Skip to main content

tv   Newscenter 5 Eyeopener  ABC  March 1, 2016 5:00am-6:00am EST

5:00 am
we're looking for about half an inch maybe up to an ench of rain. temperatures will be falling throughout the day on wednesday. cold air setting up here through the end of the week mainly dry weather as well. although we're watching a coastal system stay mainly off shore. more on that here as the "eyeopener" continues. >> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: thousands of votes up for grabs in massachusetts and all over the country. the primary dash this super tuesday and how it could change the rest of the race. emily: new information on the federal investigation into a state senator. the new site under scrutiny after a raid on his law office. randy: an attempted robbery takes a violent turn. a store clerk's brave move even after he was shot in the head. on the eye for this tuesday morning. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: high stakes for these candidates this morning. thirteen states are holding
5:01 am
impact on what happens next. good morning. i'm emily riemer. randy: and i'm randy price. we're live as the bay state gets ready to vote. erika tarantal and kelley tuthill are tracking the key day ahead for republicans and democrats. emily: we'll start with erika leading our coverage from west roxbury. good morning, erika. erika: good morning, emily and randy. here in west roxbury and across the commonwealth, the polls will be open by 7:00 a.m.. and voters have some real power in their hands this morning. more delegates are up for grabs today across the country than at any other time during this race. we'll have all the key factors to keep your eyes on today in just a minute, but first let's get to cindy with the forecast. cindy, i can tell you it's brisk today. cindy: a lot different than yesterday, erika. good morning to you. look how strong the winds are. we're still getting gusts over 30 miles per hour in spots. but last hour we were gusting over 40 to near 50 miles per hour so the trends with the winds is that they will be settling down this morning but
5:02 am
we're down in the 20's now out in worcester area on westward. boston has dropped to 38 degrees. when you factor in that wind you need to dress for wind chills in the teens and 20's in many areas out the door this morning. the skies though have been clearing out. so just patchy cloud cover. a good amount of sunshine today. we'll recover back up into the lower 40's this afternoon. not the 60's that some of us got into yesterday. it's a colder day with high pressure nosing in. watching this system here though off the west, this is going to bring in rain for tomorrow morning but it could start as a touch of freezing rain outside of 128 so we do have a winter weather advisory up tonight for that reason. much more on the timeline and this coming up. let's get you out to the roads right now and see how we're looking out there. good morning. olessa: good morning, everyone. a live look outside starting things off at the zakim and the leverett connector. so far looking good here both directions. let's go over to the maps now. we're watching one early morning accident happen during the overnight hours. the investigation is ongoing. 24 southbound by the horse bridge just south of 93. beyond that there's construction on the northbound side by 128 and then once again as you travel northbound on the
5:03 am
that should be gone in the next couple of minutes and also construction picking up on 128 south right over by route 2. so far we're expecting the trains and the buss to start the morning on schedule. emily, randy. emily: olessa, thank you. right now we are just hours away from election results that could change everything in this heated race for the white house. randy: the eyeopener's erika tarantal is leading our coverage from boston with what to watch today. erika? erika: good morning again. it's called super tuesday for a reason. for the democrats today will be a mad dash before the votes are counted with massachusetts squarely in play. former president bill clinton is expected in new bedford after rallying voters in worcester where he took aim at donald trump. bill clinton: i don't think we ever stopped being great. being whole. we stopped growing together. and that's what she wants to do. again. erika: meantime, the candidate
5:04 am
minneapolis and miami. hillary clinton spent most of monday in massachusetts holding events in springfield and boston. rival bernie sanders held a rally not far away in milton. in a one-on-one interview, he told newscenter 5 he believes his campaign is resonating with young people. sanders: what we are trying to do is bring millions of people into the political process. what i have said over and over again, no president can do it alone. we need millions of people to stand up. erika: as for talk that this could be his last stand, sanders was quick to point out that there are a lot more contests to go after super tuesday. for the g.o.p., the question is can anything stop donald trump's momentum? the eye's kelley tuthill swampscott where the state's republican governor will cast his vote today. kelley: yes, we expect him a little later this morning. as you know, charlie baker put chris christie, is out throwing his support to donald
5:05 am
today. but this morning, trump is headlining a new controversy. the secret service is looking into this violent showdown at a donald trump event in virginia. an agent body-slamming a "time magazine" photographer who was trying to take a photo of "black trump continued to dodge questions about not rejecting support from a former ku klux klan leader. something his rivals are taking aim at. rubio: he blamed it on a bad ear piece, that he couldn't hear the question. i don't care how bad the ear piece is, ku klux klan comes through pretty clearly and he refuses to criticize it. kelley: g.o.p. candidate ted cruz speaking at an event in his home state of texas. he claims if trump wins the republican nomination, then hillary clinton will be the next president. most polling places open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 tonight. and again we're expecting charlie baker to cast his vote here in a little while.
5:06 am
tuthill, wcvb, newscenter 5. erika: voters cast their ballots today. delegates. 13 states are voting today. that's 1,460 delegates up for grabs-- 865 for democrats; 595 after today, 30% of g.o.p. delegates will be awarded. 24% for democrats. that might not get any one candidate to the magic number but it usually pushes underperformers out. stay with wcvb as the super tuesday results come in. a live abc news special starts at 10:00 p.m. followed by us right here on newscenter 5 at 11:00. you can also follow the results live on the free wcvb mobile app. still ahead in this half hour, three crucial things to watch as the republican ballots are counted that could change how this race unfolds. that's all ahead. randy? randy: thank you both. new this morning.
5:07 am
reportedly looking into a housing project in easton as they investigate state senator brian joyce. "the globe" reports the u.s. attorney's office subpoenaed all documents related to the $43 million project. joyce represented the developer. he's an attorney. this follows a raid on the lawmaker's canton law offices last month. his lawyer has said joyce has done nothing wrong. right now a hazmat scene is clear after a scare at children's hospital. firefighters say a hot plate was left on in a lab just before 9:00 last night. that caused a plastic container to melt and a chemical to spill onto the floor. the incident prompted a level 3 hazmat response, but the smoke was not toxic. it happened inside a research building away from patients. nobody was hurt. right now two people are dead after a late-night crash in kensington, new hampshire. it happened on north haverhill road. a third person was injured in the crash. no other details have been released. emily: a show of support and
5:08 am
police officer from new england. ashley guindon's body given an escort with full honors. her funeral is set for today just days after she was gunned down during her first shift. several officers from her hometown of merrimack, new hampshire, are heading south to be there today. guindon was shot and killed while responding to a domestic-violence call on saturday. she was born in west springfield, massachusetts, and will be laid to rest there. >> we're going to have a ceremony in st. thomas church. she'll be buried at st. thomas cemetery as well. we're looking at roughly speaking 5,000 officers coming up. emily: guindon will be buried next to her father, an iraq war veteran. dramatic new video released from a deadly officer-involved shooting in dorchester earlier this month. >> a suspect down. emily: one man was killed after exchanging gunfire with a boston
5:09 am
february 12. boston police were responding to reports of a shooting when they came face to face with the armed man. he was shot after reportedly ignoring several demands to drop his weapon. the suffolk county district attorney's office is investigating. randy: right now a rhode island clerk is hurt after he was shot multiple times during a robbery. that clerk still able to call for help. the eye's doug meehan is here with the search for the suspect. doug: this is the man police are looking for right now. they say he was last seen running from the store in cranston with a gun. the shooting happened during an attempted robbery at the bestway on park ave just after 8:00 last night. police say the clerk was shot several times, including in the head. he's listed in critical condition this morning but amazingly was still able to call 9-1-1 for help. police say they believe a woman left the store as the robbery was in progress. they're now looking for her or any other witnesses this morning. randy, emily?
5:10 am
a pill marketed as a sort of "female viagra" is taking some heat this morning. randy: the tension this morning over the libido booster. and new this morning, big changes are coming to the s.a.t. the new challenges for students and the free help available. emily: airport security saying no to pair of stilettos. the fashion statement that was too bold for the t.s.a. erika? erika: our super tuesday coverage continues all morning. up next, three things to watch in the republican primary this morning. cindy? cindy: erika, gusty winds out there this morning. they are ushering in colder air for today. so no record highs in the forecast today but we do have some rain and a little freezing rain. we'll have the timeline on that just ahead. first take a look at what you can expect as you're heading out the door this morning. those winds are blowing. although it's 38 in boston and 29 in worcester right now, wind chills making it feel much colder as you head out the door
5:11 am
5:12 am
5:13 am
>> good morning, "eyeopener"! randy: all right. good morning to the fifth graders at hanlon elementary in westwood. danielle got to spend some time teaching them about the weather so they're all fired up. emily: who wouldn't be, right? get in on the fun by recording 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. you know the drill. olessa: after a winter like this, i think we're all pretty
5:14 am
cindy: not shorts today. olessa: have confusing. -- it is very confusing. cindy: you want to dress for march is what it is. emily: we're back to normal. cindy: welcome on in. this is not going to be a repeat of yesterday when we did set a record in worcester. we beat the record yesterday. 64 in boston tying a record. look at all of this warmth across new england. portland, banger, augusta maine all setting records here. you can see providence and burlington setting records as well. what a day yesterday. colder air is coming in. you can hear it coming in because the winds are transporting it in. winds have been gusting over the past few hours close to 50 miles per hour. we're gusting now 20-30 miles per hour. they are going to settle down pretty quickly here. we've had a front coming on in. you can see the colder airlined up to our north and west. that's working on in. it's coming in with mainly clear skies under high pressure. we're going to see a lot of sunshine today. that will change tomorrow. we have a fast-moving system.
5:15 am
this is going to bring us some rain by this time tomorrow. but maybe just cold enough overnight as it works on in. it may start out as freezing rain north and west of we do have a winter weather advisory in effect overnight for that reason. we've dropped into the 20 worcester on back to orange. 37 beverly. 38 boston. it is still 40 plymouth. 40's on the cape. but when you factor in those winds it's feeling like it's in the teens and 20's in a lot of spots. that's what you need to be dressed for out the door this morning. skies have been clearing out. the last of the clouds here hugging the south coast and the cape with our frontal boundary. we'll see lots of sunshine today. just a few clouds. temperatures recovering back into the low 40's by this afternoon. average high this time of year is in the lower 40's so certainly more seasonal today than what yesterday was all about. we're dry through about 8:00 this evening. and then as we get closer to midnight, look what happens. we get that system to start to come on in. you see the pink showing up here through worcester county into southern new hampshire, that's again where we could have some
5:16 am
very briefly around midnight. and then by about 5:00 tomorrow morning, we have warmed up. so we're talking about plain old rain, some embedded downpours to will impact the morning commute during the early part of the day tomorrow. temperatures starting out tonight in the 30's. look at this. what happens is you get the strong southerly wind pushing the temperatures up so out the door tomorrow morning, it's going to be close to 50 degrees. it's a very warm, wet and windy start here coming up on wednesday. u can see those downpours through about 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning but shortly after lunch, the rain is exiting and i think the sun makes an appearance in the afternoon tomorrow. so it's a wet start to the day. half an inch to maybe up to an inch of rainfall, looks the heaviest rain will be out in the western part of the state. look at the strong winds in the morning. could see gusts close to 50 miles per hour. then as the winds shift to the us out. that's why the rain shuts off clear. but the temperatures are going to be dropping. highs tomorrow early in the day right around 50.
5:17 am
the day tomorrow. so it's a changeable day coming up wednesday. colder air settling in thursday with mainly dry weather expected here heading into the weekend but i do want to caution you, we're still watching this ocean storm. still looks like it will pass mainly on out to sea but down along the south coast, the cape and the islands, there is a distinct possibility that you could get fringed by snow out of this system. we are watching closely. otherwise it's out of here and it's a dry start to the upcoming weekend. olessa: thank you, cindy. so far a quiet start on the roads. we are watching one problem spot south of town on 24 on the southbound side. overnight accident. the investigation is ongoing. it's got the right lane closed. just south of 93. once you get past that all the overnight construction is now gone. so far we're in good shape as you travel into boston. roadwork approaching the zakim bridge. that picks up early. no problem otz if pike or route 9 this morning. the construction we had on 128 south by route 2, that too has now cleared away. the trains and the buses are running on schedule.
5:18 am
that's look at your trafng. emily: continuing our super tuesday coverage. the election map is full of opportunities today, but the math for the remaining candidates is tricky. all of them trying to secure enough delegates to force others out of the race. when it comes to the g.o.p., our republican analyst pat griffin says there are three things to watch as the votes come in tonight. first, keep your eye on texas. senator ted cruz is predicted to do well there but how well. second, look at georgia. griffin says donald trump will win; but with a big evangelical, socially conservative population, cruz could also pick up some ground. finally, watch massachusetts. will john kasich's time here pay off at the polls? all the candidates will be doing the math tonight. pat griffin: remember it's proportional. up like the march 15 contest, there's an opportunity for other
5:19 am
delegates. emily: griffin says what would be surprising is if donald trump didn't essentially sweep the table. ahead in our next half hour, the number that could make a big difference for the democrats. randy: your economy headlines this tuesday. asian stocks were mostly higher overnight except for china where weak manufacturing kept shares low. right now u.s. stock futures are higher after a down day on monday. today investors will be looking for a new report on car sales. which have been up recently. it's the end of the line for late night service on the "t." the mbta board voted to nix the service starting march 18. supporters have called it a safe alternative for students and late-night workers. board members have said the service is not cost-effective. the first drug approved to target the female libido is facing new controversy this morning. a review of studies on the drug marketed as "addyl" claim the benefits are only marginal. addyl was rejected twice by the f.d.a. over concerns about its
5:20 am
emily: new this morning. students are getting ready to take the s.a.t. this month. and they will find some big changes this year. first, the reading portion is more advanced. the number of words is the same as the old test; however, the passages are longer. and the reading level appears more advanced. next, the math section now takes a more integrated approach. it combines concepts. for example, a geometry concept could be involved in an algebra question. you need to understand both to answer it. and lastly, students taking the new s.a.t. will see more data analysis across the board. expect to see graphs and charts in all sections of the test. >> they're not adding a science section, but they're putting a lot of those types of skills all over the test so students are really being asked to understand data, to read charts and graphs, to interpret and then to make decisions on questions based on that. emily: the college board does now offer free test prep to help teens get ready for these changes. it's available on the board's website. one last change.
5:21 am
answers. so those days of staring at the bubble sheet trying to make the best guess could be over. randy: braces doing much more than straightening out a smile. their important use for one unusual recipient in eyepoppers. then new at 5:30, boston police pushing against a new security proposal at northeastern. their problem with a plan to heavily arm campus police. and "5 investigates" on the front lines of the battle against the newest challenge in the opioid crisis-- fentanyl. the proof of the drug's explosive growth here in massachusetts. >> the 10:00 news on me-tv boston. the people you know-- maria: following some breaking news right now. >> --the reporting you trust. now at 10:00. check your program guide for channel number.
5:22 am
put more fun in your day with ice-cream-flavored coffees at dunkin' donuts. go for delicious flavors like butter pecan, cookie dough, or new pistachio. enjoy one today.
5:23 am
hey. you're that 1-800-dentist guy. yeah. so how come dentists don't have stuff, like, where they can make a crown all at once? they do. it's called cerec. okay, imagine a device that makes the crown right there in the office. it already exists. maybe i should invent that. single-visit dentistry. that's what cerec is. half the time, man. think about it -- this is going to be awesome. it is awesome for millions of people. what should we call it? [ male announcer ] single-visit dentistry. it already exists.
5:24 am
r the bigger the burrito, the bigger the fun. dunkin's new grandde burrito -- a breakfast burrito packed with big southwest flavor. go grande with veggie or sausage today. america runs on dunkin'. cindy: 5:24 on your tuesday morning. welcome on in to the month of march. it is starting out loud. we had strong winds overnight. we're still getting gusts to around 30 miles per hour. these winds will be settling down but they're bringing in colder air. no 60's tomming our way to go. wind chills in the teens and the 20's. dress for that. temperatures have fallen down down into the 30's. we'll stay there this morning. we're only getting into the low 40's this afternoon. at least we'll have the sunshine.
5:25 am
heavier rain, strong winds. we'll start out the day in the 50's and then temperatures fall by the late afternoon. look at that high. only around 30 here on thursday. emily. emily: wow. cindy, thank you. the rating take a sharp drop for the oscars. despite history being made in some of the major categories this year's awards were down roughly 8% from last year. about 34.3 million people tuned in. that's nearing a record low for the ceremony. industry analysts say a boycott over lack of diversity may have contributed. randy: all right. olessa is here. time for your tuesday eyepoppers. and we're starting with quite the fashion statement. these gun-themed stilettos got an air traveller in trouble in baltimore. t.s.a. screeners spotted the ammo-studded shoes and bracelets in a carry-on bag. the woman was forced to leave the items behind because even replicas of weapons are not allowed on board, and it was too late to check the bag.
5:26 am
and this will make you smile. and this guy certainly seems to have something to smile about. the pup from michigan is a bit of a viral sensation. some are skeptical about his orthodontal work, but the doctor says he couldn't completely close his mouth so this was actually a necessary step. randy: a serious overbite was out of control. olessa: overbite, underbite. i don't know what was going on. at least he's smiling. smile. olessa: we want to see the after photos. well. thank you. skating season ending early at a popular new hampshire pond. how police think someone ruined the fun for everyone. and new concerns over a birth-control implant. the serious risks that have some women calling for a ban on the product. erika? erika: voting starts shortly in the commonwealth. the keys that could make a difference in the democratic
5:27 am
5:28 am
the third generation nest learning thermostat. it's proven to save energy. even better? if you live in massachusetts, you can get a $100 rebate from your energy provider. get your nest thermostat at best
5:29 am
>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." erika: this is it. the day that could make or break political careers. what to watch as super tuesday votes are cast here and around the country. randy: shots fired inside a convenience store. a clerk critically injured. the one clue police hope will lead them to their suspect. emily: and "5 investigates" on
5:30 am
the new battle against a dangerous drug in the opioid crisis. on the eye. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: 5:30 on super tuesday. massachusetts among 13 states voting today. emily: polls open soon. let's get right to erika who's leading our election coverage in west roxbury. erika? erika: good morning again, emily, randy. that's right. the polls open here at 7:00 a.m. and they'll stay open til 8:00 tonight. and this race really matters. a huge number of delegates are on the table for both parties. on the republican side there are so many candidates that those will likely be split but today could be key to putting some distance between hillary clinton or bernie sanders. we'll have some key factors to watch in that race but first cindy has the forecast. cindy, it's a little windy this morning. cindy: a little bit there, erika, making all the difference this morning in the way it feels for sure.
5:31 am
that wind out of the west sustained over 20 miles per hour gusting over 30. so that wind making it feel a lot colder. you need to dress for wind chills in the teens and 20's in a lot of spots this morning. still hanging on to wind chills in the mid 30's on the cape. we've had a front coming through. that's been kicking up the winds but it's also bringing in colder air so we've got sunshine in the forecast today but notice temperatures in the 30's all morning long. only hover inning the low 40's this afternoon as the winds settle down and shift over to the southeast. 42 is an average high for this time of year. not the record warmth we had yesterday. cold, quiet today. look what we're watching here. snow back towards the chicago area. this system will bring us some rain through the morning commute tomorrow but it could start out as a touch of freezing rain overnight. winter weather advisory in effect 8:00 tonight until 4:00 tomorrow morning. let's get you out to the roads right now. they are dry but two hands on the wheel this morning, olessa. olessa: you'll be dodging downed
5:32 am
as you travel. the pike looks good by allston/brighton. that's eastbound heading to the top of the screen. let's see the rest of your ride as you travel south of town. 24 southbound by the forest bridge, a crash that happened overnight. police were out there investigates investigating. all lanes are open. as you travel into boston all the overnight construction wrapped up on 93. so far so good along the pike. no major issues southbound out of methuen all the way down to the leverett connector. trains and buses also running on schedule. i'm olessa stepanova. that's a look at your traffic. erika: today is a critical day in the race for the white house. candidates in both parties trying to get out the vote here and in 12 other states across the country. on the republican side, there are five candidates left. but all eyes will be on the top three. marco rubio and ted cruz hoping to score wins in their own states and slow the momentum of front-runner donald trump. when it comes to watching the votes come in tonight, our
5:33 am
marsh says watch the turnout. big turnout can make a big difference. but, in the end, it's all about the math for hillary clinton. >> if she wins massachusetts, it is very hard for bernie sanders to continue. he would then have to get 60% of every vote in every contest to even catch her in delegates. erika: another thing to keep in mind. this is not a winner-take-all night. the wins are proportional so every candidate has a chance to snag some delegates. you can get alerts as they happen on our wcvb mobile news app. emily, randy? erika: erika, thank you. some of the other stories we're following right now. police are looking for this man. he allegedly opened fire on a cranston, rhode island, store clerk during a robbery attempt. it happened at the bestway on park avenue. the clerk is in critical condition. randy: right now a scare at children's hospital in boston is clear. firefighters say a hot plate left on in a lab caused a plastic container to melt, triggering a chemical spill.
5:34 am
officer from new england, shot and killed during her first shift. ashley guindon graduated from merrimack high school in new hampshire. guindon will be buried in west springfield next to her father. right now a fight is brewing over plans to arm campus police officers with semi-automatic rifles. randy: the eyeopener's sera congi is live at northeastern university with the growing frustration. sera: randy and emily, northeastern university believes the rifles will make the school safer in the event of a campus shooting, but city officials say that they never consulted boston police about this policy change. protesters held a so-called die-in before a hearing yesterday at city hall. northeastern, who did not send a representative to the hearing, argues that arming campus officers would make the school safer. boston police say the school failed to to have that discussion before implementing the policy. >> you have to be transparent. you have to be willing to have those discussions because that's
5:35 am
to ensure that your law enforcement agencies are not overmilitarized. >> i think by declining the invitation to come to this meeting, northeastern sends a really strong message that they don't care that much about what we have to say. sera: the school says 20 officers will be trained to use the weapons in case of emergencies. and police on at least four other boston area campuses have access to semi-all thetic rifles. northeastern would join 60 campuses nationwide. live in boston, sera congi, wcvb, newscenter 5. randy: thank you. right now police are investigating a possible act of vandalism that ended the ice skating season at a historic new hampshire spot. someone opened a valve at strawberry banke in portsmouth causing refrigerant to leak. the rink was supposed to close after next weekend. on the front lines of the newest challenge in the opioid crisis. emily: "5 investigates" with the fight against fentanyl and new proof of its deadly consequences. sports reporter erin andrews tearfully takes the stand.
5:36 am
actions years ago torture her every day. randy: and ahead in news to go, a warning for users of a certain birth control. the serious health dangers forcing an alert from the government. p
tv-commercial
5:37 am
most new wealth flows to the top 1%. it's a system held in place by corrupt politics r where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. p my campaign is powered by over a million small contributions, people like you rwho want to fight back. p the truth is you can't change a corrupt system by taking its money. r i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message.
5:38 am
olessa: good morning. welcome back to the "eyeopener." here's the pike by allston/brighton. that's eastbound heading to the top of the screen. you can see traffic getting by without any delays at least for now. luckily no accidents to report. all the overnight construction
5:39 am
hours. cindy, two hands on the wheel kind of day. cindy: you've got it. those winds are gusty right now. they're coming in from the west. they're bringing in colder air. we won't be setting any record-high temperatures today like we did yesterday. it will be more seasonal under sun shienl. the winds settle down of the temperatures come up in the low 40's this afternoon but it will be turning wet overnight. we've got wind-swept rain on the way for the wednesday morning commute. temperatures soar back up into the 50's again early in the day but once that rain comes to an end the cold returns. look at that. only 30 on thursday. emily. emily: wow. all right, cindy, thank you. a new challenge in the fight against opioids. a powerful, man-made version of fentanyl. "5 investigates" finds it's contributing to more and more overdose deaths. >> spit it out, spit it out. emily: this takedown of alleged heroin and fentanyl dealers played out in front of 5 investigates' cameras. prosecutors linked the suspects to a woburn drug user's near fatal overdose. we went inside the state crime lab where testing shows a
5:40 am
cases. some drugs that were sold as heroin are actually entirely fentanyl, which is 50 times more potent. greg oberle-- who became addicted to painkillers, then heroin, after an accident-- died from a fentanyl overdose last year. sister: fentanyl took part of my family. it is scary, it's scary, because anything not packaged directly in a pill form, you don't know the dosage. you don't know what you are you are always playing russian roulette. emily: the medical examiner's in fatal overdoses involving fentanyl in the past year. randy: our super tuesday coverage continues next. next on the eye, the potential for a big change in the rest of the race. plus the party losing registered voters in massachusetts. and smooth moves on the court. the dunk getting a crowd on its feet in news to go. >> the 10:00 news on me-tv boston. the people you know-- maria: following some breaking news right now. >> --the reporting you trust. now at 10:00. check your program guide for
5:41 am
5:42 am
5:43 am
p does neighborhood health plan cost less? yes. p is now a good time to remember your company didn't choose it just because it costs less? yes. welcome to world-class doctors, hospitals, and helpfulness. because neighborhood values what you value. call your broker and see customer stories at nhpvalues.org. randy: good morning. the eyeopener team ready with your news to go. erika is leading our super tuesday coverage. and we're covering news in swampscott, boston, and cranston, rhode island. emily: but first cindy has your forecast. it is a windy morning. cindy: the winds were really picking up overnight. they were coming in with an arctic front. emily: arctic?
5:44 am
cindy: this is not happening again today. these are the record highs from yesterday. it will be colder today. welcome to march. it will actually feel like it today. make sure you dress for it. we are coming off though what will go down in the books as the second warmest winter on record for boston the meteorological winter being the month of december, january, and february. and there is our ranking. second warmest on record when you look at the average temperature. pretty incredible stuff. colder air now working in from the north and west as a bubble of high pressure so we'll have sunshine today. and the winds will settle down. it's just going to be colder than it was yesterday. fast-moving system though bringing some snow near chicago this morning. this is racing toward us. it's going to bring in some rain for us by tomorrow morning at this time. but it may be just cold enough at the onset overnight that outside of 128, there could be a touch of freezing rain initially before it changes over to rain. but there is a winter weather advisory up for that reason. you can see the temperatures now are running in the upper 20's in worcester. it is 38 degrees in boston right now. temperatures hold in the 30's
5:45 am
and then we only recover back into the low 40's this afternoon. we've got the lower 40's right now on the cape. your temperatures hold fairly steady throughout the day looking for high temperatures nowhere near as warm as they were yesterday. still pretty seasonal for this time of year. dry through 8:00 tonight. the clouds come in right around midnight. we get that burst of rain that could start as a little freezing rain out through worcester county. look at this. by about 4:00 or 5:00 tomorrow morning, plain rain for everyone. wind-swept downpours for the morning commute. i think the steady rain lasts up until about lunchtime. afternoon. a quick half an inch to inch of rain is a possibility. those winds so strong in the morning from the south gusting maybe close to 50. they shift to the west in the afternoon and the temperatures will fall. we start the day in the 50's. 30's by dark. and then look at that high with sunshine. only about 30 degrees on thursday. let's get you out to the roads right now, olessa. how are we looking out there. olessa: delays starting to pick up across the area. here's route 1 in saugus.
5:46 am
southbound head degree the bottom of the screen. let's check out the rest of your ride. north of town we're watching one disabled car, the right lane partially blocked 90 south by route 1. you're in good shape on the pike or route 9 this morning. so far so good south of town as well. accident investigation cleared away on 24 south over by the horse bridge south of 93. all lanes are now open. your trip to expressway almost 15 braintree to boston. trains and buses running on schedule. randy, emily. randy: thank you. super tuesday is about to get underway. and that could mean big changes in the race for president. we have team coverage with erika tarantal leading the way live in west roxbury. erika: and there is a lot at stake in both parties when voting gets underway today. voters in 13 states will make their choice with a huge bank of delegates on the table. with a slew of the delegates on the table, hillary clinton is targeting her republican rivals while bernie sanders stands firm in his quest. clinton: scapegoating people, finger-pointing, blaming-- that
5:47 am
towards one another. sanders: we're in it to the end, and i think we're going to surprise a lot of people. erika: clinton getting some help on the trail here in massachusetts. her husband, the former president, held a late-night rally in worcester. he's expected in new bedford today. as for the republican side, things knots cooling down a bit. let's head over to kelley tuthill with that side of the race. kelley. kelley: we're in swampscott will governor baker is expected to cast his ballot a short time from now. donltd trump is expected to drive a lot of people to the polls today. he's still facing a lot of controversy including being accused of not turning down leader. >> he blamed it on a bad ear piece, that he couldn't hear the question. i don't care how bad the ear piece is, ku klux klan comes through pretty clearly. and he refuses to criticize it.
5:48 am
secret service is now reporting reports that a "time" magazine photographer was slammed to the ground as he was trying to cover a protester at a trump event in virginia. the polls open at 7:00 a.m. and that's when we are expecting governor baker to cast his ballot though he has not said yet who he will be voting for. live in swampscut, kelley tuthill, wcvb, newscenter 5. erika: an interesting note going into today's voting. since the beginning of the year, nearly 20,000 people in massachusetts have dropped their democratic party affiliation mostly becoming unenrolled. that means they could vote for either party in today's primary. stay with wcvb as the super tuesday results come in. an abc news special starts at 10:00 tonight right here followed by newscenter 5 at 11:00. you can also follow the results live on the free wcvb mobile app.
5:49 am
police with semi-automatic rifles. boston police say they were never consulted >> you should have the discussion about the concerns with the lead policing agency in the city. sera: protesters held a so-called "die-in" before a hearing yesterday at city hall. northeastern, which did not send a representative, claims arming campus officers would make the school safer. but boston police say the school failed to have that discussion before implementing the policy. 20 officers will be trained to use the weapons for emergencies. police on at least four other boston-area campuses have access to semiautomatic rifles. live in boston, sera congi, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: a gas station clerk in cranston, rhode island, is shot in the head but still able to call 911 after a violent robbery. this is survailence video of the man police are looking for. he was wearing a black hoodie, skeleton mask, and gloves. the clerk at this bestway on park ave. was shot several times and transported to rhode island hospital. he is listed in critical
5:50 am
doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. randy: doug, thank you. new overnight, two people are hurt after this single-car crash in randolph. it happened just after 1:30 this morning on route 24 south. the car veered off the highway and into the woods. state police say two people were taken to the hospital, but their injuries are unclear right now. emily: two people are dead and another is injured after a crash in kensington, new hampshire. it happened around 10:30 last night on north haverhill road. the two victims were pronounced dead at the scene. the third person was flown to the hospital. the road was shut down while state police investigated. randy: a hazmat scene is clear after a scare at children's hospital. firefighters say a hot plate was left on in a lab just before 9:00 last night. that caused a plastic container to melt and a chemical to spill onto the floor. the incident prompted a level 3 hazmat response, but the smoke was not toxic. it happened inside a research building away from patients. nobody was hurt. emily: malden police are searching for this man. he's accused of trying to rob a convenience store with a
5:51 am
village mart on florence street. you can see him struggling with the clerk. chasing the robber out of the randy: startling new numbers out of manchester, new hampshire. medics responded to sixty opioid overdoses in february, and in 14 of those cases, people died. that is a grim new record. in february of 2015, the city reported 5 deadly overdoses. >> every day of my life. i either get a tweet or somebody makes a comment or somebody sends me a still of the video to my twitter. emily: sportscaster erin andrews in tears talking about the toll this man's actions have taken since he secretly filmed her naked inside her hotel room in 2008. andrews is suing the nashville marriott's owner and manager, claiming they made it too easy for her stalker, michael barrett, to find her room.
5:52 am
birth-control implant essure. the f.d.a. is adding its strongest safety warning to the device called a "black box label." the serious risks include tearing of the uterus or fallopian tubes and severe allergic reaction. side effects range from chronic pain to autoimmune disorders like lupus and psoriasis. many women who have used the device are calling for a ban. emily: a legal victory for apple. a new york judge says the u.s. justice department cannot force the company to provide the f.b.i. with access to locked iphone data. the ruling comes in a routine brooklyn drug case, but it has much wider implications as apple stands its ground in dozens of other cases, including one in massachusetts. earlier this month, a california judge ordered apple to create software to help the f.b.i. hack the san bernardino shooter's iphone. randy: flowers lie on the hollywood walk of fame star for actor george kennedy. he died yesterday at the age of 91.
5:53 am
supporting actor" for his role in 1967's "cool hand luke" as the boss of a southern chain gang. he was also known for his work in the "naked gun" movies and "airport." emily: the celtics out-jazz utah at the garden. down by 2 with 30 seconds to go last night, and jae crowder makes a three to put the c's up for good. boston had 13 blocks against the jazz including this one by avery bradley with seconds to play. a key defensive move. the c's recover the ball and go on to win 100-95. and take a look at these smooth moves on the court for the iowa state cyclones. abdel nader rises up over an oklahoma state cowboys' defender and slams it in. he made the dunk and drew the foul. the dunk rallied the cyclones, who went on to win 58-50. randy: u.s. astronaut scott kelley starting his journey home today after a year in space.
5:54 am
naught searched as test subjects so scientists could study the human body. part of nasa's research on whether or not astronauts can handle a trip to mars. kelley has now spent the most cumulative time in space of any american in history. wednesday. emily: pretty impressive. cindy: he would tweet out amazing pictures. look at the high temperatures from yesterday. all the way to 64 in boston tying the record for the day. so warm yesterday. that is not happening today. we've had these gusty winds picking up with an arctic front overnight. we're still gusting over 30 miles per hour in boston. bringing in colder air. look at the wind chills tout door. right now teens and 20's boston north and west. colder air is working on in. you can see it stacked up to our north and west now. it's coming in with mainly clear skies and high pressure so a bright day but a cooler day coming our way. watching this system here toward the midwest bringing snow near chicago today.
5:55 am
tomorrow but it may start out as a touch of freezing rain overnight north and west of 128 so there is a winter weather advisory up overnight for that reason. by today low 40's this afternoon with a good amount of sunshine. the winds settle down. just around to the south and east. dry through 8:00 this evening. midnight. the west. see the pink showing up here. northern worcester county up into southern new hampshire. that is a little bit of freezing rain. it's light. it's really brief. i think by about 4:00 in the morning, we've warmed up enough that we're talking about plain old rain. there will be rain out there for the morning commute. look at the temperatures coming out of the 30's overnight. 50 out the door tomorrow morning. so it is going to be a warm, wet start to your wednesday with heavy downpours through about lunchtime and then we're going to dry things ow out here in the afternoon. strong southerly winds in the morning shift around to the west in the afternoon. although the temperatures start out right around 50 degrees look what happens by day's end. the sun is back but it's only in the 30's here by the time the
5:56 am
so big changes. colder air settling in through the end of week. we're still watching on friday a coastal storm that looks like it's going to go by us out to sea to the south but it may come close enough to clip maybe the south coast and the cape. with just a little bit of snow. so we'll watch that. it gets on out of here saturday. it's a dry start to the weekend but a colder one. only in the 30's this weekend. let's get you out to the roads right now. a little shock to the system out the door this morning. olessa: two hands on the wheel absolutely. very windy as well. be careful. a live look outside. 93 looks good in somerville. there are some delays start to go pick up for the morning rush on the southbound side. let's go to the maps and see the rest of your ride as you travel south of town and north of town. we're fairly quiet. we are watching one disabled car. 95 south by route 1 in pee booed eecht once you get past that you're in pretty good. a 15-minute ride from 495 to 128 and an accident investigation cleared on the southbound side of 24 just south of 93. expressway right now about 15 from braintree to boston. and the trains and buses are
5:57 am
randy: four minutes before the top of the hour. our super tuesday coverage continues next. emily: the factors setting this primary day apart from the rest. and new this morning, the s.a.t. is changing again. the skills getting put to the test, and the new way students can help themselves prepare. 5:57 right now. take a look at this. absolutely gorgeous shot of the skies above worcester this morning icht looks like a water color. randy: living the good life here in central massachusetts.
5:58 am
5:59 am
6:00 am
>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: thousands of votes up for grabs in massachusetts and all over the country. the primary dash this super tuesday and how it could change the rest of the race. emily: new information on the state senator. after a raid on his law office. takes a violent turn. a store clerk's brave move even on the eye for this tuesday >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: high stakes for these candidates this morning. thirteen states are holding either primaries or caucuses. and the outcome could have a big impact on what happens next. good morning.

23 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on