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this is wcvb newscenter 5 at 5:30. phil: breaking news from somerville. a driver hit a pedestrian. sky 5 is over the scene. in arlington teenager under arrest. another teenage passenger also in custody. erika: the mother of bella bond and her boyfriend now indicted in connection with the child' s death. the grand jury indictments charge rachelle bond as an accessory to murder. michael mccarthy faces first-degree murder charges. bella' s body was found on deer island last june, it took months to identify her. phil: also breaking news in the race for president, the bernie sanders campaign suing the democratic national committee to regain access to voter data. the dnc cut off access after a sender stafford took advantage of a computer glitch and looked clinton campaign. that staffer, by the way, has been fired.
a big shift actually. harvey: the edge of the rain, boston, i-95, points south and east. it is dry to the southwest. that rain will move through the cape, exiting. in the cold air will continue to flow in. i mentioned it is starting to feel chillier. slowly, but surely, the wind will pick up and we will have wind and the colder weather that is over the upper midwest moving into our region tomorrow. we will only be of the upper 30' s to about 40 in the afternoon, but you compare that with wind gusts, it will feel like some of the julius weather we have had. phil: thanks. right now the popular restaurant
facing new trouble. this time from a local mom. newscenter 5' s sera congi with the new fight against chipotle. reporter: city officials closed it down the popular cleveland city chipotle after people got sick fromnoravirus. 140 contracted norav irus. most of them college students. an employee was the source of the virus. a mother is doing chipotle on behalf of her son who became so sick he went to the hospital. he is still experiencing lingering symptoms. the number of possible cases in such a short time is something i have never seen before, said one expert. chipotle has been dealing with
the founder has apologized and lost reform. the brookline mother so she does not want to go on camera. she says this is not about the money, but improving food safety restaurant chain. there are kanji, -- sera congi, wcvb newscenter 5. erika: an audit found that closing or merging schools could save the city $2.2 million, but only if some teachers are let go. if all teachers stay on, the savings would be seventh out -- seven hundred thousand dollars. the mayor says the findings are suggestions. promoters of a race have signed an agreement for an indycar race in boston' s seaport district. promoters of the race have signed an agreement with 4 state agencies after months of negotiations. it would bring high-speed racing to the seaport in september. the project now moves on to planning stages.
as next week. the former prep school student at the center of a sex assault scandal is now speaking publicly. phil: still to come, the point owen labrie says he will continue to try and make. erika: lifelock settles and will pay consumers. the dollar amount for failing to protect personal data. phil: a manhunt is underway for a texas high school student known as the affluenza teen. the new move investigators are
>> you are watching wcvb newscenter 5 at 5:30. erika: the former student accused of sexually assaulting a classmate' s began out for the first time. phil: we have the details. reporter: you will remember the alleged sex scandal of one of the premier boarding schools in the country. a student claiming that she was raped owen labrie i. >>
reporter: he was cleared of some charges, but convicted on misdemeanor sexual assault. this is owen labrie, and free prison sentence. he is a registered sex offender. since his conviction, the 20-year-old insisting he has done nothing wrong, telling "newsweek" in an exclusive interview, it was the only thing that sustains me, knowing i had told the truth. i walked out of the courthouse with my chin up. >> he is adamant about his innocence, but he is also resigned to the consequences. reporter: owen labrie expressing no regret for not agreeing to plea deals.
handle his plea deal the exact same way. but he wears his sex offender status as a scarlet letter. >> people use words you cannot use on television. he has gotten a lot of support from classmates and their parents who gave to a legal defense fund and he gets it from all sides. reporter: now at home, the once harvard bound superstar student is under a strict gertrude -- strict curfew, sometimes wearing his st. paul shirt. >> how could someone with such a bright future ahead of him, how could he have risked so much? reporter: emily riemer, wcvb newscenter 5. erika: newsweek tells us that owen labrie is trying to personally handle his appeal. he could face more charges for deleting face messages during the investigation.
investigation area phil: in 2010, the ftc alleged that unfounded claims. the ftc said the company violated its deal by continuing to make false claims. the company says the settlement does not confirm or deny allegations. investigators say the tips are continuing to pour in as they search for the infamous afluenza teen. erika: even couches wanted by the feds. why they think he could have a serious head start on him. phil: and lebron crashing into the court seat. the fan who is recovering tonight. harvey: it has been a long time since temperatures have looked
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he's a rock. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. phil: an accidental overdose is blamed for killing former stone temple pilots frontman scott weiland. the singer' s toxicology report released today shows alcohol, cocaine, and a drug similar to ecstasy in weiland' s system. the report also highlights a history of heart diseased linked to weiland' s long use of drugs. the 48-year-old was found dead on his tour bus in minnesota earlier this month. erika: new at 5:30, a $5,000 reward is being offered to find the so-called afluenza teen. ethan couch was spared jail time and given just probation after killing four people while
but now, he' s on the run and he could have a three-week head start on authorities. not long after posting this video from a trendy party on twitter, investigators a ethan couch vanished. the 18-year-old was due in court december 3 for his probation hearing, but not only was he a no-show, his mother is also missing. >> i believe they left right after his last the point that probation officer. i believe they planned and time to their getaway to give them the maximum amount of time to be them. reporter: the fbi and u.s. marshals tracking the family' s passports, phone, and financial records, not ruling out the possibility couch country. >> he will be looking over his shoulder the rest of his life.
reporter: at the time, he was 16 and his legal team argued that he suffered from a condition called affluen za. >> when was the last time you disciplined ethan for anything? >> i don' t remember. reporter: in other words, prosecutors argued he was too spoiled to know right from wrong. they say that when they are apprehended, if there is a way to prosecute the mother, they will, but because under the law ethan is still a juvenile, he is unlikely to face jail time. police are searching for the driver of this van in houston, texas. a concerned neighbor captured this video. the van is going about 10 miles per hour, with children on top of it. people think the man driving was trying to give the kids a
better view of christmas lights. he could face several charges. phil: two diet giants are merging. the weight-loss company
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for just one dollar at but there' s a catch. customers need to sign a two-year contract with either verizon or sprint. customers who trade in a working iphone 5 can also snag a $200 gift card. that offers only good today. erika: a fan suffers a concussion following a close encounter with a big basketball star. it happened last night when lebron james grable for a loose ball. he crashed into le day, the wife of golf' s are jason day, by the way.
the arena on a backboard. she said she had no hard feelings. instead, she said "go cavs." phil: he is the last guy you want landing on you add a basketball game. harvey: she has a great attitude. of course, it was not intentional. 52 degrees, that was the high in boston. the low so far has been 45. it will be somewhat lower before the night is done, but still well above average. every single day since the first day of december, the high temperatures have been above average, and many way above. the month is 10 degrees above normal so far. that is where we are area but there is going to be a change for most of this week it -- this weekend. the rain soderling just south of boston. the cape will get a little more
bit longer area then it exits. as we go through the night, little by little, the cold air off to the north and west begins to work in and you will see that difference little by little. already in evidence, upper 30' s to mid 40' s. this is just wind speed, not goss' s. we will have gusts at 30, 40 miles per hour, which will be propelling the colder air across the great lakes. it will be a different feel compared to much of this month. we will have upper 20' s, north and west. breezy, quite windy, only topping off around worcester airport, 40 or 41 in boston. there will be significant wind chills. it will feel like it' s in the teens and 20' s tomorrow. definitely use winter clothing
christmas eve, we will find ourselves on the mild side of the jet stream and that above be right back with us. here is an early, early go. christmas eve, there might be showers around next thursday, but it looks like it will be cleared up. might be close to record high temperatures christmas eve, a day with sunshine and gusting breeze is, but still we are talking about 50 degrees which is pretty, pretty pleasant when you consider what it could he. -- what could be . for the patriots game, you can dress warm. cold. s. for the start of the game, the 10,
we get the cold out of the southwest. milder air returns and we will be back in the 50' s. stay mild next week. there will be somewhat weather at times, perhaps centered around wednesday is my early inclination and a little bit more closer to christmas eve, the right now looks right, breezy, cool. not that cold for christmas day. erika: ok, harvey. thanks. a massachusetts state trooper is a hero to a little girl who lost her best friend. emma was riding with her family when she accidentally dropped her polar bear toy out the window. her mother called the state police for help. the trooper came to the rescue. >> the trooper was really understanding. he said he had kids of his own, so he knew exactly what we were dealing with thomas so, very appreciative of him. he' s definitely the hero of the
i said, that is a very nice thing he did for you. you are a really lucky little girl. erika: emma sent trooper mather a drawing, by the way, and he said that made his day. harvey: a good look for the polar bear. erika: some kids do not like for things to be lost. phil: now a real life elf on a shelf. you heard right. and utah dad turned his kid into the real thing. he posted a series of pics showing him get into all sorts of trouble. he is so cute. here he is. you never know what he is going to do next. last we saw, he was throwing marshmallows at his ad while his dad was trying to eat breakfast. erika: really cute. i want to see that christmas card. i' m sure it is great. phil: it beats the rowley garden or whatever.
phil: a video of a little girl talking to sand so went viral. erika: take a look. yes, sophie was shopping with her mom when she spotted the real santa -- that' s him. he was actually in west virginia at walmart. santa talked with her for a few minutes. santa told her that he had to go back and prepare for the big night. phil: of course. erika: he is picking up a few extras. phil: to get that much time with santa is huge. she knew it, took advantage of it. erika: i think he might get that a lot, that guy. the force has been awakened. phil: star wars fans rejoicing. up next, the hype that continues and the records that could soon be broken. erika: new at 6:00, boston police asking for help as they search for a woman believed to have robbed two banks.
hilcorp energy will hand that amount out to more than a thousand employees. the company is one of the largest privately-held oil and gas exploration companies in the nation. it ranked 20th in fortune' s best companies list. president obama: ok, everybody, i got to get to "star wars." thank you. erika: yes, even president obama getting in on star wars mania and he' s not alone. the newest installment raking in $57 million just last night alone easily setting a new , record. now as it opens in more than 4,000 theaters around the world , the question is just how many records will it break? here' s abc' s brandi hitt. >> i will finish what you started. reporter: star wars fans are feeling the force. thousands lining up to be the
force awakens" from new york to california. >> it read seemed to be prequels completely. thank god. reporter: already breaking records, earning $57 million. >> were really excited. reporter: a new generation of loyal jedis celebrating with the first. and some are taking their love to the extreme. yes, this is a star wars themed wedding. >> stand together to face the galaxy. reporter: a couple camping out to get married. the cast is now jetting around the world. >> this is a very, very proud moment. at reporter: while some venues are adding extra security, many fans are standing in line again.
break the biggest box office record for an opening weekend? that top spot is currently held by "jurassic world." phil: i think it is going to shatter that. it' s not even -- erika: they have the choice already. phil: newscenter 5 at 6:00 starts right now. >> now on newscenter 5 -- phil: a rude awakening. the early-morning mistake by an driver that forced a family out of their home. erika: how that red line driver is fighting to get his job back. harvey: dramatic temperature changes in the forecast including for the weekend. phil: tom brady is sick. and where he will not be. erika: a little boy in the hospital, how you can help right in his christmas. >> from boston fro news leader,
phil: we continue to follow the breaking news in somerville. police now saying the jeep that plowed into a man was stolen. erika: the driver sped off when he saw officers approaching at the corner of lombardy way and broadway this afternoon. the jeep went into the median and hit a man who was walking there. that victim has serious but not life threatening injuries. the 18-year-old driver and a 16-year-old passenger are under arrest. phil: also breaking, the mother of bella bond and her boyfriend indicted by a grand jury in connection with the child' s death. michael mccarthy is charged with murder rachelle bond is charged as an accessory. phil: the body of the child who became known as baby doe was found in plastic bag on deer island in june. to identify her. if convicted, mccarthy faces life in prison bond faces up to -- mccarthy faces life in prison. bond faces up to 7 years. erika: and breaking news bernie , sanders presidential campaign suing the democratic national committee. phil: he' s accusing the dnc of