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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." mike: get ready for wind, rain, and near-record warmth this weekend. my timeline for our next big weather switch. antoinette: the devastating news for a local women's hockey player. her severe injuries just
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winter classic. doug: a boston police officer shot on the street. lessons learned from the marathon attacks that may have saved him. >> they just got caught up in the hate mongering and they don't even know what they are saying. antoinette: a muslim woman kicked out of a trump rally. the incident that got her physically removed from the event. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: the current estimated jackpot this morning $800 million. deep breath, everybody. good morning. i'm doug meehan. antoinette: i'm sorry. i'm day dreaming. doug: i thought you were antoinette: good morning to you. i'm antoinette antonio. it's just about 6:00 on your sat salt morning. let's check in now with mike wankum. you know, we're feeling pretty lucky to have these warmer temperatures even though it's coming with some rain. mike: it is. not so warm today. we're only to get a couple more degrees out of it but that's
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time of year. tomorrow we start flirting with record heat coming in here. in boston we jumped up a degree in the last hour. now up to 40. still have a couple of these pockets out to the west where the temperature is below 32. we're also picking up some very light precipitation. this is falling in all forms. we're seeing some rain showing up in green. we're seeing some mixed precipitation. we're seeing a little bit of light snow as well. you want to be cautious about this because any untreated there. it is not widespread. steadiest toward sterling towards rutland north of st. louis blues bury right now. this little area towards burlington and billerica has shown up in the last few moments. this morning we'll warm up enough this afternoon that whatever we see will be in the form of lie drizzle. not a lot of sunshine today but get ready for warmth as we talk about tomorrow's forecast including with it though a chance of some very serious rain. we'll talk more about that in just a few moments. antoinette and doug. antoinette: mike, thank you. right now a hockey tragedy in the aftermath of the women's winter classic. player denna laing has suffered a severe spinal injury.
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crashed into the boards at gillette stadium. doug: the eyeopener's john atwater reports from concord where denna often skated. john: as young women practice at the hockey rink where denna laing learned to master the sport their thoughts are on star whose parents now say suffer a severe spinal cord injury when she hit the boards during the first-ever women's winter classic at gillette stadium. >> the best way to describe it is just it's hard to breathe. john: carl gray owns the rink and watch deny a develop the skills that earned her a spot playing for the boston pride. she was ecstatic to make history playing at gillette. but as she was chasing down a loose puck, she goes head first into the boards. we pause the video just before the violent collision. she was taken by stretcher off the ice; and now after a week in the hospital, her parents say she still has no feeling in her legs and has limited movement in her arms. >> i just hope she is going to
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john: those who have helped shape the 24-year-old though know her strength and know she has the will to overcome the many obstacles that lie ahead. >> denna is strong enough that she will overcome some of those adversities of wanting to quit. john: in terms of denna's long-term prognosis, her family says this morning there are really more questions than answers right now. in concord, john atwater, wcvb, newscenter 5. antoinette: right now a boston police officer is recovering after being shot by a man in dorchester. 27-year-old grant headley is behind bars after police say he shot a nine-year veteran in the leg yesterday. headley, a suspected drug dealer out on probation, was allegedly driving without a license when the plainclothes officer pulled him over. that's when police say headley got out and fired. police commissioner bill evans praised his officers for quickly subduing headley and tending to
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>> our officers are all equipped with tourniquets. he tried to do his initially. all our officers have it. then a fellow uniformed officer who was nearby heard the call. he tied it off. antoinette: those tourniquets were issued to officers in the last 3-6 months, and commissioner evans says this one likely saved the officer's leg. that officer, who has not been publicly identified, is being treated at boston medical center. headley is expected to be arraigned on monday. in our next half-hour, "5 investigates" digs deeper into the suspected shooter's background. our karen anderson explores the lengthy criminal history and some crimes that happened just steps from the shooting. doug: a wareham man with a lengthy criminal history is held without bail after police say he tried to stab a man with a carving fork. this happened early friday morning in south yarmouth. a woman called police to tell them her friend, alector varela, attacked her boyfriend inside a
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after his arrest, police say he became belligerent and assaulted officers inside his jail cell. he's expected to face several charges in court on monday. worcester police make a second arrest in the murder of a woman. cherise hill was stabbed to death last month on murray avenue. helped police track down the two 18-year-old kevin miranda was charged yesterday in connection with the stabbing. police say he held the victim's arms back while luis-melendez rivas stabbed the woman 19 times. antoinette: we are hearing the calls for help after a road rage incident that ended with a stabbing. mario roman is being held on $150,000 bail after pleading not guilty yesterday. police say he got into a fight with another driver near granite street in braintree on thursday. roman allegedly pulled the victim out of his car and stabbed him several times before taking off. >> there was a fight out here by barnes and noble.
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however, he is bleeding. i don't know if he has wounds. the other car drove off. antoinette: the victim is hospitalized after having surgery. he is expected to survive. new details this morning in a wild chase that ended in middleborough. state police say they were looking for the 26-year-old westboro man for a well-being check. that's when they say he refused to pull over and sped up. during the chase from cape cod, the man was able to signal to police that he needed medical attention. they say he eventually surrendered peacefully. state police will file charges when the suspect is released from the hospital. doug: commitment 2016. another controversy at a rally for republican candidate donald trump. this time in south carolina. rose hamid was escorted out of the event last night. she stood up silently when trump suggested that syrian refugees are affiliated with isis. trump supporters started boo-ing her and yelling things like,
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disrupt the event; she just wanted to show trump fans what a muslim actually looks like. >> i have this sincere belief that if people get to know each other one on one that they'll stop being afraid of each other and we'll be able to get rid of all this hate in the world literally. that was my goal is to let people see that muslim s are not that scary. doug: trump responded by calling the hatred unbelievable, saying it is quote "their hatred, not ours." quoting donald trump there. hampshire, according to a new fox news poll. senator marco rubio trails with 15 percent. senator ted cruz has 12. the primary in the granite state and candidates are working furiously to garner support. on the democrat side, the fox news poll finds vermont senator bernie sanders with a commanding lead over hillary clinton. 50 to 37 percent. this morning sander's campaign
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senator jamie eldridge of akon plans to officially endorse sanders today and help open his first official campaign office in the bay state. some of them dating back to the 1700's. that caused thousands of dollars in damages. the cemetery's caretaker wants to install surveillance cameras. the mashpee superintendent accused of entering a student's home and rummaging through her belongings is set to go to trial next month. brian hyde is facing trespassing charges in the september incident. he says he was invited inside the home. the school committee says it will wait to take action against hyde until after a jury's decision. hyde has been on paid leave since november. doug: a winchendon school will decide tomorrow if it will re-open monday after being scrubbed down for norovirus. the elementary school was closed
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the building to stop the spread. about a fifth of students called in sick this week with flu-like symptoms. several teachers also went home sick thursday. more legal trouble for chipotlethe restaurant sued by investors. they accuse the mexican food chain of misleading them about food safety controls. chipotle's stock has plunged since the restaurant's recent link to several food-borne illnesses. no comment from chipotle. a record amount of money is on the line. antoinette: just a geu fuks, right? doug: a couple of dollars. antoinette: if you're feeling powerball ticket. the total jackpot is now up to $800 million. if you take the lump-sum cash value, you still walk away with about $496 million. the drawing is tonight. you can catch the winning numbers right here on channel 5. we'll carry the drawing live during our 11:00 p.m. newscast. and this woman hasn't won powerball yet but don't count
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$1 million off a $30 scratch ticket in june. wednesday off another instant she plans on putting her winnings toward her recent retirement. as we said before, if she wins again, i don't want to hear about it. antoinette: jane, save some for the rest of us. doug: can we all just win here. antoinette: on the way this a bizarre plot leads to weapons charges against a north dakota man. doug: the alleged plan the guy had for the first family's two dogs. mexico's most wanted escapee is back in custody. the shootout that led to the drug lord's capture. antoinette: and a lucky break for one texas family that lost everything in a tornado. the generous act that's helping them get back on solid ground. mike: get ready for heavy rain and strong wind. big changes you need to know
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doug: check this video out. unbelievable damage caused by severe hail storms in texas. this is video from the houston area where cars and windows were destroyed in the storm yesterday. you can see one brand new car completely covered in shattered glass. the severe thunderstorm watch has passed this morning as most of the strong storms move off east. antoinette: two tornado survivors in texas get a fresh start after their home was destroyed with them inside of
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lucky to be alive after the storm. but now they're even luckier. a millionaire, with two vacant mansions in texas, is offering them a place to stay for just a dollar a month. he says they can stay at least three months, possibly more if they need time to get back on their feet. >> warm and fuzzy. i'm just a business guy. but it's very moving being able to help people. it's really nice to be able to touch somebody personally that you are able to help rather than just write a check and make a donation. antoinette: sturgeon owns another mansion that he plans to rent out to a second family who suffered great loss when ten tornadoes ripped through northern texas last month. doug: the storms battering the central u.s. are among the most costly in history. the national oceanic and atmospheric administration says damage from wintertime floods, like the one along the mississippi river, will top $1 billion. government officials are now calculating damage in mississippi, illinois, and
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in those states. antoinette: we're seeing some wet weather of our own along with some pretty warm temperatures coming tomorrow. mike: we're talking about january. we're talking about rain. antoinette: and not snow. glass half full. mike: not even a question. usually you'll have maybe snow inland. no, this is rain all the way tomorrow. this morning though we do have a little bit of light snow out there and really emphasis on the word "light." because this is barely showing up on radar. the steadiest is around marlborough and towards rutland just south of sterling at this point. this is drifting its way eastward but ever so slowly. as we warm things up and as this area tries to push its way closer to the coast where the temperatures are warmer, it changes over to a little bit of light drizzle out there. be cautious. there might be a slippery spot here or there. not a big issue. that will be a bit of a problem this morning. there you see the little pocket we're talking about. there's more out to the west but base igally we have to wait for
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that won't happen until we get to tomorrow and tomorrow it's going to be warm. it is going to be windy but it going to be extremely rainy across here. you can pick up an inch of rain across the whole thing. easterly winds will keep up all day today. that is just pushing that moisture in off the ocean. there will be spotty drizzle out there most of the day today. high temperatures, well, current temperatures right now are hold inning the mid 30's, the low 30s. here are the pockets we're talking about through orange and worcester, jaffrey. 32 degrees. that means untreated surfaces could be a little bit icy out there. otherwise you get close er to the coast or down towards the cape. readings are well above the freezing mark and not an issue. temperatures won't climb that much. we'll call it 38-46 for a high temperature. cloudy skies and spot drizzle. that easterly wind will keep bringing that temperature right in off the ocean but that wind switches around later on tonight so our temperatures don't drop off. we'll see rain coming in after midnight. otherwise cloudy skies and watch for the fog to develop as well. you h break it down for you on the timeline. today as i mentioned there could be a little bit of spotty
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a lot of gray skies all day long but not very organized rain. tomorrow morning at this time we start to see some showers popping up. by late morning we start to see steadier showers going and then late morning into early afternoon, look what happens. we get these downpours across the area. and there could even be a rumble of thunder with this. if you hear thunder tomorrow, that is really unusual for january weather. by the way this this winds its way down. by tomorrow night we clear things off. when we clear out the temperatures will drop. tomorrow check this out. record high for tomorrow in boston 56. worcester will be close to a record high temperature tomorrow. it won't take much. just a little bit of shift in the wind. that warm air comes roaring back in here. speaking of winds, it is a very windy along the coast, the south eastern part of the state, the cape and the islands. that's where there is a high wind watch for tomorrow. we could see gusts up to 50 miles per hour, maybe higher than that. do be cautious about that as we talk about tomorrow's forecast. a little spotty drizzle. 44.
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56 degrees. monday everything changes. we go from a mild pattern back into the cold pattern. and the high temperature of only 36 degrees. the rest of the week is featuring temperatures only in the 30's. i do have a slight chance of seeing some snow in here on tuesday. it's really tuesday night. and the storm system, watch when it comes through here-it's not doing much. at 11:00 it looks like this. it forms off shore. once it forms off shore of course the snow will be out over the ocean and we won't be talking much about it. that threat is out there. it won't be amounting to too much. we'll finish off the week with seasonable temperatures and plenty of sunshine. doug and antoinette. doug: thank you, mike. 6:19. checking some of the stories the eye is following right now. antoinette: after months on the run, one of the world's most wanted men is now back behind bars. the mexican drug lord joaquin "el chapo" guzman was captured in a shootout with mexican marines. he's been on the run for six months after escaping from prison in july. american prosecutors want him
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related to his drug empire. doug: a new york city police sergeant is charged following the 2014 death of eric garner, a black man who was subdued in a police chokehold. sergeant kizzy adonis was charged with failure to supervise the arrest. she was quoted as saying garner's condition did not seem serious. garner was captured on video repeating "i can't breathe." another sergeant is defending adonis saying she arrived late to the arrest. antoinette: a man who allegedly plotted to steal the president's dogs is now facing weapons charges. scott stockert of north dakota was arrested in washington, d.c., on wednesday with a stash of weapons in his car. he allegedly told police he was jesus christ and that he planned to run for president after kidnapping the obama family's dogs. secret service agents say stockert is not registered to own a gun. he was arraigned friday released with a monitoring device. >> now sportscenter 5 with bob halloran. bob: with seven injured players and several guys called up from
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devils were more likely devils advocates last night. they were no match for the bruins who win their 3,000th game not awal of them this year. the bruins beginning a stretch of five road games in eight days. it took two minutes for the bruins to score. frank vatrano with his first in eight games. a wrist shot from the blue line in the general direction of the net. it goes in. his ninth of the year. one goal from the devils only because of bobby farnham a nart andover kid. bruins led 2-1 at that point. still in the second period bruins skating on the powerplay. jimmy hayes also his ninth of the year. the bruins were up 3-1. finally we get to see the 100 miles per hour plus slapshot of collin miller. feel free too use that and pass it along to friends. phrase is that biscuit was burning. the bruins win 4-1. chiefs at texans today. nfl play-off action right here on channel 5. kick-off time at 4:30. that's a look at sports.
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doug: thank you, bob, will do. new year's resolutions should be in full swing. but if your goal is to exercise more, researchers say you might want to stay away from workout videos. a new study finds home video workouts can create an unrealistic body image. and they can cause viewers to want to work out less. motivational statements are actually de-motivating. phrases like "you better be sweating" and "you should be dying now" create a negative association with working out. antoinette: true story. video. doug: the one time. antoinette: they were like don't grab that dough nult. all it made me want to do is eat donuts. right? doug: speaking of which, a sports memorabilia auction house is hoping for a bidding war over tom brady's underwear! antoinette: the unique items and and do you want to build a snowman? that's what some nurses asked a very special patient. the effort to make a dream come
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mike: the thing you'll notice by tomorrow besides the rain and warm temperatures the winds will houle out of the southeast tomorrow 20 and then getting even stronger as we head to the late afternoon and evening hours. behind it the winds switch directions. you know what happens? the temperatures drop off.
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only in the 20's and 30's so enjoy that near-record warmth tomorrow. today is not bad. just not much sunshine. 44. you'll see the rest of the week is looking at temperatures in the 30's as well. doug and antoinette. doug: mike, thank you. are you a big tom brady fan? i mean a really big fan. antoinette: a big enough fan to buy his underwear? the boxer shorts and t-shirt worn by brady in the movie "ted 2" are going up for auction next week. in brady's scene, mark wahlberg wakes the pats' quarterback up who then throws wahlberg and ted over the balcony. you might remember that scene. bids for his pajamas will start at $2,500 for each garment. goldin auctions thinks both will go for more than $5,000. so you want to be at least what? 6'6" if you want to fit into that t-shirt. doug: i hope he signed them. antoinette: obviously. new this morning governor baker is slashing the budget. doug: the cuts being made and how much is being saved.
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up after an explosion in north andover. what the bomb squad removed from the scene. antoinette: starting sunday morning there are even more chances to catch the weekend eyeopener team. join us from 5:00 to 7:00 a.m., followed by "g.m.a." then another round of the eyeopener from 8 to 9. followed by "this week" with george stephanopoulos. and if you sleep in, catch the "eyeopener" team for one last round at 10 a.m. but for those of you not sleeping in right now, this is a live look over the city. still dark, still early out there. 6:27.
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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." mike: the clouds are here to stay for awhile. when the wet and windy conditions move on in. antoinette: "5 investigates" the suspect in the shooting of a boston police officer,, his lengthy criminal record. the arrests that made him well known to police. doug: new information surrounding that chemical explosion in north andover. the material the bomb squad removed from the building. antoinette: and feeling lucky? the countdown to a record-breaking lottery drawing. and the odds that you'll hit the jackpot. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: good morning, everybody.
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you're just hours away from a life-changing moment. antoinette: oh, yeah. life-changing hopefully for all of us, right. doug: i would never give this up. (laughing). antoinette: you looked very serious when you said that. doug: i mean winter is coming. it's cold. you know, own your own caribbean island perhaps. i don't know. antoinette: we could dream. mike: let's dream about it. let's talk about the warm weather coming in here. 40 degrees right now in boston. 32 in worcester out through orange. those cold pockets, that's the issue we have this morning. you know it's a little damp out there. if you've been outside, a little drizzle. a fog almost in the air. what's happening is we're getting a little bit of this precipitation breaking out. i use the word precipitation because it's coming in all forms. a little bit of rain, snow and mix. you can see most of it. as you're west of 495 that seems to be the biggest area we're talking about. we have this area from billerica up to lowell.
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as well. it changes over to a bit of snow to the west. from clinton to the holden area you're seeing a little bit of light snow. the word here is light. this is not heavy. if you've got treated road surfaces around the spencer untreated surface you might want to be cautious. it might be slippery out there. that will be with us cold enough temperatures this morning. this afternoon we'll warm back up into the mid 40's many a little drizzle going on here this morning. then we start to talk about the real warmth coming in. that comes in later tonight. check out tomorrow's high temperature. record-setting near 56 degrees. there's also a cold spot behind it. we'll talk more about that coming up in a few minutes. doug. doug: thanks, mike. stories we're following right now. a professional women's hockey player is suffering a severe spinal cord injury after slamming into the boards during the first-ever "women's winter classic" at gillette stadium. denna laing of marblehead cannot feel her legs after she was hurt while going after the puck in last week's game. antoinette: the driver accused of stabbing a man during a fit of road rage in braintree is now
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mario roman is being held on $150,000 bail after pleading not guilty yesterday in thursday's incident. police say he pulled a man from a car, stabbed him, and took off. the victim is expected to survive. doug: a boston police officer is recovering after being shot by a man in dorchester. grant headley is behind bars after police say he shot the nine-year veteran in the leg yesterday. headley, a suspected drug dealer out on probation, was allegedly driving without a license when the plainclothes officer pulled him over. he's expected in court on antoinette: this morning, the father of shooting suspect grant headley is talking about the crime his son is accused of and having trouble understanding what his son could possibly have been thinking. >> pretty sad what happened. i don't know what happened today. but, you know, if he did it, i don't know what he did, what he was thinking. digging into grant headley's as karen anderson reports, he's
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karen: sources tell "5 investigates" grant headley was a known gang member here in the city of boston with a lengthy criminal history dating back at least a decade, and he had just been released from prison after serving a five-year sentence on gun charges. sources tell "5 investigates" 27-year-old grant headley has had 40 criminal arraignments in the city of boston. his lengthy record dates back to at least 2005 when he was just 16 years old. the youth violence strike force caught him illegally carrying a gun. he pleaded guilty and served just one year behind bars. four years later in 2009, another weapons charge. police say he had a gun, ammunition, and a large capacity magazine. also that year headley was twice charged with drug possession with intent to distribute. the arrests near a public playground. headley was also arrested for a motor vehicle violation, and police found him with several e.b.t. cards belonging to other people.
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the cards on the street. in the same neighborhood as today's shooting. one just a three-minute walk from the scene. in dorchester, karen anderson, "5 investigates." doug: federal authorities are trying to figure out the motive behind an ambush on a police officer in philadelphia. surveillance video captures the attack as police say edward archer rushes to a cruiser and fires several shots inside at officer jesse hartnett. officer hartnett incredibly manages to radio in for help. he then gets out of the car and fires back at the shooter, hitting him at least three times. >> his will to live undoubtedly saved his life. >> this is absolutely one of the scariest things i've ever seen. i mean, this guy tried to execute the police officer. doug: police arrested archer and say he told them he follows allah and pledged allegiance to the islamic state. the f.b.i. is involved in the investigation but has not labeled it a terror attack. incredibly officer hartnett is
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recovery. the worcester toddler allegedly beaten by his mother's boyfriend nearly died according to prosecutors. johnny sanchez was deemed too dangerous to be released at his hearing yesterday. the three-year-old boy was allegedly in his care when the injuries happened. he was brought to the hospital on new year's day and needed surgery. the boy remains there this morning. his mother says she believes sanchez was upset that the boy wet the bed. antoinette: right now police are investigating a crash in malden. this was the scene late last night on lynn street. two cars collided, one of them flipping over. no word on any injuries this morning or what caused the crash. the scene of a chemical explosion is now clear in north andover. that blast sending four workers to the hospital. the state police bomb squad removed the container holding the material that ignited at the dow chemical plant thursday. control of the building has now been returned to the company. state fire investigators have begun trying to figure out
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>> the further investigation will really depend upon the timing that we can have interviews with the severely injured. hopefully, they will recover and will be able to shed some additional light and information on it. antoinette: the four workers suffered critical injuries in the explosion. doug: a hingham police officer suspended from duty has now lost his pay. our partners at "the patriot ledger" report that selectmen took pay and benefits away from sergeant kris phillips on thursday. he was suspended after an investigation found he lied about an injury he claimed he suffered on patrol. he's been collecting $2,000 a week since last july. phillips will be arraigned on january 14 on insurance fraud charges. antoinette: new this morning. the mbta and two contractors will settle a lawsuit this week with riders who say they were wrongly ticketed. the riders claim they were ticketed for unpaid parking fees at commuter stations after paying the now-antiquated honor boxes.
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with receipts proving they paid. "the globe" reports documents recently filed in federal court in boston show all drivers who were ticketed on or before july 6 for unpaid fees are now eligible for the settlement. a hearing is scheduled for march 14 to determine how much this will cost the mbta. doug: new budget cuts announced by governor charlie baker. yesterday afternoon, baker announced the $49 million in cuts. the trim affects mainly grants for hospitals and community health centers. many on beacon hill expected larger cuts to chop the $38 billion deficit. the administration is anticipating a $320 million budget shortfall for the fiscal year. antoinette: a plymouth woman accused of animal neglect has been denied appeal. heidi erickson was convicted in december 2010 of animal abuse regarding eight cats in her home. the cats were malnourished, sickly, and covered in feces. erickson served 90 days in jail. she was previously convicted of
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police found 60 dead cats and several living animals in bad condition in her beacon hill apartment in 2003. doug: in a little more pleasant news here this saturday morning, the drawing for the biggest lottery jackpot in history is just hours away. antoinette: how much you could take home and the numbers most frequently drawn over the past few years. also this morning, a robbery attempt foiled. the clerk who says he was ready for anything. mike: i'm tracking strong winds and heavy rain. when our next system moves in and the warm air coming with it. doug: starting tomorrow morning there are even more chances to catch the weekend eyeopener team! join us from 5 to 7 a.m.. then you'll be able to watch g.m.a. then another round of the eyeopener from 8 to 9. followed by this week with george stephanopoulos. if you sleep in and you can't get enough, the "eyeopener" team
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is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth in two years than the bottom 100 million people combined. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. the middle class will continue to disappear unless we level the playing field. with your help, as president,
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6:42. welcome back.
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all to buy a powerball ticket. the jackpot stands at $800 million. and that's expected to grow this morning. by tonight's drawing it may be a billion dollars. doug: a billion with a b. but how much of that jackpot would you actually keep? our mary saladna crunches the numbers. mary: it's the biggest jackpot ever anywhere in any lottery. that has people lining up and paying up. if you do win, what's the first thing you would do? >> probably scream like a little girl. (screaming) >> i would get my share, yeah. mary: of course, it's you against all those other wannabe millionaires so what are the chances? the odds that you'll win something 1 in 25 but the odds of winning big are only 1 in 292 million. that's not stopping any of us from trying. >> our brains aren't wired to think about probability. we understand the chances aren't that good but we can delude ourselves. "hey, i've got as good of a chance as anybody." mary: while that sign says $800
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if you take the lump sum, that total drops to $496 million. after taxes, that's only $347 million. still, i'd take it. of course, ticket sales saturday could drive that record jackpot up to a billion bucks. since we're crunching numbers, i'll leave you with the numbers drawn most frequently in the past four years. 8, 54, 14, 39, and the traditionally unlucky 13. and a word to the wise. you may have bought a ticket, but it's not officially yours until you've signed your name on the back. in needham, i'm mary saladna, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: don't miss the drawing for this record $800 million jackpot. you can see the powerball drawing live right here on newscenter 5 tonight during our 11:00 p.m. newscast. antoinette: mike was trying to tell me what he was going to talk about for tomorrow's weather. it's okay.
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mike: i could say blizzard and you won't care. don't worry. i'm not saying blizzard. i'm talking about rain. down in texas right now. it's headed this way. but not until tomorrow. before it gets here we have something else to contend with this morning. look at the area along 495. actually it's showing a little bit of intensification. it's getting a little bit stronger, a little more organized in the last 15-20 minutes or so. this is interesting to watch. you've got the moisture coming in off the ocean. it runs into 495 which is an elevation lift right there. you're starting to see that precipitation forming right along that line. so many times we see this happening with snow events during the winter. right now we're seeing a light drizzle, a little bit of light snow. if you have an untreated road surface it will be slippery out there. do be cautious about that this morning. this area is going to lift its way to the north. as far as our rain-maker, it's clear down here. it's got to come roaring in. when it does, it is dragging a lot of warm air with it. not so warm out there right now. it's still 40 degrees in boston which for a typical january
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wait until you see the temperatures tomorrow. easterly wind. that is bringing the moisture in here at 8 miles an hour. an easterly wind will continue all day today. here are the pockets where it just gets cold enough that we might have a little bit of slipper erodes. down to the south no issues there. temperatures close to 40 degrees. today it's cloudy skies. spotty drizzle off and on. really this morning is the only time we'll be seeing the icy conditions until 9:00 or 10:00 this morning. otherwise it will just be too warm this afternoon and be in the form of liquid precipitation. tonight cloudy and foggy. midnight. the temperatures hold steady. instead of the temperatures really dropping this evening, they hold steady. it gives us a big head start on tomorrow's temperatures. today a lot of gray skies. you watch every once in a while a little spot of shower and drizzle here or there. not much going on. you have to wait until tomorrow morning before the showers start to break out. then you notice what happens by 9:00. scattered showers pushing in. by late morning though, boom, downpours out there. travel is going to be on the
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will be so wet out there. as we head through the late afternoon, could be a rumble of thunder. 3:00 to 5:00 we try to wind things down a little bit. as we head towards the overnight hours, tomorrow night it will all be over with. the only issue we have tomorrow night is temperatures will be cooling off. i would be concerned about a few spots getting a little bit slippery. do be cautious about that tomorrow night. otherwise tomorrow it's just too warm really to even be talking about anything except water. so tomorrow high temperature in boston 54 degrees. the record is 56. worcester also very close to seeing those record highs. the other thing you'll notice tomorrow is strong southeastly winds. that's why there's a high wind watch out primarily for the coast, the south eastern part of the state. we could see gusts 50, perhaps as high as 60 miles per hour. here's the way the seven-day forecast breaks down for you. today is gray skies and drizzly. 44 tomorrow wind and rain. 56 degrees out there. here comes the cold on monday. only about 50 for a high. now i've got a chance of some snow coming in here late tuesday night into wednesday morning.
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happen out of. this it looks like the storm will form too far off shore. it may give us a little bit. keep an eye on that time period. otherwise you'll notice the temperatures staying 30-32 degrees for highs. those may seem awful cold compared to tomorrow but those are pretty normal for this time of year. outside of that chance of tuesday night into wednesday for snow it's looking like a dry forecast after that. much-needed rain coming our way tomorrow. doug. the devils no match for the bruins as the b's continue their road trip in new jersey. it took the bruins just two minutes to score frank vatrano with the first goal. and later in the second ryan spooner adds another. the devils come back with a goal of their own, but the bruins skate away with two more. they beat the devils, 4-1, for their 3,000th win. they head to ottawa tonight to take on the senators. antoinette: new nutrition guidelines from the government. cutting back on sugar and making sure you eat your fruits, veggies, and whole grains will help keep you healthy. newscenter 5's pam cross breaks
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dinner. >> i've got red and the orange peppers in here. pam: this chef at boston public market is doing exactly what the experts recommend-- mixing it up. >> more fruits and vegetables. they're saying more color. they're saying try a bunch of different things. pam: the new federal regs are practiced all the time at the public market. two key points. more vegetables, fruits, and grains. limit sugar and red meat. >> they're saying consider all the things that you like to eat and then choose five fruits and vegetables. choose different colors. pam: i'm going to call that an ugly vegetable. what exactly do you do with a kolorabi? >> it is delicious, crunchy, really fresh. pam: yes, it's an acquired taste. here's a typical lunch. beefy sandwich and some chips. the bread on this sandwich is white. the chips aren't whole grain. so both of your starches on that plate are refined starches basically. they're low in fiber. pam: mass general offers choice.
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>> about half the plate is fruits or vegetables. americans need to increase their fruits and vegetable consumption. it was found that most people aren't getting enough. increasing whole grain consumption. the magic number is five. you're never going to get in trouble if you eat more. i always tell people start with five. pam: it's what your mom said. variety on the plate, eat your vegetables, and eat less. i'm pam cross, wcvb, newscenter 5. antoinette: eat your fruit and veggies. doug: that roast beef sandwich looks good. a group of nurses in iowa carry antoinette: and they did it using snow. treatment for a rare cancer in her connective tissues. she's originally from texas, so she doesn't know much about snow, but she loves the movie "frozen." when she came to iowa, all she wanted to do was build a so the nurses rounded up a bunch of snow for the play room, and for the first time ever bella got to experience it.
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they miss out on a lot of normal life things. whenever we can do something that brings normal back the,m, it's great. it's very rewarding to us too. those are our best days. antoinette: the nurses even played the song "do you want to build a snowman?" from "frozen." a family speaking out about an injury on the ice. doug: the professional women's player hurt at a historic
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doug: welcome back. we have breaking news right now. a police officer has been shot in new york city. police say that officer sharon stewart and his partner were trying to break up a massive fight during a party in the belongs. this happening around 2:00 this morning. the four-year veteran was shot suspect, 19-year-old christopher he then opened fire on rice. police say the officer is expected to recover. the suspect is listed in serious condition. antoinette: a boston police being shot by a man in dorchester. grant headley is behind bars after police say he shot the nine-year veteran in the leg yesterday. headley, a suspected drug dealer out on probation for gun charges, was allegedly driving plainclothes officer pulled him
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opened fire. he's expected in court on monday. doug: right now a professional women's hockey player is suffering a severe spinal cord injury after slamming into the boards during the first ever "women's winter classic" at gillette stadium. the family of denna laing says the marblehead woman cannot feel her legs after she was hurt while going after the puck in last week's game. antoinette: police are investigating a crash in malden. this was the scene late last night on lynn street. two cars collided, one of them flipping over. no word on any injuries this morning or what caused the crash. doug: a rhode island thief is on the loose after a botched robbery attempt. you can see the man entering a cranston convenience store yesterday, gun drawn. suddenly he turns and runs chased out by the clerk who had a weapon of his own-- an aluminum bat. the clerk says he spent nine years in the army some of the time as a bodyguard and doesn't fear much. antoinette: this morning volunteers and caretakers are returning to a west bridgewater cemetery to clean up after vandals targeted the historic site.
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toppled last week at the pleasant hill cemetery, some of them dating back to the 1700's. that caused thousands of dollars in damages. the cemetery's caretaker wants to install surveillance cameras. the holidays have passed, and now some local turkeys are getting bold. this is video from the natick police department. they say this particular turkey has a fascination with looking at himself in the hubcaps of a cruiser. police joked on facebook that they will start using gravy air freshener to deter the bird. make him think it's thanksgiving all over again. need cranberry sauce. doug: and a little splash of cranberry. mike: cruel but very creative. you'd never think that we are sitting here in january. that's one of the problems. get used to it. then we think, okay. tomorrow will be warm and windy.
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spring day with temperatures in the mid to upper 50's. wind-driven rain out there. then it comes back normal. we'll see temperatures in the mid 30's which is where we're supposed to be. maybe even for once a rare occasion wednesday and thursday below normal. doug: still no big snowstorms. antoinette: all rain. we'll take it. doug: mike, thanks very much. don't forget you can watch the latest newscenter 5 newscast any time.
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