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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 saturday morning, everybody. i'm doug meehan. antoinette: and i'm antoinette antonio. it is just after 8:00 on this
and today is the day the patriots are on the road to the super bowl. our frank holland standing by live at gillette stadium with a preview of today's play-off showdown, but we want to start this morning with the wet weather out there. doug: mike, have they got any of the slickers for tailgating and the game? mike: i would bring all the foul-weather gear you can get. that's a cold rain. the temperatures inland we're seeing 32-33 degrees. really close to the freezing marks. we have freezing rain on some surfaces. be careful. there's a slippery spot here or there. down to the south it's plenty warm. here are the last two bands we'll be talking about. this one from the outer cape. notice how it stretches its way up and wrapping back in at the south shore right now. around the scituate around down through brant rock into plymouth getting a pretty good downpour. a little bit of a gap. right along 495 seeing this area here, this is interesting because we get a real downburst of rain. it can drag the cold air down. you might get more mixing going on. not showing that way on radar right now.
with it as well. to the west there is some snow out through the berkshires. this thing we're going to keep track of it as it goes through the day. the temperatures don't warm up much this afternoon. we'll talk more about the chill and the chance for snow tomorrow night. that in a few minute. 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: 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. take a look at this. 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
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 college. but it's playoff time. 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 got to start getting 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 tomorrow's game? the pats have 12 players listed. gronk and chandler jones as we mentioned. here are the other names that stand out-- julian edelman, rob ninkovich, and sebastian vollmer. all are expected to play, and the patriots need everyone at their best to stop the chiefs' high-scoring offense. the chiefs' best offensive threat-- wide receiver jeremy
again he's also expected to play. coming up in our next half-hour, we're going to take a close look at the two quarterbacks in this match-up: alex smith versus tom brady. here live at gillette, frank fraj, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: following breaking news in roslindale. crews are trying to put out the flames of a three-alarm fire on harrison street. the fire started after 6:00 this morning at the dale village condo complex. according to boston e.m.s., one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. everyone else got out safely. antoinette: right now a desperate search for survivors after two military helicopters collide off the coast of hawaii. chris orlando, a marine from hingham, among the missing. in all, twelve marines were on board the two choppers. 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.
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 survivors in the wreckage. 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 you are in relation to the aircraft or where the horizon is in relation to the aircraft. mary: friends say if anyone
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, wcvb, newscenter 5. 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
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 atwater explains how the 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
would not make students safer. 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 school property. 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 will be with former bay state senator scott brown.
today in amherst and hampstead. john kasick will be in dixville notch. carly fiorina and kentucky senator rand paul are 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 candidate ted cruz is now facing 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.
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. when the rain and the ice moves out and our next chance for some snow later this weekend. frank: a big showdown at gillette at the patriots get ready to take on the kansas city chiefs on their road to another super bowl. we'll also tell you how the governors from both states are raising the stakes.
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going from this 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
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. going to enhance the neighborhood. 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 and polished, out of the reach 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.
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: it's amazing how the city is changing. mayor walsh delivers his state of the city address this tuesday night, and you can watch it right here on channel 5. our coverage begins at 7:30, right after newscenter 5 at 7:00. antoinette: back to our coverage of today's showdown between the patriots and the kansas city chiefs. we know what's on the line for the teams. doug: but there are also some tasty treats at stake. newscenter 5's frank holland. he's live back at gillette stadium. what are you serving up, frank? frank: mmmm. anyone else getting hungry? i love tasty treats. i think everybody does. this waimger involves two of my favorite foods and it's all for a good cause even if it's not going to be good for your new year's diet. governor baker is putting up
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. even though, you know, the play-offs is an all-or-nothing situation, this is really like a win-win situation for people in need. so good all around for everybody here with this one bet. coming up, we're going to take a deeper look at the injury report and also serious concerns on the offensive side of the ball for the patriots so just make sure you stay with us. live at gillette, frank holland. antoinette: that's just torture. the cup cakes. the barbecue. i'm getting hungry. doug: have you had it before. antoinette: up mum. doug: that live shot, it is still pouring down there. mike: you can see it out there. just wave after wave after wave. antoinette: it's right there. mike: but it's going to be with us this morning. i think by the time we get to the afternoon it will be improving a little bit. one thing that is really improving is the visibility.
morning for the "eyeopener--" and you should be starting at 5:00 p.m.-- we had really reduced visibility because of the fog. you can see ohio the fog is is breaking up. we have two-mile visibility in boston. here's the view from the camera. a lot of rain on the lens at this point but the visibility has come up dramatically. it's 37 degrees right now. there is that northerly wind starting to pick up now at 20 miles per hour. it will be very gusty as we head through the early afternoon hours. the temperatures, you can see warm enough to support rain at the coast. inland it gets more iffy. worcester at 32 degrees. orange at 33. jaffrey at 31. any time you get to 32 or below, we start to worry about a little bit of ice out there. that's what we're getting reports of. just a little bit here and there. not a widespread event. as you head towards the cape you're seeing reading into the mid 40's. that's all rain. boy, the rain has been coming down hard. here's the storm. this is a nor'easter by the way. you see what's happened. hasn't had any cold air to work with. you have to go way to the north to find snow.
good news for the ski places. with the cold temperatures coming this week all the local ones will be able to make more snow this week. there are two big bands of rain. this one here is pivoting its way back in just a little bit. it's in the outer cape right now and then down through the south shore. the heaviest is right off shore but this is going to pivot its way back. in boss to boston we have a steady rain going on. we'll have downpours within the next half-hour or so. we have cold air in place. this is the reason we would have icy conditions or perhaps a little bit of snow. once the rain starts coming down, it drags the cold air down. you get more snow possibilities. we're not looking for much accumulation but that threat is out there. there is snowfalling through the berkshires at this point. here's what i mean. on our live radar you can see it fitchburg where it's 34 degrees we're seeing this little pocket right through here. this is the region i'm concerned about icing conditions and freezing rainfall. of course freezing rain is the worst. it doesn't take much. falls on a cold surface. it freezes like a big ice
the freezing areas we're talking about outside of 495 as we head through the morning, snowfalls totals won't amount to too much. with the rainfalling in there, it will soak it all up. it is a cold rain. temperatures in the 30's and cold rain. at 9:00 still have the downpours across the area. the temperatures are very warm and very cold. as we head through the afternoon, the temperatures tulty kind of hold or drop off a little bit. by 11:00 a.m. we're pushing the rain off shore. by the time we get to 1:00 there's a few scattered showers left over. by the time we get to 3:00 it's pretty much winding down. a lot of gray skies sitting out there. the seven-day forecast break it down for you. show you what's going to happen today. chalk it up to rain this morning. a little bit of cloud cover this afternoon and temperatures going the wrong direction. they're going to fall as we head through the day today. tomorrow is not a bad day. 36 degrees with sunshine. once we get to tomorrow night into monday, we've got a cold front coming through. fast-moving, arctic blast. it will squeeze moisture out of the atmosphere. we could get a coat to go as high as two inches in very isolated areas. more importantly is what it
that's the cold air. look at the readings. 20's monday and tuesday. we start to warm up a little bit as we head toward the end of the week. the best chance for seeing snow may not be until sunday night into monday because most of today will be in the form of rain. antoinette and doug. antoinette: time right now is 8:20. 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 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 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
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 joining local police in 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 school are working on a way to banish the flu. right now measles, rubella, and small pox have been nearly eliminated. researches want to add influenza to that list. "the herald" reports the school has received a $10 million contract from the department of defense to come up with a better way to track the ever changing virus. antoinette: the first of three powerball jackpot winners come forward. the robinson family claimed
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. lisa was first to realize they had wednesday night's winning ticket. lisa: i'm a little overwhelmed and excites. >> we just wanted a little piece of the pie. now i'm real grateful that we got the big piece of the pie. antoinette: big piece indeed. and in a move that is shocking us all, the robinsons are keeping their jobs. they're headed back to work next week. can you believe that? doug: no, i can't. you've got to wonder how long they'll keep it. the one time the boss tells you something you don't want to do, you know, and the daughter went to work that day. she didn't realize that mom and dad had.
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mike: well, we've been tracking rain and some ice all morning long. that storm system is
spinning its way. a lot of it is kind of forming around the boston area. i think it will be floating in. if you're if you're looking at steady rain developing the rest of the morning. not clear skies this afternoon but the rain will clear out. tomorrow is when we'll have the sunshine in here. temperature about 36. colder temperatures just starting the workweek. 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. up to her reputation as a rescuer. >> they are rescue dogs by nature so i think she was
she was rescuing something other than a person which was pretty cool. doug: that is pretty cool. the turtle hospital workers say the loggerhead probably wouldn't have survived much longer. had it not been for that good-looking pooch right there. antoinette: the coincidence in all of this is that this year the aquarium is naming all the rescues sea turtles after dogs so newfie for the newfoundland dog. doug: i like that. 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: back out to gillette where the tarp is down and the rain is is coming down but we hear that it's going to get better come game time. not much consolation for you folks headed down to foxborough right now for a little tailgating. don't leave until you see mike wankum's forecast right a p find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich.
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indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today. america runs on dunkin'. >> 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. we're going to break down the match-up and also show you how pats' nation is getting ready. 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."
good morning, everybody. i'm doug meehan. antoinette: and i'm antoinette antonio along with mike wankum this morning. oh, we saw frank out at gillette there. that rain has been coming down all morning. mike: he's under an umbrella. imagine if he weren't. you know, if you're sit inning the stands or something like that. fortunately it looks like we'll get rid of the rain before the game starts but the tailgaters, you're a hart bunch anyway. check out the temperatures. you head down towards gillette, upper 30's but you head towards worcester and points north right at that freezing mark getting some reports of that rain changing over to some snow in a few locations. that will be kind of going on all the way through this morning. not looking for any big accumulations but i would worry about a few icy spots that could develop. here you see the bands of moisture. this one is pivoting up and this one is pivoting around. this is a nor'easter but it's lacking cold air. we're talking about rain out of this whole thing. on the outer cape just nicking along the south shore before you move into 3a you probably have the steadier rains. if you're right at the shoreline at this point, pretty good
setting up. i think we have enough cold air here that we're starting to get a little bit of changeover to the snow going on. of course you can travel to the north. lots of ice up there. speaking of the game it looks like we'll be drying out. a chilly breeze. northwesterly winds and temperature is 36 at kick-off. week. antoinette: thank you. the road to the superbowl. in just hours the pats host the kansas city chiefs in the a.f.c. divisional playoffs. doug: the eyeopener's frank holland is live at gillette with the short list of what you need to know about this matchup. 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.
they've won 11 straight games 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. some people in kansas city call him that. but they too have a significant injury concern-- star wide receiver jeremy maclin suffered 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. 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.
vikings in october. flip it for the patriots. after a 10-0 start, they're heading into the playoffs with four losses in their last six games. admittedly the pats look a little bit wobbly going into the play-offs but when you have tom brady and bill belczyk and two imagine they're going to be ready when they take the field later on this afternoonment coming up in our next half-hour, we'll take a closer look at the pawch between the two quarterbacks. it's a good one. alex smith versus tom brady. very good match-up in this play-off showdown. at gillette, frank holland, wcvb, newscenter 5. antoinette: fire crews are cleaning up after a three-alarm fire on harrison street in roslindale. the fire started just after 6:00 this morning at the dale village condo complex. according to boston e.m.s., one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
doug: a local marine is missing after a helicopter collision off the coast of hawaii. 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. 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 students slammed into another car right here on route 18 in weymouth. a frightening end to a wild
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 bewildered and was closing his 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
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 nnot 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 fear 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 for help using police and fire houses as safe havens. the white house is also taking on the nation's heroin and opioid abuse problem.
vilsack will head an effort looking into issues facing small towns. he'll also address increasing suicide rates, declining physical and mental health, and heightened financial stress. antoinette: in the past three years on mbta train tracks, there were 28 deaths that were ruled intentional acts. the mbta is now launching a new campaign it hopes will save lives. the "you are not alone" public awareness campaign is in partnership with the samaritans, a suicide prevention group. the samartians' help line number will appear on 80 digital screens in seven major subway stations in boston and cambridge. there will also be periodic scrolling messages on l.e.d. boards as well as public address announcements on subway platforms. 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,
doug: amazon prime is lowering its prices. doug: a stomach-churning close this week on wall street. antoinette: and the markets continue to flounder. doug: listen up, parents. his son an advance on his allowance. viral. mike: heavy downpours near the i'll show you when it moves out and when we could see another shot of some snow this weekend. antoinette: we go back out live to gillette stadium this morning. check out the rain drops on the tarp on the field. you know what? wet for the tailgaters. those of you heading out there right now. but things are clearing up before the big game. stay tuned for mike wankum's
antoinette: when it comes to the battle of the quarterbacks, we know tom brady's stats. doug: and his title as defending world champ. but how does he match up? the eyeopener's frank holland is live on the field. frank: arguably tom brady is the best quarterback that ever did it so another team will not really have an advantage at quarterback.
against a guy who is a good athlete who can make plays with his arms and his legs and who really doesn't make a lot of mistakes. kansas city's alex smift may have having the best season of his entire career. he was drafted by san francisco in 2005. he was labeled as a bust for a while but he's really turned things around. after a strong season in san francisco, he actually lost his job and was traded to kansas city in 2013. ever since then he's put up really solid numbers. this year his magic number is 11. he's led the chiefs on a serious play-offs. but if you compare the play-off resumes between alex smith and tom brady there's really no comparison. play-offs. tom brady, four super bowl wins. no comparison at all. advantage patriots right there. patriots nation feel they have an advantage with their fans and their excitement. a lot of people getting excited including eight-year-old zack. he and his dad made a great
u-local section of our web site, wcvb.com. zac says he's just doing his job. tom brady, you were born ready coach bill moving on to the play-offs i'm ready. it's game time. let's go! frank: a great effort here. a bunch of wardrobe changes. obviously a lot of team spirit. i think zac encapsulates the excitement that everybody across new england is feeling about this play-off match-up and about another chance to go to the super bowl for this patriots' team. back to you guys. antoinette: you see frank out there doing his job too. right? doug: that's right. rain and everything. mike: got to love the enthusiasm of the youth. antoinette: and the cut-off sweat shirt. mike: got it all. antoinette: very belichick. mike: the winds are starting to pick up out there.
martha's vineyard 54 miles an hour. you used to do that. doug: a different life, mike. antoinette: we'll hear all about it during the commercial break. mike: the stories he can tell. let's talk about what the rain is out there. we have a winter weather advisory out. this is the lowest grade we're talking about. check out this shot that's coming into us now and look at. you can see a bit of ice on the roads. this is up in new hampshire. where at new hampshire are we looking? littleton. up in the mountains a little ways. we have snow falling down there. littleton, new hampshire, it's a winter wonder land. portland is getting reports of mixed precipitation going on. we have snow with pockets of ice possible this morning. that's why this goes until noon. originally this area would be sliced out at 8:00. i said you know what? it's close enough. let's keep it until noon. that's the reason we have this going on. just be cautious out there. you know the roadways that are treated are absolutely fine. untreated surfaces may get slippery. here is the bulk of the rain. you can see most of it is pin wheeling around at low pressure system that is moving its way on
so we've got heavy showers right along the coastline here along the south shore especially from plymouth up through duxbury up through scituate. eventually towards cohasset. then as you head inland we have this area right along the mass pike. you're traveling from framingham out to the west. you're going to be running into really heavy downpours and likely because this is such a downburst going on, it's dragging cold air down so we'll probably be getting more mix going on as well. sometimes radar can't detect all those things. you get up north of route 2 and you start in the winch done area or up even into peterborough, you're starting to see snow going down. we're going to get a little accumulation, that is. a couple inches not out of the question. but the other thing to watch is that's the back edge of it right there. this thing is racing quickly. that's why i say it's this morning, this afternoon, we're going to be done with this whole thing. let me show you the temperatures and the rain and snow line as we go through the morning. 9:30 this morning. still looking at the downpours along the coast. mid 40's. upper 30's. oh, that's where it gets close around the orange area. 34 degrees. could be snow going on there.
the main area has pushed off shore. also notice the temperatures. they've started to cool down a little bit. still staying above the freezing mark this afternoon but cooling down from where they're at right now. we head towards 1:00 a few sadatered showers out there. temperatures in upper 30's. still no freezing issues. as we head towards 3:00, it's pretty much all over with. again staying above the freezing mark. once we get later on tonight, notice by 8:00, here's where it starts to cool down. not looking for any freezing drizzle. you might@have a puddle of water that is sitting out there. there was nothing in it chemicallywise. that means, of course, it's going to ice up. be cautious about that later on tonight. that cold air by the way just comes sweeping in here. tomorrow we'll rebound nicely but still it will be a slow process. tomorrow will be sunnier but it may feel a little bit cooler even though the temperatures will be in the mid 30's. let me break it down for you over the next several days and show whaw will happen. today we started out early this morning warm. this afternoon we'll finish a little bit on the cooler side. tomorrow about the same temperature. plenty of sunshine but look for some late-day snow showers or
into monday morning. what's happening? a cold front is coming through. now these arctic fronts can produce a few snow showers. it's possible a coating to an inch or two is possible as well. it's very isolated. not very widespread. one or two of you may get there. in behind it. temperatures just into the 20's. we do rebound a little bit as we we head towards wednesday and we have rain today. we have a little snow on sunday night into monday but otherwise the rest of the week is looking relatively dry. i'm meteorologist mike wankum. [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. nasdaq down 126. the s&p fell 41.5. but financial advisors say you should resist the urge to make
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: revenues are falling at the state's only slot parlor. gambling officials say plainridge park has generated about $88 million in gross revenues since it opened in 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. 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
true. [sirens] john: police cruisers racing 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? dorian: a little bit. john: --to take a spin in one of the fastest, most expensive b.m.w.'s they make. >> dorian is having a blast. he absolutely loves what's going on. fast cars. pizza. food. all the attention. he's absolutely thrilled right 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
john: and today police stepped in to open the road to dorian's 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: that's nice to see that and especially the smile that it brought to his face. doug: and the parents. we're pulling for the whole family. we really are. antoinette: 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 biggest concerns for patriots nation ahead of the do or die game.
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antoinette: here we go. it's a win-or-go-home playoff showdown for the new england patriots. doug: the eye's frank holland with the injury concerns for the team. frank: the biggest concern is that rob gronkowski was limited at practice on friday. he's still dealing with knee and back issues. gronk and defensive end chandler jones, who recently made headlines for a bizarre incident on sunday, are two of the 12 patriots' players listed as questionable for today's showdown against the chiefs. here are the other names that
julian edelman, rob ninkovich and sebastien vollmar. all are expected to play. remember, this is the play-offs. we won't know for sure until 90 minutes before kick-off. live at gillette, frank holland, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: thank you. we're following breaking news in roslindale. fire crews cleaning up after a three-alarm fire on harrison street. the fire started after 6:00 this morning at dale village condo complex. boston e.m.s. telling us that one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. everyone else got out safely. antoinette: also happening right an active search is underway for a dozen missing marines, one of them from hingham. they were on board two helicopters that collided off rough seas conditions are making the search-and-rescue effort difficult. a marine flag has been raised at hingham town hall as family and friends hold out hope that corporal chris orlando will be found safe, doug: today democrat bernie sanders will officially expand his massachusetts operation he's opening a campaign office in worcester. the location on park avenue has
coakley. the response of a st. louis dad to his son's request for an gone viral. the boy wanted 20-bucks, but instead got this denial letter and loan." the letterhead contained a logo 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. mike: brilliant. antoinette: why didn't i have one of those? doug: dads are home typing on the computer. mike: mostly my wallet gets left around and money gets taken. you can see the mix trying to work its way eastward. watch that through the morning. this morning. by this afternoon we just kind
tomorrow is a bit more sunshine in here. sunday night into monday could be a snow shower kind of come zipping through here very, very quickly. cold temperatures as we start the week. sounds like the same forecast as last weekend. we just racked up the tape and rolled it again this week. doug: we're not shoveling. mike: not at all. antoinette: just wet for the tailgaters. mike: yes. the game should be dry. doug: enjoy it, everybody. a final look at gillette.