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emily: good morning. it's monday, january 18. i'm emily riemer. randy: i'm randy price. stories we're following right now on the eyeopener. it's 4:30. a hingham native returns home after spending weeks in an iranian prison. the emotional moments as he touched down in boston. emily: woman attacked on the street in chelsea. the violent assault, and the warning from police right now. >> i think secretary clinton knows that what she says is very disingenuous. randy: ng barbs at the democratic debate. the growing tension for presidential candidates as new poll numbers are released. emily: a winter storm dusting snow across the region. this is video in overnight from framingham there on the right. coming down lightly. on the radar, you can see the storm is slowly moving up the
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some folks waking up to two, three, even four inches. randy: how long do you think it will last today. cindy: the next few hours we will continue to deal with the snow. it will taper off mid to late morning. it will be out of here. we do have a winter weather advisory up until 10g this morning particularly near the coastline. you can see the back edge of the snow here is out through parts of just areas west of the worcester area back into western massachusetts. we've got the steadiest snow right now. you can see the darker blues showing up right along 495 eastward. in particular up across northern and north eastern massachusetts. you can see the it have ibility is running near a mile. so no real intense bands of snow out there right now but it is falling at a rate that is enough to slow you down. it will continue to do that for the next hour, hour-and-a-half or so. but by about 6:00 this morning, notice how we're starting to see those bands shift a little farther off shore. by about 8:00 this morning, i think this is really showing signs of winding down. we'll get into some sunshine this afternoon. so the amounts on average about
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however, there have been some higher totals where locally some spots could see up to five inches of snow. we have an arctic front racing by this morning. temperatures. 20's now. teens to the west. and that's where we're headed. the temperatures go nowhere today even though the sun comes out we will see those temperatures hold pretty steady. the winds pick up as well. so wind chills falling into the single digits and teens here by the end of the day. so cold is on the way. we're going to break down the timeline on that snow for you coming up. let's get you out to the roads. the road crews have been doing their things all night. olessa: but it is still slick out there especially the smaller roadways. the zakim and the leverett connector have snow on them. as the snow keeps falling, hard to keep up with. no overnight construction to contend with. once again budget in the extra travel time heading into boston. south of town an accident-free trip but i did spinouts on on my way in.
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if you're heading north of town we're in good shape. expecting the trains and the buses to start the morning on schedule. emily. emily: thank you. stories we're following right now. police are investigating a murder-suicide after a couple was found dead inside their waltham home. they were called to the home on forest street saturday night for a well-being check. property records list the owners as kevin and jeannine o'connor. neighbors tell newscenter 5 they didn't know the couple well, but they had a close family. randy: state department is trying to find three missing american contractors in iraq who disappeared friday. there are reports that they were kidnapped. the arab news channel al-arabiya claims they were taken by militias in baghdad. the u.s. embassy says it's working with iraqi authorities. right now a hingham native is back home finally free after being held in an iranian prison for weeks. emily: eyeopener's erika tarantal joins us now with his emotional return. erika: ew trevithick spent 40 days in that notorious prison in
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now he is back with his family. this is our first look at trevithick as he arrived on u.s. soil. the first thing he did when he walked into logan airport was put his arms around his mother. university graduate was studying farsi in tehran. that's when he was abducted though the details are unclear. trevithick's mother got the call just before 5:00 a.m. on saturday that he was free and coming home. we spoke to the family before he arrived at logan. out. we are just enormous lee grateful to everybody in the government. erika: trevithick was released americans were freed by the iranian government in a separately negotiated prisoner swap. the tense talks to free him were so precarious that immediate tell anyone he'd been detained. the prison where he was held has a reputation for brutality against political prisoners. but the conditions trevithick encountered are unclear. emily? emily: erika, thank you. three of the four other
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brief stop in geneva. the fourth detainee chose to remain in iran. the state department says the americans will be checked out at a military hospital near ramstein air force base before heading home. women after a violent attack. police say the victim was walking home from work in chelsea when three masked men moved in. it happened on lynn street extension around 9:30 saturday night. the victim says the men punched, kicked, and slashed her face several times before taking off. residents say even before this incident, they didn't feel comfortable walking here especially late at night. >> i'm out no later than maybe 6:00 or 7:00. at 9:00-9:30 it gets kind of randy: the victim drove to the hospital where police say she was treated for serious injuries. there are now increased patrols in the area as police search for
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sanders: i think secretary clinton knows what she says is very disingenuous. emily: commitment 2016. sharp responses in the democratic presidential debate as tension grows between bernie sanders and hillary clinton. this is the final debate before voters hit the polls in iowa and new hampshire. clinton, sanders, and former maryland governor martin o'malley took the stage in south carolina last night. but the strain between sanders and clinton was clear. early on, sanders took clinton to task for what he says is a mischaracterization of his position on gun control. clinton wasn't backing down. clinton: i have made it clear based on senator sanders' own record that he has voted with the n.r.a., with the gun lobby, numerous times. sanders: the gun manufacturers liability bill had some good provisions. emily: candidates also discussed race relations, the economy, and the opioid epidemic. a new "wall street journal"/nbc news poll gives clinton a
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month. a number of republican candidates are headed for new hampshire this week. ted cruz is already there campaigning through thursday. donald trump has an event in concord today. and john kasich will make stops in plymouth, hanover, and lebanon today. randy: it's now 4:37. a rutland dog attacked inside her owners' yard. emily: how she's doing this morning. and the emotional reunion with her family. it's on to the next one for the patriots. their playoff matchup with the broncos. and why peyton manning is keeping quiet about it. cindy: we have got the snow going out there right now but it will ease up this morning. cold temperatures though-- they are going to stick around. my timeline on frigid changes on the way and the chance for another storm by the weekend. randy: some are calling it a miracle. why this flower is so important. and what scientists say it could
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randy: 20 before 5:00. the patriots' road to the super bowl goes through denver. emily: it's brady versus manning again after the broncos beat the steelers last night. the patriots hope the outcome of this sunday's afc championship will be different than the last time they faced the broncos. that was thanksgiving weekend. the same game where rob
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julian edelman did not play in that game. the pats lost in overtime. broncos q.b. peyton manning not showing too much emotion about the matchup just yet. >> i try to stay kind of in the moment. try to stay one week at a time. try to be patient and not look too far ahead. emily: this will be the patriots fifth straight afc championship and the fifth time brady has taken on manning in a playoff game. kickoff this sunday is at 3:05. still ahead on the eye serious accusations against the tennis world. randy: why a new report claims top players were in on it. the boston police commissioner
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emily: waking up to snow overnight on the ground. thankfully a long weekend for a lot of folks but if you are heading in, it can be. cindy: the timing. i think the worst of it is for the next couple of hours.
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had 1.3 inches of snow. that's more than we had had all season. this is our biggest event of the season so far. we've got slick roads out there this morning. reduced visibility. in general, the snow is tapering off. widespread between about 6:00 and 8:00 this morning. but it may linger just a little bit longer in north eastern massachusetts. we do have this winter weather advisory up for the eastern part of the state until about 10:00 this morning. travel is being slowed down. the snow has been falling throughout the night. we have had our highest totals here over parts of the south massachusetts. got a report of four inches in hanover so that is one of the higher totals. each bridgewater over three. east freetown close to three. taunton over an inch. for you. aate love reports coming in boston area. lynne. lexington an inch-and-a-half. out in westborough we've had close to three inches of snow. the snow has been coming down.
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and steady progress here with the back edge west of the worcester area but there are patches when you get in this where that darker blue is showing up a little bit more. that is where the snow is falling at a pretty good clip right now. that extends right through framingham down toward places like franklin over to norfolk and this extends north ward a little bit as well up toward acton. we do have the snow coming down for a decent slip through the next hour or so. by 6:00 this morning notice it's becoming a little bit more patchy in nature. by about 8:00 this morning a lot of it is off shore. so it is slowly going to be winding down here this morning. on average it's about 2-4 inches for many of us although with the higher totals already and the snow still coming down just south of boston locally a few spots coming in close to five inches down that way. the temperatures are in the 20's right now. but we have got dramatic changes coming because the snow is coming in with an arctic front. once this goes by, the winds shift to the west. look at the temperatures to our west. teens and then below zero. it is 12 below right now in minneapolis.
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that is the actual temperature. so that's the air mass that will be working on in. notice how the temperatures hold pretty steady throughout the day. even though we brighten it up noontime with breaks of sun through the afternoon. but those winds get very, very active. look what it does to the wind chill. by noon, it's feeling like it's in the single dimming its and teens by day's end it feels like it's close to zero in some areas. so you want to dress for that bitter wind chill today. wind advisory up for the cape, the islands. late today through tomorrow. we could see wind gusts to 50 miles per hour. so out the door tomorrow morning, these are the low temperatures. single digits and teens but with that wind blowing, it will feel much much colder. that wind is with us all day long into tomorrow. in fact, the winds are going to stay gusty through wednesday. so wind chills out the door tomorrow morning. look at this. its going to feel like it's below zero and during the day, wind chills only recover into the single digits. even though we get into the 20's tomorrow it won't feel like it. overall the winds ease. the temperatures start to come up late in the week. as we head toward friday night
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watching a storm to our south. this one looks pretty potent on the computer models but the track is key. it's a little too soon to tell just exactly where this is going to go but the potential is there for significant stormy weather here as we head toward the upcoming weekend but in the meantime we have snow on the roads out there now, olessa. olessa: good morning beings cindy. a little bit tricky out there. a live look for the zakim and the leverett connector. you can see just a little bit of that white stuff blanketing the roadways. the crews were here not too long ago. once again it is coated. be careful. secondary roadways, exit and entrance ramps are slick this morning as well. budge net the extra travel time. so far it is a fairly quiet start. not seeing any construction once again morning. the pike and route 9 for the most part are doing owe cave. the crews are working out there. be careful and take it slow. 93 south so far no accidents to report out of methuen but i did see a couple of spinouts on my way in. once again just take it slow. budget in that extra time this morning. we're expecting the trains and the buses to start the morning
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emily: thank you. a family dog is recovering at unprovoked attack. right now, police are searching for two men they say came into the family's yard in rutland and beat the dog. it was an emotional reunion yesterday for the thibodeau family. their dog abbie was attacked saturday morning and suffered serious head injuries. a family member heard abbie barking and chased the men away. >> i just can't manage that anybody would do anything to a dog coming into my yard and hurt her. if they did to my dog, you know, whose dog is next? emily: abbie is now out of the hospital but still needs pain medication and special care. snand 4:49. a look at your economy. asian shares skid lower today after another dismal day of trading on wall street friday. the dow plummeted 390 points to close at 15,988. u.s. markets are closed today for martin luther king, jr., day.
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advertisements. the company was one of t.v.'s biggest advertisers during the opening weeks of the nfl season. draftkings says it wanted to become a household name. the site plans to invest elsewhere this year. they hope to open up contests in the united kingdom next month. emily: a check of your trending stories. trouble in the world of tennis over match-fixing. a confidential report just revealed by the of the top 50 ranked players have been repeatedly flagged for throwing matches. the report from the tennis integrity unit report states the sport has failed to act on suspicious behavior since 2007. the association of tennis randy: a slight hiccup for a new satellite launch. the space-x rocket blasted off from california yesterday on its way into orbit to help monitor oceans. after separation, the falcon 9
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landing on earth. spacex is trying to develop re-usable rockets to help cut the cost of space flight. emily: talking about breaking down space barriers. for the first time ever, a flower has bloomed in space. astronaut scott kelly tweeting this photo from the international space station. the flower, getting a little sun for the first time. nasa says it hopes to grow vegetables, like tomatoes, in 2018. things are going well there. randy: if they get good tasty tomatoes they've mastered something we're not getting here on earth. emily: life will be good. a very special wedding anniversary in california. a couple celebrates 82 years. randy: the secret they have to making a marriage last. then new on the eyeopener at 5:00. simple ways to cut home heating costs as we brace for a cold
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randy: good morning. it is 4:53 now. emily: a hingham native returns home after spending 40 days in a prison in iran. matthew trevithick put his arms around his mother as he landed at logan airport yesterday. the 30-year-old boston university graduate was studying farsi in tehran when he was abducted. he was released on the same day that four other americans were freed by the iranian government in a separately negotiated prisoner swap. randy: a dorchester man is recovering after being shot by a man inside his home. police say the suspect met the man at his front door and fired three shots yesterday before running away. the 30-year-old victim was hit in the stomach, arm, and knee. he is expected to survive. police are looking for surveillance video to track down
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emily: the search continues for a hingham marine, missing in hawaii. corporal christopher orlando is one of 12 marines who disappeared when their military helicopters collided on thursday. the coast guard says there are no plans to suspend the massive search yet, but it is being slowed by rough seas. randy: boston police showing their support for martin richard. b.p.d. commissioner bill evans ran sunday's marathon in houston, texas, in support of team m-r-8. the foundation was set up to honor martin, who was killed in the boston marathon bombings. commissioner evans has worn an m-r-8 shirt in every race he's run since the 2013 bombings. emily: boston mayor marty walsh will give his second state of the city address tomorrow. but it's going to be met with some protest. several parents plan to demonstrate during the speech at symphony hall against the job mayor walsh has done for the city's embattled public schools. walsh has proposed more budget cuts this year. but he points to newly hired staff and extended learning time as key investments in the school system. the nation celebrates martin
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boston city leaders will host their 46th annual m.l.k., jr., breakfast this morning. it's hailed as america's oldest breakfast honoring the civil rights leader. randy: a couple in california celebrates their marriage which has lasted longer than most people have been alive. nicholas and rafaela ordaz have been married 82 years. their entire family was there to mark the occasion yesterday. they say the secret is respect, affection, and letting go of the "small stuff." most of us know small stuff can be so big. emily: it can but it does not matter in the end of the congratulations to them. cindy: 82 years. olessa: can you believe that. cindy: amazing. all right. take a look behind me here. this is snow falling across the area right now. a lot of eastern massachusetts still dealing with it as we have been much of the night. in general, the snow has been light through the overnight hours.
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this season now 2.5 inches as we had just over one inch fall through about midnight. last year at this point we had 5.5. on a typical winter we have already had more than a foot of snow at this point so it has been, as you know, pretty quiet winter so far but we've had a little bit of catch-up last night. areas south of boston from rockland to hanover reporting four inches of snow through the overnight hours. taunton over an inch. sharon about an inch-and-a-half. around the boston area, reports of two and even up to about three inches in south boston through the overnight. lynne has had an inch. lexington an inch-and-a-half. you head out toward metro west. westborough close to three inches of snow. the snow is still falling it's this one band right in here that has moved through framingham headed to 128 right now where the intensity has picked up a also bit. that's going to be the case for the next couple of hours. we'll watch these bands slowly push off shore. we have an arctic front coming on by. behind it, much, much colder air. temperatures are in the 20's here.
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off to our west. that's what's going to be moving in. so the temperatures hold steady throughout the day. winds pick up overnight. wind chill's going to be sub zero tomorrow. it is dry through the end of the week though but we do have a storm on the maps here for the weekend. we'll talk more about that and step you through the forecast when the "eyeopener" continues. >> 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 chilling statistics spark a 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
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"prescription drug drop boxes" where medications can be safely discarded. the house bill differs significantly from the governor'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 legislature have proven they 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
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