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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: breaking news overnight. michigan. the suspect under arrest now accused of randomly killing several people. jeb bush: tonight i am suspending my campaign. sera: and then there were five. jeb bush no longer a candidate for the white house. the voting results in two key states changing the presidential race. danielle: another very warm day on the way, but i'm tracking two storm threats for the week ahead. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: good morning, everybody.
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i'm doug meehan. sera: and i'm sera congi in for antoinette this morning. the "eyeopener"'s frank holland will have much more on this morning's breaking news in just a minute. first we're going to check in with danielle. she's got another beautiful day on tap for us. danielle: good morning. that is correct. it is warm out there this morning. 49 in boston although last hour we were at 50 degrees. so dropped a degree there. 42 in worcester. 45 in plymouth and 44 on the vineyard. obviously with a mild start like this, we're going to warm up through the day today once again. not as warm as yesterday but how about the 50's? we'll take that. the winds are sustained at about 14 to 20 miles an hour now in worcester out of the west. and that is a warming wind so as we go through the afternoon today, 52 will be your high in boston. 54 in taunton. we'll stay in the mid to upper 40's in worcester. and the mid to upper 40's also in merrimack valley. a lot of sunshine to start. the clouds build inning through the afternoon. and you notice there's a couple of snow showers up through
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they're begin to go dissipate at this hour. this is actually associated with a cold front that is going to move through. at the same time this area of low pressure down here with some rain in the ohio river valley moves through. we'll time out who could see rain later on this evening and also talk about bigger storm threats ahead. doug and sera. sera: thanks, danielle. situation unfolding in michigan. doug: seven people are dead, series of random shootings in the "eyeopener"'s frank holland is tracking developments. they have a strong suspect in custody. investigators say the 45-year-old was driving around the city and opening fire on random people. police say a man and his son were shot and killed at this dealership. five more were killed outside of a cracker barrel restaurant including a 14-year-old girl. the shooting spree began at an apartment complex on saturday night. a woman was shot multiple times while she was standing outside with her three children. she survived and remains in serious condition.
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in summary it looks like somebody just driving around finding people and shooting them dead in their tracks. frank: the kalamazoo county sheriff's office says a weapon was found in the suspect's car. they say that man did not put up a fight when he was pulled over and arrested just before 1:00 this morning. so far police have not been able to figure out any motive for the murder spree. that suspect has not been officially charged. jeb bush: the people of iowa, new new hampshire, and south carolina have spocken and i really respect their decision. so tonight i am suspending my campaign. sera: jeb bush getting emotional announcing he is out of the race for presidency. the former florida governor coming in fourth in the south carolina primary. doug: donald trump and hillary clinton the big winners in the latest presidential contests. it's a second straight for trump. and florida senator marco rubio narrowly edging out texas senator ted cruz for second
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but the results are still unofficial. rubio: this has become a three-person race, and we will win the nomination. (applause) cruz: we are the only campaign that has beaten and can beat donald trump. (applause) doug: to the west in the silver state, hillary clinton took the gold. she thanked nevada voters, saying the fight for a better future goes on. clinton: every one of us has a role to play in building the future we want. washington is never going to have all the answers; but for every problem we face, but somewhere someone in america is solving it. bernie sanders: i believe when democrats assemble in philadelphia in july at the convention, we are going to see the results of one of the great political upsets in the history of the united states. doug: democrats and republicans will swap locations in the coming days. the g.o.p. holds its caucus in
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democrats face off in south carolina on february 27. sera: boston police find a loaded gun on a baby's bassinet. neighborhood drug control units found the semi-automatic tucked officers also found heroin, cocaine, and about a thousand dollars cash. 33-year-old pedro valdez and 27-year-old lasonia gathers of dorchester were arrested on drug trafficking and gun charges. doug: right now in boston to protect the city's homeless. with the the shelter offering a vaccination to prevent the spread of this potentially fatal infection. nicole: a rare infection, meningococcemia, has left one homeless man dead and infected two others in the span of a month. out and vaccinate as many homeless men and women as possible. channel 5 received this statement from the boston public health commission saturday.
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not at risk. this illness requires very close contact (within three to six feet of an ill individual) for at least several hours to spread"-- something the homeless population sees a lot of during the cold winter months. the c.d.c. has supplied the city with thousands of doses of the vaccine at no cost. several hundred homeless individuals have already been vaccinated this week. shelter workers also receiving this vaccination. local hospitals have been put on alert to look for signs of this infection. in boston, nicole estaphan, wcvb, newscenter 5. sera: 5 on the opioid crisis. a new report highlights a staggering number of drug overdoses in new hampshire this month. according to american medical response, february has been a record month. in manchester alone, there have been 42 overdoses. four of them happened yesterday within a half hour of each other. twelve of them were fatal which surpassed the record set last
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culprit is still fentanyl followed by heroin. >> i don't like being on television every week to tell people about these numbers. we need help. i don't know what that help is, but we need to work harder than we're already working to solve this problem because it is not getting any better. sera: the record number of overdoses is taking its toll on emergency staff that are dealing with the problem. a.m.r. says it impacts every facet of the system. doug: only on 5, hundreds of family and friends attending a memorial for a young month. 12-year-old c.j. thompson was remembered for his million-dollar smile. in january he fell through an icy pond. close to 200 people filled a community center yesterday to his mother says she was stunned >> it's a little overwhelming. i didn't know that c.j. had so many friends. i knew he was special to us. but i didn't know he was special to the community. organizers wanted to give c.j.'s classmates and neighbors a chance to talk about their
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miss about their friend. lovely tribute to him. two new york city police officers injured in a shootout are expected to be okay. sera: but the police force is on high alert right now. the agency now getting involved with the investigation. doug: tables that "float" on air? they're made right here in mass. how they're helping scientists and doctors save lives and make life-changing discoveries. danielle: our warmer trend continues but not for long.
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doug: tears and many questions as a call for help from the el faro was made publicly. sera: the eye's frank holland has been following the hearing. frank? frank: part of the captain's distress call was played during a coast guard hearing into sinking last october. captain's voice: we have a hull breech. a scuttle blew open during a
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looking for a q.i. or qualified individual to help the crew make repairs as the ship was getting battered during the hurricane. captain's voice: we have water down in 3 hold with a heavy lift. we have lost the main propulsion unit. the engineers cannot get it going. can i speak with a q.i. please. frank: all 33 aboard, including three people with ties to massachusetts, died when the ship sank near the bahamas. the coast guard will determine if misconduct or negligence contributed to the accident. then federal prosecutors will decide if criminal charges should be filed. >> now your storm team 5 forecast with meteorologist danielle vollmar. sera: it's amazing, danielle. last week we were really in the thick of it. so cold. today it's so different. danielle: it is such a different world. last sunday below zero readings the entire day. this sunday, we're talking temperatures in the 50's. yesterday we were in the 60's in boston. doug: flip flops. danielle: i did see a couple of those out there.
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boston all bets are off as to what you will see on the streets. 60 degrees is the high temperature in boston. last sunday nine below zero. last sunday in worcester 16 below zero. 55 was the high temperature yesterday. and the temperature trend continues at least for today. we'll be in the 50's. however, tomorrow, we drop back into the upper 30's. by tuesday the mid 30's. so that sets us up for a cooler pattern out ahead of our approaching system. the big one that is many coulding wednesday now into thursday looks like it will start off as some snow but turns over to rain pretty quickly. talking more about that in just a second. first we have another rain chance coming tonight from this area of low pressure you see. and it's going to time out with west. in. i do think that rain may flip over to a mix or even some snow for a period tomorrow early morning for southeastern mass, but at most a dusting. not looking for much at all. and most of us not even affected. so far this morning though,
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skies and mild conditions. 49 degrees in boston right now. 45 in plymouth. it is 42 degrees in worcester. so we're talking about temperatures well above where they should be this time of year to start out the day. one of the reasons why. we have pretty strong wind gusts , up to now 28 miles an hour in worcester, 25-mile-per-hour winds gusting in boston. so they're out of the west but that's a warming wind for us at this time of year so we'll take that. through the day we're going to keep that westerly wind. notice we'll see some sunshine, i think, through the morning hours but more clouds increase out ahead of our next system coming in later on this evening. low 50's boston. mid 50's in taunton as well as marshfield. mid 40's in worcester and toward the merrimack valley. again sunshine to start. clouds through the afternoon. tonigh we drop back into the 20's and 30's. we're borderline by the cape. that's why i say we're going to start off with some rain but may turn over for a period of some light snow. here is is the timing offering.
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across the area. a chance for rain really along the south coast, the cape and the islands. i think it could creep up as far as probably plymouth but that may be the extent of it. southeastern mass really is the only one affected by this. notice by about 5:30, 6:00 here we go of seeing that turnover for a brief period of time and then it's quickly out of here. and monday it is dry, sunny and turning colder. in fact, tomorrow your high temperatures upper 0's and low 40's across the area. so we're dry on tuesday and most of our monday. our next system starting as some snow on wednesday but quickly turning over to rain and the heaviest rain really coming in it looks like thursday morning into thursday afternoon. let me show you how all this plays out. the first area of low pressure comes in wednesday afternoon and because we're on the colder side, it may start off as some snow turning over to some mix and then some rain but it's very quick. not expecting much in the way of accumulation but by thursday morning, here comes the heaviest stuff. we're on the warmer side of that.
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that means it will be rain. we are watching for some potential coastal concerns there too. we are talking about periods of heavy rain from this especially thursday morning into the afternoon. how much rain? anywhere from an inch to an inch-and-a-half to maybe two inches. this is a pretty strong model. i don't know if we'll get that much rain, but we are talking about some substantial rain. we could use it. behind it though we're going to turn much colder and feel more like winter by next weekend. doug and sera. sera: thanks, danielle. other big stories we're following right now. doug: new york city police alerting the f.b.i.'s joint terrorist task force after the shootings of two officers. the officers responding to a call of a man with a gun. investigators say when they confronted the suspect, he pointed a gun at them before jumping a car sparking a chase. the suspect crashed his car into a police cruiser and was shot several times. he is in critical condition. both officers are expected to make a full recovery. sera: the end of an era. supreme court justice antonin scalia is remembered as a man who loved god, country, and family.
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two days of mourning. scalia's son paul, a catholic priest, led the service and mixed humor and reverence for the conservative icon and father of nine who died unexpectedly last weekend. among those in attendance, vice president joe biden and all eight sitting justices of the supreme court. doug: new information in the f.b.i.'s attempt to hack into an encrypted iphone used by the gunman in december's mass shootings in california. the obama administration says it would be willing to allow apple to retain possession of specialized software it has been ordered to design and later destroy. apple chief tim cook has said the software would be too dangerous to create because it would threaten the privacy of sera: they help doctors save lives and help scientists pursue life-changing research. doug: tables specially designed not to vibrate made in mass. it may look like an ordinary factory, but what's being made
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roslindale is anything but ordinary. alan gertel: so what we do is we create these tables that float so the air table actually floats. doug: alan gertel offering up the simple description-- gertel: see, the table is floating. doug: --to what's actually the solution to a very complex problem-- creating platforms that can eliminate the tiniest of vibrations. we're talking movements so small it could be caused by electrical currents. gertel: as we add load to the table, the table will go down and then it will call for more air. the legs will fill up and become soft again and then float. doug: who would want such a table? at northeastern university researchers are using kinetic tables so they can examine proteins through a powerful microscope. when trying to look at something magnified at a molecular level, even the slightest movement would make it almost impossible. gertel: you put your equipment on top of it, and it rests on this cushion. you can look through the
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plain as day, clear and nice. doug: top hospitals throughout boston and the world have also called upon this local company to produce their so-called air tables which, in turn, has helped doctors essentially save lives. gertel: when you get right down to it, the equipment that they are using, putting it on top of our table is solving a very serious problem which they can't do without it. doug: almost every aspect of these tables, down to the smallest detail, is made at this family business. and with each shift-- gertel: it might be for an olympus microscope going into canada. doug: --a little bit of new england ingenuity and engineering goes along with it. gertel: we are very proud of the fact that we make a product in massachusetts that is used by many people all over the world. doug: kinetic systems first started solving vibration isolation problems back in 1968. and since then they have pioneered many state-of-the-art
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doug: it really is. the concrete-looking side is fake because psychologically people thought that stone or something really heavy would stop the vibration. a little mind play going on there. sera: so much thought going into it. doug: every little piece. eating well on a budget. sera: ahead this morning, the eyeopener's emily riemer has the best finds in the boston area for just 20 bucks. and ahead in our next half hour, this week's a-plus student. the teenager dealing with a major crisis at home but still able to find a path to success. doug: sit back and relax. take it all in. that's swampscut this morning. just a gorgeous morning for a stroll on the beach. it really is february, people. believe it or not. danielle has a wet forecast for p i think we should've taken a left at the river. tarzan know where tarzan go! p tarzan does not know where tarzan go. hey, excuse me, r do you know where the waterfall is? waterfall? no, me tarzan,
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why don't you want to just ask somebody? if you're a couple, you fight over directions. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. oh ohhhhh it's what you do.
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danielle: welcome back. i'm meteorologist danielle vollmar. where is all the snow this year? only in boston 25.4 inches. last year at this time 98.7 inches. that was also the snowiest season we've ever seen in boston. not looking for snow necessarily. more rain showers at least overnight tonight for southeastern mass. it could turn over to a mix or even light snow. adjusting at most. not much. however, we're looking for snow potentially wednesday but quickly transitioning to some freezing rain and then just plain old rain for thursday. which we will take. doug. doug: danielle, thank you. focusing on your economy. eating well on a budget, it is possible in the boston area.
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the eyeopener's emily riemer with three suggestions from the folks over at "boston magazine." emily: first up, kimchi kitchen, home-style korean food located in cambridge's inman square run by a mother-daughter team that opened last november. jacqueline cain: there are just about a dozen menu items. they have a couple rotating specials. pretty straightforward. everything is between $6-$12. emily: and jacqueline cain from "boston magazine" says the gim-bap is a good place to start. next, head to somerville and machu chicken. roasted kitchen for $16 with a side and a salad. you can feed a family with that for $20. emily: finally check out saus right on union street in boston. the restaurant specializes in french fries with 20 creative sauces for dipping. cain: my favorite sauce there is the cheddar duvel. it's made with a belgian duvel ale and warm cheddar cheese. emily: for just $8 you can get a mini-chicken and waffle sandwich. add that side of fries for about
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suggestion. maybe pack the breath mints. chin kuo: the vampire slayer, which is a roasted garlic mayo, is very garlicky. like very garlicky. emily: they were also pretty good too. we tried a few while we were there. we do have this list on our wcvb news app so make sure you have that downloaded. i'm emily riemer, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: and our floor director gives the thumbs up for machu as well. if she says yes, you go. all right. a crash in boston almost brings a wedding day to a screeching halt. sera: but police and firefighters make sure the bride and groom made it to the church on time. it's a story you'll see only on 5 this morning. >> this is an editorial by wcvb-tv channel 5 president and general manager bill fine. bill fine: in his state of the commonwealth address, governor charlie baker spoke directly
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may never ride the "t" but who system every year, i say you deserve to know that your support is delivering a transparent, and efficient service. bill fine: "5 investigates"' kathy curran has uncovered a allowing 1,800 drivers to hand-pick their work schedule. end up with shifts that conflict with mandatory ten-hour rest intervals. the result-- drivers are paid to are paid overtime to cover for them. the total cost? in 2015 alone, the "t" paid drivers almost $400,000 to stay home and spent another quarter million in overtime for substitute drivers to pick up those shifts. this antiquated manual shift-pick system contributes to the problem. the t's chief administrator brian shortsleeve says switching to an electronic scheduling system would eliminate the waste. jim o'brien, head of the carmen's union, says it's an issue of safety but is willing to bargain. he would consent to a trial
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rostering if management would consider a four-day work week. cutting waste and eliminating paid sleep time should not be an item for negotiation. it's in the interest of "t" management and the union to work together to fix the problem right now. concurrent with any discussion of rate hikes, we should all demand the reliable, affordable, transparent, and efficient service envisioned by governor baker. and while cutting this particular form of waste is a drop in the bucket, optics do matter and may make writing that $1 billion slightly less infuriating for bay state
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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." danielle: we're in for a another treat today. how warm it's going to get this afternoon and when wet weather moves in. sera: a fire in natick takes a deadly turn. the big challenges for firefighters who tried to save
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the winners and losers as voters in two key states make their choices. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: going to the chapel. a race to the altar takes an unexpected detour. one boston's couple unforgettable wedding day. that is also ahead. yes, a wedding day involving a burnt car. we'll explain. sera: i think that is actually our favorite story of the day. there's a happy ending to it. doug: wait until you meet this couple. good morning, everybody. sera: some people were in shorts and flip flops yesterday. lots of runners. danielle: you never know what you're going to see in boston when it hits 60 degrees. it won't be as warm as that today. but still the 50's. we'll take it. it is february 21. just a calendar check for you. it's currently 49 degrees right now in boston. 50 in marshfield. 40 on the cape. 44 on the vineyard.
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now as we go through the next 12 hours, say, in and around worcester county, we'll drop down a couple more degrees before you warm right back up into the mid 40's today. notice we'll see some sunshine through the morning hours and then clouds increase from our approaching system coming in later today. now through boston today, what are you going to warm up to? you're actually going to be in the upper 40's and low 50's through the afternoon today. and again sunshine to start. increasing clouds from our system. the rain chances really are going to be along the south coast, the cape and the islands later on this evening and into the overnight. right now a couple of snow showers up through northern new england. starting to dry out though. it is associated with the cold front though that's going to bring down cooler air from canada. here is that area of low pressure i was talking about. this one going to bring us the chance for some rain beginning overnight tonight for southeastern mass. also i want to point out, we have warm air to the south. notice this cold air up to the north and west. that is is what is headed in our direction. we'll talk about just how cold
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more chances for rain in the search-day forecast ahead. sera: thanks, danielle. breaking overnight. police put an end to a deadly and random killing spree in kalamazoo, michigan. police say 45-year-old jason dalton of kalamazoo michigan drove around the city and randomly opened fire killing seven people and injuring three others. he was arrested overnight without incident. it is unclear how he chose his victims. doug: boston police find a loaded gun in a baby's bassinet. officers executing a search warrant found the semi-automatic tucked under a pink blanket. they also found heroin and cocaine in the dorchester home. police made two arrests on gun and drug charges, jeb bush: the people of iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina have spoken, and i really respect their decision. so tonight i am suspending my campaign. sera: it is game over for jeb bush after disappointing results in south carolina. the former two-term florida governor failed to inspire voters and donors.
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over 7%, well behind donald trump, marco rubio and ted cruz. doug: the eyeopener's frank holland with all the race results plus a few surprises. frank: both trump and clinton pulled out crucial wins in their respective parties. the presidential races are heating up as the republicans and democrats trade places. and those candidates jockey to be the frontrunner. >> this is a special state. (cheers) frank: in south carolina donald trump earned his second big win. donald trump: there's nothing easy about about running for president, i can tell you. it's tough, it's nasty, it's mean, it's vicious. it's beautiful when you win. frank: battling behind trump, marco rubio. sen. marco rubio: after tonight, this has become a three-person race and we will win the nomination! (cheers) frank: and ted cruz. sen. ted cruz: south carolina has given us another remarkable
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finish, jeb bush bowed out of jeb bush: the people of iowa, new hampshire, and south really respect their decision, so tonight i am suspending my frank: hanging on for now, ben dr. ben carson: i'm not going anywhere. frank: and ohio governor john england ahead of contests on gov. john kasich: for all the people watching, you fasten your seatbelts. frank: in nevada? hillary clinton: i am so, so thrilled. frank: luck was a lady named last-minute surge from bernie sanders. doubted us, but we never doubted each other! (cheers) sen. bernie sanders: with the wind at our backs, we have the momentum. (cheers) frank: the race for the presidency continues. the candidates trade places with republicans caucusing in nevada tuesday and democrats holding their primary in south carolina
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doug: frank, let's get back to the news about jeb bush dropping out. how are the other candidates reacting? frank: several of them mentioned bush in their speeches. ted cruz said bush brought honor to the campaign while marco rubio called him the greatest governor in the history of florida. doug: thank you. sera: right now fire investigators are tracking down the cause of a deadly in natick. the woman who lived there died after being pulled from the burning home. the situation posed a few challenges for the rescuers trying to save her. sera: firefighters rushed to this east central street house in natick around 7:30 saturday morning. a smoky blaze first spotted and reported by a fire lieutenant on his way to work. >> we came outside and we seen some smoke coming out the roof down the block. >> it was a lot of smoke. there was a lot of smoke, but the fire department reacted really quickly. sera: while battling flames, firefighters searched the home and found a woman unconscious in a second-floor bedroom. one of the challenges firefighters faced in trying to reach the victim was a giant hole in the bedroom floor. around that hole, found the victim close to the second-floor window. sera: crews carried the woman
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hospital. 73-year-old carol mccarthy lived alone. >> it's horrible. you know, whether it's elderly or young, it's somebody's relative. investigators are working on a cause. the fire marshal's office says there's evidence smoke alarms were not working. the state's fire marshall's office says this is the 12th fatal fire this year, and the common thread they're seeing-- a lack of working smoke alarms. the identity of one of two victims killed in a fire in groton last month has been confirmed. 66-year-old douglas palmisano died january 28 when a fire broke out at his home on whiley road. another person was killed. their identity has yet to be released. still no word on what caused the fire. an investigation is ongoing. doug: two u.n.h. students are in jail accused of stabbing another student near the campus. matthew gibbons and eric denning are charged in the attack of the 20-year-old early saturday. the victim was found on madbury road. he had to undergo surgery for
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right now a child is recovering after being hit by a car in taunton. police say the child was hit on paul bunker drive yesterday. the child suffered non-life threatening injuries. police say it appears to be an accident. the driver did remain on the scene. >> the flames were coming inside the car from under the fire wall. you know, right under the dash, they were just shooting out. they were shooting at her legs. sera: only on 5, a groom talking about the crash moments before he and his new bride were set to walk down the aisle. it all played out yesterday afternoon in roxbury. doug: newscenter 5's nicole estaphan has the incredible story this couple will never forget. pastor: i give you this ring as a symbol. nicole: by the time most couples say "i do," they have faced and overcome some of life's hurdles. daniel strother: a close call. like i said, the flames were coming inside the car from under the fire wall. annie strother: i didn't think we were going to make it. you know, it's a very scary situation. nicole: after nearly 30 years together, daniel and annnie strother thought they had seen
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altar. daniel: all of a sudden the car caught on fire. when the car caught on fire, the brakes went, the flames started coming inside of the car. nicole: bride- and groom-to-be were in shock. daniel: everybody was saying, "just get out of the car, get out of the car" because the flames were just going all over the place. nicole: jumping to safety just in time. annie strother: he told me to jump. i think i jumped so high. nicole: but the symbol of their union still inside this now burnt-out car. daniel: then she reminded me, where are the rings?" "oh, they're in the car still." nicole: firefighters were able to save the rings, and police daniel: and he said, "wait a minute. would you like a police escort?" we got here faster than if we were driving anyway. nicole: the couple's first big purchase as a married union? you guessed it. a new car. in roxbury, nicole estaphan, wcvb, newscenter 5.
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they've got a story of a life-time. doug: my love burns for you, baby. no, that's the car. let's get out. i loved their attitude. i loved everything about them. ahead this morning, we're introducing you to our a-plus student of the week. deal with a health crisis at home. danielle: mild today. but i'm tracking a mid-week threat for some wintry weather the changes on the way. frank: and we're tracking breaking news out of michigan. at least seven people are dead cal ma know. people are calling these shootings random. they just identified the suspect as 35-year-old jason dalton who
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doug: welcome back. it's 6:43. the man wanted by the u.s. for leaking secret details about the nation's eavesdropping program makes an appearance in new hampshire. edward snowden delivered the keynote address at the new hampshire liberty forum via skype. he spoke from russia, where he's been granted asylum, to a supportive crowd. >> the government was warrantlessly and unconstitutionally spying on billions of people around the world and millions of people in america. he let people know. doug: snowden says he would be willing to come back to the u.s.
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guarantee he would get a fair trial. sera: this morning we're celebrating black history month with a trip into the past right here in boston. frank is back with more on the african meeting house. frank: you could describe the african meeting house as the oldest black church in america. but really the building means much more. it's stands as landmark and a lesson. frank: it's the oldest black church in the u.s. and so much more. marito rivero: it was a church. it was a school. it was a community center. frank: the african meeting house opened in 1806. it's now a national landmark on beacon hill. marito rivero: it's a unique spot in america. frank: marito rivero is the executive director of the museum of african american history. marito rivero: this is the sign of the black community in boston. frank: the african meeting house has been restored to exactly what it looked like in the mid 1800's. marito rivero: these people wanted a place of beauty. they understood beauty, and they themselves created it. frank: from this podium,
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great ideas formed. marito rivero: this is the unique place where that abolition began and grew. frank: today it's a museum and a reminder-- america is better when we work together. that point emphasized to students here to learn about the abolishment of slavery. marito rivero: our lesson to young people is that black people and white people came together and changed a bad law. frank: for more information on tours of the african meeting house and exhibits at the museum of african american history, go to our website wcvb.com. >> now your storm team 5 forecast with meteorologist danielle vollmar. sera: we're getting so spoiled with this weekend. but it sounds like we have some trouble ahead. danielle: yes. we've got some changes but another mild day on tap for today. so we will take that. a gorgeous sunrise actually ongoing right now. i want to show you this. swampscott. sera: love it. danielle: the soash and water is in the 40's. not so bad to dip your toes in this morning especially since
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wow, what a sunrise out there. remember, if you get a chance, tweet or facebook me your pictures. i would love see them and maybe feature them on tv. 49 degrees in boston. beverly checking in at 48 degrees. it is 42 in worcester and 40 on the cape. right now. big story this morning. it's breezy and windy out there. we have gusts upwards of 28 miles an hour in worcester now and 25-mile-per-hour wind gusts in boston. so get ready. it will be a breezy one again. at least this morning and through the afternoon those westerly winds blow anywhere from 10-15 miles per hour. that is a warming wind though. we will see some sunshine, i think, through about lunchtime. and then the clouds are really going to increase from west to east out ahead of our next system. 52 in boston your high today. 54 in taunton. it will be in the mid 50's or 40's, excuse me, in worcester and upper 40's through the merrimack valley. not a bad-looking forecast for anyone out there today. still mild.
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degrees above where we should be we should be around 39 degrees this time of year. 26 degrees in nashua tonight. 31 boston. notice i'm leaving in a chance for some rain especially along the south coast, the cape and the islands in southeastern mass. that rain could turn over to a period of light snow or even a mix depending on how cold we get. it's all a race against time. here's this area of low pressure that is going to bring the rain. track. really just going to graze our area and then we have this cold front bringing down colder airy vent ally. now will it time out to give us that cold air in time to switch over that rain to snow? we'll have to see what happens. but it looks like it may for a brief period tomorrow morning. right now though it is mostly clear out there. so here's the future cast to show you the timing on everything. notice by lunch tomb h time, clouds increase and it continues through the afternoon. now here comes that rain. starring around 11:00. i think it could move as far north as, say, plymouth or so. light showers.
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and then look by 5:00, 6:00 in the morning a little bit of flipover indicating to a mix or maybe snow. not expecting much if anything. maybe a dusting. that would really be about it. so very low impact. and notice by 9:00 everything is gone. we're seeing sunshine and temperatures behind this system dropping tomorrow. so we're only going to be in the upper 30's and low 40's so cold air is in place not only for monday but also for tuesday. out ahead of our next storm system which is a stronger, more potent one. the first one that comes by is actually going to be a colder wave of energy. that means in the afternoon on wednesday we could see some snow to start. however, it's going to quickly transition by thursday morning to just plain old rain. the only exception may be the extreme interior taking a little longer for that transitional period but really it's a warmer system now that tracks more to the west so that means heavier rain coming in really monday morning into monday afternoon
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coastal concerns with this one because tides are astronomically high. we're going to have that watch one carefully but right now it looks like mostly rain which is great news. behind it though we turn much colder. sera and doug. sera: thanks, danielle. for some students, athletics can be crucial to high school life. doug: just ask this week's a plus student who says without football he wouldn't be graduating, let alone be on the honor roll. antoinette antonio introduces us to cory lombardo of king philip regional high school. cory: i didn't get along with teachers at all really. i didn't like school. antoinette: what a difference four years can make. cory lombardo, a senior at king philip high school, is now on the honor roll and a multisport athlete. but what his teachers didn't know at the time just before he started high school was how much was on his plate at home. after his mom suffered what's called an arteriovenus malformation. cory: my mom was left paralyzed
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she needed help getting in and out of her wheelchair, going to the bathroom, getting up and off the toilet, you know, getting principal: we really couldn't figure out what was going on with cory except he didn't like school and he didn't seem happy. antoinette: the game-changer? high school football. it gave him a sense of value, purpose, and a reason to improve his grades. coach: he is so smart on the field. he is our general-- our defenses can be pretty complicated here. cory is the one who has to know where everybody is. antoinette: when he's not on the grid iron, he's supporting other k.p. athletics as well. class clown, huh? cory: yeah, you could probably say that. antoinette: personality with a drive both on and off the field. that's why cory lombardo of king philip deserves this a-plus. antoinette antonio, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: way to go, cory.
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sera: breaking overnight. police put an end to a deadly and random killing spree in kalamazoo, michigan. the sheriff's office says the suspect, 45-year-old jason dalton, drove around the city and randomly opened fire killing seven people and injuring three others. dalton is now in custody. the motive for the shootings is not known. doug: it is game over for jeb bush after disappointing results in south carolina. the former two-term florida governor failed to inspire voters and donors. bush came in 4th with just over 7%, well behind first-place finisher donald trump, marco rubio, and ted cruz. boston police find a loaded gun in a baby's bassinet. officers executing a search warrant found the semiautomatic tucked under a pink blanket. they also found heroin and cocaine in the dorchester home. police made two arrests on gun and drug charges. sera: the body of a man believed to have gone swimming off narragansett, rhode island, has been found.
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yesterday. it has been sent to the state medical examiner for positive identification. the coast guard had been searching for butler since thursday. doug: the coast guard is holding a week-long hearing on the sinking of the "el faro" cargo ship. recordings of the captain's call for help were played for the panel. the captain warning that the ship was taking on water as it sailed near the bahamas through hurricane joaquin. the investigation could result in civil charges. if evidence of criminal activity is found, the coast guard will turn it over to the justice department. a new bill targets puppy mills in boston. city councilor matt o'mally wants to stop pet stores from selling dogs, cats, and other animals that they purchase from commercial breeders. o'mally tells "the globe" the vast majority of animals sold in pet stores come from large-scale breeding facilities and many do not care for the animals
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sera: disneyland is celebrating its diamond anniversary. and tonight abc is joining the party honoring walt disney for his big, bold creation with a glamorous, star-studded event. the special will also showcase the "paint the night" parade and "world of color" celebrate the catch it all starting at 8:00 p.m. right here on channel 5. doug: that was a staple in the meehan household back in the black-and-white. it started in black-and-white and then that opening color was like, oh, my. then we moved to hockey. danielle: that ice will melt out there. it was 60 degrees yesterday. today we're going into the low to mid 50's. a lot of sunshine to start the day. we will see increasing clouds. tonight the south coast, cape and islands, southeastern mass could see rain overnight. turning to a mix maybe even snow including at most not expecting a high-impact event. much cooler on monday and tuesday. that sets the scene for wednesday. starting off with some snow but
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may take time. that rain will be very heavy and steady overnight wednesday into thursday morning. the thursday morning commute will be impacted, i think. there also could be coastal concerns with the winds and tides being astronomically high. sera: we're so lucky that this nice weather is on our weekend. i love it. danielle: i'll take it any time. doug: we're going to order up some lunch. we'll take an hour break and be back. sera: i have asthma... ...one of many pieces in my life. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine, i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. breo won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. breo opens up airways to help improve breathing for a full 24
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