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ises for months and his health took a turn for the worse. he was a young man of just 67 years old. >> airport workers protesting wages. police made several arrests and todd kazakiewich is live at the airport with what they are fighting for, todd. reporter: heather, they are fighting for better wages and benefits. they say it is about equality. they say it is part of dr. king's dream that is not yet reality. >> if you do not immediately and peacefully disperse you will be arrested. reporter: today six protesters refused to leave logan's terminal e voluntarily just like they refused to accept a minimum wage of less than $15 an hour. that's why 110 airport workers and union representatives demonstrated at logan on martin luther king day. >> we stand here in the spirit of martin luther king in solidarity to fight for what is right.
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have a living wage and dignity on the job. >> now a days it seems the airport service workers although they are working very hard are having hardy penned on government assistance. >> it was a scene that played out across the country. the movement here started with a march toward terminal e. a brief demonstration happened ahead of time so as not to interfere. they caught the attention of the managers and the vendors and private contractors. >> it is a matter of time before they hear our plight and give us what we need to be able to have a stable life for our family. reporter: the airport says it is up to the legislature to decide if minimum wage should be raised to $15 an hour. reporting live, todd kazakiewich, wcvb newscenter 5.
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"black lives matter" protest. some carried fake coffins to cause. they blocked traffic briefly as they protest and move toward dudley square in the protestors are expected tomorrow as the state of the city address. that's tomorrow night. several parents plan to demonstrate during the speech at sim -- symphony hall. walsh has proposed more budget cuts this year, but he points to the newly hired staff and extended learning time as key system. you can watch the mayor's speech here on channel 5. the coverage begins at 7:30 after newscenter 5 at 7:00. heather:a cyanide scare drew the hazmat team. a person appears to have taken his own life. cyanide. no one else was hurt and there were no evacuations. after more than a month behind bars in an iranian prison a
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relieved family. jack harper talked with his parents and he joins us now live. jack? reporter: those parents are telling us this young man is doing fine and doing well. right now he is taking a little time to decompress. >> we are over. >>ed he is out and that he is coming home soon. couldn't be happier. reporter: hours after a wake up call from her son, matthew. news he was free and on his way home from eye ran. >> it is the call we have been hoping to get and it was matt and he was in the company of a swiss diplomat and on the way to the airport to leave iran. we woke up real fast and we are happy to chat with him. reporter: the 30-year-old former bu student had spent years studying and teaching in the middle east. there was no explanation why he was held in iran for 40 days. >> matthew was there as a student.
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attributed it to different successes. >> they are engaged with iran and even as we ensure the national security of the united states. >> we didn't expect that and we are grateful he mentioned him and as scott said we are enormously grateful to everybody in the government who worked to bring matt and the others home. >> according to his parents matthew will be back later this evening or sometime in the near future. he has not decided yet when he is going to talk about the ordeal he went through. jack harper, wcvb newscenter 5. ed: the 46th annual martin luther king junior breakfast was held. it was founded by leaders of two black churches. both mayor walsh and governor baker spoke on king's influence in boston. >> he was educated in the city and met his wife in the city. he preached in this city,
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boston common. >> times pass, things change but the universal notion of what he was about and his message was about stays forever. ed: the senator took to the spode yum to emphasize the "black lives matter" campaign. heather:donald trump is back in new hampshire. but he took a breather from mentioning the man who emerged as the chief republican rival. nicole is live in concord, new hampshire. reporter: that's right, no mention of ted cruz or any other presidential hopeful. but we did hear a lot about uh polls. donald trump takes to the stage in concord to a familiar theme song of his campaign. >> every one of my competitors say i shouldn't mention the polls. that's because i'm in first place. reporter: he used a good portion of the hour to address recent polls that have him leading the pack of 12gop candidate hopefuls still vying
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>> china is making $500 billion a year. we have a deficit. reporter: missing from his conversation on monday was any significant mention of any other candidate including ted cruz who kicked off a tour in the granite state on sunday. the standing room only crowd of a mix of supporters and those hoping to learn more. >> i wish he would tell us more, but i hope he does have a safe and good plan. >> i would like to hear more about exactly what he plans to do. he talked about what he wants to do, but he hasn't talked about how he wants to do it. reporter: some believe trump has good ideas, but not yet convinced. >> if anybody can fix the economy is him. he went from bankrupt to a billionaire, but there is more to running a country than just that. reporter: and we have just about three weeks from the new hampshire primary on tuesday,
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we are live in concord, wcvb, newscenter 5. heather:senator ted cruz is in new hampshire. he held an event at a diner in cane and then moved to plymouth. this is part of the five-day, 17-city bus tour that will hit the counties in the granite state. ed: thisy are hoping to convince voters to vote for him. he specifically spoke of jeb bush saying he is bringing negativity and trying to trash his campaign. senator bernie sanders and martin o'malley and hillary clinton all marked martin luther king, junior day in carolina. the secretary was the only candidate to discuss at length the confederate flag that was removed from the capitol grounds last summer. she said south carolina had to choose between honoring dr. king's legacy or the confederacy and they made the right choice. senator sanders says dr. king must be remembered as a dynamic figure who fought for the poor. governor o'malley said dr. king would have been
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made it harder to vote, but easier to buy a gun. ed: a disturbing discovery in the bathroom of a massachusetts truck stop. why several people are suing. harvey: and in the short-term it is the bitter cold settling into the region. a little down the road a threat of an ocean storm. the latest on that. heather:better late than never. it is finally cold enough to open a popular tourist attraction. ed: and it is only monday, but the trash talking has begun.
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>> you're watching newscenter 5 at 6:00. heather: police investigating the tragic death of a graduate found unresponsive at his dorm room at bates college. he was rushed to the hospital and did not survive. he was part of a mentoring program between the college
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as bates' buddies. ed: a camera was discovered in the bathroom of a truck stop. they said they put the camera in to fight hate crime and it was put in a common area to avoid invasion of privacy. no word how many people were caught on camera which could be seen affixed to the ceiling. four individuals have filed complaints through their attorneys. the investigation is on going and the camera itself has since been taken down. heather:tomorrow we could learn when aaron hernandez could face his next murder trial. a new date is said to be set for the 2012 homicide outside a boston nightclub. he is serving life for the 2013 murder of odin lloyd. ed: i'm sure you noticed, but gas prices are going down and they are still doing that. heather:it is stunning how much they dropped in the last week. plus -- >> when things like this happen it is important to give it out to the public.
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the chief of police making a plea to anyone suffering from marco rubio. rhe ran for senate sayingr he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands.
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ed: breaking right now, there are major delays on the commuter rail line. police are investigating reports of a person hit by a train. you are looking at the scene. the time of day makes it difficult to see, but there is a large police presence near the high land station. the t is urging people to use buses instead. >> we have helped a lot of people, yes, but there are still a lot of people out heather:gloucester's police chief is reaching out to those suffering from addiction. it is the angel program and helps addicts rather than punishing them. reid lamberty is live in gloucester where the work is far from over.
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sparked a plea from the city's police chief who went to social media to take on a social epidemic. the note is for the person suffering from addiction. the author, the police chief of the department that spear headed the nation's first amnesty program to drug addicts seeking help. >> in gloucester we decided to respond in a way that does not criminalize the addicted person, but recognizes they need help. reporter: 375 people have accepted gloucester police department's open door policy which allows drug users to turnover any illegal drugs in exchange for treatment and not be charged criminally. only one of those 375 have relapsed and died. >> they obviously think about the one death more than the ones through the door. reporter: it was established in may after they recognized the profound number of overdoses in the community. it has proven successful, but this past weekend gloucester
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revived with narcan and sparked the chief to write this note imploring addicts not to be ashamed of your illness. your life is more middle easterningful -- more meaningful than your death. >> we have helped a lot, but there are more suffering and suffering. reporter: it goes beyond the scope of law enforcement anden anden -- and encouraging a group of people who need help. >> if they are caught up in this and they are at the point they can't make choices anymore they have a disease and they need intervention. reporter: there needs to be a greater push to make drug uh -- addiction shame free so addicts come in to seek help. removing the stigma is an obstacle. wcvb, newscenter 5. ed: another week of falling gas prices. triple-a says prices have gallon. that's 28 cents lower than this was this time last year.
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crude oil is about $30 a barrel, the lowest price in 12 years. heather:new at 6:00, after a warm december forced the delay, lincoln new hampshire's ice sac kills -- ice castles will open. # e it is more than an -- it is more than an acre in size. initially the company behind it thought it was unlikely the castle would open before february. not the case. considerably. so friday you can visit. harvey: here -- phil here is the time. we are reaching the afc championship which means super bowl and the snow is back. what is up? ed: i'm sure you are not the only one concerned about the possibility. we have a significant threat which we will talk more about concerning this weekend and a storm. our immediate concern is the change to the cold.
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and we have wind to boot. you in boston the temperatures are 23. but we have a steady wind of 20 miles per hour. that doesn't factor in the gusts. in the teens and the low 20s around the region because of these gusts we have a windchill in the single digits from boston to worcester and obviously won't be long before worcester's windchill is below zero. the winds will be somewhat tomorrow. affect. it is stronger than it is now. 46 in providence. 46 in blue hill. and these were the snowfall amounts. notice along the south shore, almost 6 inches and parts of the north shore had over five inches of snow. otherwise it was a two to four-inch snowfall in eastern mass. now it is all about the winds and the cold. the next 24 hours will be the coldest in this spell, but the rest of the week will be below average.
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to a 9 in worcester and a 15 in boston. that's with a steady wind of 20 miles per hour. windchills will be at or below zero and the high temperature might not even get to 20 in the higher elevations of worcester county and the low to mid20s in boston with the powerful winds. there is a significant potential and it coincide with the weekend. saturday, saturday night, early sunday seems to be the time frame we have to watch. there will be a strong ocean storm to the south. we are likely to be impacted to some extent with the snow and wind. how close will the storm come? if it stays fairly farther south it would be more of a fringing situation. but if it kind of goes through the sweet spot which is where it becomes close enough to give it a bigger hit, then we would be talking about significant amounts of snow and wind and the tides are as straw -- astronomically high. once it gets into this position the question is is it
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or heading more to the east. i feel we will be impacted and a path well to the south and it would be less snow. a closer pass and it is a much more significant situation. here we go tomorrow is the kollest feeling day of this week. we take into account the coldest temperatures and the strongest winds. there is the windchill below zero to start the day. notice we are talking about cold weather on wednesday, but not as cold as tuesday. thursday and friday are still cold and then the fun begins possibly depending on how close the storm comes as we watch the degree of snow and wind that moves in. there can be some rain or sleet mixed in, but those are specifics that would be rather elusive at this point in time. stay on top of it and i will see you at 11:00. i'm meteorologist harvey leonard. >> now sports center 5 with mike lynch. >> hi, everybody. nothing like a little trash
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championship week. tonight it is courtesey of brandon marshall who was asked why it is so difficult to cover rob gronkowski. his immediate response is he pushes off and he gets away with it about 90% of the time. does he know rob gronkowski was flagged for some pass interference calls this year? even though manning and brady are never on the field at the same time, the research department has thrown this nugget at me. this season tom brady has thrown more touchdown passes inside sports authority stadium at mile high than peyton manning has. brady three and manning thrown one at home this year. this is the 17th time these two teams, these two guys are going head to head. manning with the broncos and brady won three or four since that happened. he played the majority of his career with the indianapolis colts.
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meeting. they split the first four and manning is 2-1 in afc championship games. >> i think we have just known each other for a longtime and being in the same profession at all of these years and at the same events we have developed a good friendship. i am not sure how things will take place over the course of the week, but it is pretty remarkable what he accomplished this season and to lead the team to a great win -- i mean the steelers were playing as well as any team in the league. that was a huge win for them yesterday. it would be fun to play another peyton manning-lead team. >> our research department has been busy. peyton manning, the number one pick overall in 1998. cam newton, the number one pick in 2011 and won the heisman trophy. carson palmer, the number one pick.
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bowl rings and 199th selection in the draft back in 2000. the bruins are on the way to montreal to beat the canadians. he is practicing for the first time since his injury back a couple days since christmas. he will be on that plane traveling to montreal trying to clip the canadians. they have seen their game for goal slip by half. >> you talk about day-to-day and they will let us know as we get closer. >> big week to get us going. bruins and canadians to get us
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sunday afternoon at 3:00. >> just don't over work the department you have there. >> no holiday for them. >> crack that whip. heather:coming up new on newscenter 5 at 7:00, from main street to the magic kingdom, these giant crocs are keeping things on schedule. massachusetts. ed: and a potential problem with iphones and you may not realize it before it is too late. how you can stop it before it happens. first abc's world news. >> $95 million with the chain reaction crash. who knew what is when? and the fame muss -- and the famous actress boycotting the oscars. >> on "chronicle" slapping on the fat tires to go smoa bik-- snow biking and raising lagers
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heather:an update on breaking news from the mbta. a young man struck by a commuter train in melrose has died. there is a large police scene near the melrose highland station and it is causing big delays. one inbound train has been canceled and the t is urging people to use buses instead.
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immediately and then something this weekend. harvey: saturday, saturday night is what to watch. a snowstorm and wind. heather:it is january 23rd on saturday. it was january 23rd last year we got the first of many big storms. coincidence? harvey: it started three to six inches and then was the big winter and we were off and runn marco rubio. rhe ran for senate sayingr he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to
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