tv WBZ This Morning CBS February 15, 2016 4:30am-5:00am EST
right now fridge it's start. >> someone trying to thaw frozen pipes may be to blame for a devastating fire. the warning everyone needs to hear. >> dealing with bitter cold and no heat. crews working to get power restored to hundreds. >> and a young man missing after a night out in boston. what his family planston doing today. >> from the channel 4 stewed crows in boston, this is wbz this morning.
hauser. >> it's early. >> it is. >> february 15th. >> it's cold you will feel it when you get out there. so the drive in danielle i went from zero to one degree and that's moving in the right direction. >> that's a big warmup. you know here's the thing. it's not going to be as cold as yesterday morning and there's less wind so that makes a bit of a difference. real feel is 8 below zero in boston and it's 16 behoe in worcester. so -- below in worcester. so that breeze makes it feel actual temperatures in the single digits above and below zero. coldest read something keene at 11 below. boston is at 5 above we are 5 below in taunton. skies are clear allowing temperatures to really cool off but what a rebound by later on especially heading into the day tomorrow. daley planner frigid start clouds increase, 22 by lunchtime. and then areas of snow are going to approach as we head into the ride home.
going lift through the region. tonight and into early tomorrow morning. winter weather advisories from 4 p.m. today until after midnight. we will breakdown the timeline with snow and rain in a couple minutes. kathryn back to you. >> thanks. breaking news overnight, the bitter cold temperatures causing issues for firefighters in worcester. they say cold and ice slowed them down as they battled flames at three-decker home on preston streets. fire fightered pulled out one resident if the first floor who was not injured but the icy conditions hurt their efforts to put out the three alarm fire quickly. >> everything is slower. you have to walk slower because your footing is all iced up underneath you. getting the lines in place isslower. obviously we had issues with freezing temperatures freezing up the equipment. not so much the hydrants we didn't have too much of a problem with hydrants but the equipment gets frozen up pretty quick. >> there was the third fire in
a big warning from fire officials after a busy day inweymouth. investigators think this started from someone trying to thaw out frozen pipes in the kitchen. around $300,000. and a failed chimney is likely to blame for a fire on commercial street in weymouth. crews battling the fire had to open up the side of the home and roof as flames spread through the walls. smoke alarms helped to get everyone outside safely. total loss. fire crews worked hard to make sure the fire didn't spread to any neighboring homes. no word on what started the fire but 14 communities and apartments helped battle the fires. firefighters want to remind everyone to check smoke alarms and have your chimney inspected. the cold weather is making it difficult for scenes on a
the when firefighters arrived yesterday the third floor was engulfed in flames. regulators kept freezing up and they struggled to keep the tanks working which made it more difficult to keep sending in crews. power problems leaving hundreds dealing with the subzero temperatures without any heat. >> jim smith looks at what happened and how people in east boston are dealing with it. >> severe frustration. >> reporter: frustrated and cold. icy east boston neighborhood plunged into darkness by a power failure stretching into the night. it began with a couple manhole explosions and left about 200 people with no lights and no heat. >> probably packing up and going to a hotel. turning water on so my pipes don't freeze and packing up and going to a hotel. >> reporter: has anybody told you anything? >> nobody. >> we were curious how you are doing and how your husband is doing. >> he is cold. >> reporter: across the street wilma was worried about her husband.
is 87 years old and he is cold and just the only thing is i could override the pilot on the stove and i could make tea and i had to open the refrigerator. >> reporter: ever source crews worked into the night up above and below trying to repair damaged electrical equipment. >> i have children and i have dogs and and malts and -- animals and my husband is sick at least they can tell us what's going on that way i can look for hotel or something i can't be in the cold like this it's crazy. >> reporter: a bus was brought in to warm up anybody who needed it. and plans were being made if this goes on longer. you wouldn't recommend anyone sticking it out. >> no. no i wouldn't. if you don't have heat, call the mayor's office, you can reach out to them they will give you information the city has several warming isn'ters opened. >> reporter: so as of late sunday, the power had gone out again here in the east boston neighborhood. but the crews were still on the scene and they were scheduled
in east boston jim smith wbz this morning. a brake problem left 50 people stuck on tram cars. 48 people were on two trams when they got stuck in dangerously cold conditions. it took an hour for rescuers to help each person repel down to the ground. investigators say a me cal can issue -- mechanical issue caused the brakes to lock no one was hurt. the mta is working to get up and running. cold caused several delays yesterday including big delays on the orange line and crews had to heat up the rails to get trains running again. the t is operating on a saturday schedule today for the president's day holiday. developing news now. police in two communities searching for a young man who went missing after a night out in boston. the family of 22-year-old zachary marr is in need of information. today they are going to be
saw him. >> reporter: staph marr was last seen celebrating with leading the search. the marr living room is is a command center to find zach. >> he has streets smarts as far assure vile skills. -- sur as far as skills. >> reporter: he -- as far as survival skills. >> totally out of character. >> reporter: amanda was with her cousin. >> he texted and said i am going outside for a smoke. >> reporter: they were in downtown boston and he went out without a jacket and texted amanda the bar was closing and couldn't get back in. >> we stepped out and he was gone. >> reporter: after two calls all calls went straight to voice mail she i knew something was not right.
businesses to find surveillance videos. these are the last images of him taken from across the bar around 1:40 in the morning she says he is clean cut and stressed but happy. >> he works 40 hours a week going to school full-time and taking five classes and you know, the stress of our grandmother passing away. >> reporter: the family says he is not familiar with boston and agree he would have reached out to someone by now and hope he is somewhere warm tonight. >> i just hope he can come home. >> reporter: katie brace, wbz news. people in rhode island remembering those killed in thstation nightclub fire. 100 people died there when a performance by white bright sparked a fire during a pyrotechnic performance. they he raised 1.# million dollars to build a permanent memorial. the band playing the night
a concert. the eagles of death metal were performing in november when gunmen attacked the crowd killing 89 people. the band's front man is opening up about what happened and says when he was making the escape he came face-to-face with one of the terrorist. >>i thought i was dead and i just waited for the shot to hit me and when he went to pull the rifle down, the barrel of the gun hit the door frame. thank god and when it hit the door frame i hit the door and i opened the door and he started firing and his round shut the door behind me as the bullets pushed the door shut behind me. >> hughes told a swedish television station the experience is raw for the entire band. president obama ordering flags to be flown at half-staff at federal buildings in honor of supreme court justice antonin scalia. he died in texas this week at the age of 79. don champion reports the impact
furious political battle over choosing scalia's successor. >> reporter: a white hurst carries the body of antonin scalia to texas bound for virginia at the request of his family. he passed away suddenly over the weekend while vacationing at this resort ranch a county judge ruled he died of natural causes after consulting with his physician and sheriff's investigators. >> one of the things that i did ask the sheriff and the marshal that was there if there were any signs of foul play and they said absolutely not. >> reporter: on sunday flags across the country and in the nation's capital flew at half- staff in honor of the long time justice. known for strict conservative views, scalia was reviled and beloved by colleagues. in a 2008, 60 minute interview he maintained disagreements were not personal. >> i attack ideas i don't attack people. >> reporter: here on capitol
debate is underway over who president obama should nominate as scalia's successor. >> the president has the right and responsibility to nominate a new supreme court justice. >> we can't afford to have scalia replaced by someone like nominees he put in the past. >> reporter: the president says he will nol nate a successor indue time but mitch mcconnell says any vacancy should be filled once a new president is in office. don champion cbs news washington. >> it's 4:41. today pope francis will visit one of mexico's poorest areas where the faithful have begun to gathero overnight. yesterday he celebrated mass before 300,000 people in one of the most violent suburbs in mexico. he urged leaders to build a society with equal opportunities for all. more than 2 million people lined his motorcade route before francis -- pope francis ended a day at a pediatric
coming up on 4:42. straight ahead, the federal government asking local police departments to give up equipment. >> plus an injured hockey player returns to the ice. her message of hope this morning. >> also ahead, a message of love. how tom brady celebrated valentine's day. stay with us. you are watching wbz this
welcome back the cruise ship stuck in powerful storm for days set sail. people boarded royal caribbean anthem of the seas a few days after encountering hurricane- force winds and waves. they say they are confident the crews will be find and the coast guard inspected the vessel and declared it sea worthylooks good. >> it does. i don't know if i could do that during a storm like that. >> it was fun listening to the local families on there saying it was touch and go but we are ready to get back on. >> that's crazy. we need to check the forecast. another chilly start. we have three degrees on the wbz board. temperatures are moving up. >> only in new england will we
weekend and go to 50s for highs tomorrow. we have a big warmup on the way but it's another frigid start. 5 degrees in boston right now. 5 behoe in taunton. -- below in taunton. 11 below in keene. there's a wind that's not going to be nearly as strong as yesterday but creates a real feel subzero across the board right now. 8 below what it feels like in boston. 16 below zero in worcester and 10 behoe in concord. and 18 below in portland maine. we have clear skies so we will start with sunshine and the clouds will advance in pretty quickly. that's ahead of a disturbance to the south a lot of moisture areas of snow right now from dc back to virginia and north carolina and more moisture down to the south. this is going to develop into a storm and track to the west of new-land which is a warmer scenario, but we had record cold and 50s tomorrow. there has to be some sort of transition in between. and that comes in later this evening and overnight tonight.
cloud will thicken up but snow will arrive between about 4 and 8 p.m. across connecticut and western massachusetts and through worcester county. between 8 and 10 it fills in for a lot of massachusetts. notice the transition over to rain pretty quickly along the south coast. and that rain snow line will press northward between let's say 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. notice the pink that indicates pockets of freezing rain and sleet. so that will happen for a brief period during the first part of the overnight and we will transition over to rain showers by the time we get to tomorrow morning. and speaking of tomorrow we jump into the 50s and we get scattered showers rain showers because we are warm. and then by 5 p.m., steadier pockets of rain and downpours move in. look at this rain. we are talking about a line of downpours maybe thunderstorms that rumble through during the late evening tomorrow and pushes offshore and then out of here and we get clearing that comes in on wednesday and
afternoon. so snowfall tonight generally a coating to an inch. a little if anything and this is going to be washed away with that. greater risk of picking up perhaps one to three inches comes from 495 through the merrimack valley and worcester hills through southern new hampshire that. will be washed away tomorrow as the rain comes in. so speaking of rain about a half an inch to an inch and a half. those are blue areas for most of eastern massachusetts. there may be locally higher amounts over an inch and a half through the lower connecticut river valley. the wind is going to be an issue as well. we have a high wind watch that is has been issued from the coastline of maine back down including eastern massachusetts and the city of boston. that comes into effect tomorrow afternoon and evening. we may see gusts briefly up to 50, 55 miles per hour tomorrow afternoon and evening. that will be strong enough to cause pockets of damage. again it's out of here wednesday and sun breaks out temperatures in the 40s and turning cooler again to end the
couple early morning flurry on saturday and 40s this weekend. >> quite the shift in temperatures thanks very much. massachusetts police departments are sending back military grade equipment given to them after riots in ferguson. the boston globe reports the federal government is ordering three massachusetts town along with the state department of correction to send back equipment like grenade by aonets. move is after president obama asked the group to study implications of heavily arming officers. the woman's hockey player who suffered a severe spinal cord injury is tackling the recovery with a positive attitude. denna laing got back on the ice in her wheelchair. it was the half the game for the national women's hockey league boston pride the same team she played with when she crashed in the boards the day before the winter classic.
positive and you know when i get down sometimes, i just think it could be worse. it could be worse. i remember being sad that i was worried when it happened that it was a shorter game. and i was worried i messed up and that they wouldn't get to play the whole game. >> thinking about other people right away. she says she is doing better and hopes to work again. yesterday's game was also a fund-raiser for denna. >> amazing young woman. >> yeah. >> she is so humble on twitter people calling her an inspiration and she says i am doing what i got to do and good for her. >> amazing. coming up a new challenge for the wynn casino project. >> a loss for draftkings. >> we are going to look closer a the music's biggest night.
they say the cold and ice slowed them down. some of the equipment froze up as they tried to put water on the flames. firefighters pulled out one resident from the first floor. that person was not hurt. and a family of a missing man will post flyers look for him. zach marr was celebrating his birthday with his cousins in boston and he went out for a smoke around 1:40 saturday morning and has not been seen since. he lives in harvard and goes to the community college. legal challenges are having a impasse on fantasy sports website like draftkings. the globe reports draftkings raised about 70 million dollars from investors. that is a sharp decline for the boston based company which collected about 500 million in the two previous investment rounds. a number of states are challenging the fantasy sports business as a whole and questioning whether or not it is a illegal gambling. another challenge for wynn. somerville is fying another appeal to stop the project
would be harmful to residents. the sit they has 4 other legal challenges against wynn. adele rihanna and the list is on and on a who's who of superstars getting ready to perform tonight at the grammy awards. teri okita reports on the acts that will take the stage on the biggest night. >> reporter: pit bull will rock the grammy stage with a diverse mash up of musicians. >> we are up there with joe perry from aerosmith. >> reporter: performance is part of a grammy tradition the partners artist from different genres and generations and features rising stars like day. soul singer will melt her -- meld her voice in a duet. organizers say the grammys here at the staples center is different from previous years. the show will be filled withtributes to honor long list
album of the year contender chris stapleton had lead an all star tribute to b.b. king. gary clark junior and king's close friend bonnie raitt will perform. >> he was the greatest and had more influence than anybody i could think of in history in the blues and rock and roll. >> reporter: lady gaga homage to the david bowie will be among the biggest perform ands. >> basically a medley of ninetunes. >> reporter: nile rogers put it together. >> this is very personal because it feels like a wonderful way to say good-bye. >> reporter: the biggest spotlight may belong to taylor swift up for 7 grammys and rapper kendrick lamar who leads with 11 nominations. cbs news los angeles. >> and remember to watch the grammys only right here on wbz starting at 8 tonight. again. on wbz. >> i can't wait to see adele and. [audio not understandable] >> and you have got something at 6. >> we have a special musical
hashtag be my valentine. at's so sweet. >> it is. >> he has the facebook game on point. >> always family time which is cool. >> nice. >> top stories and weather and traffic ahead on wbz. >> the news at 5 starts right now. >> crews battling a fire overnight how bitter cold temperatures are make itdifficult to fight the flames. >> it's another frigid start subzero real feel across southern new england but i am tracking a warmup into the 50s tomorrow. >> and power problems hundreds without heat. how they are dealing with below zero temperatures and when the power could be back on. >> the search is on for a missing man what his family is doing today to track him down. >> from the channel 4 studios in boston, this is wbz this morning. good monday morning it's 5