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tv   Newscenter Five at Five- Thirty  ABC  January 11, 2016 5:30pm-6:00pm EST

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>> from boston's news leader this is wcvb newscenter 5 at 5:30. phil: we are continuing to follow our breaking news a
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through a house in madan. jc: john atwater is there with john? reporter: one of those people is in serious condition. that man was trapped in the back of the building and had to be rescued and then of course taken to the hospital. his father was able to make it out of the house. the hospital. firefighters are focusing their attention are up in the attic of this home. very smoky fire. when the firefighters got here a lot of smoke and fire on the first floor. want to show you video from awhile ago. you can see the intense flames this home. it is a home and a dental office on the first floor. it is an old structure here, a intently. it started after 4:00 this afternoon. almost 100 firefighters are on on the scene. they continue to throw water on the fire, but they have been ordered out of the building because the flames are so intense. the flames did so much dan to
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inside they could not be on the second floor or the third floor of the home. two people taken to the hospital and one with serious injuries after this big fire here in mad pi an. madipan. wcvb newscenter 5. phil: firefighters are battling quite a bit of weather. jc scr c the -- jc: the gusty temperatures -- gusty winds and falling temperatures. harvey: it is into the 20s off to the north and west and wind gusts about 25 miles an hour. it feels like 19 in boston and 20 in worcester. these are our overnight temperatures. teens and low 20s and we can see the system around the lower great lakes and it will be arriving around this time tomorrow in the afternoon. it will start out as snow and certainly if you are north and west of 128 and 495, that's all it will be. it is not a big storm, but it may be enough to make it
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in boston a winter snow mixed with a bit of rain. it is all going to be over by midnight and the skies are clearing by the following morning. snow amounts north and west of 128 could be an inch or two and less than an inch south and east of boston. that's how it will play out. the rest of the week's weather and the important weather for the weekend and the football game coming up in a little while. jc? jc: the mbta is trying to explain why a commuter train derailed. it will be okay when weather strikes again. reid lamberty is live in boston. reporter: they know what happened, jc. they are trying to figure out why it happened. they say despite last week's glitch they are prepared for the upcoming cold season. the problem happened last tuesday morning early in the morning. a commuter train derailed after a piece of the track near and over snapped. as the train passed over the broken piece a 20-foot section
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as a result three cars derailed. no passengers on board and no one was hurt. it did create havoc for commuters. the problem was fixed by early afternoon. >> we are still trying to investigate and see why this piece of track failed. not only our own staff, but the staff from the fta have taken the pieces of rail and have sent them out for testing. >> outside of that issue the t had no issues with the third rail which of course was plagued last winter season with problems and they said they were able to store 100% of the orange line cars in tunnels. keeping them safe. live outside the transportation building, reid lamberty, wcvb, newscenter 5. >> we will need help to get this taken care of. phil: it is not hard to see why. an suv crashes into a new hampshire church leaving a mess. the accident happened this morning at the community
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the driver, eddie garcia, we are told faces a suspicion of dwi. he is out of jail tonight. the church which has about 20 members just completed wren gnaw ition haves. jc: a child rapist has had evidence excluded from his upcoming trial. he asked the judge to exclude 55 pieces of evidence he claims were illegally removed investigators. the judge rejected most of the requests, but agreed to include guns taken from his home. he is accused of taking a girl and raping her over the course of nine months and the trial is set to start in june. jc: daily fantasy sports sites can continue to operate in new york until the decision they must stop play. this is one month after the ruling was made. in massachusetts the public hearing is set for tomorrow on regulations for draft kings
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the proposal has a minimum age of 21 to play. jc: immigration is a big issue. phil: and the candidates have a disagreement. our special series, eight issues in eight weeks. where the candidates stand on immigration. jc: and smoking among our teens is at an all-time low, but their health is being impacted. the new research that explains why. phil: and the nurses didn't think her smile could get any bigger. their act of kindness toward the young patient v cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. r people don't have access to healthcare v because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged,
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breaking news. take a look. this is madipan square a block off blue hill avenue. firefighters are getting a lot of water on it and you can see the white smoke coming and the massive response. to the left a father and son were rescued by boston firefighters and rushed to the hospital. we don't have a word on their condition just yet, but we will continue to follow this through the evening. phil: meantime, our look at eight issues in eight weeks turns to one of the biggest topics of the campaign season, immigration. jc: from a pass to citizenship and building a wall, the candidates all have different ideas for reform. >> immigration is a contentious topic here in washington and the campaign trail. reporter: with an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s., fixing a broken immigration system is high on the priority list for candidates on both
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it could be one of the biggest issues of the campaign. >> you can get right with the law. >> one year after president obama announced a series of executive actions to protect as many as five million undocumented immigrants from deportation the plan is in legal limbo. that's after the president was said to over step his authority and the obama to the supreme court. >> people come to improve their lives and to help their families. >> it represents 50 labor unions nationwide. those working to the economy are granted protection from deportation. >> we have seen families devastated. children who were born here and their parents are taken away. >> i disagree that there is this myopic choice between doing nothing and deporting everybody. >> they say amnesty underminds reform.
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immigration requires enforcing existing laws and not creating new ones. >> we have to make government work first. we have to insist that government do its job on the border and we have to insist that government enforce the laws that are on the books. >> another part of the immigration debate, what to do with children who arrive at the u.s.-mexico border by themselves. the border patrol says more than 10,500 unaccompanied minors crossed the border in october and november of 2015. in washington. jc: in 2013 a comprehensive reform bill passed in the senate and failed to get approval in the house. go to wcvb.com and click on politics. next week we will get the candidates' position on health care. phil: as we move on tonight there is a tragedy to tell you about in i i i italy. a young american woman found dead in her apartment. jc: up next, the focus of the investigation right now. phil: and how about this, the playboy mansion is up for sale.
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comes with the purchase that could be a real deal breaker for some. >> i like that tennis court. you can see the windchills are low right now and it is cold outside. i am following some snow in the lower great lakes headed in our direction. what it means for tomorrow days after the paris attacks, senators came together for a top-secret briefing on the terrorist threat... marco rubio was missing - fundraising in california instead. two weeks later, terrorists struck again in san bernardino... and where was marco? fundraising again in new orleans. over the last 3 years, rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed more total votes than any other senator. politics first: that's the rubio way. right to rise usa
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phil: mothers against drunk driving want the affluenza
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he was out on probation after killing people in a 2013 drunk driving accident in texas. the sentence came after his lawyer suggested couch was too rich, too spoiled to understand the consequences of his actions. the on-line petition hopes to get 30,000 petitions before couch heads back to work. jc: and now a murder mystery. a woman's body found murdered in italy. they have no suspects, but are looking into the possibility that she was being stalked. reporter: ashley olson's murder in it looy is send -- in italy is end ising shock waves. >> a beautiful, friendly lovely girl. reporter: across florence where she lived and florida where she was raised. >> she is not forgettable. she is unforgettable. reporter: today olson's father laid flower at her apartment. she joined him in italy to do some work in art and modeling,
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dead inside her studio apartment on the couch with bruises and scratches on her neck. her italian boyfriend reportedly had a fight with her a few days earlier. he told police when he cooperate get uh hold of her he asked the landlord to let him in and discovered the body. he and several friends have been questioned, but so far no arrests. >> the key is the circumstances and the events around her life at the tame she died. >> in recent instagram posts olson mentioned she may have had unwanted attention posting pictures like this and the # stalker. it is unclear if she was serious. >> anyone who met her loved her. she never met anyone who didn't love her. >> friend are baffled and by phone olson's grandmother said "our lives from changed forever. we lost our precious granddaughter and daughter." she it is she was our loving, smart and precious girl. >> police are now reviewing olson's phone and computer as well as area surveillance
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abc news has learned the first autopsy results could be available as soon as tomorrow. jc: oscar pistorius is trying to appeal the murder conviction. they filed papers asking south africa's constitutional court to hear the appeal. pistorius shot reeva steenkamp through a door in 2013. he is currently out a bail and staying at his mansion in victoria. phil: a volcanic explosion caught on camera. a rock fall fell into the lava lake causing the small explosions of fire. early on friday morning this type of volcanic activity occurs more frequently than -- when the lava lake level is high. the on going explosions began in 1983. jc: cool video and it is cool here compared to -- harvey: 29 degrees. jc: yesterday at this time we
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way through the 50s breaking records. you know about the all time warmest december. look at january so far. it is over 5 degrees. it is above average. that's probably going to change some as we certainly will have some cold episodes coming up. here is the thing. when you get a warm surge like we did yesterday and the warmest occurred in the evening when we broke the record at 58, it was still 51 at midnight. even though it felt so cold, it won't go into the books as an above average day. this is pretty extraordinary. last year 10.6 inches of snow. we know. we lived through it. look at this year. we are under one inch. however the last winter season we were only at 4.7 even though we wound up up there. the average at this point would be 15 inches. we are way under average so far. speaking of snow there is a little system and it is a
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we do see an area of snow into southern michigan and northwest ohio. that's the area that is on our way and it could time for some of us for tomorrow evening's commute. and there will be a little sunshine for awhile over the southeastern mass of the cape. but over areas north and west it will be cloudy. and then the clouds will thicken up and it will be this time tomorrow roughly that the snow will be reaching boston. and it is also colder there. so the impact for the evening commute has a better chance of being a little more significant out around the worcester air and 495 than it does in boston. but nonetheless there will be snow in the air and it might be mixed with rain and the temperature may be above freezing in boston so it may not have the same impact. and it is not a big storm. by midnight we will be cleared up by wednesday morning. and then another cold shot comes in. this is one of our computer models.
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snow. and it is about an inch in worcester. and then one to two inches as you go to the north and west. by the way this storm will intensity when it gets to the gulf of maine. in my opinion giving anywhere from nothing to an inch and and around boston. and then as it intensities in the gulf of maine it allows the bigger snow amounts to be up across the area. this is great news for the northern ski country and southern new england. here are the temperatures for 20s and low 30s. we will drop back to the teens and low 20s and the reason by the way you saw the water temperature was 45 degrees here. that's why with the south, southeast wind it will be accumulating snow in boston. we are right back to the wind and the cold and the wind gusts coming up on wednesday. now thursday is also going to be a cold day around here as well and then we will moderate a little bit come friday.
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thing about the patriot game on saturday. look at this. it looks like a mix of precipitation and possibly significant during the morning and into the afternoon and weather after that. it might be ending for the game and might not be ending for the game. i am not completely sure. you can expect participation. it will turn colder in the course of the game. your health, cigarette smoking among kid is at an all-time low, but there must still be a risk from secondhand smoke. and now some new research says middle school and high school students are exposed to it on a regular basis. the cdc finds 48% of nonsmoking kids still report being exposed to secondhand smoke. one in six kids are exposed in school. one in seven exposed at home
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jc: uber is now keeper. the amount of discount will vary city by city and in boston and new york the riders likely all. the honda civic is back on top and named to the north american car of the year. this is not the first time the civic has won the award. they received the top honor in 2006. automotive journalists from the u.s. and canada make that decision. phil: so the iconic playboy mansion could be yours if you want it $200 million. there is a catch. the l.a. property was built in 1927 and has 29 rooms and a game house and home theater and the famous swimming pool with a cave-like grotto. it also comes with a rare zoo license and it comes with the playboy owner hugh hefner. as a condition of the sale he would get to continue living there.
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more than any other actor. it has rake ?ed -- $7 billion above samuel l jackson. "star wars" of course helping the total. one of my favorite characters. p speaking of "the force awakens" it topped the box office for a fourth week and adding another $41 million to its already record-breaking run. jc: you think about his career and the huge box office hits surprise. up next, a snowy surprise. phil: the nurses who brought winter to a little girl fighting for her life. >> and coming up at 6:00, the latest on the breaking news of a four-alarm fire. two people rush to the hospital after the flames broke out in this building. it is a home that doubles as a dentist's office. we are live at the scene. two arrests connected to what investigators are calling a sophisticated drug operation
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if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. phil: ring ling brothers -- wringling brothers is set to retire the elephants. the asian elephants will head
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ringling brothers has been heavily criticized for its treatment of the elephants. in 2011 they were fined for violating the animal welfare act. they say they will continue to feature tigers, lions, horses and camels. phil: we continue to follow breaking news. two people are rushed to the hospital after a huge fire in madipan. jc scr c we -- jc: we are live at ticks:00. >> a monster drug bust. how police intercepted a stash worth millions of dollars. >> the wrong person cremated at a local funeral home. the state's actions against the owners and employees. >> julian edelman's promise to pats fans. how he is feeling going into the playoffs. >> from boston's news leader, this is wcvb newscenter 5 at 6:00.
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four-alarm fire in madipan. heather:this has been a tough fight for firefighters. the flames are shooting through the roof of the building. john atwater is live at the scene. john? reporter: a very intense fire, heather. one man taken to the hospital with serious injuries. firefighters say he was trapped in the back of the home. his father ran out steeling them "my son is trapped inside." they did get to him in the back of the building. precaution. this is a live look right now and thankfully the firefighters have been able to knockdown the flames. right now they are inside. you might be able to see their flashlight there as they look for hotspots. and in this video from a half an hour to 45 minutes ago, this thing was roaring. it started on the first floor and traveled to the second floor to the attic. firefighters were getting a handle on it throwing multiple flames. the neighbors in the area, they called 9-1-1 when they
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out of the windows. >> we have to wonder who is in the house. i saw him standing in the yard. my daughter said to me they had taken the son out and were doing cpr on him. >> terrible. it is sad. my heart goes out to them. reporter: and just about 15, twenty minutes ago, a firefighter was taken to the hospital. he suffered some sort of orthopedic injury according to the firefighters. he was alert and conscious and he will be okay. again taken to the hospital after a difficult firefight here. the firefighters remain in this building. right now we are on babson street. it is just off blue hill avenue. almost 100 firefighters are here this afternoon fighting this big blaze. live in madipan, john atwater, wcvb newscenter 5. ed: they don't have to worry about anything in terms of
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it is cold and windy.

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