tv Newscenter 5 Eyeopener ABC October 5, 2015 4:30am-5:00am EDT
emily: it is monday, october 5. good morning. i'm emily riemer. erika: thanks for starting your day right here. i'm erika tarantal. randy off today. here are the stories we're following on the eyeopener right now. a massive search effort continues off the coast of the bahamas right now for the missing cargo ship with americans on board. the new clues just found in the search. up to 24 inches of rain in some spots. carolina where it's still raining right now. river takes a turn for the worse. the rescue that saved a rowing team in trouble. stories. first cindy is is here with your forecast. day. cindy: definitely on the chilly side. still dealing with those winds that will be stepping down over the next couple of days.
to the north we do have a frost advisory up until 9:00 a.m. could be scattered frost with temperatures here in the low to mid 0's. you can see keene at 34. otherwise worcester into boston mid to upper 40's. some of the mid 50's on cape cod this morning. you can see a lot of clouds backing in from the ocean right now. we've got high pressure to our north which is trying to give us the sunshine but cloud cover to today. there is joaquin now moving finally away from bermuda. i think we're locked in the clouds through noontime. notice there could be a little bit of drizzle or scattered light showers mostly in southeastern massachusetts but to the north and west we'll brighten it up as we get into the afternoon. the cloudiest skies through lunchtime, breaks of sunshine this afternoon. brighter the farther north and west you go. it's another kind of cool day. temperatures holding pretty close to 60 degrees a little bit cooler right along the coastline. we're going to warm up in the forecast. we're going to talk more about that coming up. right now out to the roads. in for olessa this morning. we say good morning to kevin brennan. kevin: thank you very much. overnight work crew s is what
we're talking about right now. should be picked up by 5:00 a.m. so far so good downtown by the zakim bridge. they just picked up work crews on the northbound side. looking pretty good southbound from somerville down through that stretch. the rest of downtown route 1 northbound off the tobin bridge after the city square tunnel. got work crews there. and also on the mass pike both directions between the allston/brighton tolls and route 93. now further south, you've got work crews here on route 3 between route 18 and 93. they're already in the process of picking up. same with the crews on 9 both directions by route 24. and 138 in canton. erika. erika: kevin, thanks so much. breaking overnight. one person is dead after an overnight car crash in somerset. it happened on lafayette street. two utility poles were also taken down by the crash. emily: right now debris lifted from the atlantic is giving clues in the search for a missing cargo ship with new englanders on board. the ship known as "el faro" disappeared near the bahamas on thursday while hurricane joaquin was raging. a distress call indicates the
taking on water. it had been en route to puerto rico from jacksonville, florida. search crews found a life ring with the name of the ship on it. they also found shipping containers, but none of tha proves that the ship went down. dylan meklin from maine is among the five new englanders on the boat. friends are anxiously waiting to hear from him. >> you immediately think about the worst, but they're strong kids. emily: tote maritime, the defending its decision to authorize the voyage. the company says joaquin was just a tropical storm at the time, and crew members are equipped to handle changing erika: right now south carolina is under a state of emergency amid epic flooding. this is just one of hundreds of rescues in the fast-moving floodwaters that have just swamped parts of the state. we're talking about 24 inches of rain in some spots; it's just a mind-boggling number. at least seven deaths are now being blamed on this rainstorm.
roads buckled. today emergency workers will go door to door in columbia checking on people trapped by the rising waters. this mother and infant daughter were plucked from their home by a coast guard helicopter. just one of the rescues carried out by coast guard and national guard crews in south carolina. another big concern with all this rain-- drinking water. all of the capitol of columbia-- 375,000 people-- now under a boil-water order. emily: right now several members of a rowing team are recovering as we get new video of their trouble on the river. they were competing in a regatta when conditions suddenly got dangerous. the eye's sera congi is live in lowell with that new video and the rescue that saved them. sera: emily. those high school rowers found themselves in very cold, very treacherous waters after a race on the merrimack river took a turn for the worse. that four-man team ditched the boat as water started spilling in.
minutes later it happened again to a team of nine girls. a shift in wind direction created dangerous swells, taking the boat down. >> they went stern first. they just kept going down. sera: the girls were rescued. three of them were treated for minor hypothermia. the textile river regatta was canceled halfway through. some of the swells there weere as much as four-feet high. live in lowell this morning, sera congi, wcvb, newscenter 5. erika: thank you. a new hampshire man is under investigation after this arsenal of weapons was taken from his home. pelham police say 500-pound mark schlagel was naked when they arrested him. neighbors tell us he claimed he'd shot four people who had broken into his home and cut a hole in the closet. but officers did not find anyone in mark schlagel's closet, only bullet holes. they also found several guns, and more than 10,000 pounds of ammunition. neighbors say they didn't feel
safe living under schlagel. >> it was scary because he was right above us. he was just shooting everywhere. the bullets could have went down through my floor, hit my son, hit my husband, hit me. erika: schalgel was charged with felony reckless conduct. emily: right now an investigation is underway after a deadly fire in athol. one man was killed when flames broke out at the morton meadows housing complex saturday night. the building is managed by the athol housing authority. the victim's name hasn't been released. several other people were burned out by the fire. an investigation is also underway tonight into this fire at a home in waltham. there were people inside this building when the flames broke out, but they all make it out safely. the home was completely destroyed. the people who live there lost everything. firefighters say it appears the flames started on the first floor of the house and then quickly spread. right now a tough new crackdown may be on the way for massachusetts drivers. the eye's antoinette antonio is live in needham with the changes that could be in the works. texting and driving is already
antoinette: erika, we can technically be talking on the phone and be behind the wheel at the same time. illegal. massachusetts state lawmaker s further. tomorrow there will be several hearings on proposals that would require drivers to use hands-free technology behind the wheel like bluetooth. the only exception would be emergency situations. right now several neighboring states including new hampshire, connecticut, vermont, and new york have hands-free laws. supporters say it cuts down on crashes caused by distracted driving. we want to know what you think. should massachusetts have a hands-free law? so you can keep both hands behind the wheel? you can log on on tower wcvb.com web site or our facebook page and take our "eyeopener" now poll. that is the latest live in needham this morning. antoinette antonio, wcvb, newscenter 5. erika: antoinette, thank you. right now security is being boosted at college campuses in philadelphia after a vague online threat. that threat was posted on the same website that carried
postings about the oregon shootings a day before the killings. the f.b.i. put out the warning to philly area schools even though the threat is somewhat vague. alerts were set out to students as a precaution. erika: and this morning we're learning new chilling details about the horror in that classroom in oregon. emily: hear from one of the heros who put his life on the line to save others. and the final words the gunman uttered to the victims. erika: linkedin is now at the center of a major lawsuit and has been ordered to pay up how you can cash in. cindy: after a dreary and chilly weekend, we are expecting a warm-up eventually. my timeline for when sunshine
>> hello everyone. i'm doing well and i'm overwhelmed by the support that i've gotten from everybody. emily: that is the new message from a hero. chris mintz was shot seven times during last week's campus shooting in oregon. and survivors say he put his life on the line for others. that video coming as we hear more about the terror at umpqua community college. 18-year-old lacey was one of the closest witnesses to the gunman. she survived when another victim fell on top of her and she played dead. her father says the gunman told the victims, "we'll all be together in just a moment." they he gave his last words. >> and the words were this. you got me. i've had enough. i'm done. emily: we're also learning the gunman gave a flash drive to one student telling him to give it to police. erika: in economic headlines this morning, coming to a target near you. the tech gadget you'll be able to get your hands on later this month at target. and the video you don't want to miss.
hampshire neighborhood. if you are heading out, you can watch the latest newscenter 5 newscast right now or anytime on the wcvb mobile app. it is just hey mom, i could use some basil. oh, sure thing, sweetie. r life is eating out of a flower pot. wait where' s the? right. it' s being a food paparazzi. rhoney, your rump roast just broke the internet. as it should. and a takeout romantic. dessert! happy anniversary.
>> i think we may have officially entered that point when you wake up every morning and you go, wow, it is no longer summer. cindy: that's a battle that goes on in our house too about when you turn the heat on. emily: the great debate for couples everywhere. erika: ours kicked on this weekend. emily: we're not in control of it. cindy: a little gas in the fireplace, please. behind us here, this is the
in south carolina. incredible. completely unrelated by the way from hurricane joaquin. joaquin is passing a good 500 evening. and we're really just going to surf around here. there you see the storm from bermuda where it brought up to about six inches of rain, tropical storm force winds and a category 1 winds. you see it's a good 500 miles southeast of nantucket. joaquin not really impacting us, but we still that have stubborn easterly flow off the ocean. the winds not nearly as strong this morning as they have been in past couple days but still getting gusts here over 20 miles per hour on the cape and nantucket. we still have a lot of low cloudiness kind of pivoting in from the ocean, kind of backing in on us. the farther north and west you go, the clearer the skies are. but the temperatures are colder. we've got frost and freeze advisories up here.
parts of southern new hampshire, western massachusetts. look at the temperatures. jaffrey down to 33. it is 34 in keene. this is where we could have a morning. boston 49. once you get into southeastern massachusetts with more winds stirring, more cloud cover. temperatures not as chilly now. we'll hang on to a lot of cloud cover today. the farther north and west you there will be. but it will be a breezy, cool day. winds out of the northeast 10-15. our high temperatures in the upper 50's to around 60 at the coast. we're getting a little bit more sunshine north and west. we could sneak into the lower 60's. not bad. here you see on future cast through noontime a lot of clouds hanging tight. not out of the question in southeastern massachusetts there could be spotty drizzle. if you are down this way, probably not the worst idea to have an umbrella with you just so you can protect yourself from that patchy drizzle. notice as we get toward late afternoon and this evening though, still hanging on to the clouds in southeastern massachusetts. but some breaks of sunshine farther to the north and west. overnight tonight, we are going to see the skies clear up a
little bit. temperatures will be mildest where we hang on to the most clouds on the cape. otherwise down to around 40 degrees in orange. mid 40's in boston. we're going to brighten things up for you tomorrow. tomorrow looks like a brighter day overall. the temperatures responding into the upper 60's we go. notice how we clear out the skies and then here during the afternoon, a good amount of sunshine for you. brightening up. less wind in the forecast on tuesday. wednesday looks like the warmest day of the week with tons of sunshine. look at that. temperatures up around 70 degrees. a bit of a sea breeze will keep us cooler on the cape but weds we looks loob the warmest day of the week. dry on thursday. as we head toward friday that is our next chance for rain. we're actually going to see some showers coming on in. but if you have plans to be heading out north to check out the foliage, it is about that time here. it's running late this year. starting to see some change across central and northern new england. a little bit behind what is considered average. showers coming in later friday. should be moving out on saturday morning. so if you are weekend plans it looks like clearing skies on saturday.
overall the weather should not have a big impact on your weekend. kevin: nice and chilly. i just took my air conditioners out this weekend. cindy: we're near 90 a couple of weeks ago. remember that? kevin: the roadways are pretty decent shape. you may want to give a couple minutes to warm up that car this morning. so far so good. we'll pick up all the overnight work crews especially downtown. looking good over the zakim bridge. route 1 northbound over the to be inbridge. we'll pick up those crews as well. we'll go to the maps. no real big troubles to mention. route northbound, a fine ride from hanover up to route 39. that will take you about 10 minutes. no troubles here on that lower end of 9 and 128 will pick up those crews by 24 and 138. in canton. out to the west, mass pike flowing nicely. framingham all the way into boston. take you about 23 minutes from route 9 heading towards those allston/brighton tolls. up to the north, routes 3, 93, 95, all a nice ride out of southern new hampshire down to 128. 93 itself 22 minutes from
andover right down to the lower deck. erika. erika: k.b., thanks so much. topping economic headlines. asian stocks are up following weak jobs data in the u.s. the numbers released friday have investors thinking the federal reserve might postpone an interest rate hike. u.s. stock futures are mostly higher ahead of the start of trading. linkedin has been ordered to pay up. the social networking site has agreed to a $13 million settlement for sending too many emails. some members were upset that address book contacts they'd requested to connect with had received multiple reminder emails. the settlement affects those who used the site's "add connections" feature between 2011 and 2014. if that includes you, you have until december 14 to submit a claim form. just in time for the holiday season, target will soon start stocking the apple watch. the retail chain will roll out the watch over the next few weeks, and all locations are expected to get it by october 25. online orders at target.com will start on the 18.
emily: commitment 2016 with a busy day in new hampshire. republican presidential candidate carly fiorina will be at the manchester rotary before making stops in nashua and bedford. george pataki will visit a pizza shop in lebanon before heading to dartmouth college. and democrat hillary clinton will make her 10th visit to the granite state. while there, clinton will introduce proposals to curb gun violence. "the new york times" reports her ideas include using executive action to close the so-called gun show loophole. background checks are not required at gun shows or over the internet with private sellers. last week clinton vowed to lead a counter-movement against the national rifle association. erika: a moose on the loose! the huge animal was spotted jumping over cars in manchester, new hampshire, yesterday. but the people we talked to weren't scared. they wanted to see the it for themselves. >> lied like to see the moose. i've never seen a moose. i want to find the moose and take it home with me. erika: some girls even came up
with a "moose" and nae-nae dance police say the moose was last spotted heading into the woods near goffstown. i guess that song goes with everything these days. stories this morning. the red sox paying tribute to a legend. game for broadcaster don orsillo after 15 years as the voice of the sox. will be the greatest memory of my life. emil orsillo will be calling san diego padres games for the next six years. dave o'brien will replace orsillo next year. bears get a big scare from a little guy. a 20-pound french bulldog managed to scare bears away from a house in california. jules the dog charged right up to two cubs all while mama bear was close by. jules's owners say they couldn't believe how tough she was. erika: some building implosions
are just more entertaining than others. this is a pretty good one from des moines, iowa. you're watching that city's old ymca building going down. they pushed the button at 7:00 a.m., so you had to be an early riser to see it. we're giving the demolition team some extra points for the burst of flame that kicked things off. it does look like it's out of a movie or something. very awesome. this morning the season is over for the red sox, and it didn't end well. but sox fans hoping for some good news may have their answer. emily: who will be returning next season that could provide some stability for the club? then new on the eyeopener at 5:00, buying in bulk is not always the answer. three items to never pickup while warehouse shopping. it's not about hugging trees. it's not about being wasteful either.
go." erika: right now debris lifted from the atlantic is providing clues in the search for a missing cargo ship with five new englanders on board. the ship known as "el faro" disappeared near the bahamas thursday while hurricane joaquin was raging. a distress call indicates the vessel lost power and started taking on water. the only confirmed trace of the "el faro" is a life ring that was found saturday. emily: right now south carolina is under a state of emergency amid epic flooding. we're talking about 24 inches of rain in some spots, and it's still raining right now. at least seven deaths are being blamed on this rainstorm. hundreds of people have been rescued. today, emergency crews will go door to door in columbia checking on people trapped by the rising waters. erika: a new hampshire man is under investigation after an arsenal of weapons was taken from his home. pelham police say mark schlagel was naked when they arrested him. they also found several guns and more than 10,000 pounds of ammunition. schlagel is charged with felony emily: jury selection is set to begin this week in the trial of a teenager accused of raping and
danvers high school. phillip chism was 14 when he was charged in the murder of colleen ritzer. her body was found covered in leaves behind the school allegedly next to a note reading, "i hate you all." chism is being tried as an adult. jury selection begins on wednesday. erika: right now security is being boosted at college campuses in philadelphia after a vague online threat. that threat was posted on the same website that carried postings about the oregon shootings a day before the killings. the f.b.i. put out the warning to philly area schools even though the threat is somewhat vague. alerts were sent out to students as a precaution. emily: m.g.m. resorts international looking to boost support for its forthcoming casino in springfield. the company president will visit the city today to meet with the mayor and reaffirm his commitment to the project. m.g.m. has proposed a drastic redesign of its original plan and wants to delay the opening by one year to september 2018. the city council is demanding a referendum on that design
change. erika: a tough new crackdown may be on the way for massachusetts drivers. texting and driving is already illegal, but tomorrow there will be a hearing on several proposals that would require drivers to use hands-free technology behind the wheel. that includes bluetooth. several neighboring states including new hampshire, connecticut, vermont, and new york already have hands-free laws. in a season of disappointment and upheaval, a measure of stability for the red sox. john farrell will return as manager next year. farrell left the team in august to undergo cancer treatment. he finished chemotherapy last week and was given a clean bill of health. the sox ended the season with a 3--1 loss to the indians last night. emily: running for a great cause in wayland. cindy served as emcee for the third annual john tanner memorial 5-k. the event raised money and awareness for batten disease. john tanner was a longtime employee at russell's garden center who unexpectedly passed away while running the new york city half marathon this past spring.
he had been deeply involved in fundraising for the disease. cindy, it looks like a lot of fun. cindy: a very special cause too. raising awareness of batten disease. a lot of people have no idea what it is. a couple years ago i had no idea what it was ear. a great event. the weather held out as well. it was uncertain how the weekend would turn out but we had a decent day yesterday. the winds are finally coming down as well slowly. still seeing sustained winds 10 to near 20 miles per hour along the coastline. gradually the winds will continue to subside. we'll warm up the ems by wednesday back up to around 70 degrees if you can believe it. our next chance for rain isn't coming in until friday but it is is still flooding rain right now. down through if carolinas particularly coastal parts of south carolina where they have had close to two feet of rain in some areas since the weekend here. also we're watching huff cane joaquin. you can see it is moving away from bermuda here.
it is slowly weakening. you can see around here generally quiet with clearer skies to our north. we do have a lot of clouds here in southern new england. and we still have that component in off the ocean. overall, it will be a cloudier, cooler day. we're starting out in the 40's and 30's this morning. looking for high temperatures in the upper 50's and lower 60's. now we are going to see some breaks of sunshine. the brightest skies will be in southeastern massachusetts. we're going to hang on to a fair amount of cloud cover today. even though we're getting up to 60 degrees that is warmer than it has been all month long. we've been stuck in the 50's every day this month. it looks like warmer temperatures are finally working on in. today is likely the coolest of the next several days. temperatures tomorrow coming up in the upper 60's as we brighten up our skies. the warmest day of the week should be on wednesday. our next chance for rain likely coming in on friday. the morning looks dry. a front coming through. looks like showers coming in during the afternoon and evening hours. they should be exiting on saturday morning.