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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: charred pieces of a hoverboard serving as a warning this morning. the dangerous situation unfolding in a chelmsford living room. emily: "5 investigates" with a major step forward in a boston cold case. the discovery two decades in the making and the one piece still missing. randy: a new timetable for "t" fare hikes as an audit reveals some jarring statistics. how taxpayer money is being used on the eye for this tuesday morning. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: 6:00 a.m. also on the eye this morning. a new take on running.
rain or shine. and it's fun. randy: oh, is it? emily: so she says. we'll see. good morning. i'm emily riemer. randy: and i'm randy price with cindy fitzgibbon. cindy: indoors may be the way to go in the next couple of days. it's been so great the past few days but things are changing. at least we have a quiet morning on your way. look at this shot. how beautiful that is. 30 minutes until the sun is up officially. we may squeak out a little bit this morning but by day's end snow will be breaking out across the area. winter weather advisory goes until noontime tomorrow. a little burst of snow and changing over to sleet and rain. you can see the temperatures right now are right around 20 in our coldest suburbs around orange. worcester is 21. boston 28. mid 20's from plymouth down to the cape this morning. in this morning. they'll be thickening up.
rain from d.c. on south ward. as it bump into the colder air, that is going to produce our snow. so sunshine short lived this morning. temperatures coming up under the clouds. only into the upper 30's this afternoon. and you can see by about 5:00 this afternoon, there's the snow filling in across connecticut. that is closing in on the boston area through 8:00 p.m. and then as we approach midnight we're going to start to see that changeover of snow to some sleet. freezing rain and eventually all rain and over the interior, that freezing rain could linger into the earl he part of your wednesday as well. so it's a little slippery for the early commute morning. 1-3 inches of snow once you get outside of 128 but just enough to make things slippery. let's take advantage of this quiet weather commute while we can. let's see how we're doing out there. olessa: we are watching one problem spot in newton early this morning. this is on route 9 eastbound by center street. the road is closed right now for an accident involving an overturned car. if you're heading that way, keep that this mind. we'll keep you posted as soon as that reowns. we're building those delays
looks okay. route 3 stop-and-go into the braintree split and then also disabled car on the expressway by furnace brook. boston. eastbound on the pike you're about 15 minutes 495 to 128. 93 south some volume out of methuen into andover by dascomb road. heavy approaching spot pond and down to the leverett connector. trains and buses still running on schedule. emily: thank you. in boston. police have investigating after a four-year-old boy was found dorchester. this hand around 3:00 a.m. boston e.m.s. brought the boy to the hospital to be checked out. we'll bring you updates as we right now there are new concerns fiery close call in a randy: the eyeopener's kelley tuthill is live in chelmsford with a look at the damage. kelley: randy and emily, this all happened as the child was riding a hoverboard inside the
me here on monmouth street. take a look at the photos. this is what's left of that toy. chelmsford's fire chief says it suddenly sparked and caught fire catching the living room on fire. you can see the damage. a rug and the wall of the room charred. the child wasn't hurt. this is just the latest incident with one of the devices which have been increasingly linked to fires caused by overheating batteries. just last week, the federal government warned that the toys do not meet safety standards. an investigation by the consumer product safety commission is underway. several colleges in massachusetts have already banned hoverboards from campus because of safety concerns. kelley tuthill, wcvb, newscenter 5. randy: right now a 76-year-old man is in the hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a car in natick. it happened at mill street and ranger road. police say the 19-year-old driver did stay on the scene and has not been charged. the victim was airlifted to umass memorial medical center in
he was hit. right now the woman arrested in a wild chase is preparing to head to court. this morning police are still searching for her alleged partner in crime. police arrested jacqueline murphy yesterday after a stolen car chase led to a crash in saugus. the man with her, michael gouthro, took off. both were already wanted for attacking a revere police officer with a hypodermic needle on thursday, before leading police on a chase there. >> she was this big, beautiful woman, with a big, gold heart. emily: "5 investigates" uncovering a major break in a 22-year-old cold case. a mother found murdered in boston now has a name. this morning, we're hearing from that woman's daughter who has waited decades for answers. but there are still questions. milagros "millie" alvarado was last seen walking in fitchburg in june, 1994. her body found buried at the stony brook reservation in hyde park that august. in december, millie's daughter cynthia and her family gave
university of north texas. two months later, they got a match. >> it's a big deal. i mean, she's been unidentified for 22 years. >> i never had her in my life before so it's nice to have her now. emily: a team of boston, state, and fitchburg police are now working together to get justice for millie. randy: new this morning. a newly released audit shows a former mbta worker who racked up the most overtime in one year was approving his own o.t. "the herald" reports the maintenance worker logged more than 2,600 hours of o.t. in 2015. that inflated his salary to nearly $330,000 a year. the audit concluded there was no inappropriate conduct by employees but did call for more formal policies on overtime. the new report as the "t" announces new details on looming fare hikes. the eye's doug meehan is live in boston with what commuters need
doug: hi, randy, good morning. this morning we have a better timeline on when we'll learn how much more it will cost to take the "t." the mbta's finance board will debate the fare hikes at a meeting next monday with a vote planned for march 7. the "t" says some 8,000 riders have participated in public forums on the hike proposals and that most say they don't support raising fares because the current service doesn't justify it. among the proposals, one that would hike fares nearly 10% while another caps increases at closer to 7%. the "t" also announced its operating budget deficit has been trimmed to $95 million. we're live in downtown boston this morning, doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: right now we're learning what happened behind closed doors as bill cosby's wife testified about her husband. the eye's erika tarantal is here. and erika, it's not over yet? erika: emily, that's exactly
camille cosby will have to return for a second deposition. in springfield yesterday and only 2.5 of those hours were actual testimony. lawyers want to know what camille cosby knows about her husband's interactions with seven women who filed a defamation lawsuit against the comedian. that's after all seven accused him of sexual assault. much of the day was spent arguing about spousal privilege, and the judge had to be called in twice. but lawyers say justice will be served. >> at the end of the day, a jury will determine who has more credibility. is it the seven women that we represent or is it bill cosby? erika: camille cosby will be deposed again on march 14. no details of her testimony have been released. emily: erika, thank you. commitment 2016. a big day for republicans the nevada caucuses are today. right now donald trump is leading in the polls there. and a shake-up for the ted cruz campaign. cruz fired his spokesman after he posted a video wrongly accusing marco rubio of
rubio picking up endorsements from more than a dozen republican party leaders. and here at home "the boston herald" has endorsed rubio as well. meanwhile, the democrats setting their sights on the south carolina primary this weekend. both hillary clinton and bernie sanders will hold events there today. yesterday, sanders wound his campaign trail through massachusetts with a rally in amherst. the vermont senator targeting young voters and college students. the push launching him into a competitive race with clinton. we are just one week from super tuesday when 12 states including massachusetts will hold primaries. randy: nine minutes after 6:00. anticipation is building for red sox fans as david ortiz arrives for his final spring training. sportscenter5's mike lynch reports from fort myers, with what we can expect from big papi today. mike: hi, everybody. good morning from fort myers. big papi david ortiz will give his final spring training address later on this morning,
sox camp. david ortiz begins his final season with his final spring training at fenway south. one of his first acts was to head into the locker room and seek out and embrace david price who once claimed that ortiz thought he was bigger than game itself. then it was out to the field to hit in the batting cage with his teammates. david ortiz is 40 years old. he has three world series rings. when big papi arrives in camp, people take notice. he is revered and respected by his teammates as he now heads down the stretch. >> yeah, he looks great. he's ready. right after the season with me and my wife went to italy and he went. we overlapped. we were sitting at dinner and talking about a lot of things. mike: big papi david ortiz speaks later today. with the sox in fort myers, i'm mike lynch, sportscenter 5. emily: 6:10 right now. a picture is worth a thousand words and whatever you have in your credit line. how mastercard is making selfies part of banking. plus new information on the uber
rampage. his reported confession and what he would not tell a judge. emily: new this morning. running for all fitness levels. the new treadmill class all about finding your stride. cindy? erika: emily, we are following breaking news in boston. a four-year-old boy found wandering alone on blue hill avenue in dorchester overnight. he was taken to the hospital to be checked out as police investigate. cindy. cindy: and despite the beautiful start we're seeing to this tuesday, we have messy weather moving in for the evening commute. a drawn-out storm that starts wintery but ends with heavy downpours. the full timeline is just ahead. first take a look at the temperatures. you're getting ready to head out the door. only in the 20's right now. just 28 degrees under just a few
>> this is your wake-up call, boston, from lowell. good morning, "eyeopener." randy: all right. thank you so much. we love a wake-up call that comes with pom poms. great job, kids. emily: very good. of course, we'd love to see your wake-up call so get your friends, your coworkers, or your classmates and record your own eyeopener wake-up call. just go to the front page of wcvb.com and upload it in the u-local section of our website. olessa: pink sky in the morning,
cindy: sailors take warning. olessa: we have a pretty pink sky so there you go. cindy: not just the sailors. everybody. everybody take the warning. it is beautiful out there this morning. the sun is up in about 15 minutes but a gorgeous sky over boston right now. just a precursor of some wintery weather making a comeback. it's been so mild lately. probably the last thing on your miend is snow. we have a little bit coming as we get toward this evening. but it's going to change over to sleet, freezing rain and eventually all rain after midnight so it's not a lot of snow. it's about 1-3 inches. a lot of this will get washed away by the rain. but just enough to make things slippery. that's why the winter weather advisory. you can see the temperatures this morning starting out in the 20's. just 20 in orange. 21 in worcester. boston 28 degrees. morning. we will sneak out of the 20's only into the 30's this afternoon. morning. the clouds really take over through the afternoon hours. you can see the high
degrees. marshfield, taunton. otherwise upper 30's ought to do it for high temperatures today. here is the moisture. it's around washington d.c. this morning. but as it lifts north ward and bump into the colder air, that's going to be our snow for late today but that is only the first system i'm watching. there is another one. and this second one is going to produce a lot of severe weather down along the gulf coast today and for us, it can bring some thunderstorms by thursday morning. it is likely going to bring some real heavy downpours to the area so messy weather the next couple of days. let me step you through the timeline. first things first. the clouds are going to be increasing through lunchtime. as we get toward the evening hours, 5:00 this afternoon, notice the snow filling in across connecticut and rhode island. this will overspread the greater boston area through 8:00 this evening. and then make its way on up into new hampshire. by midnight we're already changing it over to rain along the immediate coastline especially south of boston. that changeover to rain is going to encompass most of the area by tomorrow morning at
however, outside of 495 at low levels it will still be cold enough that that rain is likely going to be freezing on contact. we may have some lingering ice here through the first half of the day on wednesday through parts of northern worcester county and up into southern new hampshire but along the coastline tomorrow we will sneak in to the 40's. that's the first wave going on by. number two that approaches late wednesday. wednesday night into thursday morning. heavy downpours. thunder is a possibility. could lead to some poor drainage flooding. the went potential very similar to last week. could see gusts early thursday up around 50 miles per hour. so we've got a wind-swept, soaking rain wednesday night into thursday morning. and look how much rain is expected to fall here anywhere from one to two inches of rain across the area. so a soaking rain on the way and then we'll dry things out starting friday and into the upcoming weekend. let's get you out to those roads right now. dry for now. olessa: yes, they are. we are watching one problem spot eastbound side of route 9 in newton.
that's for an accident involving one vehicle there. an overturned car. if you're heading that way and you want to budget in the extra travel time, south of town we're watching a crash on route 3 north and an disabled car on the expressway by furnace brook. braintree to boston. eastbound on the pike 15-20, 495 to 128. and then the 93 south, stop-and-go out of methuen. again approaching spot pond. trains and buses are running on schedule and a quick live look outside here are a check of the roadways. looking at the zakim bridge. is. that is actually the pike by allston/brighton eastbound head to go the bottom of the screen. randy: thank you. police say the uber driver charged with murdering six people in michigan is telling police he did it. the killer confessing as he faced a judge' his motive still a mystery. (inaudible) randy: jason dalton said very little in court yesterday. he's charged with shooting and killing a father and son at a car dealership saturday, then killing four women outside a
in between the murders, investigators say dalton picked up uber fares around kalamazoo. uber says dalton passed a background check and became a driver less than a month ago. the company does not plan on making any changes to the way they screen drivers. emily: your economy this morning. asian stocks were mostly weaker overnight as investors keep an eye on the price of crude oil. the price per barrel dropping again after a surge yesterday which lifted energy stocks. the dow jumped more than 200 points, but u.s. stock futures are down right now. mastercard is trying out a unique fraud-prevention approach. the company is launching technology so you can use selfies and fingerprint scans to approve online purchases. they say passwords are too easy for scammers to guess. you have to download the mastercard identity check app to use your pictures to pay. new this morning. when it comes to working out, running can be pretty basic.
dedicated to making it fun. dedicated to making it fun. randy: who loves fun more than erika? there you go. ready to go. erika: for many running, especially at the gym, is synonymous with, well, boring; but a brand new all-running studio in the north end, one of only a couple in the country, is challenging that idea. erika: smiling on a treadmill? >> let's go! erika: miracles do happen. turns out pounding out miles without actually moving can be fun when you're at mystryde. >> it's 45 minutes just for you. >> i've had people describe it erika: owner rebecca skudder says imagine a spin studio but replace the bikes with treadmills-- a concept she came up with when one day she opted to spin instead of run. >> afterwards i was like, this has to exist for running. this doesn't make any sense. >> we did a lot of intervals, some hills, so it was pretty challenging. erika: in a forgiving dim-lit intervals, hills but also lots of encouragement. >> push, push, push, push. erika: all set to a pretty
>> we definitely use our music as far as pushing our bodies. erika: in the end i found myself running farther and faster than ever. >> almost there. >> everyone walks out of here being like, "i would never do that on my own." erika: the trick is since it's fun, you might even do it again. >> bring it back down, jog it out. erika: did i mention we're on hanover street? i'm getting a canoli! and i couldn't leave you guys out. run a couple miles. randy: i love it. oh, my gosh. i think i would have to run for about three weeks. erika: they have a variety. you can be a beginner or an elite runner. it all works. you eat that. i'll tell you about tomorrow. erika: tomorrow morning on the eye, getting rid of the winter blahs with a little romance. the new boston-based app helping singles find love through fitness. emily: i like it. erika: go for it. you've got it.
slamming into a house from the the trick that helped one man survive the moment of impact. randy: then new at 6:30. a new move to protect the safety rule just implemented in boston cabs. emily: an armed robbery inside a chipotle. how one employee escaped after being forced into the freezer. randy: special tributes at the bruins' game. the first responders getting a
cindy: 6:25 here on your tuesday morning. you're sitting in the upper 20's in boston with a little bit of sunshine here at sunrise but things will be changing today. clouds will be thickening up as the day wears on. we're only topping out in the upper 30's. snow will be moving in between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. winter weather advisory along and north and west of 128 for a little bit of snow changing to sleet, freezing rain and all rain overnight. snow. slippery. the city. in the afternoon. heavy downpours. a wind swept soaking rain early
randy? randy: olessa is back with your tuesday eyepoppers. olessa: first up video that puts you right in the driver's seat. an out-of-control dump truck is knocked off the road by another car that clipped its back tires. the truck barrels right into a home in north carolina. the impact caught on a dashboard camera. the truck driver wasn't seriously hurt. he says he survived by lying across the seats just before he slammed into the house. unbelievable video. randy: good for him but how about the house. randy: the house didn't fare so well. >> it's just too cute for me to eat! olessa: words that randy and i have never said. randy: no. olessa: whatever you do, don't arrange this kid's dinner to look like smiley faces. despite being hungry, this little boy can't eat his meal because it just "too cute" for him. wants her to make it a sad face
to stay with a smile. take pictures of it and have it look pretty. still eat it. it doesn't work. randy: too cute to eat. olessa: smiley faces, shaped like a puppy. i don't care. if it's good, i'm going to eat it. emily? emily: sounds about right. thank you. a snake island up for discussion in the bay state. the action today that could move the idea forward. and a traumatic series of events could be relived in watertown. how a movie production company is trying to recreate the 2013 shootout while still being
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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: a charred toy. a scorched living room. and a near disaster. kelley: the warning after a local family becomes part of a frightening trend. doug: a new move to keep taxi passengers safe in boston. but police say the crackdown shouldn't stop there. emily: and mark wahlberg has a controversial request for a watertown neighborhood. how it's tied to the marathon bombing. on the eye. emily: and we're following breaking news right now in boston. police are investigating after a four-year-old boy was found wandering along on blue hill avenue in dorchester. this happened around 3:00 a.m. boston e.m.s. brought the boy to the hospital to be checked out.
get them. randy: 6:30 on this tuesday morning. we're looking at a problem here along route 9. olessa will be updating us on of minutes. good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm randy price. emily: and i'm emily riemer along with cindy and olessa. you are also tracking problems. cindy: at the end of the day. nice. soak it in while you can. beautiful sky this morning over boston. we do have some change coming after 4:00 this afternoon. weaver going to watch some snow spread into the area. it will mix with sleet, freezing rain and change to rain overnight. it's going to be a little bit slippery overnight into early tomorrow. because of that we do have a winter weather advisory. look at the temperatures right now. only 21 worcester. 28 boston. 20's all the way down to the cape. and there is moisture in the form of rain around the d.c. area right now but as that lifts north ward and bumps into the colder air, it is going to bring some snow to our area. but most of the day is quiet. we're going to see those clouds fill in this morning.
best we'll do for high temperatures this afternoon. look at this. by about 5:00 p.m., snow coming out of connecticut and rhode island overspreading greater boston through about 8:00 this evening. and then that will continue to lift north ward up into southern new hampshire overnight. by midnight, we're start to go see that change to rain along the immediate coastline and especially areas south of boston. so expect the snow to arrive between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. that change to rain starting about midnight. freezing rain may linger across the interior. that may make things a little bit slippery for tomorrow morning. not a lot of snow. about 1-3 inches outside of 128. but just enough to make things slippery. let's get you out to the roads right now. you have that trouble on route 94 morning. olessa: we're starting off with sky 5 live over the scene. this is in newton. this is route 9 by center street. you can see the eastbound side here. one lane is still closed. they just reovenned the left lane. that's good news for the morning commute because the whole roadway was shut down after a car struck a utility pole. you can see crews on the scene working to repair that now. let's get to the maps.
newton. only the left lane is open at this point. expect delays. problem. way. we have a crash blocking a lane. also by furnace brook, an accident there. there was also a disabled car in that same stretch. 20 minutes braintree to boston. eastbound on the pike 15-20, 495 to 128. 93 south slow out of andover all the way down to the leverett connector. emily: here's what we're following right now on the eye. room is being blamed on a hoverboard. the fire chief says a child was riding the toy in the monmouth road home when it sparked and caught fire. no one was hurt. right now a 76-year-old man is in the hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a car in natick. it happened at mill street and ranger road. police say the 19-year-old driver did stay on the scene and has not been charged. this morning we know the mbta will debate how much to hike fares at a meeting next monday. they could go up by as much as 10%. a final vote is slated for
randy: right now boston police are taking new steps to keep passengers safe in city cabs. the eyeopener's doug meehan is live in boston with the changes for those drivers. doug: hi, randy. police now want to fingerprint all cab drivers here in the city, and that process is already underway. fingerprinting started yesterday for boston's 6,000 cab drivers. police say this will allow them to conduct more thorough background checks. mayor marty walsh says the goal is to make sure riders are as safe as possible. mayor: i think, you know, we're not looking for people that might have a record and not be able to drive but people that might have serious records that are concerning to people. doug: the city's police commissioner is also calling for fingerprinting drivers of ride-share companies uber and lyft. legislation to require those changes is pending. we're live in boston, doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5.
employees at a dartmouth chipotle robbed at gunpoint. watch as they're forced into the freezer. right now police are trying to find the gunmen before they strike again. the two masked men were waiting outside by a back door sunday night when employees went to take the trash out. surveillance video then shows them forcing the workers back into a walk-in cooler. then one suspect forces another employee into an office, struggling with the manager. he was able to make a run for it and called 9-1-1 from across the street. >> if they're capable of doing it once, they're capable of doing it again. >> it's scary because a lot of people apply to jobs like this at our age. emily: those gunmen did make off with cash. after finding the cash drawer along route 6, police are certain they had a car waiting. randy: salem new hampshire's finance director is off the job and facing criminal charges this morning. jane savastano was arrested for shoplifting friday during her lunch break. police say she left the macy's
of items she didn't pay for. the town is launching an internal investigation to review its own accounts and has hired outside prosecutors to handle savastano's case. she's been on the job since 2005. 5 on the opioid crisis. the drug overdose epidemic taking center stage in washington. governors of all 50 states are endorsing a plan to boost prescription drug monitoring programs nationally. the national standards would limit the supply of painkillers being handed out to the public. president obama has expressed skepticism about limiting opiate prescriptions. emily: a bill to legalize marijuana is moving forward in vermont. a senate committee approved the bill on monday, and it now heads for a vote in the full senate. the law would allow possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. it would also create a controlled system for growing and selling it. governor peter shumlin says he strongly supports the measure. still ahead this morning, saying "thank you" to first responders.
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sky 5. newton. eastbound side there as you can see the right lane still shut down after a car struck a uwe built pole. by center street eastbound side of route 9. budget in the extra travel time. cindy: we have the sun up this morning. we're seeing a little bitterliy on that it is chilly. 20's out the door this morning. expect high temperatures in the upper 20's to near 30 today. the clouds will filling in. snow breaks out this evening between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. expecting one to three inches away from the coastline through midnight. it will change to freezing rain and rain. could be a little icy over the far interior early tomorrow morning and then a wind-swept, soaking rain with temperatures in the 50's early thursday. randy? randy: the film production company working on a movie about the boston marathon attacks is hoping to recreate the watertown shootout. location managers have been in
to discuss the filming of "patriots day" starring mark wahlberg. watertown residents have received fliers asking for their cooperation. the filming would require simulated gunshots late at night, and the crew would begin filming in late april. emily: a special night for first responders at the t.d. garden. the boston bruins paying tribute to some of boston's bravest. dic donohue, the retired mbta transit police officer wounded in the watertown shootout, dropped the ceremonial puck; but he and others being honored downplay any talk of heroism. arlington police officer mike hogan saved a man in cardiac arrest last year, and three years ago he rescued an elderly woman from her burning home. but he says he was just happy to be at last night's game for his son. >> it's nice for me because my son is a huge hockey fan so to be able to include him in tonight is everything. >> are you proud of him tonight? >> yeah, i'm very proud of him. emily: sean says he wants to play for the bruins; but if that's doesn't work out, he might just follow in dad's
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the eyeopener team ready with your news to go in chelmsford, boston, and following the fallout from the cosby deposition. randy: but first cindy has your forecast. a nice start to the day. but an interesting finish. cindy: behind door number one or door number two. take your pick. we have both of them coming in our direction. through about noon on thursday. emily: not going to be great. cindy: messy weather to get through. enjoy your morning. this is the best i have to offer you today with partly cloudy skies out there now. it's cold. in the 20's out the door. 28 in boston right now. we're going to watch this moisture come around d.c. on south ward bump into that colder air. as it does so, it's going to allow snow to break out around here. so the clouds fill in today. snow is going to arrive between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. temperatures coming up into the upper 30's to near 40 degrees today with a light easterly wind. winter weather advisories go into effect starting at 4:00 this afternoon into tomorrow morning. the concern is for some slippery travel. it's not so much the amount of snow that we're expecting. only about 1-3 inches and then a
plain rain as well. but that freezing rain could linger into early tomorrow morning. let me step you through the timeline. here are the clouds filling in through noontime. the snow is filling in across connecticut. then it overspreads greater boston through 8:00 this evening and then it makes its way up into southern new hampshire through midnight. also notice at midnight we're changing it over to rain here. the south shore and the cape. that rain line is going on continue to lift north ward. by 5:00 tomorrow morning most of us are seeing just light rain but this area here from southern new hampshire into northern worcester county is freezing rain. that may linger into about noontime or so tomorrow. then there's going to be a little lull in the action. then we'll watch this second system its going to produce a lot of severe weather today, press toward us as we get toward wednesday night and early thursday. because this storm tracks to our west, it's going to stay and bring some warmer air on in so heavy downpours, thunder, could lead to poor drainage flooding. we could see wind gusts over 50 miles per hour here early in the day on thursday. look at those temperatures into the mid 50's here on thursday.
let's get you out to the roads right now, olessa. still trouble spots out there. olessa: on route 9 eastbound. thank you, cindy. you can see sky 5 over the scene and the right lane still shut down after an early morning incident there. let's get to the maps. i'll show you where it is. a car that took down the utility pole. the right lane is closed by center street. give yourself the extra time. south of town delays now building route 3 out of weymouth. 24 in randolph and also 95 from sharon up to 128. route 3 north by bergen park way. an accident blocks the lane and an accident cleared by furnace brook on the expressway. still 20 minutes braintree to boston. eastbound on the pike you're about 20-25 now, 495 to 128. and then 93 south some involve oom out of methuen. more delays as you trfl down to spot pond pan approaching the leverett connector. the trains and buses still running on schedule. randy. randy: a four-year-old boy is now safe after he was found here wandering along blue hill avenue in dorchester.
the hospital to be checked out. we'll bring you updates as we get them. emily: a fire caused by a popular toy is now under investigation in chelmsford. randy: the eyeopener's kelley tuthill is there with the pictures of the damage. kelley: well, randy and emily, this all happened as the child was riding the hoverboard in living room at the house behind me mere on monmouth street. this is what's left of the toy. take a look. chelmsford's fire chief said it suddenly sparked and caught fire catching the living room on you can see the damage for yourself. a rug and the wall, the room charred. fortunately the child was not hurt. this is just the latest incident with one of these devices which fires caused by overheating batter ease. government warned the toys do an investigation by the consumer product safety commission is now underway. live in chelmsford, kelley doug: if you're jumping in a cab driver may have a background
with fingerprinting. boston police announcing the process of fingerprinting all of the 6,000 licensed taxi drivers began yesterday. commissioner bill evens saying this is a bigger part of background checks and would increase passenger safety. cab drivers will be required to submit to fingerprinting as part of an annual license renewal process. we're live in boston, doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. erika: bill cosby's wife is deposed after a seven-hour day yesterday answering questions about her famous husband. camille cosby was forced to testify. prosecutors want to know what, if anything, she knew about bill cosby's interactions with seven women who accused him of sexual assault, then filed a defamation suit against him here in massachusetts. details of what mrs. cosby said behind closed doors in springfield have not been released, but we do know much of the day was spent arguing about spousal privilege and the judge
camille cosby will be deposed emily: a cambridge police officer is on leave after a hit-and-run crash involving a bicycle. a woman was hit while riding a broadway and portland streets sunday night. off-duty officer who left the scene. no charges have been filed. and the officer's name has not been released. the woman was not seriously hurt. randy: president obama's plan to shut down guantanamo bay will be submitted to congress today. the president has long vowed to close the facility and convince lawmakers to allow the defense department to move nearly 60 detainees to the u.s. white house officials say it would save as much as $180 million per year in operating costs. congress had opposed plans to close the prison. emily: a big day for republicans. the nevada caucuses are today. right now donald trump is leading in the polls there. and a shake-up for the ted cruz
cruz fired his spokesman after he posted a video wrongly accusing marco rubio of dismissing the bible. randy: a controversial suggestion. the mayor of ithaca, new york, wants his city to host the nation's first supervised injection facility. it would provide a safe space where addicts can inject illegal drugs like heroin safely. he says nurses or physicians could quickly administer an antidote if a user overdoses while addicts could get clean syringes and be directed to treatment and recovery programs. emily: a 76-year-old man is in the hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a car in natick while crossing the street. it happened at mill street and ranger road. police say the 19-year-old driver did stay on the scene and has not been charged. the victim was airlifted to umass memorial medical center in worcester. randy: this woman is expected in court today as police search for her alleged partner in crime.
murphy yesterday after a stolen car chase led to a crash in saugus. the man with her, michael gouthro, took off. both were already wanted for attacking a revere police officer with a hypodermic needle on thursday before leading police on a chase there. emily: the state fire marshal is offering a $5,000 reward for information on this fire. it destroyed a mill in fall river on saturday morning. the building collapsing under massive flames. investigators say it was vacant and they are now searching for the cause. randy: right now firefighters in california are battling a massive blaze at a warehouse in rancho dominguez. the second alarm fire engulfed the building. dozens of firefighters trying to get the fire under control. the area has several large warehouses and industrial buildings. no one has been hurt. the cause is under investigation. emily: there's an unusual plan up for discussion today. the division of fisheries and of venomous timber rattlesnakes
the endangered snakes are indigenous to the state but have some residents are worried the snakes would escape the island. but one state official says it's unlikely because there's plenty of food and places to hibernate. randy: logan airport will soon offer nonstop service from boston to lisbon, portugal. the airline "tap portugal" will launch the daily flights starting on june 11. the company hopes to tap massachusetts' large portuguese community as well as provide a quicker route to southern europe. emily: new research finds sea levels are rising faster now than they have in nearly 3,000 years. scientists came to the conclusion after reconstructing the earth's sea levels over the last 2,800 years. nasa reports the ocean is currently rising at a rate more than double that between 1900 and 2000 when the sea level rose 5.5 inches. scientists say global warming is to blame. randy: a new report shows a dramatic increase in the number of mastectomies over the last decade.
and human services reports a 36% increase from 2005 to 2013. the rate of women without cancer getting the procedure doubled over that time. experts say the report highlights a willingness to treat the procedure as a preventative measure to stop breast cancer. emily: celtics on the road in minnesota. down most of the game, they stage a late rally against the timberwolves. avery bradley gets the c's within one with just nine seconds to go. but minnesota makes a clutch free-throw. the c's couldn't come up with it at the buzzer. they lose, 124-122. the bruins didn't fare much better at home. they took on the columbus blue jackets battling up hill all night. columbus scoring three goals in the second period. two more in the third. the b's cut the deficit down in the final period but couldn't keep up on defense. 6-4 blue jackets the final. randy: let's get a final check on that tuesday morning commute.
problem eastbound side of route 9 by center street. an early morning accident that took down a utility pole. that crash has one lane open but it's going to be slow-going through that stretch. the road no longer closed there. we're still watching an accident route 3 north by bergen park way. expressway stop-and-go. almost a half-hour from braintree to boston. eastbound on the pike your ride 20-25, 495 to 128. 9 south still slow as well. south of 495 down to dascomb road and then once again to the leverett connector. trains and buses still running on schedule. at least the roads are dry this morning, cindy. different story later. cindy: you've got it. later we're going to be watching things change in a pretty dramatic way. so the best part of your day is right now. just patchy clouds over the city of boston. cold out the door. lots of 20's out there. 28 degrees right now in town. but what we're watching is this moisture here in the form of rain around washington d.c. now but as that lifts north ward and bumps into the colder air, snow for us. sunshine short lived this morning. we are going to see those clouds thicken up by lunchtimement
upper 30's for high temperatures this afternoon. we've got a winter weather advisory that goes into effect starting at 4:00 this afternoon for a little burst of snow that comes in. and then it's going to change over to a wintery mix and eventually all rain overnight. not a lot of snow. about 1-3 inches outside of 128. but just enough to make things slippery. as we get toward 5:00 this evening, here comes the snow out of connecticut. it is filling in around greater boston through 8:00 this evening. snowing at a pretty good clip through about midnight. thereafter we're going to start to see the changeover. this pink area right here, southern new hampshire, northern worcester county, typical spots may hang on to cold enough temperatures that some freezing rain lingers into the first part of the day tomorrow. a little lull in the action and then late tomorrow into thursday , we get another batch of some heavier rain coming on in and that is going to come with some downpours mainly with poor drainage flooding and strong wind gusts over 50 miles per hour. that will send the temperatures into the 50's. mild changes coming up for thursday.
drying it out and cooling it down a bit heading into the upcoming weekend. emily: 55 i see. cindy: you've got it. olessa: get past the wind-swept rain and that will be great. cindy: that's the silver lining. emily: thank you. thanks so much for joining us. if you are heading out the door, have our wcvb mobile app with you. randy: have a fantastic day. we'll see you again tomorrow
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