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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." danielle: get ready for an arctic blast this weekend. my timeline for what could be record cold temperatures. and how long it will last. antoinette: emergency inspections overnight after a horrific accident on i-93. a young teacher killed by a flying manhole cover. the new information on what caused it and the risk of it happening again. doug: and a part of new hampshire's manufacturing history goes up in flames. the mill that burned down and the technology that dates back >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." antoinette: and a good morning to you. thank you so much for joining at
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i'm antoinette antonio. doug: by is good because not friday the 13th. good morning, everybody. get ready. the chill is just the beginning. antoinette: just can't see it. doug: it hurts. danielle: it's coming. it's slowly working its way in right now, doug and antoinette. good morning. you can see right now though still at 21 degrees in boston, but 12 right now in worcester. look at this. we're in the single digits the farther north and west you go. this is just the beginning of the cold air that is is working its way in slowly through the morning and into the afternoon. notice temperatures up in canada well below zero. and that's what we're expecting as we head towards later on this evening and into the overnight. the winds are going to pick up. because of that, we have wind chill warnings in effect for pretty much everyone starting at 4:00 p.m. today. that means it will be dangerously cold beginning at 4:00. now there's a wind chill advisory on cape beginning at 6:00 tonight. not as cold on the cape as well as the islands but still very
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take a look at what happens through the afternoon. we're going to see a mix of sun and clouds but wind chill values go below zero starting as early as 3:00 in boston. that's knots the extent of it. the other thing we have to talk about is this morning snow showers are breaking out on the cape and the islands. because it's so cold, they could quickly accumulate. you could see anywhere frey inch to about three inches in total as this starts to wind on down. and then here is that arctic front that is going to bring in the really cold air. the coldest air we've seen thus far this season. it will also kick up those winds out of the north and west. you'll feel them anywhere from 15-25 miles an hour sustained and gusts over 35 miles an hour. so we'll talk about who could potentially see record cold low temperatures tomorrow and when we get a break from that cold snap. doug. antoinette: i'll take it from here, danielle. thank you. shock and sadness after a horrific accident on the southeast expressway. doug: a beloved art teacher hit and killed by a manhole cover.
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right now. antoinette: the eyeopener's frank holland is here with the disbelief gripping one local community right now. frank: doug and antoinette, this is just a tragic accident. caitlin clavette was a passionate art teacher at glover elementary in milton. sadly, she never made it to school friday morning. she was driving south down i-93 when a giant 200-pound manhole cover went airborne, flying directly through her windshield as she drove through the o'neil tunnel. cameras on the highway show an s.u.v. changing lanes. investigators believe that s.u.v. dislodged the manhole cover, sending it through the air and into caitlin's car. parents now struggling to explain the sudden loss of a teacher they love so much. >> she just liked to teach art. she really liked it, i could tell. >> he didn't understand, you know. he said is she going to be there next week? and i had to explain part of life and death, and things like
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this morning so parents can get some advice on how to speak with their children about this tragedy. meanwhile, the department of transportation is now re-inspecting 500 sewer grates, utility panels, and manhole covers on highways in boston. doug? doug: frank, tragic. thank you. "5 investigates" uncovering more about those emergency inspections frank just talked about. and so far no major issues have been found. investigators have, however, found an almost identical accident that happened back in 2014 in new york. a truck driver from springfield was killed on the cross bronx expressway when a truck in front of him kicked up a manhole cover and sent it right through his windshield. antoinette: new this morning aaron hernandez has settled a civil lawsuit in florida. the former patriot was being sued by a friend who claimed hernandez had shot him in the face three years ago at a florida nightclub. alexander bradley's lawyers filed court papers in miami claiming the matter has been settled, but terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
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life for the 2013 murder of odin lloyd. and he's awaiting a trial for a 2012 double murder outside a boston nightclub. nearly nine months after they convicted the boston marathon bomber, the list of jurors in the case has been released. the seven women and five men came from communities ranging from cape ann to cape cod. only one of them is from boston. dzhokhar tsarnaev is being held at the federal supermax prison in colorado while he appeals his death sentence. doug: violence in dorchester leaves one man dead and two others recovering from gunshot wounds. police say they shot and killed a man yesterday morning after he pointed a gun right at them. the injured suspects were not shot by police. investigators believe those two suspects were shot inside a home on devon street. the third suspect took off from that scene, and that's when officers confronted him. >> nobody likes to take a life but if you're going to point a
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the way he did obviously we're going to protect ourselves. doug:the original shooting on devon street is still under investigation this morning. antoinette: a judge has granted a convicted killer a new trial. joseph cousin was sentenced to life in prison for killing 10-year-old trina persad in a roxbury park in 2002. "the globe" reporting that cousin's lawyer had a conflict of interest while defending him during his trial. the lawyer was also representing a boston police detective in a federal civil rights suit. cousin told the judge that his lawyer never told him about the conflict. doug: the last remaining shoe peg mill in the world now burned to the ground. the kearsarge peg mill in bartlett, new hampshire, went up in flames yesterday afternoon, ending its 139-year history. owner paul soares was working in the front when a passerby yelled the back of the mill was on fire. with so much saw dust and wood product as an ignition source, efforts to save it were too little too late.
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then through the point and splitting room, and that's when i noticed the fire above me on the second floor, and that's where the last few dryers of its kind in the world were running and they were running while the fire was going. doug: history lost from. the building couldn't be insured. in fact, soares-- who has owned it since 2001-- had just signed papers to sell. antoinette: the city of somerville is mounting a new challenge to wynn's planned casino in nearby everett. the city has filed an appeal with the state that challenges the department of environmental protection's decision to grant the $1.7 billion project a key environmental permit last month. mayor joseph curtaton says the project will have serious consequences to the health of city residents with thousands expected to drive to the casino each day. a consumer alert this morning. another skimming device found at a local gas station. quincy police say this was found
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hancock street. if you bought gas there recently, you should pay close attention to bank statements and look for any unknown transactions, regardless of how small they might be. commitment 2016. donald trump once again raising questions over ted cruz's eligibility to be president but now threatening to sue him over the issue. newscenter 5's phil lipof has the drama unfolding on the campaign trail right now. phil: at a rally in tampa florida the usually from donald trump but earlier in the day taking his feud with ted cruz to a new level tweeting if at ted cruz doesn't clean up his act, stop cheating and doing negative ads i have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen a threat in response to cruz pummeling him with ads in
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a little irony in donald accusing anyone of being nasty phil: criticizing the billionaire's tendency to do this. >> i would bomb (bleep) i was going to say they're) bleep) but i won't say that. >> bleep) she said he's a (bleep). but the next contest is in south carolina where two thirds of the voters are expected to be evangelical. they are not thrilled with that kind of language. >> he doesn't really look christian. reporter: here's something else for evangelicals to consider. this actress in a cruz ad hitting marco rubio. >> maybe you should vote for more than a pretty face next time. reporter: turns out she's a porn star. cruz dropped the ad when he found out. the republican debate is shaping up to be fairly contentious n the news room, phil lipof, wcvb,
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doug: phil, thank you. a big break in a series of cyber-attacks targeting u.s. government officials. antoinette: the arrest made and the victims that were targeted. and new information connected with a deadly school shooting. the clue police found after the gunfire. danielle: the temperatures are dropping to dangerously low levels this weekend. when it begins, and the warm-up i'm tracking in the week ahead. and the sub-zero temperatures could cause trouble at home. what to watch as the
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antoinette: good morning. 5:13. 16 degrees degrees outside right now. sky 5 over the mbta's commuter rail trains as they prepare for the weekend. bitter cold now. this is nothing yet. they plan to run the rail trains all weekend long. by continuously running the trains, they hope they are less likely to have mechanical issues or delays. taking a live look at the boston skyline this morning it's dark out there. one thing that you can't really see is just how cold it is. you know, a lot can go wrong when those temperatures fall
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doug: that's the truth. our frank holland is back with the major concerns right now. and important reminders frank. frank: doug and antoinette, an arctic blast moving in right now expected to last all weekend long. the winds expected to be so gusty that they will create what the national weather service is describing as life-threatening cold. our crews were out in boston last night. folks gearing up with hats, hoods, and heavy coats. but danielle forceasting it'll be much worse tonight. if you do have to go out this weekend, bundle up. it takes only minutes for forstbite or hypothermia to set if you're feeling numb or cold you also need to protect your property. first rule of preventing frozen pipes-- trickle the tap. and if you're away, don't drop the themostat too low. >> don't let the themostat fall below 60. even though you could save more money by dropping it lower than that, you could incur a burst pipe.
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if you hear some unexpected booms coming from the roof or attic. we heard them last year on those bitter cold nights. it's the sound of themal expansion and contraction. the wood swelling and shrinking with the extreme temperatures. antoinette: i don't know if i even want to talk about how cold it's going to get. you know, make sure you get someone to cuddle with. danielle: cuddle up or bundle up. it's going to be cold out there especially later on this afternoon. temperatures are really going to be falling. overnight into first thing tomorrow morning, man, it is going to be dangerously cold out there. this is the cold impact. right now it's even cold out there, but it's increasing through the afternoon. and tonight into tomorrow we're looking for dangerous cold. and the potential for some records, believe it or not, boston. the record is actually three below zero set back in 1934. that was the coldest february ever on record for boston. it looks like we may break that record. at least that's what we're forecasting as well as in worcester we may break a record. our average low temperature should be around 24 degrees.
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the other big story is this. with this arctic front, it's bringing in very strong wind. that's creating biting, dangerously cold wind chills. wind chill warnings in effect beginning at 4:00 p.m. today. don't go out of effect until noon on sunday. so be aware of that. it is dangerously cold. you don't have to be outside. don't do it. be outside for as little as possible. now the cape and the islands are the only exception. still, it's going to be cold anyway you look at it. those winds really become a factor as we head through the afternoon where they start to gust 25-35 miles an hour sustained anywhere from about 15-20 miles an hour. all associated with this frontal boundary you see up to the north and west bringing in the coldest air, of course, we've seen so far this season. earlier this morning and still continuing right now, you notice a couple of snow showers. these are ocean-effect snow showers ongoing. it was snowing from plymouth to points south earlier this morning.
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they're seeing the potential for the snow from province town down to chatham even to nantucket. quickly accumulate. in terms of totals you can see anywhere from 1-3 inches very quickly into early this morning. now this should shut off very quickly too. by 7:00 most of these showers are clearing the region. and then through the day today, everybody is going to see a mix of sun and clouds. a couple of flurries, snow showers could creep in to the forecast as we head through the afternoon. very hit or miss though as this frontal boundary drops on through. that could continue into early this evening. and then it winds down but then again because of that wind trajectory, we could see some more ocean-effect snow showers for the cape as well as the islands for tomorrow morning. it looks like because it's so cold again could see minor accumulations so please be aware of that. in boston the other thing that will happen these temperatures are dropping through the afternoon so it's actually
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be by, say, 3:00 or 5:00 which wintertime. we have to talk about the wind chills dropping down to 13 below zero by 3:00 continuing to drop into below-zero readings to 20 to 30 degrees below zero. as we head toward monday we're watching another chance for some snow coming into the forecast for everybody. looks like light snow though afternoon. it would then transition to an icy mix monday night into first thing tuesday bringing in some rain by tuesday morning although some of that could be freezing rain for places north and west. and then we start to warm up into the 40's and maybe near 50 degrees by the end of the day tuesday which would mean all rain. temperatures just going up and down. cold. doug and antoinette. antoinette: we are bracing ourselves, danielle, thank you. time right now is 5:18. stories we're following right now.
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high school students in arizona, are dead in what police are now calling a murder-suicide. police say a suicide note was found at the scene of yesterday's shooting at independence high school in glendale. a weapon was found near the bodies, which were discovered under a covered patio near the school's cafeteria. antoinette: a big break in a series of cyber-attacks targeting u.s. government officials. british police and the f.b.i. have arrested a teenager they believe is behind the attacks. over the last few months, several high-profile officials including c.i.a. director john brennan and homeland security secretary jeh johnson have had their email hacked. but no sensitive material is believed to have been compromised. doug: fresh from historic meeting in cuba with the head of the russian orthodox church, pope francis officially kicked off his trip to mexico. officials rolling out the red carpet and treating the pontiff to an olympic-style welcome right on the tarmac. he will be visiting for five days, touring some of the country's poorest areas, where he'll meet with victims of drug violence and human trafficking. >> now sportscenter 5 with bob
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bob: good morning, everyone. patrice bergen second regular season fight in 12 years may have inspired his teammates two nights ago but it also inspired some part of his body to feel a lot of pain. bergeron missed practice yesterday and is questionable for this afternoon's game in minnesota. he took on former bruin blake wheeler and didn't last very running before wheeler fell on top of him. the coach said he can't guarantee he'll be ready to play today. bergeron did stay in the game and finish ed with a pair of goals against winnipeg on thursday night. in toronto last night marcus smart introduced as part of the starting lineup of the rising stars. he went out and knocked down a quick three pointer. smart's only three points. they were big though because the usa beat the world 1457-154. isiah thomas will participate in the skills competition tonight and in the all-star game
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have a great day. antoinette: a google doodle contest is underway. grader is in contention. how you can help her win. together to help a single guy score a date. what he has to say about the public effort. antoinette: we take a live look outside over worcester this morning. this will be one of the really cold spots come later on this evening and overnight. danielle is tracking those dropping temperatures when we
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danielle: welcome back. i'm meteorologist danielle vollmar. here comes the cold. you can see it. the coldest air we've seen thus far this season headed our way due to an arctic front. in fact, temperatures today are going to drop dramatically through the afternoon. record lows look likely on sunday morning. anywhere from zero degrees to 15 below. wind chills 20 below to 35 below zero. in terms of snowfall for the month of february, we're at 13.6 inches snow. looks like we could see more later on this week. we'll talk more about that ahead. doug and antoinette. antoinette: at least it's not snowing. doug: that's not what you want to see on valentine's day. antoinette: a scary kind of pink. a michigan man is getting a lot of help in the love department. doug: matt hill works for a lawn and garden company. his co-workers recently surprised him by putting his face and contact information on
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the six-foot-tall 25-year-old says he was pretty surprised by the gesture, but he's making the most of it. so what should ladies know about matt? >> out in the woods. at somebody's house, a small party. something like that. doug: taking the girls out in the woods? hill says he's taken dozens of calls, texts, and emails from potential suitors. he says he's not looking for just a fling. he's really hoping to find someone to settle down with. antoinette: instead of taking someone out to dinner. i like long walks on the beach. doug: maybe he lives in the rural part of the country. antoinette: i'll give him that. doug: the hockey season is over early for a local college. the incident that forced the players off the ice. a teenager run down while riding his bike. why police say it may have been no accident.
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you this morning. it's dark. it's cold. it's 16 degrees. let me tell you what. as we approach valentine's day, there's snowing sweet about that 16. we'll be right back. present, and future. >> this is an editorial by wcvb-tv channel 5 president and general manager bill fine. bill fine: nearly 112 million people watched super bowl 50 sunday, a spectacle starring past m.v.p.'s, beyonce, bruno mars, and a broncos' team that won with hard-hitting and physical intimidation. so the nfl is riding high, right? well, in the previous week we also learned that three more players, including quarterback ken stabler, were diagnosed posthumously with the degenerative brain disease c.t.e. and the nfl says the number of player concussions rose by 54% during the 2015 regular season. when pressed about player safety, commissioner roger goodell defends the league, pointing to an updated concussion protocol and rule changes that limit contact in practice and outlaw helmet-to-helmet hits.
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stalking and harrassment. the teen victim's connection to the man accused of the crimes. boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." antoinette: a good morning to you. thank you so much for joining us 5:30 on this saturday. 16 degrees outside right now. i'm antoinette antonio. doug: bundle up. you're with child. antoinette: and i'll stay warm before we go outside. danielle: i did bring the parka today. antoinette: keep this on. it keeps you nice and warm. danielle: you're going to need the parka and the glove and the hat. you're not going to want to spend a lot of time outside after 3:00 p.m. today because all things-- yes, stay like that. stay inside with your loved one. spend valentine's day inside tonight and tomorrow. let's talk about why. here we go. we have temperatures this morning starting now the single digits in a lot of spots especially through the merrimack valley out in western mass.
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but here is what happens in the merrimack valley was we go through the next 12 hours. notice these temperatures start to bump up, say, about lunchtime to 16 degrees. thoos the warm air. then all of a sudden we're dropping down into the single digits by the tboon. that is all associated with this arctic front that is bringing down the coldest air we've seen thus far this season. because of that, we have a wind chill warning in effect beginning at 4:00 p.m. today so the winds are going to really kick up out of the north and west. you will feel them. wind chill values could be 20-30 degrees below zero starting dangerous cold. you don't want to be outside. in fact, showing you the 12-hour timeline in boston. a mix of sun and clouds. front. the big tore see is those temperatures dropping down to 5 below zero at least those wind chill values when you get to 3:00 to 5:00 tonight. a couple of ocean-effect snow showers on the cape. because it's cold enough quickly accumulating to a coating to up to three inches.
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as this arctic front pushes on through. we'll talk about more chances for snow, ice and reen rain in the search-day forecast all just ahead. antoinette. antoinette: danielle, thank you. a tragic accident under investigation right now. a beloved art teacher in milton hit and killed by a manhole cover. caitlin clavette was driving through the o'neil tunnel when a giant 200-pound manhole cover went airborne and right through her windshield. the department of transportation is now re-inspecting sewer grates, utility panels and manhole covers on highways in boston. doug: aaron hernandez has settled a civil lawsuit in florida. the former patriot was being sued by a friend who claimed hernandez had shot him in the face three years ago at a florida nightclub. the terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. antoinette: right now the search is on for a hit-and-run driver in lowell. a 15-year-old riding his bike was rushed to the hospital after he was hit. newscenter 5's juli mcdonald reporting this morning that this may not be an accident. >> it doesn't look like this is a random act.
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intentionally hit a 15-year-old on a bike sending him flying into the air. captain tim crowley told newscenter 5 they were called to lawrence street just before 2:00 friday afternoon. >> what happened when the officers got there, they found the front wheel and the chain from the bike but no bike. juli: police obtained these surveillance camera at the corner of lawrence and roger streets. then they asked for the public's help sending out a code red message to nearby neighbors. >> serious hit-and-run involving a white pick-up truck occurred on lawrence street. the vehicle left with part of the bike under the truck. juli: lowell police found the abandoned truck and parts of the bike about a mile away on bolt street. witnesses later told police the boy on the bike had been talking to the people inside the truck moments before he rode away, and that driver aggressively followed. >> one of the witnesses had actually crossed the street and struck the kid on the opposite side. juli: and lowell and state police with the middlesex
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looking for that driver. captain crowley tells me they have a good idea who was at the wheel along with who else was in that truck. in lowell, juli mcdonald, wcvb, newscenter 5. a 70-year-old berkeley man is charged with murdering another prosecutors say john witty shot and killed the victim after learning that he had a romantic relationship with his longtime girlfriend. the woman died in last month. witty was going through her things and found out about the affair in a letter. the victim, john williams, suffered ten gunshot wounds to the head and back. he was found dead in his wareham witty pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail. a frightening case of cyber a nashua man used information online to harass a teenage frank, has more on the story and the warning from police. frank: investigators in this case are telling anyone who situation to contact police
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the man and the teen were just acquaintances. but he's accused of finding enough information about her on social media, to put her in possible danger at her own home. a scary case of harrassment that got to the point where two strangers apparently showed up to the girl's house looking for sex. 30-year-old jason hunter is accused of harassing and stalking his 17-year-old female co-worker. two men showed up at the 17-year-old girl's house looking for sex. >> i believe the suspect had craigslist soliciting a sexual encounter with a male of some sort and the gentlemen who responded to that ad were the ones who showed up at her residence. the girl contacted police after that incident. >> it got to a point where it was overwhelming for her. and again, you're dealing with a 17-year-old girl, probably not as concerned as somebody who had been around a little longer
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she told police they barely new each other. >> she doesn't have any idea why it transpired this week. they were not in any sort of relationship. frank: police say it appears the suspect found her address and much more online. they're warning others to be more careful especially on social media. >> when you put stuff online, what you put online is very important. this gentleman probably did learn quite a bit about this girl from her social media postings. i think it's very good information to try and stay as private as you possibly can. frank: hunter is being held on $500,000 cash bail. he'll be back in court next month. again, investigators say if you find yourself the target of this kind of harassment, you should call police. antoinette. antoinette: frank, thank you. threatening charges have been dropped against the man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl from north conway. nathaniel kibby is facing more than 200 charges for the 2013 kidnapping. he was also charged with making threats against the lead prosecutor in the case. those charges have now been dropped. kibby's trial is set to start in
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federal investigators will be going back into the water in hopes of finding the missing data recorder from the el faro. the ntsb says the recorder could have captured conversations between the crew before the ship went down. it sank after it got caught in hurricane joaquin, killing all several with ties to new england. will begin in april and is expected to last two weeks. doug: franklin pierce university has canceled the rest of its hockey season after a hazing incident according to "the telegram." the ravens were supposed to host assumption college yesterday, and the teams were scheduled to play in worcester today. instead, assumption will play an exhibition against the boston university club team. in a statement, franklin pierce president andrew card apologized to the schools they were scheduled to play, saying this does not define the university. antoinette: commitment 2016. republican presidential candidates gearing up for another g.o.p. debate in south carolina. just six contenders will face
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a new poll showing donald trump now more than doubling his closest competitor ahead of the february 20 primary. trump is leading the field with nearly 35% support followed by senator ted cruz with 15% and florida governor jeb bush coming in at 13%. rubio, kasich and carson rounding out the bottom three. doug: cupid certainly looking out for one couple ahead of valentine's day. celebrate tomorrow after walking away from this rollover. the couple was heading south down i-95 when the car overturned just before exit 4. but they were okay. the man making sure he went back into the car to pull out a special bouquet for the lucky lady. antoinette: that was sweet. after all he had been through, he grabbed the flowers. doug: everybody will be okay. here are the flowers. happy valentine's day. i love you very much. i don't know if that's what he said. i'm just assuming.
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gearing up for record cold. antoinette: the steps they are taking right now to make sure your home stays warm. danielle: and i have the timeline for the bitter blast. when the temperature drops and the winds kick in. frank: and the next stop for a cruise line that sent a ship into a storm major storm may be a courtroom. the lawsuits royal caribbean may be facing. doug: "5 investigates" discovers the mbta is paying some drivers to stay home and others overtime to fill those shifts. how is this even possible? kathy curran digs deeper and finds hundreds of thousands of dollars in waste.
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antoinette: 5:43. welcome back. stocks ending a negative week on a positive note. publishers. the eyeopener's frank holland is back with a your economy headlines for this saturday. frank? frank: doug and antoinette, it's been an ugly month for stocks. turnaround. here are the closing numbers for the week. the dow jumps 313 points. the nasdaq increases 70 points. the s&p up 35 points. this brought a five-day slide or the dow and s&p to an end. oil also making a slight comeback. u.s. prices increasing about 12 percent.
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again next week. but some of the 4,500 passengers who weathered a violent storm at sea may be getting ready to file a lawsuit. experts predicting customers could file for personal injuries or compensation four people suffered minor injuries when 30-foot waves and the popularity of e-books made a lot of people think bookstores would become a thing of the past. but new data from the u.s. census bureau shows bookstore sales were up. sales were up 2.5% last year. that's the first year-over-year increase for the industry since 2007. publishers weekly noting many publishers saw a decline in e-book sales last year -- as print sales went up.
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for this weekend's arctic temperatures. the company says the extreme cold makes it even more critical to get the power back on if it goes out. utility workers will be ready to work outside if needed. if you have any power issues, eversource says to call them and they'll respond as soon as they can. >> we are staffed through the weekend. we have folks especially on call overnight to respond to any problem s so that if power should go out for any reason at all, we can get it back on as quickly as possible. antoinette: you have to hand it to those guys working outside in the cold temperatures. really this is a dangerous type of cold. danielle: you can get frost bite in 10 minutes. we don't want to be outside. if you don't have to be, don't be. get in very quickly. that's why the wind chill value or excuse me the wind chill warning warning is in effect beginning at 4:00 p.m. today. notice it's in effect until lunchtime on sunday. we also have wind chill advisories on the cape and the islands.
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dangerously cold pretty much everywhere. here's where the wind chill values are right now. say three below zero in worcester. by 3:00 today, notice it feels more like 10 below in worcester. like 26 below in pittsfield. we get to 7:00, you're planning your maybe valentine's day night out. here's what happens. 10 below zero in boston. about 20 below in worcester. and this continues. in fact, by tomorrow morning we're waking up with wind chill values about 15 to 30-plus below zero readings. that's why that wind chill warning in effect through the morning hours. now through the afternoon, the winds should back off just a touch but still it's a very cold day on sunday as well. if you don't have to be outside please don't. bundle up and protect, of areas. this kron here is the big player in all of this. it is bringing down the coldest air we've seen obviously this season. so far out ahead of it what we're seeing this morning is ocean-effect snow showers for parts of the cape and the islands.
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a touch in provincetown up to about three miles. it has improved in chatham. beginning to wind on down. the reason i point this out is it's cold enough that this snow will quickly accumulate. we saw snow as far north as plymouth overnight last night. we could see anywhere from 1-3 inches when all is said and done from this this morning. and then we could see it yet again tomorrow morning and a quick coating to a couple of inches cannot be ruled out because of the ocean effect. here's what happens on the future cast. by 7:00 things are winding down for you folks on the cape and the islands. now through the day, what's going to happen is we're going to see a mix of sun and clouds. as this arctic front comes through it's pretty dry. however, we may squeeze out a couple of snow flurries, maybe a snow shower or two. remember it's really cold so it still could accumulate to grassy surfaces. that continues until about 8:00 at night. we're going to clear out overnight. watch what happens with this wind direction. we could see more ocean-effect snow showers for the cape tomorrow morning.
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next 12 hours in boston we warm up maybe as warm as 20 degrees. that's the air temperature though. remember with the winds that strong it doesn't feel like that. as we go through the afternoon, those temperatures dropping dramatically back into the teens, single digits and then below zero. in fact, tomorrow morning we could be flirting with record cold. i'm forecasting record cold in boston as well as in worcester. we should be around 24 degrees for overnight lows. obviously well below that. and then we're going to watch our snow chances on way up for monday and rain chances for tuesday. why is that? there's a system, a pretty tricky one. it will be cold enough to start off as some snow. watch what happens. monday first half of the day is dry. the snow comes in through the afternoon. then once that pink band, that pink band is in ice. that will flirt farther to the north and west as we go through the overnight hours. it should flip over to all rain by tuesday morning as temperatures start to warm up into the upper 40's to maybe
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the only exception may be far north and west which could see icy conditions depending on where that front stalls out. we're still warm through the workweek. we have to get through this weekend and then we start to warm back up. doug and antoinette. doug: danielle, thank you. time now is 5:49. right now a machete attack at on ohio restaurant is being investigated as possible terrorism. antoinette: four people were hurt when a man walked into this restaurant thursday night and started attacking people. witnesses say he had been there an hour earlier and had a conversation with an employee before returning. to be shot by police after lunging at officers with a weapon in each hand. the f.b.i. is now investigating if he had any ties to terrorist groups. doug: vermont state police say a three-year-old has died after a partially frozen stream in waterbury. police say the boy wandered away outside during play time on
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the staff noticed the three-year-old was missing when family members arrived to pick him up. police are investigating the death as a drowning. antoinette: new concerns related to the zika virus. there's now a possible link to miscarriages. the centers for disease control says two pregnant american women contracted the virus while travelling abroad. they both miscarried after they returned to the states. researchers have already identified a strong link between zika and birth defects of the brain. "5 investigates." mbta employees getting paid to stay home on the taxpayers' doug: how is this happening? kathy curran uncovers more waste kathy: it's the end of the shift at the mbta's cabot yard where most drivers have worked a full day. but "5 investigates" found the "t" is paying many bus drivers, trolley and train operators, to stay home and paying other drivers overtime to fill those shifts. greg sullivan: it's literally
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kathy: "5 investigates" discovered in 2015 the "t" paid drivers almost $400,000 to stay home and spent another $250,000 in overtime for other drivers to pick up those shifts. time sheets show a driver being paid to stay home for more than seven hours. another is paid 5.5 hours of overtime to fill in for an operator who needed rest. so how did this happen? well, the "t" requires that all drivers have ten hours of rest before starting a new shift to limit fatigue and increase safety. but "5 investigates" discovered when you combine that important safety rule with manpower and scheduling limitations, it results in hundreds of thousands of dollars in waste each year. sullivan: people are getting paid to sleep. kathy: greg sullivan is the research director for the government watchdog group the pioneer institute. sullivan: you're talking about close to a million dollars
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drain, during a massive budget kathy: part of the problem is this-- the t's antiquated shift pick system. about 1,800 drivers hand-pick schedules from hundreds of shifts posted on paper. the shifts are picked by off and a separate pick for routes and times. when it's all said and done, there are shifts like this. the train operator is scheduled to be behind the wheel from 6:10 p.m. until 2:00 in the morning. his next shift starts four hours later, but he's required to get ten hours of rest so he can't drive again until noon. he'll be paid to stay home and rest. brian shortsleeve is the t's chief administrator. it just doesn't make any business sense. shortsleeve: right. i recognize that. it's really the result our scheduling system. if we were able to use an electronic scheduling or an electronic rostering schedule,
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this didn't exist. jim o'brien: we carry the most precious cargo in the world-- humans. you want to be rested. kathy: jim o'brien heads up the carmen's union. o'brien: i think that the mbta, you know, could manage this whole thing a little bit better. >> the management team at the "t" has been looking at all possible ways to reduce our cost. kathy: we exposed this waste at a time when the "t" is considering fare hikes and focused on cutting waste including overtime which cost $53 million last year. >> we're working very hard to manage it. we're concerned about every penny. every dollars matters. kathy: management said the "t" is working to fix the scheduling conflicts. the union tells us they would agree to a trial period with electronic rostering which would eliminate the problem if the "t" would consider a four-day workweek. kathy curran, "5 investigates." antoinette: a chance for some local flair to the ever changing google doodle. doug: that's two. we're counting how many times
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antoinette: and saying it correctly. doug: the new hampshire 7th grader's design that's in the running in a doodle contest and how you i've smoked a lot and quit a lot, but ended up nowhere. now i use this. the nicoderm cq patch, with unique extended release technology, helps prevent the urge to smoke all day. i want this time to be my last time. that's why i choose
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speeds. plus tv and phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract. switch to better. switch to fios. danielle: welcome back. i'm meteorologist danielle vollmar. do want to talk about cold, hard facts. our record low for tomorrow morning is actually three below zero for boston. that was set back in the coldest february on record in 1934.
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that date is actually 14 degrees and the all-time record low ever in boston was 18 below zero. our forecast tomorrow morning 5 below zero. so, yes, we are talking about cold temperatures but it's not just a cold temperatures. it's also those winds. i do want to point out that by this evening wind chill values will be 10-20 below zero. doug and antoinette. antoinette: scary numbers when you look at them. doug: dangerous. a seventh grader from durham, new hampshire, needs your votes to get her art on google's homepage. antoinette: hannah jeong is the state winner of the "doodle for google" contest, and the oyster river middle school is celebrating. she was among tens of thousands across the country who submitted designs. the theme of this year's contest is "what makes me me?" >> i want to be a fashion designer when i grow up, and my design was models in the pose of google and then i drew myself in the middle.
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february 22. the top five finalists will visit google and receive scholarships. the first place finisher's google doodle design will be featured on the site for a day. we're rooting for her for sure. doug: a future a-plus a few years down the line. antoinette: a consumer alert this morning. your credit card information found at a local gas station. the steps police want customers to take to protect themselves. and a teacher killed by a flying manhole cover. the steps taken to determine what went wrong and her school
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