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about fluzone high-dose. fluzone high-dose vaccine. "eyeopener." mike: the early feel of winter this morining. when we'll see temperatures head the other way. sera: unraveling the story behind an amber alert. the reason police in pennsylvania issued the urgent call for help, and what's happening to the mother and child now. frank: and a delayed homecoming for national guard unit. the important message behind the ceremony. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." sera: good sunday morning, everyone. it is october 18. i'm sera congi in for antoinette. frank: and i'm frank holland. mike wankum standing by. a frosty start to your sunday. take a look at the snapshot from the mt. washington observatory.
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mike, there's actual snow and ice right now. not even halloween. mike: because of where they're at, they get what is called raw eye building up on everything. i remember spending a week up there in january. it was amazing to be there. if you ever get a chance to see it in the winter it's more spectacular than in the summer. the freeze warnings are out until 9:00 this morning. then tonight we'll have a new why? freezing mark. ear going to continue it mostly along the coastal areas. that will include the city of boston down to the cape and the islands and the south coastal areas. if you didn't get freezing temperatures last night, you will tonight. if you covered the tender vegetation last night, you will have to do it again tonight because it will be a chilly one out there. state. springfield at 24 degrees. 10 degrees warmer in boston. and about another few more degrees as you head down toward nantucket where it's in the 40's right now. what we have going on are clear skies out there. really crisp and refreshing this morning. this afternoon we may see some of these clouds work their way in and pop up.
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not out of the question that we could see a sprinkle or perhaps don't worry. there won't be too much out of the whole thing. so today look like we'll be revolving around temperatures into the mid 40's with plenty of sunshine but those clouds coming in this afternoon. we'll show you the warm-up coming up in just a few moments. sera: thanks, mike. this morning we're learning new alert that ended at children's this mother under arrest; her baby now in state custody. frank: police in pennsylvania put out the alert fearing for the safety of the child. newscenter 5's reid lamberty explains how the mother and baby ended up here. friend (on phone): she was just getting the best medical attention for her child as she possibly could. reid: tiffany cherry, says a friend who spoke to us over the phone, is a 36-year-old mother who drove over 300 miles to bring her sick infant son to one of the nation's best hospitals where he was born less than three months ago. friend: she made a decision in her heart as a mother. reid: it was an act of love, says the friend. friday afternoon cherry took her
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near wilkes-barre, pennsylvania. doctors there said the child was severely dehydrated and in need of medical attention; but rather than taking her son to a hospital in pennsylvania, police say cherry decided to drive to boston. friend: she didn't like the medical advice she was getting. get dehydrated or abduct her child. she went to get the right medical attention for her baby. reid: an amber alert was triggered for the mother and infant son friday afternoon after they left pennsylvania. a nurse at boston's children's contacted police after realizing she had just admitted the infant boy. friend: she went straight to the hospital with her child. they found her in the place they needed to find her. reid: cherry was arrested on a child endangerment warrant out of pennsylvania and several outstanding warrants out of massachusetts. her son quavai is now in the
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to tiffany is fair at all. reid: tiffany cherry is originally from north andover according to a friend. she will be arraigned on monday morning on charges related to that amber alert and those warrants out of massachusetts, one of which dates back to 2002. in boston, i'm reid lamberty, wcvb, newscenter 5. sera: new this morningb oston police say a man from mattapan is under arrest, charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. 20-year-old gerard moore was arrested on roxbury street friday night. police say moore was threatening people around the dudley square station. he refused to drop the weapon, which turned out to be this b.b. gun. he was also cited for carrying a pocket knife. frank: a state trooper who was injured in a collision on the mass pike is out of the hospital this morning. the crash happened in newton friday night. the driver of a tractor-trailer that struck the trooper's s.u.v. is now facing charges. investigators say the trooper site when he was hit from behind. a plymouth man is in custody right now accused of driving the wrong way on route 3 early police got a number of reports of a car headed south in the northbound lanes. the driver hit at least one
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vehicle. 26-year-old kevin palmer was arrested in bourne. he's facing several charges including driving under the influence. sera: the longtime girlfriend and fugitive companion of boston mobster james "whitey" bulger will be back in a federal courtroom tomorrow. catherine greig is facing criminal contempt charges. she's been refusing to testify for months about whether any other people were helping bulger during his 16 years on the run. she's already serving an eight-year sentence for identity fraud and conspiracy to harbor a fugitive. also in court tomorrow the man accused of killing a mother in swampscott. jason fleury is set to have a bail hearing. the convicted sex offender was arrested in virginia back in august and has been held without bail since then. he's accused of killing jaimee mendez whose body was found along king's beach in january. fleury has pleaded not guilty. frank: a former uber driver is pleading guilty to rape and kidnapping charges. of the courtroom last summer, was accused of picking up a
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after she got cash from an a.t.m., she was driven to a assaulted. done was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in state prison. he still faces rape and assault charges in separate cases between 2006 and 2010. a tragic story out of connecticut this morning. a man who was working inside a smokestack on the yale university campus died after he fell 50 feet down the chimney. that man was working to upgrade yale's central power plant when it took officials about an hour to get him out of the chimney. later died at a hospital. the incident is under investigation. sera: although belated, it was a warm welcome home in concord for the new hampshire national guard's detachment 18. governor maggie hassan and senator kelly ayotte were among family and friends who attended the special ceremony. the group returned in july from a nine-month deployment to the middle east. >> it's good for people to be able to know that people are still going and coming back. i think sometimes in the bigger population people don't realize that, hey, this is still
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happening. it's been going on for a long time. it's going to keep going on for a long time in my opinion. it's still happening. sera: the unit has been on a now preparing to get back to work. frank: a unique approach to connecting with the community the police department here in concord, massachusetts says it plans to issue up to 200 "citations" for good behavior. that could include something like wearing a bicycle helmet or looking both ways before crossing a street. instead of a fine or a court appearance, these citations can be redeemed for two scoops of ice cream at "reasons to be cheerful," a local cafe. i see you giggling over there. sera: sounds like a great idea. frank: i like ice cream. works for me. coming up, israel on alert amid an outbreak of violence. sera: the march for peace as the number of attacks on the streets of jerusalem rises. frank: the cleanup after massive mudslides cover a major highway in southern califionia. the progress and the damage. mike: a cold start to your sunday. the outlook for the rest of your day and when we will see another
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frank: it's 8:11. welcome back. this is not where you want to be-- inside a car being moved by a mudslide. right now crews are digging out dozens of buried cars in california under several feet of mud. the mess has a parts of a busy highway still shut down. sera: dozens of homes have also been damaged and the clean-up is extensive. crews clearing mud-blocked roads in southern california are racing against the clock and mother nature. saturday morning, construction equipment arrived to aid in the digout before another round of weather hits. >> they're expecting more rain this afternoon, and if that happens, then what we're going to do is probably clear all the personnel that are working in the area just in case there's more mud slides. >> it's pretty scary to see the water on both sides moving very
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quickly and rising very quickly. i was thinking about how i was going to go out the sunroof to get on top of the vehicle. sera: thousands of cars and trucks remain stranded after >> i cannot get across to go home. sera: this video shows just how water swept across highways and neighborhoods. >> i've never seen this before. sera: as road crews work, families and businesses are clearing out leaving mud-caked belongings out as trash. the roads still so covered it's hard to see the curb. >> we had a couple firefighters stop to give us sandbags. >> were were three inches thick >> we were probably about three inches thick in mud. we've been cleaning off and pressure washing all of that. doing a lot of clean-up. it's been crazy. sera: now everyone is holding their breath for a possible round two as more rain moves in. a lot of people getting out here in boston and doing hiking. today's chill might keep us from doing all that. mike: in january we'll talk
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about how warm it is and a beautiful day for the head of the charles. if you're going to be one of those people heading down there, look, the rowers are out on the water already. we've just about started our first race for the day. they'll go all the way until after 4:00 when the ones start coming out. everybody getting in position. it's a fabulous race to watch. if you get a chance, check it out. it's great. there are thousands of people on the shoreline and always something to do. even if you don't like rowing there's a lot of things going on at the charles. this week the national weather service issued their outlook for the winter. because el nino is going to be very strong they're thinking there's a wet area that will move in here. you think wetter than norming and it's winter, that means snow. doesn't it? they also take a look at the temperatures. they're thinking that the northern tier states may be warmer than normal. here's the question mark we have. when el nino happens it has an impact on the coasts so it's not really a direct correlation to what happens to our weather. all you need is is one or two cold outbreaks with plenty of moisture around and you could have a a winter with a lot of
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snow. you always take these long-range forecasts with a grain of salt because they are sort of on the edge. we don't really have a good handle on what's going to happen road. we do have a pretty good handle on what's going to happen the next several days though. 70's. yesterday. that's why today feels so cold to you because we've been so warm. you check out temperatures like bedford at 29 degrees right now 33. boston just staying above the freezing mark had morning. we had a lot of temperatures dropping below that. norwood dropped down to 30 degrees right now. plymouth, taunton. there's a lot of frost out there this morning. you may have to find that ice scraper that you put away last winter. it will be needed this morning. 34 degrees. a northwest wind at 10 miles an hour giving us a wind chill index or how it feels out there. 26 degrees above zero. the wind is out of the northwest at about 10-15 miles per hour. i expect it to pick up a little bit this afternoon probably in the 10-20-mile-per-hour range. that is going to have some
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so you see the satellite picture? all nice and clear over us. but notice these clouds out here to the west. some of this actually lake-effect snow that's happening. the cold air blowing across the lake to get the moisture. you get these bands of snow that develop out there. remember buffalo last year the horrible snow they had out there. you get the same effect going on over the cape. we're getting rain showers off shore. i think what will happen this afternoon, we'll see some of these clouds bubble up across the area. we could have a sprinkle or perhaps a flurry. i don't think it will be a big issue but the threat will be out there. you see this is at 7:00 tonight. that's the end of the whole thing and then it clears away. with the clear skies, it's going to get at least as cold tonight as it was last night. probably in some places a couple of degrees colder. so mostly sunny. afternoon clouds today. 44 to 48 degrees. and then tonight evening clouds clearing out overnight tonight. 24-34 degrees for your overnight low. here's what we also have to contend with. another freeze warning overnight tonight. that's why i say if you didn't get freezing temperatures last night you probably will tonight. so anything that was not frozen, it's probably going to get some
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frost on it and probably even freezing temperatures. let me break it down for you in our seven-day forecast. here's the way it look. 48 degrees. a bit on the breezy side. a few clouds this afternoon. tomorrow frost likely again in the morning. warming up to 40, 48 degrees. on tuesday about 60. i do have showers coming in that forecast late on wednesday as we start to get this mild air flowing in here. that's going to allow us to warm up nicely on thursday about 64 degrees but we have some showers. first batch comes through in the morning. with this cold front coming through another batch of showers later into the day. two opportunities for rain. but that's not a lot of rain to be talking about. it is a dry forecast. we've been very dry so far. behind that system by the way we have a shot of cool air flowing back in here. that's why you see the high temperatures toward the end of the week like friday and saturday only into the upper 50's which compared to today is still quite a bit milder than what we have going on. today we're just looking at temperatures into the upper 40's but by the end of the week we'll see temperatures in the 50's. midweek look like we'll be seeing temperatures nicely into
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frank and sera. sera: thanks, mike. 8:16 this morning. checking some of the other stories happening right now. frank: hundreds marched through the streets of jerusalem for a they're calling for an end to the violence that has gripped israel over the past month. despite new security measures, it shows no sign of stopping. five palestinians were shot yesterday after a series of stabbings and attempted stabbings in israel. sera: a fire that went through a church in st. louis yesterday is now under investigation. officials say they believe it was arson. the new life missionary baptist church is now the fifth house of worship burned in less than two weeks. investigators are searching for clues that could link these fires. church members are holding service on the lawn today. these six church leaders and parishioners are now facing charges including manslaughter and assault for brutally beating two brothers in a church sanctuary last week in upstate new york. among those accused-- the boys'
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parents. 19-year-old lucas leonard died and his 17-year-old brother was hospitalized in serious condition. all six have plead not guilty. frank: astronaut scott kelly has now spent more time in space than any other american. today marks 385 days, setting a new record for his stay aboard the international space station. nasa says he is scheduled to complete his mission on march 3. by then, he would have spent 522 days in space. sera: northeastern university offering a deal on grad school for the siblings and parents of undergraduates there. starting in 2016, the 25% discount will be available. it's officially called the "lifetime learning membership." it's designed to prepare families for the ever-changing job market. the tuition break will apply to classes taken on campus and online. >> now sportscenter 5 with bob halloran. bob: good morning, everyone. the time is almost here. the patriots and colts starring in "revenge of deflategate." the patriots maintaining all week long, just another game. >> every week we just want to win. so that's what the motivation is
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coming in, preparing the whole week and going out there and when you prepare all week, you put everything out there on the practice field. in film. you're preparing your body mentally and physically. you just don't want to go out there and not compete on sunday. coach: it's the same questions every week. we're getting ready to play a game on sunday. we're going to do the best we can to prepare for it, be ready to go. perform well on sunday night. that's what we do. bob: college football. eagles at clemson last night. first quarter on the center field comes over and picks off the pass and runs it back 28 yards deep into tiger territory. geoff smith gets the nod as the b.c. quarterback. he tosses a five-yarder to david dudeck and the eagles are in the lead 7-0. clemson torched the taunted eagle defense for 420 yards, 500 yards total. watson, 51-yarder to scott. and the eagles go on to lose
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later tonight on sportscenter 5 o.t. sean grandy joins mike lynch to talk celtics and the entire day in the nfl, baseball play-offs and a few other things i'm not thinking of right now. that's sports this morning. have a great day. frank: it's the mystery of the missing ronald in northampton. sera: a local family now offering a reward to get their beloved ronald mcdonald statue back. the family is asking for the public's help finding this three-foot tall icon which was stolen from the yard of their summer home in leverett back in august. they say this statue of ronald is very rare. they've been tracking it on social media and even put up fliers offering a $300 reward. northampton police are also on the case. ramping up to help a neighbor in need. frank: the volunteer effort boosting a needham family and why the special project means so much. sera: and it's only october but a major ski resort is ready to welcome skiers. the early opening ahead. it is chilly out there, but the
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the ski season starts today-- at least at killington mountain in you can take a run while you take in the foliage. the beast-- as it is called-- will open to season pass holders at noon. the chairlifts will be ready to go for everyone else tomorrow morning. sunday river is also expected to
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open tomorrow. sera: mike, i'm all for fun winter sports but the cold, i don't know. i still feel like it's a little too soon. can't you delay it just a little longer. mike: last winter was so brutal. it seemed like the summer was so short but we're headed toward that season. but it's a slow process. i will tell you though that the temperatures we're having no morning was really a rapid cooldown, colder than we should. we're going to warm things back up. you can see the current temperatures right now 34 in boston. worcester at 30. nashua at 30. some of our temperatures are off their morning lows but they're still pretty chilly out there. speaking of chilly, let me give you an idea of what the pats can expect in indianapolis today. they're having freezing temperatures out there this morning. they're going to rebound about 58 degrees. sunny skies. i don't know. they may have dome open. have to wait and see. otherwise we have the sunshine out there right now. see the clouds off to the west. they're going to tryo come in here this afternoon. one or two of those may produce a sprinkle or two. for the most part today is just a sunny day. tomorrow is wall-to-wall sunshine but it will be chilly especially in the early morning hours. check out the morning lows. tomorrow morning, yes, boston will drop below freezing.
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then it looks like we'll warm things up by tuesday and wednesday we're back into the 60's with sunshine. by thursday a chance of some showers. not a lot of rain but some showers. then it's slightly cooler temperatures as we head towards the end of the week. frank and sera. thanks a lot, mike. on the loose! police in staten island found themselves on a wild chase yesterday. sera: they were after this little guy. buster, a one-year-old kangaroo belongs to a man from upstate new york who brought him down to show him off to a friend. the animal apparently escaped through the gate of a neighboring yard making a brief run for it. he didn't get very far though. buster's owner is not facing any charges. frank: what do you call him? do you call the spca? sera: no one will believe you. frank: vice president joe biden close to a decision on a white house run. sera: the potential signs that have political watchers buzzing. a run to remember. a wave of support for the legacy of a murdered journalist. how the event is being marked around the world.
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frank: a live look at the head of the charles. 36 degrees out there. a bit of a chilly start for all the rowers. stay with us. the "eyeopener" continues. >> this is an editorial by wcvb-tv channel 5 president and general manager bill fine. bill fine: boston's city councilors, without a raise since 2006, want a massive one. current laws allow the council themselves to recommend their own pay grade-- and they did, initially a boost of 29%. in a clever fashion, by potentially utilizing an anachronistic loophole, they found the path to a 14% raise by literally sitting on their hands or, to use a football metaphor, lining up in the v formation and letting the clock run out. how did they get there? a year ago, city council president bill linehan proposed increasing the councilors' salary by $25,000 to just over $112,000 annually, citing their lack of a raise for almost a decade. after significant pushback, the council voted themselves a lower increase to $107,500. but boston mayor marty walsh
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with mike wankum who used the word "ice scraper" earlier. mine is still buried somewhere. mike: or you burned them after last winter. sera: the ritual burning. mike: there's a little bit of ice out there. don't worry. i think you can turn the windshield wipers on and use the fluid and it is perfectly fine. we're off the morning lows. some of those were awful cold this morning. still 24 in jaffrey. 24 out in springfield. we have the temperature in the city of beverly at 31 degrees. bedford at 29. boston 34 degrees but remember that reading is taken out at logan airport surrounded by warm ocean waters. the water temperatures are 55 degrees right now. once you get away from the airport, you cross in the tunnels and the temperatures probably dropped in the freezing zone last night. over the cape readings in the 40's. that's a reflection of the ocean temperatures that are out there. what's happening? satellite picture all clear. if you go out for a walk this morning, you have to bundle up a little bit. it's still nice out there. as we widen out the views look at the clouds to the west. we may see more of that developing this afternoon.
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we had a few sprinkles. we may have the same thing going on today. a few sprinkles here and there. a lot of us will stay dry. mostly sunny with afternoon clouds. 44-48 degrees. northwesterly winds about 10-20 miles per hour. that's why i think you'll need the sweater most of the day today. don't worry. it's cold today. it's chilly again tomorrow. look what happens by the time we get to tuesday. we're warming things up to around 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies. looking really nice toward midweek. i'll detail all the timeline when the warmth gets here coming frank? frank: thanks, mike. breaking overnight. one person has died and four others were injured after a shooting at the zombie-con festival in downtown fort meyers, florida. police are still searching for a suspect right now. the annual festival was expected to draw more than 20,000 fans for the zombie-themed music and sera: right now, this mother is under arrest and her two-month-old baby in state custody. tiffany cherry set off an amber alert yesterday when she took
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pennsylvania. she was arrested at boston children's hospital where she brought her son to be treated for severe dehydration. frank: right now a plymouth man is in custody accused of driving the wrong way on route 3 early yesterday morning. 26-year-old kevin palmer was arrested in bourne. he's facing several charges including driving under the influence. commitment 2016. the political world still waiting for vice president joe biden to make a decision on a white house run. he had a closely watched speech last night, but he's keeping the nation guessing. meanwhile, on the republican side, two candidates go at it on twitter. vice president joe biden started running on saturday away from questions about a possible 2016 campaign to the sidelines of his granddaughter's delaware cross country meet. the v.p. still officially undecided about a presidential run, but the pressure is higher than ever. his boss, president obama, says
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space. president: you can direct those president. >> i'll tell you what, didn't it make you proud to be a democrat? frank: many biden supporters and recently nudged biden to make a the vice president's inner circle even sent out an email run but is that a sign? >> i think he's even closer now his staff wouldn't be doing those things, having those ready to get in this race. frank: on the republican side a fresh feud between two of the top contenders. donald trump: i like george bush. he's a nice man. frank: donald trump complimenting george w. bush after launching a harsh critique of him during an interview with bloomberg tv. trump: when you talk about george bush, say what you want. the world trade center came down during his time. >> you can't blame george bush for that. trump: he was president, okay. frank: jeb bush fired back sharply on twitter. "how pathetic for trump to criticize the president for 9/11. we were attacked, and my brother kept us safe." trump reacting in typical fashion on twitter calling jeb pathetic. the g.o.p. candidates will meet face to face for their next debate in just 11 days. hillary clinton will be off the campaign trail next week, headed
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showdown with house republicans over the benghazi attacks. meanwhile, sources say vice president biden's decision is imminent. sera: republican candidates are out campaigning in new hampshire this weekend. senator ted cruz held a rally at the hopkinton fairground in contoocook yesterday, then stopped at a 603 alliance event at the fairground. the g.o.p. hopeful railed against what he calls corruption in washington and said his supporters are grassroots conservative activists. and senator rand paul is back in the granite state for a three-day trip. he stopped at tucker's restaurant in hooksett for a meet and greet. with 15 candidates vying for your vote, paul says he's trying to set himself apart from the pack with his budget plan. this morning senator paul will stop at the dalton gun range at 8:00. frank: 5 on the opioid crisis. the tragedy of heroin addiction touching so many massachusetts families. 27-year-old kali dargoonian was found dead from an overdose at her andover home a few weeks
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last night family, friends, and neighbors gathered to raise money and awareness in the hairdresser's hometown. the "andover cares" fundraiser featured local bands doing their part to take on the epidemic. kali's mom says enough is enough. >> something has got to be done. i mean it's an epidemic. people need to be educated. they have to learn and listen. we need to get the word out. i mean, get this off the street. frank: kali was a successful business owner. painful reminder that addiction does not discriminate. newscenter 5's ed harding was on hand to host the event. right now, police are investigating the death of a teen in new hampshire. police say she may have died from a drug overdose. riviera motel in rochester early yesterday morning. the body of the 17-year-old girl was found in one of the rooms. her mother and a male friend were in the room as well. police are calling the teen's death suspicious, but there haven't been any arrests. sera: hundreds of people taking
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steps to change the face of international journalism with the first annual run to honor james foley. he was murdered by isis last year. his foundation will support conflict journalists and hostage families. yesterday, a celebration of his life and mission in rochester. they run for a mission. every stride inspired by one man. diane foley: it's just a gift. it's just jim, you know. jim was loved. sera: over 1,000 runners and walkers taking part in the foley foundation 5k in honor of rochester, new hampshire, native james foley. the young journalist covering the conflict in syria was killed while being held captive by isis. john foley: he would have loved being here today. sera: foley's father john and his mother diane joined in the event. a bitter-sweet journey to the finish line. john foley: alternating between sadness and joy. the sadness is just because we miss jim.
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the joy is that so many people wanted to do this for jim. diane foley: i'm so grateful because this helps his spirit of goodness to continue in the world. sera: while the heart of this race may be here in rochester, new hampshire, there are runners taking part around the world. in london and hong kong and all over the globe, another 900 ran virtually alongside the crowds in new hampshire. lynn smith: james foley is everything that is good about the world. and anything that i can do to support his legacy, it's personal. personal for everybody in new hampshire. sera: the money raised from the event will help conflict journalists, hostage families, and others in need. diane foley: i was just so proud and grateful for jim's life because he challenges us every day to keep going and to keep fighting for the things he believed in. sera: such a great event. they hope to continue each year. james foley would have celebrated his 42nd birthday today. frank: it's game day in indy but the patriots still don't know if they'll be up against quarterback andrew luck today. luck is listed as questionable but seems more probable than not. meanwhile, patriot linebacker dont'a hightower has been ruled out for tonight's game. hightower suffered an injury to his ribs last week in dallas
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luck or maybe matt hasselbeck. coach: we don't have any control over that. we just have to defend whatever they'll do. we'll prepare for the things-- what we think they have done and what they will do and whatever they decide to do, they decide to do. frank: also out for the patriots, defensive end trey flowers. kick-off for tonight's game in indy at 8:30. sera: planning for a major event in boston is in the works right now we're talking about grand prix boston. the idea is to bring indy-car racing to the streets of the over labor day weekend. but can boston attract the projected 120,000 fans? >> we're not looking for one specific demo that is a motor sports. you could actually come to this event for three days, not see a on-track motor sports activity and still have a heck of a time. sera: and our political analysts break down the democrats' first presidential debate,
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sera: volunteers were out in needham yesterday to lend a helping hand to a man in need. frank: angelo terrazzino is a leukemia survivor. but he's recently had some major setbacks preventing him from getting around his home safely. so his daughter took to social media to ask for assistance. the "random smile" project stepped up to the plate. volunteers showed up to help
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entrance of his home. >> right now it's very difficult. somebody has to go over and pick him up and carry him out of the house. we'll take that out of the equation. so at least he'll get out of the house now very easily, and like i said, hopefully he only needs this ramp for a couple of months and he'll be able to walk out in a couple months. right now this alleviates one problem they have to think about every day. frank: the next phase of the project will be the addition of an indoor stair lift so that angelo can safely get to his bathroom and bedroom. >> now your storm team 5 forecast with meterologist mike wankum. sera: if you went out to walk the dog or take a run or a walk, you felt that chill in the air. mike: but it's kind of refreshing in some ways. sera: okay. frank: let's slow down. i don't know if refreshing is the right word. mike: you have to embrace the season, you know. sera: refreshing for the rowers. mike: for the rowers the cool weather is not too bad. they've worked really really hard out there. the problem is the wind this afternoon.
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you see the beautiful foliage that's one of the reasons they hold the head of the charles this time of year because this is supposed to be our peak week for colors here in boston. get out there. there will be thousands of rowers and even many more thousands of spectators out there because we have sunshine. i can remember back in the mid '90's we had a big nor'easter. they had to cancel the race going on. even with a northwesterly wind at 10-20 it's not bad just a little cool. you have to bundle up for it just a tad. as we look over the city it's still 34 degrees. our low temperature this morning in boston 3 degrees. so we're one degree off our morning low but boy it will be a today. northwesterly wind at 10. giving us a wind chill index of 26 degrees. here's that wind i was talking about just coming out of the northwest right here. that's why i think it will build a little bit as we head through the afternoon. not tremendously but 10-20 and still a little gusty. you're trying to row into that breeze. when the big long boats come out at 4:00 this afternoon, then you
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really have that wind having a big impact on what they're doing. here's what's happening this morning. we have clear skies. you see the clouds bubbling up out here. remember yesterday they did the same thing. they bubbled up in the afternoon. we had one or two of them producing sprinkles. i think the threat is less than what it was yesterday. even had a trace of an inch of snow reported out at worcester airport last night. so here's what happens. at 3:0 this afternoon you see out here. if you look carefully, you start to see that little snow flake. little rain drop here or there. you get the idea. most of us won't see anything out of this today. overnight tonight the skies clear away. what can we expect in the lows dropping off into the 30's pretty much across the area. 26 degrees in worcester for an overnight low. 31 degrees in boston. and then we'll rebound with temperatures that look like this for today. we have readings into the mid 40's out there. as you look at hudson about 44 degrees for a high temperature today. worcester 41 for a high temperature today. and then we warm it up a little bit tomorrow with plenty of sunshine. watch what happens on tuesday. boy, are we just really skyrocketing up.
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what's interesting to watch monday afternoon to tuesday morning, there isn't really much of a temperature drop that will be taking place. south shore, you're going to see the same type of thing going on. for example, bridgewater, 46 today. 50 tomorrow. 64 degrees on tuesday. that is the warming trend that we're talking about there. and the cape, well, you're not going to see quite as dramatic a temperature turn-around. still it will be nice. the breeze is going to keep us cool sunday and monday but warming up a little bit as we head towards tuesday. speaking of that warm-up, let me break it down for you in our seven-day forecast. today breezy and 48. tomorrow frost is likely. freezing conditions in the morning and we'll rebound to 48 degrees. then tuesday we start to warm things up just a little bit across the area. wednesday we've got some showers coming up. late in the night. most of the day is perfectly fine. but then we have these showers on thursday. what's happening is warm air is coming in. so it surges up. we get to 64 degrees. morning. there will probably be a second band of showers late into the afternoon and evening and sandwiched in between is looking like a pretty decent day.
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behind it the cooler temperatures flow back in here. we'll see high temperatures pretty much into the upper 50's towards the end of the week. but that still way warmer than what we're going through this morning. in case you're wondering the temperatures we're having today are more typical for thanksgiving week not midweek into parts october. frank: thanks a lot, mike. 8:48. checking some of the other stories happening right now. sera: olympian oscar pistorious is preparing to be released on parole a year after he was sentenced to five years for killing his girlfriend. the track star will be placed under house arrest tuesday in south africa. his release was delayed several times. prosecutors are appealing the culpable homicide verdict, arguing he should be found guilty of murder instead. his appeal will be heard in november. frank: residents in the philippines are braving the elements right now as super typhoon koppu makes landfall. thousands of people have been forced to evacuate. the storm uprooted trees, knocked out power, and destroyed homes. officials say flooding and landslides are possible as the storm slowly moves out over the next couple of days. some residents in central texas are starting to return to their
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homes as firefighters gain more control of a masive wildfire. the hidden pines fire burned thousands of acres, destroying homes and businesses. officials say that fire is now about 50 percent contained and it has not spread. power is already being restored in some areas. no one has been injured since the fire started on tuesday. sera: el nino is bringing more than just rain to california. a sea snake was found in ventura county. a surfer discovered the highly venomous creature washed up on shore. these snakes are not typically found along the california coast. the last time that happened was 1972. "5 investigates" probing a law that allows women to be sent to prison even though they have not commited a crime. it's a practice some have called barbaric. and it's one the baker administration says they want to stop. karen anderson got exclusive access to expose the problem. >> you're strip searched. you're given clothes and then you're put in a cell. the cell door slams behind you. it makes your heart sick knowing
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that you can't get out of this room. snarch liz santos is still shaken by her 23 days behind bars but she wasn't under arrest and hadn't committed a crime. >> i was confused. i wanted to know why i was there. karen: she was sectioned by police. section 35 of a state law lets people with addictions be held if they're at risk of harm. police had found her passed out with prescription drugs nearby. liz says she doesn't have an addiction problem but is speaking out to help those who do. "5 investigates" got an exclusive look at where liz and beds aren't available. m.c.i. framingham, a prison. liz: it was shocking. it was scary. it was very difficult situation. karen: after a short time in the prison's detox unit, she was sharing this area and the rec yard with accused criminals. liz: that was very intimidating. there were girls in there who were awaiting trial for murder, for armed robbery, for many different crimes.
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foot cells like this. they have a sink and toilet, a desk, and they bunk up with other women who are also here for addiction. the women who can be committed for up to 90 days in prison don't have access to the inmate substance abuse program. susan wornick: hundreds of women have been housed in cells like this one. karen: the problem isn't new. 25 years ago newscenter 5's susan wornick revealed the horrors for addicted women in her series "punishment without a crime." >> i was locked up for 23 hours a day in a cage. i was chained. i was manackled. i was searched like a felon. karen: back then state officials vowed to fix the problem and only used framingham as a last resort, but "5 investigates" found more than 1,000 women were sent to this prison for substance abuse in the last five years. jessie rossman: it simply doesn't make sense. karen: the a.c.l.u. filed this lawsuit claiming discrimination, harsh conditions, all while the women are barred from the treatment they need.
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jessie rossman: this kind of approach is unconstitutional. it's also ineffective and it isn't saving lives. karen: we asked the baker administration why addicted women are still being housed in prison. >> our goal is to actually end a longstanding practice of sending civilly committed women to m.c.i. framingham for trial. karen: what do you say to people who have heard this for years? >> there's no question this administration will end that practice. >> frustrating to think that so many people that need help are not getting the help that they need. karen: the administration has already started building new secure treatment beds in taunton. we're told the governor plans to file a bill tomorrow that would civilly committed women to prison. karen anderson, "5 investigates." frank: the daring jump and why people were lining up to take it. right now a scary jump right there. this is much calmer. a live look at the charles right now. a beautiful start to the day. a bit chilly.
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only 37 degrees out there. mike wankum's forecast coming up after the break.
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worcester is just 30 degrees. we're off our morning lows. still a chilly one out there. how warm will it get today? generally in the mid 40's. plenty of sunshine. there will be afternoon clouds. worcester's high only 41. it's a struggle to get things to warm up with this cold air mass on top of us despite the fact that we have got all that sunshine out there this morning. we're talking about 46 degrees for a high temperature in marshfield today and most of the cape will be featuring temperatures in the mid 40's. chatham should be 45 degrees for a high temperature this afternoon. over the next few days we're going to see things warming up. we'll be in the 60's by tuesday and wednesday. maybe mid 50's by thursday with a chance of some much-needed rain by then. frank and sera. sera: mike, thank you. taking the plunge. thousands of thrill-seekers in fayetteville, west virginia, having some fun yesterday. close your eyes. i know you don't want to see this. it's the one day of the of the year that's it's legal to jump off the new river gorge bridge. (sera screaming) base jumpers tested their nerves. that's 876 feet down to the river below.
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in the country. a mother due in court; her sera: the friend who believes tiffany was only doing what was the decision that triggered a two-state amber alert. a safety investigation at yale university. the worker killed on campus. frank: another look at the head of the charles right now. river. chilly but beautiful start to we'll be right back. very beautiful. right back after this break. stay with hand-crafted...layer by layer. r the new macchiato from dunkin' donuts. experience the flavor of fall
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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." this morning. when we'll see temperatures head the other way. sera: unraveling the story behind an amber alert. the reason police in pennsylvania issued the urgent call for help, and what's happening to the mother and child now. frank: and a delayed homecoming for a national guard unit. the important message behind the ceremony. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." sera: good sunday morning, everyone. it is october 18. i'm sera congi in for antoinette. frank: and i'm frank holland. a frosty start to your sunday especially up north. take a look at this snapshot taken from the mt. washington observatory. that's snow and ice, mike. hopefully we're not seeing any of that around here any time soon. we don't want it. mike: i saw my windshield this morning.
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october 18. calendar. this is way cold for this time of year. it's made to feel even colder week. remember earlier in the week 's and 70's. now in the 30's. boston dropped down to 33 degrees this morning. we're off our morning low at 36. worcester is also off the morning low. morning. so we have the clear skies. the sun is trying to warm us up there but there is just enough moisture up above that as we warm things up a little bit we're going to get the puffy clouds develop. as we saw yesterday afternoon, afternoon. some of you saw a few sprinkles. we may see a few things going on today. out to the west, that's there. they've already started out in buffalo with some snow. what we're talking about today is looking like this. sunshine this morning and then we'll go for some clouds a little bit this afternoon but boston. mid to upper 40's. that's all the warmer we'll get. a northwesterly wind at 10-20 trying to shove more cool air
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over the top of us. today it's 48 degrees. tomorrow really cold start again. we'll have more frost and freezing conditions in the morning. only rebound to 48 degrees but look what happens by tuesday, we're up around 60 degrees. i'll show you days this week that are going to be even warmer than that as well as a threat of rain. all the details on that coming up in a few minutes. sera: thanks, mike. this morning we're learning new details about yesterday's amber alert that ended at children's hospital in boston. this mother under arrest; her baby now in state custody. frank: police in pennsylvania put out the alert fearing for the safety of the child. newscenter 5's reid lamberty explains how the mother and baby ended up here. friend (on phone): she was just getting the best medical attention for her child as she possibly could. reid: tiffany cherry, says a friend who spoke to us over the phone, is a 36-year-old mother who drove over 300 miles to bring her sick infant son to one of the nation's best hospitals where he was born less than three months ago. friend: she made a decision in her heart as a mother. reid: it was an act of love, says the friend.
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friday afternoon cherry took her son quavai to a health clinic near wilkes-barre, pennsylvania. doctors there said the child was severely dehydrated and in need of medical attention; but rather than taking her son to a hospital in pennsylvania, police say cherry decided to drive to boston. friend: she didn't like the medical advice she was getting. she would never let her child get dehydrated or abduct her child. she went to get the right medical attention for her baby. reid: an amber alert was triggered for the mother and infant son friday afternoon after they left pennsylvania. a nurse at boston's children's contacted police after realizing she had just admitted the infant boy. friend: she went straight to the hospital with her child. they found her in the place they needed to find her. reid: cherry was arrested on a child endangerment warrant out of pennsylvania and several outstanding warrants out of massachusetts. her son quavai is now in the
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happening to tiffany is fair at all. reid: tiffany cherry is according to a friend. morning on charges related to that amber alert and those warrants out of massachusetts, one of which dates back to 2002. in boston, i'm reid lamberty, wcvb, newscenter 5. sera: new this morningb oston police say a man from mattapan is under arrest, charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. 20-year-old gerard moore was arrested on roxbury street friday night. police say moore was threatening people around the dudley square station. he refused to drop the weapon, which turned out to be this b.b. gun. he was also cited for carrying a pocket knife. frank: a state trooper who was injured in a collision on the mass pike is out of the hospital this morning. the crash happened in newton friday night. the driver of a tractor-trailer that hit the trooper's s.u.v. is now facing charges. investigators say the trooper was parked at a construction site when he was hit from behind. a plymouth man is in custody right now accused of driving the wrong way on route 3 early yesterday morning. police got a number of reports of a car headed south in the northbound lanes.
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vehicle. 26-year-old kevin palmer was arrested in bourne. he's facing several charges including driving under the influence. sera: the longtime girlfriend and fugitive companion of boston mobster james "whitey" bulger will be back in a federal courtroom tomorrow. catherine greig is facing criminal contempt charges. she's been refusing to testify for months about whether any other people were helping bulger during his 16 years on the run. she's already serving an eight-year sentence for identity fraud and conspiracy to harbor a fugitive. also in court tomorrow the man accused of killing a mother in swampscott. jason fleury is set to have a bail hearing. the convicted sex offender was arrested in virginia back in august and has been held without bail since then. he's accused of killing jaimee mendez whose body was found along king's beach in january. fleury has pleaded not guilty. frank: a former uber driver is behind bars right now after pleading guilty to rape and kidnapping charges. alejandro done, who stayed out of the courtroom last summer, was accused of picking up a
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driving for uber. after she got cash from an a.t.m., she was driven to a secluded location and sexually assaulted. done was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in state prison. he still faces rape and assault charges in separate cases between 2006 and 2010. a tragic story out of connecticut this morning. a man who was working inside a smokestack on the yale university campus died after he fell 50 feet down the chimney. that man was working to upgrade yale's central power plant when he fell from a ladder. it took officials about an hour to get him out of the chimney. the man, from oregon, later died at a hospital. the incident is under investigation. sera: although belated, it was a warm welcome home in concord for the new hampshire national guard's detachment 18. governor maggie hassan and senator kelly ayotte were among family and friends who attended the special ceremony. the group returned in july from a nine-month deployment to the middle east. >> it's good for people to be able to know that people are still going and coming back. i think sometimes in the bigger
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population people don't realize that, hey, this is still happening. it's been going on for a long time. it's going to keep going on for a long time in my opinion. sera: the unit has been on a break for a few months and is now preparing to get back to work. frank: a unique approach to connecting with the community the police department here in concord, massachusetts, says it plans to issue up to 200 "citations" for good behavior. that could include something like wearing a bicycle helmet or looking both ways before crossing a street. instead of a fine or a court appearance, these citations can be redeemed for two scoops of ice cream at "reasons to be cheerful," a local cafe. i wish more police departments would do things like that. i like that. coming up, israel on alert amid an outbreak of violence. sera: the march for peace as the number of attacks on the streets of jerusalem rises. frank: the cleanup after massive mudslides cover a major highway in southern califionia. the progress and the damage. mike: a cold start to your sunday. the outlook for the rest of your day and when we will see another warmup.
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frank: 9:11. welcome back. this is not where you want to be-- inside a car being moved by a mudslide. right now crews are digging out dozens of buried cars in california under several feet of mud. the mess has a parts of a busy highway still shut down. sera: dozens of homes have also been damaged and the clean-up is extensive. crews clearing mud-blocked roads in southern california are racing against the clock and mother nature. saturday morning, construction equipment arrived to aid in the digout before another round of weather hits. >> they're expecting more rain this afternoon, and if that happens, then what we're going to do is probably clear all the personnel that are working in the area just in case there's more mud slides. >> it's pretty scary to see the water on both sides moving very
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i was thinking about how i was going to go out the sunroof to get on top of the vehicle. sera: thousands of cars and trucks remain stranded after thursday's massive mud slides. >> i cannot get across to go home. sera: this video shows just how fast the onslaught of mud and water swept across highways and neighborhoods. >> i've never seen this before. sera: as road crews work, families and businesses are clearing out leaving mud-caked belongings out as trash. the roads still so covered it's hard to see the curb. >> we had a couple firefighters >> we were probably about three inches thick in mud. we've been cleaning off and pressure washing all of that. doing a lot of clean-up. it's been crazy. their breath for a possible round two as more rain moves in. sera: back here in boston it's a little chilly out there but the sunshine is making it beautiful. frank: the view over the river right now. mike: the studio is next to the
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charles river and runners are coming by. sera: this is the image of boston. it's perfect weather. mike: the reason they have it this week is because the foliage starts to change too. it's a little cool, i know. for the rowers perfect weather. breezy this afternoon. i want to tell you what's going on with these freeze watches and warnings. we had a freeze warning which technically expired 15 minutes ago. now we've issued a new one for later tonight and tomorrow morning. why? because there were a few areas right near the coastline that did not get to 32 degrees last night. so because of that, it will happen tonight. nirdz, if it didn't freeze last night, it will freeze tonight. another chilly one out there. how about the low temperatures this morning? how cold did it get? dropped down to 23 in worcester, 33 in boston. we did not technically get to the 2-degree mark. remember that reading is taken at the airport which is closer towards carver and close to the cranberry bogs. probably downtown plim ut didn't get that cold. out at the airport it did get to 32 degrees.
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look at that. orange and jaffrey, woo, 23 degrees this morning. had to bundle up out there. the sunrise is now 7:00 in the morning. it's going to keep getting a little bit later, a little bit later until we get to halloween. that is the latest sunrise of the year. 7:16. why? because we changed the clocks that night and on november 1, the sunrise is going to be at 6:17 in the morning. so that is the latest one of the year that you have. so if you're one of those early morning joggers, you're going to get a little bit of relief coming up in here in a couple of weeks. the peak colors are just off to the west. moderate colors around the city. running a little bit behind schedule. it was running way behind schedule a couple weeks ago but making up for lost time. nice color sitting out there as well. as you look over the city, no clouds. 36 degrees. northwest wind at 13 giving us a wind chill index right now of 28 degrees. there are the clear skies that you see as you walk outside. but notice the clouds out here. notice what's going to happen like we did yesterday. we get the puffy clouds that develop into the afternoon.
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one or two of those as we saw yesterday could produce a sprinkle. it won't be widespread. here's the way the maps look at 4:00 today. again you're seeing a few spots of clouds. maybe a sprinkle or a flurry but most of us won't see anything out of the whole thing. just to give you something to talk about. as we head to the overnight hours the skies clear away. that the reason the freeze warning has been issue smed. today mostly sunny. afternoon clouds. 44-48 degrees and a northwesterly breeze. tonight with evening clouds and then clearing overnight. 24 to 34 degrees. that's what i mean. we're going to see freezing conditions as we head through the overnight hours. over the next seven days, we'll get the few afternoon clouds and 48. tomorrow we start out with the chilly temperatures. we rebound but, you know, even a 20-degree temperature spread is a pretty good temperature run. you're starting that cold. it's going to take a while to get things to warm up. we do warm up as we head for tuesday's forecast. we're going to start seeing the winds come out of the south. as that southerly wind builds in here, it will push the temperature up to 60 degrees. it will be breezy.
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with 60 degrees and sunshine. there may be showers late into the day. eventually then on thursday we do have rain coming in here. the first batch coming in the morning. then there's a batch that will come through in the evening. not a lot of rain out of it. sandwiched in between probably a little bit of sunshine. look at that. 64 degrees. still looking very nice. behind that rain comes a little bit cooler weather. that's why you see friday and saturday high temperatures are just into the upper 50's but still that's a ten-degree improvement over what we have going on today. love the fall sunshine. love the crispness of the air. just cool right now. we'll warm things back up to where they're supposed to be as we head through the week. sera: thanks, mike. it is 9:16 this morning. checking some of the other stories happening right now. frank: hundreds marched through the streets of jerusalem for a peace rally last night. they're calling for an end to the violence that has gripped israel over the past month. despite new security measures, it shows no sign of stopping. five palestinians were shot yesterday after a series of stabbings and attempted stabbings in israel. sera: a fire that tore through a church in st. louis yesterday is now under investigation. officials say they believe it
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was arson. the new life missionary baptist church is now the fifth house of worship burned in less than two weeks. investigators are searching for clues that could link these fires. church members are holding service on the lawn today. these six church leaders and parishioners are now facing charges including manslaughter and assault for brutally beating sanctuary last week in upstate new york. among those accused-- the boys' parents. 19-year-old lucas leonard died and his 17-year-old brother was hospitalized in serious condition. frank: astronaut scott kelly has now spent more time in space than any other american. today marks 385 days, setting a new record for his stay aboard the international space station. nasa says he is scheduled to complete his mission on march 3. by then, he would have spent 522
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sera: britain's big ben needs a major overhaul. the clock and the tower need as much as $60 billion in repairs. that's well over previous estimates. the repair work will also silence the clock's signature bongs for months or even years. several reports suggest the clock needs emergency repairs and cannot wait for the scheduled work that is scheduled in the next few years. >> now sportscenter 5 with bob halloran. bob: good morning, everyone. the time is almost here. the patriots and colts starring in "revenge of deflategate." the patriots maintaining all week long, just another game. >> every week we just want to win. so that's what the motivation is coming in, preparing the whole week and going out there and when you prepare all week, you put everything out there on the practice field. in film. you're preparing your body mentally and physically. you just don't want to go out there and not compete on sunday. coach: it's the same questions every week. we're getting ready to play a game on sunday. we're going to do the best we can to prepare for it, be ready to go.
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that's what we do. bob: college football. eagles at clemson last night. first quarter on the center field comes over and picks off the pass and runs it back 28 yards deep into tiger territory. geoff smith gets the nod as the b.c. quarterback. he tosses a five-yarder to david dudeck and the eagles are in the lead 7-0. clemson torched the vaunted eagle defense for 420 yards, 500 yards total. watson, 51-yarder to scott. and the eagles go on to lose 34-17. later tonight on sportscenter 5 o.t. sean grandy joins mike lynch to talk celtics and the entire day in the nfl, baseball play-offs and a few other things i'm not thinking of right now. that's sports this morning. have a great day. frank: there may not be any snow on the ground yet, but that isn't stopping dog sledders training for the up coming season. sera: this morning chronicle's
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marla b-b. (dogs howling) ted: marla b-b is giving the team a pep talk. after all, "mush" depends on it. hello! i don't get greeted like that everywhere. after quick introductions-- yes, honey-- we hooked the team up to an a.t.v. or for in mushing. (calling to dogs) good dogs! ted: one might think the absence of snow might slow this gang down, but marla says her alaskan huskies are champing at the bit year round. marla: i use the a.t.v. to slow them down. they're genetically bred to run. they're born to run. they love it. ted: b-b has raced all over new england and as far away as
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alaska, all this after spending more than 20 years as a professional blues singer. marla: the artist in me always kind of reigns. i felt like the athlete in me, she wants her day before it's too late. this is her time. ted: and b-b assures us mushing is all about athletic teamwork. marla: on the sled, i also am working. i'll be running up the hill, in between the runners or i might jump off and hold on to the sled. my team leader looks at me when we hit a hill. he's like, yo! are you helping?" i'm like, "keep pulling and i'll help." sera: tomorrow on "chronicle," vamoose vermont! bay state cheese makers are making some noise and picking up awards. goat cheese, mozzarella, and more fresh as can be from massachusetts farms. "cheese please" tomorrow at 7:30 on "chronicle."
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emily: those "chronicle" people have all the fun. coming up, ramping up to help a neighbor in need. the volunteer effort boosting a needham family and why the special project means so much. sera: and it's only october but a major ski resort is ready to welcome skiers. the early opening ahead. and for a little less snow than this view here on the charles river, the head of the charles is today. take a look at those rowers. beautiful sunshine. a chill in the air. mike wankum has the details
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frank: 9:24. welcome back. least at killington mountain in vermont. take in the foliage. the beast-- as it is called-- at noon. the chairlifts will be ready to morning. sunday river is also expected to open tomorrow. sera: that will be up in no time, isn't it, mike? just got to accept it. mike: the first ski runs are about this wide, a quarter block long. bragging rights more than anything else. give it a little time. with cold temperatures we may get a lot of snow out there. with temperatures like this, you could make snow. it's 26 degrees in boston. 37 in plymouth. worcester checks in right now at 33 degrees. it is a cool start out there this morning. we have lots of clear skies right now. but i do think we'll see clouds develop as we saw yesterday afternoon. one or two of those may produce a sprinkle. i think it's less of a threat than what we saw yesterday.
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monday plenty of sunshine. we start on the cold side. that's why there's a freeze warning out for tonight again. by tuesday though look at the temperature. just shoots right back up there. right around 60 degrees. we start chilly but warm up nicely. wednesday is another nice one out there. wednesday night maybe some showers which will linger into thursday. thursday is unsettled but not a washout. we could use a washout of a day. we need rain little dry out there but cooler, dryer conditions to finish off the week on friday and saturday. frank and sera. frank: thanks a lot, mike. it's the mystery of the missing ronald in northampton. sera: a local family now offering a reward to get their beloved ronald mcdonald statue back. the family is asking for the public's help finding this three-foot tall icon which was stolen from the yard of their summer home in leverett back in august. they say this statue of ronald is very rare. they've been tracking it on social media and even put up fliers offering a $300 reward. northampton police are also on the case. frank: vice president joe biden close to a decision on a white house run. sera: the potential signs that
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a run to remember. a wave of support for the legacy of a murdered journalist. how the event is being marked around the world. frank: and a live look at the head of the charles right now. 39 degrees out there. the rowers taking a little bit of a break. they'd better get going. they're going to get cold out there. the "eyeopener" is coming up right after this break. stay with us. everyone is saying, "hey! you gotta get fios!" but why? well, fios is a 100 percent fiber optic network, so you can get 100% out of all your devices. so whatever speed you need, fios has it with the fastest internet and wi-fi available, from 50 to 500 mbps. but the main reason to get fios? we're rated number 1 in customer satisfaction. ultimately, that's why. get 50 meg fios internet, tv & phone starting at
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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." mike: a winter chill this morning. freezing overnight and the outlook for the work week ahead. frank: breaking overnight. festival goers running after a the deadly shooting at the zombie-themed music and art sera: and shining the spotlight on the opioid crisis. the effort to raise money and fight in the battle against addiction. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener."
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frank: it's 9:30 on this sunday morning. i'm frank holland. sera: and i'm sera congi. it's a chilly sunday morning, chillier than normal. mike: i'll give you that one. refreshing. sera: if you say so. frank: you're trying to sell refreshing. mike: i have people tweeting me pictures of their snow blowers. they're getting ready to go. frank: this is refreshing. mike: i love this. look at the colors of fall. you have the rowers on the charles river. that. looks like the quads are setting up out there. they're set up ready to go. those boats just fly. they are moving down the river very, very quickly. they're going to continue to do that all day today. the eighters are exciting to the bridge. let me show you where the temperatures are out there right now. it's cool. 30's out there for temperatures. the wind is going to pick up a little bit this afternoon. if you are headed out to do anything, you might want to bring a sweater with you. just one of those chilly kind of days that will be out there. you have lots of sunshine so it's nice. as i mentioned we're off our morning lows.
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still seeing 40's over the cape. that's the only warm spot because the ocean is is in the 50's. the ocean is warmer than the air is right now. i wouldn't suggest going tore a swim this morning but it's a possibility. here we have the clear skies going on. i do expect to see clouds develop as we did yesterday afternoon. they build up during the afternoon hours and one or two could produce a stray sprinkle or two but chances are less than yesterday. i'm not looking for too much out of that. i'm looking for sunshine today but it's cool sunshine. highs only into the mid 40's. this is more typical for the end of thanksgiving week as opposed to the middle of october. and a freeze warning is out for tonight. if it didn't freeze last night, it will tonight. that's the reason for the freeze warning. we'll talk about temperatures in the 60's. that's all coming up in a few minutes. frank. frank: thanks a lot, mike. breaking overnight. one person has died and four others were injured after a shooting at the zombie-con festival in downtown fort meyers, florida. police are still searching for a suspect right now. the annual festival was expected to draw more than 20,000 fans for the zombie-themed music and art fest. sera: right now, this mother is under arrest and her
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custody. tiffany cherry set off an amber alert yesterday when she took off with her baby from pennsylvania. she was arrested at boston children's hospital where she brought her son to be treated for severe dehydration. frank: right now a plymouth man is in custody accused of driving the wrong way on route 3 early yesterday morning. 26-year-old kevin palmer was arrested in bourne. he's facing several charges including driving under the influence. commitment 2016. the political world still waiting for vice president joe biden to make a decision on a white house run. he had a closely watched speech last night, but he's keeping the nation guessing. meanwhile, on the republican side, two candidates go at it on twitter. vice president joe biden started running on saturday away from questions about a possible 2016 campaign to the sidelines of his granddaughter's delaware cross country meet. the v.p. still officially run, but the pressure is higher than ever. his boss, president obama, says everyone should give biden
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space. president: you can direct those questions to my very able vice president. >> i'll tell you what, didn't it make you proud to be a democrat? frank: many biden supporters and even hillary clinton have recently nudged biden to make a decision. the vice president's inner circle even sent out an email describing the campaign he would run but is that a sign? >> i think he's even closer now to getting in. his staff wouldn't be doing those things, having those meetings, unless he was getting ready to get in this race. frank: on the republican side a fresh feud between two of the top contenders. donald trump: i like george bush. he's a nice man. frank: donald trump complimenting george w. bush after launching a harsh critique of him during an interview with bloomberg tv. trump: when you talk about george bush, say what you want. the world trade center came down during his time. >> you can't blame george bush for that. trump: he was president, okay. frank: jeb bush fired back sharply on twitter. "how pathetic for trump to criticize the president for 9/11. we were attacked, and my brother kept us safe."
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pathetic. the g.o.p. candidates will meet face to face for their next debate in just 11 days. hillary clinton will be off the campaign trail next week, headed to washington for that public showdown with house republicans over the benghazi attacks. meanwhile, sources say vice president biden's decision is imminent. sera: republican candidates are out campaigning in new hampshire this weekend. senator ted cruz held a rally at the hopkinton fairground in contoocook yesterday, then stopped at a 603 alliance event at the fairground. the g.o.p. hopeful railed against what he calls corruption in washington and said his supporters are grassroots conservative activists. and senator rand paul is back in the granite state for a three-day trip. he stopped at tucker's restaurant in hooksett for a meet and greet. with 15 candidates vying for your vote, paul says he's trying to set himself apart from the pack with his budget plan. this morning senator paul will stop at the dalton gun range at 8:00. frank: 5 on the opioid crisis.
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families. 27-year-old kali dargoonian was found dead from an overdose at her andover home a few weeks ago. last night family, friends, and neighbors gathered to raise money and awareness in the hairdresser's hometown. the "andover cares" fundraiser featured local bands doing their part to take on the epidemic. kali's mom says enough is enough. >> something has got to be done. i mean it's an epidemic. people need to be educated. they have to learn and listen. we need to get the word out. i mean, get this off the street. frank: kali was a successful business owner. her family says her death is a painful reminder that addiction does not discriminate. newscenter 5's ed harding was on hand to host the event. sera: hundreds of people taking steps to change the face of the first annual run to honor james foley. he was murdered by isis last year. his foundation will support conflict journalists and hostage
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life and mission in rochester. every stride inspired by one man. it's just jim, you know. jim was loved. sera: over 1,000 runners and walkers taking part in the foley foundation 5k in honor of rochester, new hampshire, native james foley. the young journalist covering the conflict in syria was killed while being held captive by john foley: he would have loved being here today. sera: foley's father john and his mother diane joined in the event. a bitter-sweet journey to the finish line. john foley: alternating between sadness and joy. the sadness is just because we miss jim. the joy is that so many people wanted to do this for jim. diane foley: i'm so grateful because this helps his spirit of goodness to continue in the world.
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new hampshire, there are runners taking part around the world. in london and hong kong and all over the globe, another 900 ran virtually alongside the crowds in new hampshire. lynn smith: james foley is everything that is good about the world. and anything that i can do to support his legacy, it's personal. personal for everybody in new hampshire. sera: the money raised from the event will help conflict journalists, hostage families, and others in need. diane foley: i was just so proud and grateful for jim's life because he challenges us every day to keep going and to keep fighting for the things he believed in. sera: it was a great event. they hope to make it a tradition. james foley would have celebrated his 42nd birthday today. frank: it's game day in indy but the patriots still don't know if they'll be up against quarterback andrew luck today. luck is listed as questionable but seems more probable than not. meanwhile, patriot linebacker dont'a hightower has been ruled out for tonight's game. hightower suffered an injury to his ribs last week in dallas so no hightower chasing either luck or maybe matt hasselbeck. coach: we don't have any control
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over that. we just have to defend whatever they'll do. we'll prepare for the things-- what we think they have done and what they will do and whatever they decide to do, they decide to do. frank: also out for the patriots, defensive end trey flowers. kick-off for tonight's game in indy at 8:30. sera: planning for a major event in boston is in the works right now we're talking about grand prix boston. the idea is to bring indy-car racing to the streets of the seaport next year three days over labor day weekend. but can boston attract the projected 120,000 fans? >> we're not looking for one specific demo that is a motor sports. you could actually come to this event for three days, not see a on-track motor sports activity and still have a heck of a time. sera: and our political analysts break down the democrats' first presidential debate, watch o.t.r. this morning at 11:00 with ed harding and janet
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wu right here on channel 5. and volunteers stepping up to help a neighbor in need. frank: the request on social media that triggered some much-needed support. mike: we are waking up to a winter chill. my timeline for a warmup, but what we will have to get through first. mike: i'm mike lynch. this week's high 5 takes us to milton where the town is wild about the for the girl scout meeting... ok! for the soccer team... for the girl scout meeting... how many meetings are you having?! stop & shop just dropped prices on thousands more items. which makes the checkout lane, victory lane.
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i had no idea snhu had this amazing campus. r even the walk to class is amazing. r i love the sense of community. r people actually hold the doors open for you here. r all my professors really know who i am here. r they genuinely want you to succeed. r i've made so many friends here. r friends i know i'll have for life. snhu is the place for me.
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sera: volunteers were out in needham yesterday to lend a helping hand to a man in need. frank: angelo terrazzino is a leukemia survivor. but he's recently had some major setbacks preventing him from getting around his home safely. so his daughter took to social media to ask for assistance. the "random smile" project stepped up to the plate. volunteers showed up to help build a ramp to the back entrance of his home. >> right now it's very difficult. somebody has to go over and pick him up and carry him out of the house. we'll take that out of the equation. so at least he'll get out of the house now very easily, and like i said, hopefully he only needs this ramp for a couple of months and he'll be able to walk out in a couple months. right now this alleviates one problem they have to think about every day. frank: the next phase of the project will be the addition of an indoor stair lift so that angelo can safely get to his bathroom and bedroom. >> now your storm team 5
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sera: the temperatures are winter. mike: a little chill in the air. it's only two days and then back up in the 60's. sera: just two days, we can cope. mike: and a refreshingly nice day to be outside. frank isn't buying this when i keep trying to convince him. look at the charles. it doesn't even look chilly, does it? they're getting all set up for the head of the charles. now. they enjoy it cool because sport. it's a three-mile race. this is the 50th anniversary of the head of the charles. boy, you get warm if you're sitting out on the boat. if you're on the land you need a sweater to keep yourself on the warmer side. it is cool. here are the morning lows this morning. a lot of plays dropping off into the 20's. boston, we did not hit 32 degrees this morning. so we've got a new freeze warning for tonight. i think might get cooler. why does it feel so cold to us? besides being below norming, it'sal it came off this. remember last week, it was in the 70's. then the 60's.
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temperatures. it's 36 degrees in boston. that is despite the fact that the sun has been up almost three hours. northwesterly wind at 13 making the wind chill index of 28 degrees above zero. right now we're dealing with temperatures which i showed you off are the morning lows. in most locations. most areas have now gotten above the freezing mark but they're not going to climb very much. they're going to hold flat today because we've just got this cold air mass coming in with a northwesterly wind. also you'll notice a few clouds kind of developing off to our west. this afternoon. your clouds will bubble up. one or two of us may see a sprinkle out of it. most of us will see the fair-weather clouds dotting the horizon and the crystal clear blue skies surrounding the clouds. you can see the clouds out there and a few sprinkles here or there. again it won't be a big problem. i think we saw more of it yesterday than today. overnight tonight the skies clear away. today let's call it mostly sunny. afternoon clouds but only 44-48 degrees. earlier this week that was the overnight low.
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that's now our daytime high temperatures for today. tonight evening clouds and then clearing away overnight tonight and the temperature just goes down like a rock. 24 to 34 degrees with a northwesterly breeze dying down. and about 5-10 miles an hour. we're talking about sunrises. the sun rises at 7:00 this morning. the sunset is before 6:00. we have to wait until march of next year before we get it back above 6:00. on halloween night the sunset is is at 5:39. remember spring forward, fall back. we fall back an hour. that means the sunset will be at 4:378 on november 1. that's not even the evening sunset. that is more of an afternoon sunset. we have a freeze warning out for tonight. in the areas that didn't drop below 32 degrees last night will tonight. that's why you're seeing along the coast, the cape and the islands nantucket is not included in this. even along the south coastal areas we should be seeing frosty and freezing conditions as we head through the overnight hours. here's the way your search-day forecast breaks down.
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a very chilly one out there. tuesday it gets warmer. we've got to bring in the warm air and along with it more moisture. on wednesday night into thursday we could actually see a few scattered showers pop up out there. not looking for a lot of it but the chance is out there that we'll see scattered showers as this frontal boundary comes through. first a warm front giving us showers in the morning and then a cold front in the afternoon giving us a chance of showers as well. when you add both those opportunities together, they are are not drought busters. we'll see very dry conditions across the area. we cool down a little bit behind that system but not nearly as cold as this morning. this is unusually cold and when we get back to normal or above normal it will feel a whole lot nicer. frank and sera. sera: thanks, mike. visit ncicap.org] visit ncicap.org]
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milton high is helping sportscenter 5's mike lynch kick off the 31st season of high 5. frank: and as lynchie discovered, a new coach, a new attitude, and a renewed sense of self-confidence has propelled the football team into unfamiliar, but hardly unwelcome, territory. >> 1, 2, 3. mike: when you think of quality football programs in the bay state league, you think walpole or natick. but this season there is a new force in the league. >> milton. >> milton. >> milton. >> we are milton. >> 1, 2, 3. mike: the wildcats are making plenty of noise through five games. they are unbeaten with wins over walpole, natick, and needham. in the previous 13 seasons, milton has had a winning record just once. so what's so different this year? >> just playing as a team. good team defense. good team offense. on every phase of the ball and on the sideline too. mike: milton has a new coach steve dombowski who took swampscott to five super bowls, and he's brought his high-energy offense to the wildcats. >> i think it starts with the coach and has just trickled down to all of us. we don't go into a week thinking anybody can beat us. we know if we play our game and execute like we know we can, no one can stop us. mike: having fun yet?
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coach: having fun. we're on the up side. we have room to grow and improve, and we're hoping to finish the league strong and get to the play-offs with a high seed and make a run. mike: they are making believers of the folks in town and around the league. >> the confidence level is just so high right now. we're ranked top ten in the state now. before we couldn't even imagine. we would just want to win a.500 season. >> very excited. a lot more people are coming to the games. people are coming to the away games a lot too. mike: the wildcats not only play winning football but exciting football, and it's contagious. currently there are 95 young men in the program which is surging in popularity. >> it's amazing. just the edge that we're giving off right now. even the entire school and in the entire town, everyone is so excited right now. it's great to be a part of it. mike: a new coach, a new attitude. they are wildcats. hear them roar. we salute the milton high school
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>> high 5. [ cheers and applause ] sera: coming up next is frank's favorite story. making a run for it. frank: coming up how this baby kangaroo ended up leading police
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so, i needed to deposit a check. i was about to head to the bank, but out of nowhere it just started to rain. like really rain. [clap of thunder] i did not want to go out.
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but then i was like duh, just use your phone. mobile-deposit-techno-thingy to the rescue. i'm rayna.
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sera: right now, this mother is under arrest and her two-month-old baby in state custody. tiffany cherry set off an amber alert yesterday when she took off with her baby from pennsylvania. she was arrested at boston children's hospital where she brought her son to be treated for severe dehydration. she will be arraigned monday morning on charges related to the amber alert and other outstanding warrants here in massachusetts. frank: right now a shooter at large in fort meyers, florida. one person died and four others were injured after a shooting at the zombi-con festival in the downtown area. police are still searching for a suspect right now. to draw more than 20,000 fans sera: right now a plymouth man is in custody accused of driving the wrong way on route 3 early yesterday morning. 26-year-old kevin palmer was arrested in bourne. he's facing several charges including driving under the influence. frank: a man who was working inside a smokestack on the yale university campus died after he fell 50 feet down the chimney. that man was working to upgrade
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yale's central power plant when he fell from a ladder. it took officials about an hour to get him out of the chimney. the man, from oregon, later died at a hospital. the incident is under investigation. sera: olympian oscar pistorious is preparing to be released on parole, a year after he was sentenced to five years for killing his girlfriend. the track star will be placed under house arrest tuesday in south africa. prosecutors are appealing the culpable homicide verdict, arguing he should be found guilty of murder instead. his appeal will be heard in november. frank: on the loose! police in staten island found themselves on a wild chase yesterday. sera: they were after this little guy. buster, a one-year-old kangaroo belongs to a man from upstate new york who brought him down to show him off to a friend. the animal apparently escaped through the gate of a neighboring yard making a brief run for it. it looks like a long run for it. my favorite story of the day. sera: you have a baby kangaroo as a pet.
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mike: that raised a couple questions there. why would you get a baby kangaroo out of australia to america? sera: how do you go for a walk with your baby kangaroo? mike: just a pouch. frank: my question was how do you get one? mike: frank wants one. the kangaroo wouldn't like the cold weather. 48 today. 48 tomorrow. tomorrow morning it will be another frosty, freezing day and it's a monday morning. check out and find your ice scraper if you need it by tomorrow morning. then we warm things up on tuesday and wednesday. there's a chance of some showers on thursday. not looking like a lot of rain. we're very dry and temperatures settling back a few degrees. this is the coldest of the cold. it's chilly. as frank will attest to. frank: refreshing. you can watch the latest newscenter 5 newscast right now or any time on the wcvb mobile ams. "this week" with george stephanapolous is up next. sera thanks for joining us.
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have a great day. >> this is an editorial by wcvb-tv channel 5 president and general manager bill fine. bill fine: boston's city councilors, without a raise since 2006, want a massive one. current laws allow the council themselves to recommend their own pay grade-- and they did, initially a boost of 29%. in a clever fashion, by potentially utilizing an anachronistic loophole, they found the path to a 14% raise by literally sitting on their hands or, to use a football metaphor, lining up in the v formation and letting the clock run out. how did they get there? a year ago, city council president bill linehan proposed increasing the councilors' salary by $25,000 to just over $112,000 annually, citing their lack of a raise for almost a decade. after significant pushback, the council voted themselves a lower increase to $107,500. but boston mayor marty walsh vetoed that idea and proposed a $99,500 compromise instead. now, thanks to that quirk in city law, if the councilors do nothing, the mayor's pay raise
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proposal becomes law next month. that's one way to increase your take-home pay, but it's the wrong way. and the entire process needs to change, eliminating the obvious conflict of interest. the council should never again be asked to analyze their own salaries, but this one last time must go on the record and vote. their constituents deserve to know who says yes and who says no. and then those voters can decide if they are getting their money's worth the next time they go to the polls. doing nothing reinforces the public's decidedly negative perception of the games sometimes played by incumbent
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