihan is
>> we see doctors and lawyers and nurses again soccer moms. so -- again, i think there's kind of that stigma that people think about the -- the addict or the heroin addict or the opiate addict as being this homeless person that is you know, shooting heroin in some alleyway. wearing dirty disgusting clothes. no. they're the person who lives next door. >> that's a good boy. >> reporter: today liz is one of those neighbors. a homeowner in plymouth building a career as a manager in the hospitality industry. >> good boy. >> reporter: her addiction is with her every day. but it's a lens she uses to sharpen per view of -- her view of the future. >> i think about it and i never thought that i would be able to have all these wonderful things now that often times you take for granted. i don't take them for granted anymore. >> reporter: another view of how widespread the problem is. while the majority of overdose deaths in massachusetts were people between the ages of 25 and 44 during the first part of last year, dozens were over 55 years old and three were 65
ryan katz, wbz news. >> just want to say great job by the i-team all week long bringing thus stories and something we're going to continue the watch. >> our thanks to the people who shared their stories. unfortunately. >> we thank you as well for sticking with us. to the 11:00 news tonight. the "phantom gourmet" is next here on wbz. >> and for all of us, have a great valentine's day. and by all means stay safe and stay warm. >> please valentine's day is tomorrow? >> yeah, yeah. right. >> got some flowers in the car, real good friday for you. >> oh in the car? they look great at this point. >> charge him extra now. >> thank you dan. >> happy valentine's day. >> lisa.
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