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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: game day at gillette. the patriots kick off their bid for the superbowl with major concerns over who may or may not be on the field. our frank holland is live this morning. antoinette: a desperate search off the coast of hawaii. the local marine missing after two helicopters collide during a training exercise. doug: under fire. the local town official who described how he would shoot up a school. mike: a messy morning to start your weekend. i'm tracking the rain, snow, ice, and gusty winds right now. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: good morning. saturday morning. i'm doug meehan. antoinette: and i'm antoinette antonio. it's january 16, just after 6:00. and the patriots are on the road to the super bowl this morning. our frank holland live there on the field at gillette stadium with a preview of today's
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but we're starting off this morning with the wet weather out there. doug: mike, what is that all about. mike: pretty ugly. i feel bad for frank this morning. he's got a great spot being down there at gillette. we have a winter weather advisory inside of 495 until 8:00. until noon as you look west. here's the reason why. we have pockets of cool air sitting out here. some places are just cold enough that we'll throw a little rain, maybe a touch of ice here or there. not a big issue. i think the bigger issue is the rain you see swirling down here in the south eastern part of the state trying to lift its way north ward. you're going through pretty heavy downpours. be careful. the roadways will have ponding. we do have the pocket and the heavy rains here. air. this is what we're seeing. elevation to it. 495 really areas west. again not a big problem but do keep an eye on that. as we head through the morning 8:00 you can see a lot of rain out there. and then eventually toward 10:00, towards noon and by this it. we'll talk about the cool temperatures that are coming in
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all that coming up in just a few moments. antoinette and doug. antoinette: mike, thank you. it's a win-or-go-home playoff showdown for the new england patriots. but exactly who will be available at game time? doug: gronk still a big question mark. frank holland is here with what we know right now. frank? frank: good morning again, guys. here is what we know for sure. gronk was limited at practice on friday. he is still dealing with knee and back issues. we also know gronk and chandler jones are two of the 12 patriot players listed as questionable for today's game against the chiefs. this is video of gronk from wednesday. we saw then he was also limited by injury, but at that point we only knew he was being bothered by the knee he injured in week 12. on thursday, he missed practice and we learned his back is also a concern. the back problems were a major surprise because gronk was not on any of injury reports in the final three weeks of the season. it's also a major concern because gronk has had two back surgeries since graduating from
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all hands on deck and everyone has to step up. brady: it creates this snowball effect. the game is out of hand. you know, this is what happened in houston. before you know it, they got a seven-point lead on the opening kick-off. you already feel like, man, we've start to get back into this game. you don't want to be down 14-0 in the middle of the second quarter. frank: big question here. who else is questionable for the pats have 12 players listed. gronk and chandler jones as we here are the other names that stand out-- julian edelman, rob vollmer. all are expected to play, and the patriots need everyone at their best to stop the chiefs' high-scoring offense. on the other side of the ball, threat-- wide receiver jeremy maclin-- also questionable. he's also expected to play. now coming up in just a few minutes, we're going to show you
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ready for this big play-off showdown. we all know what happens on the field is serious business, but i think it will bring a smile to your face. doug and antoinette, back to you. antoinette: all right, thank, we'll see you in a few minutes. thank you. survivors after two military helicopters collide off the chris orlando, a marine from hingham, among the missing. in all, twelve marines were on newscenter 5's mary saladna with more on the south shore connection. mary: marine corporal chris orlando is seen in his 2010 high school yearbook. friends and family taking to social media to pray for him. orlando among 12 marines still missing after two military helicopters collided late thursday night off the coast of hawaii. lt. scott carr: we've seen debris consistent with a military aircraft. it's been in various shapes and sizes. the weather is making it very difficult. mary: the searchers in the air and on the sea are fighting high waves, some 20 feet, looking for
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this is the type of chopper that went down-- ch53e super stallions, the biggest the u.s. has, leaving a debris field some 15 miles long, virtually the entire north shore of o'ahu. the super stallions went down in darkness during a routine training mission, the helicopters believed to have collided midair after reports of a fire ball and loud booms. one witness saying it shook her house. col. steve ganyard: at night using night vision goggles there are all sorts of things that adjust your perception of where aircraft or where the horizon is in relation to the aircraft. mary: friends say if anyone could survive such a crash, it's chris described as a surfer who loves the ocean, a physically and emotionally strong person, a kind of high-energy guy you want to be around. the orlando family is asking for their privacy. coast guard officials say poor visibility and high waves caused by rainstorms will likely hamper the search for the next several days. in hingham, i'm mary saladna,
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doug: a man in custody this morning arrested by boston police in connection with a new year's day sexual assault in dorchester. 22-year-old ovidio pereira is charged with aggravated rape and kidnapping. he's accused of grabbing a woman near annabel street, threatening her with a weapon, and then sexually assaulting her early that morning. a judge has denied the boston marathon bomber's request for a new trial. the judge, also ordering dzhokhar tsarnaev to pay more than $101 million in restitution. paperwork filed late yesterday in federal court says the money would be divided among 49 victims. individual recipients are not named, but the amounts going to them would range from $120 to more than $8 million. antoinette: controversial comments about school safety now being viewed as a threat in a new hampshire town. doug: as a result, a hampstead town official banned from school property. he was in a meeting talking about safety at a local school. antoinette: the eye's john
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discussion took a strange turn. chairman: based on my marine corps training, if i wanted to do them harm, i wouldn't do it while they are going from the portables to the main building. i would wait until recess. i would hide in the woods behind them, and i'd have a field day. john: that descriptive theoretical scenario came out of nowhere during a town budget meeting. school board member: no more. john: it was met by nervous laughter and a cut-off. chairman jorge mesa-tejada was arguing that renovations to eliminate portable classrooms at the hampstead central school jason cipriano: i'm just at a loss for explaining how an individual who is opposed to the bond article goes from a fiscal discussion to detailing out mass murder at an elementary school. dr. earl metzler: anybody that puts our children's safety at risk i don't think is fit to serve in any public capacity. john: the school district alerted parents to the chairman's comments and immediately banned him from
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that chairman has worked in the town for decades, and the superintendent says he has been warned about other comments he's made in the past. in the news room, john atwater, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: commitment 2016. today democrat bernie sanders will officially expand his massachusetts operation. he's opening a campaign office in worcester. the location on park avenue has been used by other candidates in the past including martha coakley. the countdown to the new hampshire primary is on. frontrunner donald trump will be in the granite state today. he'll be with former bay state senator scott brown. jeb bush has two town halls today in amherst and hampstead hampshire blitz starting next wednesday. john kasich will be in dixville notch. carly fiorina has events planned in derry, raymond, and bow today. kentucky senator rand paul is also campaigning through the granite state. antoinette: today boston mayor marty walsh is expected to head to the granite state to campaign for hillary clinton. walsh and new hampshire senator donna soucy will hit the campaign trail today. they will kick off the day of campaigning in manchester. republican presidential
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a federal lawsuit challenging his eligibility to run for president, based on a theory that he may not be a natural-born citizen. a houston lawyer filed a class action lawsuit in texas questioning cruz's eligibility. cruz was born in canada but his mother was an american citizen. the attorney cites legal theorists who say the term "natural born citizen" has never been legally defined. government center is getting a facelift. doug: developers moving ahead with a $1.5 billion development. ahead this morning, the changes in store. and how bostonians will benefit from this project. antoinette: a deadly attack at a hotel in western africa. the group now claiming responsibility for the horrifying raid. mike: a messy morning commute for some. frank: a big showdown at gillette. we'll tell you how the patriots are getting ready to take on the
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governors in both states are raising the stakes. stay with us. marco rubio thinks it's unfair to criticize him for missing votes. "but i am going to miss votes, i'm running for president." but he's been missing votes for a long time. "one third of all of his missed votes in 2015 were missed before he announced he was running for president." over the last three years, marco rubio has missed more votes... than any other senator. washington politician marco rubio.
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hulking parking garage to this sleek tower. developers getting key approval to move ahead with a $1.5 billion development. newscenter 5's pam cross shows us the changes in store. thomas o'brien: it will have 487 units in it so it will be a good size rental building in boston. pam: actually the tallest rental in the city. construction starts this spring. it's high end but 13% of the units set aside as affordable rentals. h.y.m., the lead developer, the most striking building and office tower. o'brien: it will curve and-- it's almost as if it's a sort of a jacket opening up a little bit to reveal the inner windows in there so it's really quite beautiful. very different on the boston skyline. pam: as the buildings go up, half the old garage demolished cutting 2,300 parking spaces in half-- a problem but the mayor says worth it. mayor: overall development is going to enhance the neighborhood. unfortunately we're going to lose space all over the place. it's going to become a bigger problem. we're going to have to figure out at some point how do we create the most parking in the city. pam: finished product-- high end
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of many residents but tom o'brien says all can benefit. o'brien: for ordinary bostonians really what the problem with this garage has been, it's been a dividing point for these neighborhoods forever. it will be a very different place. this garage has been a barrier for too long. when it comes out, it will be something totally different for these neighborhoods and for bostonians in general. pam: once the first two towers are done, developers move on to four other buildings. an ambitious project slated to cost $1.5 billion and change the face of everything here. in boston i'm pam cross, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: the city really is changing. mayor walsh will deliver his tuesday night. channel 5. coverage begins at 7:30 right after newscenter 5 at 7:00. antoinette: now back to our coverage between the patriots
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the teams. tasty treats at stake. newscenter 5's frank holland. frank: i'm getting hungry already. this wager involves two of my favorite foods. here's what we're talking about. some boston cream pie cupcakes from koffee kup bakery in springfield, recently named the state's official cupcake. on the other side, missouri governor jay nixon is wagering ribs from gates bbq in kansas city. both governors have agreed to donate the winnings to a local food pantry of their choice. so even though the play-offs there can only be one winner, only one team can advance, this is really a win-win situation especially for local food pantries. of course, patriot nation is gearing up for had this big play-off showdown. eight-year-old zach and his dad made a video. they posted it on the uflt-local section of our web site wcvb.com. >> tom brady, you were born
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coach bill moves on to the play-offs. i'm ready. it's game time. let's go! frank: he had a good time. zach says he's just doing his job. there were several wardrobe changes in the video. as you can see a whole lot of team spirit. zach and his dad, a great job with that video right there. back to some of the serious business here in this play-off showdown. the pats do have some serious injury concerns especially on the offensive side of the ball. we'll talk a lot more about that coming up. antoinette and doug, back to you. antoinette: all right, frank, thank youment i like that zach got dirty with the cut-off sleeves. perfect. perfect belichick. mike: nominated for an academy award from what i understand. doug: mike, here's the deal. everybody waking up this morning and turn on the tv to see frank down there. what is the deal? mike: if you're an early tailgater, and some of them are
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few issues. later in the afternoon it diminishes out there. it will be a cool one but the rain should be over with. let me show you what it looks like over the city right now. a grave start. drippy at that. the temperature not very warm. 37 degrees. that's a cold rain out there. winds at 12 miles per hour. barometric pressure is falling rapidly as this nor'easter forms its way off shore and moves on out. the other big issue we have. check out these temperatures. there's a few spots that are on the chilly side. a little rain and cold surfaces. watch out. there could be a slippery spot here or there. now down to the south is where temperatures are just too warm. hyannis at 47 right now. nantucket is almost at 50 degrees whereas you look inland and the temperatures are are 20 degrees colder. here's what's happening right now. notice the swirl in the atmosphere. that's because this is the nor'easter coming in. you can see it seems to be strange talking about a nor'easter and not a major snowy vent. we're seeing the heavy bands down to the south. this one is lifting its way over to the outer cape. this is an interesting band to watch.
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if you get an intense rain downburst, it can actually drag some of that cold air to the ground. this is showing up as rain right now, it could change over to a little bit of snow. as you get from worcester north ward we've been see inning pocket all morning long where it's been kind of an off-and-on mix. a little snow and rain and freezing rain. a very messy kind of in this area through 495 whereas inside of 49, the temperatures have been warm enough that it's been primarily a rain event. we've seen snow to the berkshires. that seems to be breaking up a little bit as well going over more to a rain event. watch out for a few icy spots outside of 495. this was never expected to be a big snow event. we could see one to two inches and some grassy accumulations with elevation off to the north and west. otherwise a few wet snow flakes mixed in. for most of us, it is a flat-out rain event. 10:0 this morning we're starting to push the heaviest rains off shore. temperatures into the 40's. we get it all out of here by 2:00 in the afternoon. the temperature goes down a
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we won't warm up today. it will go down as we head through the afternoon hours. by the time we get to 56789. 30 we're dealing with reading into the 30's across the area. eventually it does clear out. we'll be all done with it early tomorrow morning if you have a puddle of water here or there might be some ice on it. that would be the only icy considering i would be worried about as we talk about tomorrow morning. let me break it down for you in our seven-day forecast. today chalk it off to rain especially this morning. we'll taper things off as we head through the afternoon. by the time we get to the game tonight, it looks like it will be drying out. it will be the-- the rain will be over. the northwesterly winds a little busy though with the gray skies out there. bundle up. it will feel more like it's it's into the 20's. a cold front coming through may trigger off a snow shower or two. you could get a coating to maybe two inches out of it but i'm in the looking for much out of that. the big story is behind that front, the cold air. notice how we look at highs on tuesday. actually monday and tuesday only into the 20's. a little bit of a modifying in the temperatures by the end of
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week coming our way. antoinette and doug. antoinette: mike, thank you. time right now is 6:20. checking more top stories happening right now. doug: just hours ago security forces raided a hotel under attack by al-qaida militants in west africa. right now the 63 hostages are safe. half of them are being treated in the hospital. government ministers in burkina faso say at least 10 bodies have been found inside the cafe. the al-qaida affiliate a.q.i.m. has claimed responsibility for the attack. the same group was behind a similar assault on a hotel in mali back in november. antoinette: new details about the san bernardino terror attacks are emerging. f.b.i. investigators are now convinced syed rizwan farook and his wife, tashfeen malik, planned to detonate a pipe bomb at the center where they launched the deadly attack. agents recovered the device along with a remote control for a toy car in the couple's s.u.v. the couple's plans are still unclear, and it is not clear why the device never detonated. doug: right now, the f.b.i. is
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investigating bomb threats which forced several schools to evacuate. in weymouth. abigail adams and maria weston chapman were evacuated yesterday. schools in dorchester, arlington, falmouth, mashpee, and bourne also received threats. nothing suspicious was found in any of the buildings. researchers at umass medical antoinette: the first of three powerball jackpot winners come forward. the robinson family claimed their prize in tennessee today. lisa and john will collect their $528-million prize as a lump sum-- after taxes, of course! the first thing they'll do with their winnings? pay off their daughter's student loans. had wednesday night's winning ticket. lisa: i'm a little overwhelmed >> we just wanted a little piece of pie. now i'm real grateful that we got the big piece of the pie. antoinette: and in a move that's shocking us, all the robinsons
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week. doug: that's not right. antoinette: can you believe that? doug: no, i cannot believe that. isn't that why we play the lottery so you can have the life of reilly, relaxing. antoinette: maybe they love what they do. we would absolutely come back to work, right? doug: antoinette, anybody see antoinette? antoinette: a walk on the beach turns out to be a lifesaver. doug: you'll meet a big dog with a big heart. how she came to the rescue of a sea turtle, just in the nick of time. but as we go out to gillette stadium, it's wet. it's soggy. it's pouring. mike wankum says don't fret. by kick-off, it should be dryer. we'll check back with him right
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mike: a few downpours and mixed precipitation in a few others. the south eastern of the state you have really heavy rain going on there. ponding on the roadways could make things slippery. also speaking of slippery conditions that area along 495 that i've been tracking are kind of mixed. notice the trend over the last few hours. it's diminishing somewhat, turning more over to a rain event. we do have that rain and wind with us this morning.
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the afternoon. tomorrow is not bad. monday we could see a few snow showers especially the first half of the day. there's the cold temperatures coming in for the first of the week. antoinette and doug. antoinette: mike, thank you. a dog out for a walk comes home a life saver. doug: that's because she spotted a stranded sea turtle on a plymouth beach. "veda" discovered the turtle while exploring on the beach earlier this week and laid down next to it until her owners came over. they were able to get in touch with the new england aquarium's turtle hospital in quincy where the loggerhead is now in the process of warming up. veda's owners say she was living up to her reputation as a rescuer. >> they are rescue dogs by nature so i think she was definitely-- had that instinct. she was rescuing something other than a person which was pretty cool. doug: it is cool. this is the interesting thing. the turtle hospital workers say the loggerhead probably wouldn't
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if it had not been for the heroic efforts of veda. antoinette: veda the newfoundland doug. you know, the beach had so much sea weed and debris on it from a storm earlier that maybe a regular human being wouldn't have found that sea tutor. you know. just saying. good thing for veda. doug: what a smile on that dog too. all right. here we are this morning at 6:28. cruising in style. antoinette: ahead this morning, a special little boy who's become known around the world gets the ride of his young life. doug: and the patriots are in on for a ride tonight or make that this afternoon this morning a little wet down there. frank standing by with all your headlines from gillette and mike wankum has your game-day there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. rone says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. vmy plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, tand make them pay their fair share. p then we can expand health care to all, r and provide universal
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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." frank: a big showdown at gillette. the patriots take on the kansas city chiefs on the road to another super bowl. doug: under the influence. the school van driver who police say was drunk with students on board. antoinette: forty heroin overdoses in just two days. the toxic surge in one local community. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: good morning, everybody. happy saturday. game day. antoinette: i thought you were
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doug: it's warm and dry in here. antoinette: got it right here snoik thank you very much. we don't have snow flakes you're brushing off. doug: that's nice. mike: you think about it. a nor'easter in january, guaranteed snow. but we're not seeing that. there is ice inland. there's a winter weather advisory until noon outside of 495. inside 495 it's until 8:00 this morning. be cautious. there might be a slippery spot here or there. there was never going to be a big snow event. because these temperatures are cool enough right in here untreated sur face surfaces you might have a few icy spots here and there. look at how this spinning its way up. imagine if this was last year. we'd be talking about a foot of snow at this point. right now it looks like we'll get an inch of rain out of the whole thing. this area here where we have been seeing a little bit of mixed precipitation going on and a little bit of ice it does seem to be diminish inning intensity. this rain down to the south is not diminishing one bit. there's that area that is not quite as organized as it was a couple of hours ago. again i would be cautious about
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it will be a big concern for us today. 8:00 this morning, downpours across the area but by 10:00 we're starting to push it off shore. by noon we're winding things down. by this afternoon, we're gray skies. we'll talk though about those temperatures which will drop snow this weekend. all that in a few moments. antoinette and doug. antoinette: mike, thank you. the road to the superbowl. kansas city chiefs in the a.f.c. divisional playoffs. doug: the eyeopener's frank the short list of what you need to know about this matchup. frank? frank: this list is dominated by injuries. the patriots alone list twelve players as questionable including rob gronkowski and julian edelman. two big offensive stars. edelman keeps releasing hype videos on youtube; and while he says he's going to leave it all out on the field, he also hasn't played in two months. due to injury. and how about those chiefs?
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with a strong defense and an offense based on a strong running game, a steady q.b. in alex smith, and the guy some call "gronk lite" at tight end, travis kelce. at least people in kansas city calls him that. but they too have a significant injury concern-- star wide a high ankle sprain in their playoff win over houston and hasn't practiced all week. >> you know, he's a great player. he's a threat. he can catch the ball and run with it. the guys will try to limit him. just go out there and play good football. it's win or go home. we're just doing our job. doing the best we can do to be prepared. frank: all of those questions won't be answered until 90 minutes before kickoff. when it comes to numbers, the chiefs have the pats beat. at least in the regular season. kansas city may have started the season 1-5. but they've now won 11 straight, their last loss was to the vikings in october.
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after a 10-0 start, they're heading into the playoffs with four losses in their last six games. the pats do enter the play-offs a little bit wobbly. when you talk about experience in this game and we're talking about tom brady and bill bill check, they have so much experience. also two weeks of rest. you can really expect the team to be very strong when they take to the field later on this afternoon. more patriots play-off coverage coming up. we're going to take a look at the starting quarterbacks in this showdown. over. doug: it is concerning how so many people, patriots' fans are worried about this game. antoinette: i know. got to keep the faith, every one. doug: you have brady and belichick. all right. we are also following several other stories this morning. missing after a helicopter collision off the coast of rough seas are making it tough for rescue crews searching for survivors. 12 marines including corporal chris orlando from hingham were on board the choppers when they crashed yesterday. doug: a man wanted in connection with a new year's day sexual
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arrest. 22-year-old ovidio pereira is charged with aggravated rape and kidnapping. he's accused of grabbing a woman near annabel street, threatening her with a weapon, and then sexually assaulting her. antoinette: a judge has denied the boston marathon bomber's request for a new trial. the judge also ordering dzhokhar tsarnaev to pay more than $101 million in restitution. individual recipients are not named in the decision. doug: a lynn man will be spending the next 16 to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to beating his girlfriend's three-month-old son to death. prosecutors say anthony gideika admitted to beating chase gideika while caring for him and his twin brother. the boys' mother also was arrested and faces trial in march. antoinette: now to a story you saw first on 5. a brockton school van driver accused of driving under the influence crashing with students on board. newscenter 5's juli mcdonald with what happened next, juli: it was just before 7:00 when a red s.u.v. carrying
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car right here on route 18 in weymouth. a frightening end to a wild ride. 53-year-old william drummy of quincy was the taxi driver responsible for bringing the students to brockton high and the goddard school. the young passengers told police they repeatedly asked him to pull over as he swerved and sped before crashing. drummy told police he slipped on ice; but when they asked him if he had taken anything, he admitted he took several diazepam pills less than an hour before. according to the weymouth police report, when officers questioned drummy about the crash, he appeared disoriented and eyes and almost falling asleep standing up. they also observed he was increasingly unsteady on his feet. they say he answered their questions nonsensically and vaguely. one of the students told police that drummy had been drinking fire ball cinnamon whiskey as he drove, and in a search of his car police did find a half empty bottle. we called shore taxi to get some information about the driver's history and the business's
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who answered said "no comments" and hung up. drummy pleaded not guilty to eight charges at his arraignment. he must remain drug and alcohol free and also submit to random drug testing until his next court date of february 12. he also cannot drive any taxi vehicles. in weymouth, juli mcdonald, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: also in brockton a highly toxic batch of heroin hitting the city hard with 40 overdoses in just 48 hours. the police chief says the overdoses are having an impact across the entire community. there were two overdoses on an mbta train as it was pulling into the station this week. firefighters say the results would be more tragic if they weren't carrying narcan. >> i think now they don't have a care because the narcan is so readily available. they know we carry it. doug: brockton is close to launching program similar to the one in gloucester offering treatment to any addict who asks
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houses as safe havens. antoinette: new crime stats are out, and they show some positive changes for boston. major crime fell 9% between 2014 and 2015. according to "the globe," the department has seen a decline in nearly all categories including homicides, robberies, residential burglaries, rapes, auto thefts, and larcenies. doug: amazon prime is lowering its prices. antoinette: but you'll have to act fast if you want to take advantage of the deal. this weekend's deep discount. doug: listen up, parents. you might love this next story. a dad in st. louis dad denying his son an advance on his allowance. the hilarious letter now going viral. mike: heavy downpours near the cape to a bit of mix inland. i'll show you when it moves out and when we could see another shot of some snow this weekend.
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[bell] antoinette: the closing bell bringing a brutal week to an end on wall street. the first two weeks of 2016 have been the worst start to the year ever for the stock market. the dow dropped 392 points friday.
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the s&p fell 41.5. but financial advisors say you should resist the urge to make sudden changes though it may be tempting. >> it's very difficult when the market goes down as quickly as it has. the big thing you have to remember is that historically the trend in the stock market is towards the positive. antoinette: the market has been pushed down by a slowdown in china and the plunging price of oil. it's below $30 a barrel, the lowest price in 12 years. doug: we're starting to learn more about how the state helped lure g.e. to move its corporate headquarters to boston. the baker administration saying that tax breaks were not offered but the state has committed to providing up to $120 million for infrastructure once the company moves to the seaport district. boston has said it plans to offer $25 million in property tax relief to g.e. revenues are falling at the state's only slot parlor. gambling officials say plainridge park has generated about $88 million in gross
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june. massachusetts, which imposes a 49 percent tax on it, has collected about $43 million of that money. the slot parlor was projected to generate about $200 million in gross revenues its first full year. antoinette: amazon is offering a huge discount for its prime membership this weekend. the subscription fee will drop from $99 to $73 through tomorrow. only new customers can take advantage of the deal. the online retailer says it's celebrating the two golden globe wins for one of its original shows, "mozart in the jungle." the first two seasons of the show will be free to anyone who wants to watch this weekend. the response of a st. louis dad to his son's request for an advance on his allowance has gone viral. the boy wanted 20-bucks, but instead got this denial letter from the c.e.o. of "dad savings and loan." the letterhead contained a logo
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look like i'm made of money." the denial cited the son's insufficient funds and a history of not doing chores. but the letter says he can appeal to the complaint department and that would be mom. forecast with meterologist mike wankum. the weather this morning especially if you're inland where we're getting reports of a little bit of ice on untreated surfaces. do be cautious of that. see what's happening. here. that's why it's supporting ice. you get away from it and temperatures are way too warm to support any kind of snow or ice. the area that i'm most concerned through worcester back up through orange. this seems ton the area that really has been holding on to it longer than anything else. a few wet snow flakes here and there not out of the question. event. it's more icy than anything else. look at that nice little swirl in the atmosphere lifting its way north ward. not enough cold air. that's why we're talking about rain as opposed to typically
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nor'easter comes in we're talking about snow. look at the band of hoafy moisture setting up. this area over the outer cape a very heavy shower headed toward p-town and stretches down toward nantucket. a gap around carver and a heavy downpour from framingham stretching down through worcester. just south of the pike more than anything else and this will be lifting its way north ward as well. light rain right now may get into steadier rain. this is the pocket where we're seeing the mixed precipitation going on. at times it's a freezing rain. maybe sleet mixing in with it. maybe a little bit of snow flakes. at times it's flatout rain again. out to the west we have been seeing more snow through the berkshires. no reports of any accumulation yet. i wouldn't be surprised there's an inch or two. visibility has come up. if you were with us earlier this morning vis ict is down under a mile. this area outside of 495 coo be a few icy spots out there as we precede through the morning. as far as snow is concerned one
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isolated areas. otherwise a few wet snow flakes mixing in. for most of us this is just a rain event. a couple things to watch. temperatures and the moisture moving through. by 11:00 we're pushing most of the rain off shore. there may be a few pockets out here to the west. notice the temperatures actually cooler as we head this system out of here. so this afternoon the temperatures will actually drop a few degrees. eventually we go to cloudy skies this afternoon. maybe a hit-or-miss shower or two. the temperatures kind of slowly keep dropping down a little bit. it's warmer out there right now than what it will be later on this afternoon. temperatures as we head for tomorrow morning will be into the 20's so if there's any water ponding any place, might be a few icy spots. be careful about that. morning rain this morning. a little snow mixed inland. falling temperatures 36-46 degrees. tonight clouds and clearing away. 34-40 degrees for the overnight low. for tomorrow not a bad day. 36 for degrees. some sunshine. as we head towards monday i do have a chance of seeing snow showers. this will come in sunday night into monday morning.
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drop a very isolated coating to two inches. specifically where it's going to happen it's very hard to say. these are kind of like the summertime shower. after that it gets cold with plenty of sunshine t best chance for seeing snow may be sunday night into monday. today it's primarily just rain we're talking about. antoinette and doug. antoinette: mike, thank you. when it comes to the battle of the quarterbacks, we know tom brady's stats. world champ. but how does he match up? the eyeopener's frank holland is live on the field. good morning again, frank. frank: well, i think we all know that tom brady is arguably the best quarterback that's ever done it. the other team won't have an advantage at quarterback but today he is facing a passer that doesn't make a lot of mistakes and who can also make plays with his arm and with his legs. kansas city's alex smith may be having the best year of his career. at age 31 smith is in his 11th season. he was drafted by san francisco in 2005.
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but he turned things around. after a strong season in san francisco he lost his job. he was traded to kansas city in 2013. since then he's put up solid numbers. this year his magic number is 11. he led the chiefs on a serious win streak going into these play-offs. if you compare play-off resumes it's no comparison. alex smith has won two play-offs. tom brady has won four super bowls. hands down advantage patriots. you have to look at the quarterbacks every time you have a match-up like this. still to come, more patriots coverage. we're going to take a look at the injury concerns for the patriots including serious concerns on the offensive side of the ball. live here at gillette, frank holland, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: frank, thank you. hitting the road in style. a car dealership in peabody stepping up to make a terminally ill rhode island boy smile. antoinette: newscenter 5's john atwater shows us why everyone who meets dorian can't help but want to make all his dreams come true. [sirens]
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down the road trying to keep up with a boy fulfilling his dream. dorian: i went pretty fast. john: eight-year-old dorian murray made the long trip from his home in westerly, rhode island, to b.m.w. of peabody-- >> are your legs wobbly? john: --to take a spin in one of the fastest, most expensive >> dorian is having a blast. on. fast cars. food. all the attention. now. >> i've had pretty fast cars and stuff myself. he's huge into it. yeah, he definitely likes the car thing because of me. i kind of got him into it. john: his parents are along for the emotional ride as their son, whose cancer is no longer treatable, tries to amass a lifetime of experiences. his story has gone around the globe-- "hashtag d strong" flooding twitter feeds. even rob gronkowski came to visit. >> we wanted to do it. we're lucky enough to be able to. john: and today police stepped
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dreams. >> as long as he's happy, we're happy. we let him dictate what happens next. john: in peabody, john atwater, wcvb newscenter 5. antoinette: what a cool experience for dorian. to bring that smile on his face at such a time. doug: i always think of the parents at times like that. you know, what they're going through. they seem just as strong. great, great, great. antoinette: on the way this morning, a local marine missing after two helicopters collide off the coast of hawaii. doug: the factor that's complicating that rescue mission. and looking live at gillette staduim where in just a few hours the pats will take the field. the fans will be take to go the stands and the biggest concerns for the patriots nation ahead of
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antoinette: it's 6:54. it's a win-or-go-home playoff showdown for the new england patriots. with the injury concerns for the team. frank: gronk was limited in practice on friday. he's still dealing with knee and back injuries. gronk and chandler jones are two of 12 patriots player listed as questionable for the big match-up against the chiefs. the pats have a dozen players on that questionable list. here's other names that really
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offensive star julian edelman who hasn't played for two months, rob ninkovich se best yen vollmar. all are expected to play when the kick-off happens at gillette stadium. antoinette: and what we can see is a very wet gillette stadium right now. mike: the tailgaters will have a little bit of an issue because it will be breezy and a lot of rain going on this morning. at game time the rain is is over with but it will be breezy. watch out for snow showers later tomorrow night. doug: most of them will never feel it. "good morning america" is next. antoinette: we're back at 8:00. >> this is an editorial by wcvb-tv channel 5 president and general manager bill fine. bill fine: in 2014 more than 1,000 massachusetts residents died of opioid-related overdoses-- 60 percent more than just two years earlier. and though the final numbers are not official for 2015, the future prognosis is worse and governor baker has openly predicted the tragic toll will spike further unless these
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dramatic change in how we handle this epidemic. this week the house unanimously approved a bill that, among many recommendations, limits initial painkiller prescriptions to a week's supply and recommends cities and towns set up "prescription drug drop boxes" where medications can be safely discarded. the house bill differs significantly from governor charlie baker's recent stronger proposal, which limits initial prescriptions to three days, and lets doctors commit patients involuntarily to drug treatment facilities for up to 72 hours if they're considered in immediate danger. the senate passed its own version of a bill last fall, ostensibly focused on curbing addiction through education and prevention-- a start, but not enough. frankly, the strongest elements of all three proposals now need to be reconciled and melded into an aggressive plan of action. partisan politics rules the federal government, but massachusetts residents can take heart that this governor and
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can-- despite legitimate differences-- find compromises and work together. there is genuine optimism demanded by a need for action that the governor can soon sign a comprehensive reform bill. that would be the best news of the new year, not only for those individuals whose dependency on opioids can quickly become an addiction, but also for the dramatically increasing number of families scarred by this
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