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phil: we begin with breaking news. people have been hurt in an explosion at a chemical plant in north andover. five people, we are told, have then hurt. jc: this is not the first explosion that there. the accident happened at dow chemical on willow street this afternoon. 2013. s sera congi starts us off in north andover, sera? very active scene at dow chemical. you can see fire trucks jam packing the scene. this happened at about 2:28 this afternoon, north andover calling it a small explosion, but no fire with that explosion. we have been getting conflicting reports about how many were injured.
boston. at this point, fire officials tell us there is no concern for the surrounding area, no concern over a leak or a spill. we got an update from a fire. >> we transported a couple of people. a couple of them have been airlifted into boston. at this time, we are waiting for the hazmat teams to go in and prepare the scene for us. sera: we are getting conflicting reports on how many people injured. north andover says four people, we are getting reports of five with three airlifted to boston. they are working on determining what caused the explosion.
state emergency management team. employees have walked out and not commented. we have been told we will get an update from authorities at some point. live in north andover, sera congi, wcvb newscenter 5. jc: some of those workers hurt were taken to lawrence general hospital. three were then airlifted to boston hospitals. newscenter 5' s john atwater is live in lawrence tonight, john? john: doctors described injuries as serious blast energy and very -- injuries and very serious burns. obviously a very tense situation here at the hospital. those patients were decontaminated outside the hospital before they were able to go in. ems crews also decontaminated the ambulances. doctors say the patients were exposed to a chemical called trimethyl aluminum, which is an irritant. that chemical can cause burns, coughing, and shortness of
>> for patients total, all of which were critical with last injuries. -- blast injuries. they were decontaminated prior to coming to the emergency department and treated pretty rapidly, three of which were s tertiary care. john: the hospital says it is prepared for incidents like this one. it says everything did run smoothly with the decontamination process and the treatment process inside the hospital, but again, all of critical we are live in lawrence, john atwater . phil: another brutal day on wall street. the price of a tank of oil at
jc: a tank of oil at its lows level in 12 years. jc: the dow down more than 392 points, the nasdaq up more than 146 and the s&p 500 falling more than 47. silver lining -- gas pump prices are expected to fall further. phil: more breaking news in the major shake-up in the boston television market. jc: nbc announcing it will launch its own station pulling the affiliation from channel 7. newscenter 5' s kelley tuthill breaks it all down she' s live in boston, kelley? kelley: this is the biggest news in local tv news since 1994. nbs -- nbc made it official. they plan to operate a station in boston. the current nbc affiliate had a meeting with staff members. they will be filling more holes with news that left by the nbc program and -- programming the vacating. the change is set for january
nbc will offer an over the air signal, not just a cable signal, but the question is, how far will that ignoble rates? the owner is concerned about that. he was talking about his concerns with the affiliates which. >> at the end of the day, there is a full continuation of that free over the air broadcasting, universal coverage for every s group, every age, -- every ethnic group, every age, every group and the greater boston viewing area. kelley: they will be coming from a channel announced in the future. if you are worried about abc programs, they will stay right here, where they have been since 1972. live in boston, kelley tuthill, wcvb newscenter 5. phil: thanks. to swampscott now where a high
tonight accused of inappropriate behavior. newscenter 5' s jack harper is live in swampscott tonight with new information, jack? jack: there have been surprises here, first the charges against the principal, then the news of the hearing, and now he won' t be charged. the former principal resigned, but he will not be charged with a crime. he was caught in a sting, allegedly using his school computer to contact a decoy he thought was a 13-year-old girl. >> i have two children here. at jack: -- jack: what did you think? >> it scary.
>> i think he should be charged definitely. jack: the essex county district his conduct was, instantly does not cross the criminal line. while the conversations were sexually graphic, the principal never enticed to be victim to go to or stay at a specific location, which is required by law. some parents say it should be a teaching tool. >> probably 90% of kids have cell phones and our online all day. we can' t watch them. t trust our principals, i don' t know. jack: the superintendent announced that the assistant principal of the school will be the interim principal until they get this mess sorted out. in swampscott, i' m jack harper, wcvb newscenter 5 . phil: $700 million. that' s how much saturday night' s powerball jackpot is right now. and that number will likely rise before the drawing. jc: of course that'
no one one last night' s jackpot but newscenter 5' s juli mcdonald , explains not everyone was a loser, especially one lucky ticket holder in plymouth. juli: today was just another thursday for millions to try their luck in the powerball jackpot. no one snagged the grand prize. >> i think it is lucky. juli: a lucky plymouth area customer is 100 dollars richer. the owner told newscenter 5 he was beside himself when he found out. m very excited. played and did not win were back this morning to try their luck again.
at work or someone i know one. juli: others kicking themselves for missing out on $1 million, maybe more. >> i was going to play and i didn' t. i was a little bummed out i didn' t. juli: saturday' s drawing will be for at least 700 million dollars, the most in any u.s. lottery game ever. families are dreaming what if. >> you think what will you do with all of that money. there' s a million things you can do with millions of dollars. you never know. juli: the grand prize is bigger, small. and 292 million. but somebody has got to win. wcvb newscenter 5. phil: why shouldn' t that somebody bu? or you, harv? harvey: what do you mean me?
harvey: all right, no doubt about it. temperatures a few degrees plus or minus the freezing mark. while it is clear now, late tonight toward john tomorrow, clouds will start coming in from the ocean and there might be just a touch of freezing drizzle in a few spots. not widespread. if it happens at all, it will make for some slippery spots. just keep it in mind. i will let you know through the forecast with many changes. jc: all right, a deadly shooting and france. a man armed with a knife and a fake explosive vest was killed after threatening police. he had wires protruding from his body that were in active. he was also found with a cell phone, a sheet of paper, and that' s paper had an islamic state flag on it.
, written in arabic, claiming responsibility. this attack comes one year almost to the minute of last , year' s attack on charlie hebdo. today, the country honored the 11 people who were killed when islamist extremists stormed the satirical magazine in paris. that attack kicked off 3 days of terror in the french capital, including shootings at a kosher grocery store and in a suburb of paris. in all, 17 people died in the attacks. phil: 30 people are arrested in connection with a shooting. last night we are told that police arrested three people, all charged with obstruction of justice. they are expected to be in court at sometime today. jc: new dietary guidelines show you may not have to cut back as much as you thought. ed harding has a closer look. ed: eggs, bacon, the usda says
the guideline says your fruits and vegetables, whole grains. lean meats ok. moderation. the guidelines say added sugar should make up less than 10% of 116 ounce sweetened beverage. new guidelines recommend cut down on the salt. only a teaspoon tonight . tonight, a look at how you can meet those new recommendations, jc. phil: they did not say anything about coffee. best breakfast ever, moderation. all right. jc: more than a dozen miners trapped in a new york salt mine rescued. phil: we are talking about 900 feet underground. still to come tonight the , painstaking operation to free them from one of the world' s deepest salt mines. jc: a new health initiative announced in the bay state. the digital hub that will soon be available. phil: mbta fare hikes could railroad boston' s school budget. the mayor' s move to protect
phil: want to update you on the breaking news of the afternoon. this is from north andover. dow chemical, there was an explosion, what is described to us as a small explosion. five workers were hurt. three had to be airlifted to boston hospitals. we talking serious injuries. several workers had to go through a decontamination wash, but the end result -- five
investigators still on the scene. jc: massachusetts is working to become a hub in the fast-growing health industry. mayor marty walsh announcing that today. a new industry is quickly evolving. the governor says that massachusetts already has a head start in the fields of digital devices and record keeping. >> this public-private partnership is going to tie the strands together an innovative way so we can make massachusetts a global leader in this emerging field. jc: alice sebi digital health industry represents a $30 billion market opportunity in the next decade. phil: right now, salt miners are
the ordeal lasted 10 hours. the elevator got stuck 900 feet underground. the best possible outcome. jc: frightening. terrifying, actually. the weather -- 34 degrees, january, ok? harvey: the last couple of days have been nice days for january. things are about to change. jc: of course they are. harvey: of course. look at this great picture. our own diane took this beautiful picture. we call that the sun dog. those are the high, thin, cirrus clouds creating a pretty sky. speaking of pretty sky, a little daylight to be seen. 35 degrees it the temperature in boston. trojans -- winds light out of the north.
portsmouth down to the northeast, plymouth out of the east? that went will stay light out of the northeast and pick up later on tonight. that will keep the temperature near freezing along the shore, but eventually bring in the clouds. as the low clouds come in toward dawn, it' s possible it may contain just enough moisture to produce some very spotty and scattered freezing drizzle. it' s not a guarantee, and it could be anywhere scattered in. but if you are not expecting something like that, you may not this is just a possibility. there could be a touch ice or freezing drizzle. it' s only a possibility, but i do want you to be aware of it. tomorrow afternoon it will be well above freezing on the coast
freezing and lens. temperatures may drop back again over the interior and could be some borderline freezing drizzle. this will be our main event when it comes to moisture sunday. pretty impressive storm will move to our west and bring a swath of heavy rain in here. it may get as far north as boston and the mass pike. that is the real warm air. the potential is there for over an inch of rain sunday. here comes the storm. here is the warm front. to the south, it will easily be in the 50' s. boston could wind up either way in terms of temperature, but either way we will not miss the rain all. 56 in boston , 53 in worcester.
a little below their, but it' s not possible that the temperature could be below that. one thing i want to mention early on saturday, also a chance of light freezing drizzle. an abrupt turn and stays with us through much of next week. overnight there' s a chance of snow. there' s also a chance that little system will be too far to the east, but we are following that. phil and jc? phil: all right, harvey thanks. and next week, newscenter 5 launches two new newscasts. a fast-paced look at all the big news of the day at 4:30 in the afternoon. and more in-depth coverage at 7:00 p.m, it all starts next monday right here on newscenter 5. jc: tom brady and gisele a royal couple of sorts here in new england.
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>> tom and gisele are known for having the hottest bodies on the diet is not that exciting. erika: 80% of their diet is vegetables and whole grains. the other 20% is lean meat, grass fed organic steak, occasionally duck. gisele seem here eating vegetable soup, her daughter digging into green juice, and tom making breakfast with the kids with #healthypancakes. what foods are off-limits? no white flour, no white sugar . no msg. i will use raw olive oil, but i never could with olive oil, the chef says. >> they do not consume very commonly even things like
the diet seems very strict, but that keeps tom at the top of his game in the nfl and gisele one of the most sought after models in the world. erika: erica tarantella, wcvb newscenter 5. phil: hard to argue with the results, but i refer back to my candy drawer. jc: whatever, great, good for them. no. next on newscenter 5 at 5:30, fallout from the abuse scandal at a prestigious rhode island private school. phil: the priest accused who has been suspended from his current job. jc: caught on camera, the rescue of skiers trapped 4,000 feet up.
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>> this is an editorial by general manager bill fine. >> open, transparent government is a vital component of our successful democracy, but apparently often more preached than practiced in the commonwealth. you want to know where your tax dollars are spent and how government' s business is conducted. journalists ask the questions and get answers for you, if they can. accessing public records, however, is a hit or miss prospect for journalists and citizens alike depending on who you ask. 5 investigates mike beaudet working in partnership with the globe enlisted the aid of northeastern university students to test massachusetts' response to public record requests. when asked by an average citizen
northeastern -- more than half of the commonwealth' s 351 cities and towns failed to respond to requests as outlined by state law. nine police departments and six town halls outright denied requests for records, a clear violation of state law. when we ultimately identified ourselves as journalists, the apologies came and so did the records. but the open records law applies to the requests of all citizens. and frankly, quite often journalists all over boston have experienced difficulty obtaining requested records in a timely fashion or without incurring thousands of dollars in processing fees. governor baker and attorney general healy tell 5 investigates they support government transparency, compliance with the law, and public record reform. perhaps the commonwealth should just put everything online, dramatically increasing transparency, with far greater efficiency than the current requirements. in the meantime, since the old law isn' t working nor enforced, the legislature needs to quickly pass a public records reform