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with showers and a return to colder terms early next week. we're breaking it down for you right now as the eyeopener continues. announcer: now on newscenter 5's eyeopener -- emily: breaking overnight, a crash involving a state police cruiser. the information just in on that trooper. randy: concerns about gronk after this big hit. the potential injury that could sideline the patriots' tight end. emily: a major meeting for the president-elect and his v.p. the jobs their filli a men who could already be onboard. randy: a new idea to stop work site tragedies like this trench collapse. on the eye for this tuesday morning. announcer: you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning. this is newscenter 5's eyeopener. emily: 5:00 a.m. also on the eye this morning, rain is moving in from the south. cindy is tracking the timeline for your morning commute and the potential for some coastal floong. good morning. i'm emily riemer.
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cindy: yeah. randy: could get a little bit. cindy: messy weatherwise today. the flooding we're talking about has to do with the high tide which comes up around 11:00 this morning. along the coastline, be ready for that water level to rise a little bit. the rainfall right now still on the way. you can see the radar picking up quite a few showers, especially down on the south coast and cape where we've had a couple of showers already. but the storm still working up the coastline. and as it gets closer to us, that rain is going to break out across the area. there's also going to be an will interact with the tide which comes up around 11:00 a.m. that's why we do have a coastal flood advisory for that reason. some of the shore roads that are vulnerable may experience minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide. temperatures mainly running in the 40's. we only get in the lower 50's here around midday. that rain moves in late morning. the temperatures fall back a little bit this afternoon. here's a timeline on that rain. by 8:00 this morning, a couple of showers around. so have the umbrella with you. but look what happens by lunchtime.
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absolutely pouring in some areas. the yellows indicating heavier downpours. can't even rule out a rumble of thunder today. notice this is with us for the evening commute. so weatherwise, the evening commute is going to be dealing with a lot more wet weather. let's get out to the roads. dry in most areas. good morning, olessa. olessa: live look outside at the expressway, a check by the south bay mall. you can see the northbound side not seeing any volume. the rest of your ride and overnight construction. 93 southbound by the leverett connector, expressway northbound by mass ave. once again by savin hill and road work wrapped up on 93 north by route 124. route 128, two projects a couple more minutes. once again, southbound as you pass by route 2. so far we're expecting trains and buses to start on schedule. emily: thank you. breaking overnight, police are investigating after a cab driver crashes into a massachusetts state police cruiser in boston.
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newsroom from the scene at commonwealth ave. and berklee street. it happened around 2:30 this morning. nobody was seriously hurt, but the cruiser and a light pole were damaged. right now, patriots fans on edge. rob gronkowski could be out for a while after that blow there. gronk himself calling it the hardest hit he's taken on the field. and this morning we're learning more about the possible injury. randy: we're also hearing from quarterback tom brady meehan is at gillette stadium with what we know at this hour. doug: the first reports were this was a punctured lung, but now we're hearing it's a badly bruised chest. he's canceled a media event in new york city for madden 17. let's look at that hit one more time. it was a hard one by earl thomas. gronk sat out for five plays and
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two-yard line. tom brady asked about the severity of the injury last night. >> i still haven't heard anything. that was the first i just heard of it. if it is the case, hope he's doing well. >> it was a good, clean hit. nothing against it. just took it and just knocked the wind out of me a little bit. doug: gronk was seen walking through the locker room yesterday, as is the case on most mondays. he may just miss one game, but that's still up in the air. there is still plenty o uncertainty this morning, and we'll keep you updated. live at gillette stadium this morning, doug meehan, wcvb newscenter 5. randy: all right, doug. thank you. six boston families are without a home right now after a fire ripped throu their dorchester building. the flames broke out on the first floor of this welles avenue building just before 8:00 last night. the fire department of the city tells us nobody was injured s. one person was sent to the hospital as a precaution. there was a cat that died in the
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fire. emily: right now president-elect donald trump is preparing to take action, set to meet with vice president-elect mike pence at trump tower and outline candidates for his administration. the eye's erika tarantal here. erika: rudy giuliani is reportedly the frontrunner for secretary of state though john bolten, a former ambassador to the u.n. under george w. bush, is yet to be counted out. post filled. steve bannon named chief strategist. there are calls for trump to dump bannon for his connection to the alt-right movement criticized as racist, sexist and anti-semitic. the trump campaign standing by its choice. >> frankly, people should look at the full r?sum?. he's got a business degree, a naval officer.
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he was a goldman sachs managing partner. erika: senator elizabeth warren voicing her opposition tweeting the president of the united states should cdemn bigots, donald trump, not a west wing office to decide our country's future. the antidefamation league saying the former breitbart executive is danro values. emily: group like the naacp and leadership conference on civil and human rights say they'll oppose any proposal that rolls back civil rights. some have criticized trump's appotment of stephen bannon saying it will not help unify the country. randy: the state of massachusetts is taking action in the wake of recent hate crimes since the election. at least one case is being investigated in natick, one man targeted by threatening letters,
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blank in our neighborhood. we will kill them. natick is strictly white. state attorney general maura healey said a hotline is open now to report any harassment. >> in massachusetts, there are civil rights laws. there are laws about public safety. and i'm going to enforce those laws. randy: police are investigating that case in natick and tell newscenter 5 this type of behavior will not be tolerated. vice president-elect pence is meeting with republican governors fromun governor charlie baker. he sat next to pence yesterday at the republican governor's association meeting in orlando, florida. pence tweeting this photo saying it was a great meeting, discussing president-elect trump's plan to work with the states. emily: president-elect trump's working to get top-secret security clearance foris h children. the trump team has asked the white house to explore the possibility, according to a cnn report. the trump children would need to
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white house to get that clearance. once trump is president, he could put in the request himself. right now, boston's mayor calling for changes weeks after this deadly tragedy. two worrs killed in a trench collapse. the eyeopener's sera congi live in the south end this morning with the new action mayor walsh is proposing. sera? sera: emily, the two men were killed here in a trench. mayor walsh is proposing ne companies are in good standing before any work permits are issued. take a look at the chaotic scene. it was on october 21 when kelvin mattocks and robert higgins were killed after the trench flooded. those men were working for atlantic drain service. 5 investigates uncovered eight earlier violations this year and fines of $20,000 by osha. mayor walsh's proposal would
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modify permit applications based on the safety record. and companies would also be required to tell the city of any osha violations no matter if they're pending or resolved. this proposal still needs approval by the boston city council. at this point, no criminal charges have been filed over the incident. but the suffolk d.a.'s office is investigating. live this morning in the south end, sera congi, wcvb newscenter 5. randy: sera, thank you. right now, four construction employees are injured roof collapse in kingston. they're working on christmas tree lane yesterday. for some reason, the roof gave
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emily: chili's becoming the subject of outrage. delta passengers may soon be less likely to lose their bags. the new idea that could ease the inconvenience. and new this morning, stop robocalls to your cell phone. three ways to end the annoyance. erika? massachusetts state police trooper is recovering after a crash. it was near the corner of commonwealth avenue and berklee streets. cindy: the timeline, impacts on commutes and flooding concerns along the coastline. take a look at the temperatures. not a bad start. 40's to 50 degre although a little bit cooler, 39 as you're heading out the door in nashua
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sifts this week in america's hometown. hope to see you there, channel 5. randy: i'm so envious. thank you, northern lights! what a great wake-up call. and we're so looking forward to seeing you. emily: you can join us, all of us, actually, at america's hometown thanksgiving this friday, saturday, as our v.i.p. this is how you enter to win. go to our facebook page. on the right-hand side, you'll see a panel there. click on thanksgiving cindy: i know it. we'll do this and leave the singing to them. emily: that is a good idea. randy can sing. randy: as long as you can hear it. cindy: i'm glad the parade is not today, weatherwise, we're going to have some rain. it will be heavy as well. it comes in over the course of the morning. by late morning, the rain is coming down.
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is going to be with us right through the evening commute as well. so a wet tuesday ahead. we need the rainfall. looks like a good soaking around or just over an inch in some areas. there might be an axis of heavier rain off to the west. another possible on the cape. plan on a good soaking rainfall today. it's not just the rain coming in. you kn that super moon we've been tracking? the tides are the highest of the year. we'll add an easterly wind on that. from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., if you live along the coastline, some of th s flooded. some minor coastal flooding possible. here are the high tide times from revere, quincy, boston, scituate, around 11:00 this morning. we have another on wednesday. the tide not as high. there may be lingering effects tomorrow midday as well. here's the storm approaching from the south this morning. you can see there's rain getting organized. a couple of bands. there's one batch of heavier rain there. another one off to the west. but a little bit of a tropical connection with this. so a little more available moisture to come on down over the course of the day.
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there. the bulk of the area is pretty quiet. we did have rain come through over the cape in the past hour or so. here are the temperatures running close to 50 degrees. it's 49 in boston. 46 in worcester. notice some 30's orange on up to nashua. it's a chilly start out the door. the winds are going to pick up out of the northeast especially along the coast. there will likely be gusts this afternoon over 20 miles an hour. with the rain and wind off the water, low to mid 50's the best at the coastline but holding in the 40's over t we step you through the timeline. 7:00, 8:00 this morning, a couple of showers around, morning commute not all that bad, but notice by lunchtime, steady rains starting to work on in. as we get into the afternoon, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, look at this. the yellows showing up. these are heavier downpours that are going to be embedded within the main area of rain. can't even rule out a rumble of thunder. where we get those heavier rains, there will be ponding on the roads, and that lingers
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the day. as we get past midnight, the rain is drying up. skies try to clear, but we'll hold that off until tomorrow. down in the 40's for overnight lows tonight. we get the storm out of our hair tomorrow. high pressure noses in. we're going to warm temperatures up with little bit of sunshine and a light westerly wind. close to 60 degrees tomorrow and stay there through friday. even start the weekend on saturday, it looks mild and the party is over sunday into monday. colder air is coming back in. it will com showers. a little unsettled sunday. could be snow in the higher elevations. november making a comeback here. olessa: next week is thanksgiving. it's about time. thank you, cindy. so far this morning the ride has been fairly quiet. live look at the expressway by the south bay mall northbound toward the bottom of the screen. let's go to the maps ands check the rest of your ride. just getting a word of a crash on 495 by west main street. the indicator, i'll get more information. in the meantime, the rest of your trip, no problems as you travel into town.
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south by the leverett connector and on the expressway we have several projects. they're all gone. same story on 93 northbound by route 24. construction also cleared awray on 128. road work by highland ave. so has the work on 128 south by route 2. so far trains and buses are starting the morning on schedule. emily: growing outrage after an army veteran says his meal was taken away from him on veterans die. it happened at a veterans giving a free meal. the manager told him other customers raised questions about his uniform. that's when he showed his i.d. and discharge papers. but his meal was still taken. and while many have supported walker, others raised suspicions about his uniform. he says he bought the uniform after he retired to wear on veterans day as a tribute. >> i purposely don't wear a rank or a name tag as not to be
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emily: chili's says they fell short and are working to make it right. randy: asian shores lower as investors anticipate a rate hike boost in the united states. u.s. stock futures are higher. investors are looking for the monthly retail sales report, which is due out a little bit later today. samsung changing gears, investing its time and money into the automotive business. the electronics company has agreed to buy herman international industries. this deal is worth $8 billion. samsung says it will not make cars itself but sees the industry as a growth sector. it's a move past cell phones after the galaxy note 7 incident.
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their bags with an app. scanners on the side of each baggage belt read the chip and indicate whether luggage is loaded onto the right plane. delta hopes this will ease at least one of the stresses of flying. if you noticed more telemarketer calls on your cell phone, you're not wrong. emily: complaints about those robocalls are up 50% this year, but there are some options. first, there is an app for that. there are a number of blocking alps for android and if you use voice over i.p., there's nomorobo. consumer reports says the digitone call blocker is the way to go. saving money easier. the old school tip with a new generation twist.
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love garbage day. emily: it is. in eyepoppers this morning. cindy: a commuter rail crash goes unreported. why the cause is being compared to an amtrak disaster. brockton's mayor accused of using money for himself. bear sightings in kingsboro. why police say sightings like
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>> ready. [cheering] emily: good morning to the doherty memorial high football team and cheerleaders in worcester. met a lot of the kids and the faculty there. great way to call. cindy, today's weather nothing to cheer about. cindy: watching the rain down the coast moving in mid to late morning. it will be heavy at times this afternoon and also with an increasing easterly wind along the coastline. we're watching the midday high tide for some minor coastal flooding. a coastal flood advisory for
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mostly in the 40's. 49 in boston. over the next 12 hours, rain comes in late morning. temperatures only sneak up into the low 50's today. rain gets out of here tonight. clouds and some sunshine tomorrow. notice temperatures staying mild right through thursday. randy? randy: today we invite you to check out the new wcvb.com. this upgreat is designed to deliver breaking news and weather not only faster but using new technology to give you a better experience. the lt and alerts will be front and center on every page, and a new navigation menu means that whatever you want is just two clicks or taps away. if you've already been using our app, there's nothing you need to do. the transition will be seamless. check it out. wcvb.com, the new and improved starting today at noon. emily: 5:25. time for tuesday morning eyepoppers. this could make us hungry. olessa: especially if you like nutella. love nutella.
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mcdonald's italy. it is filled with nutella. the burger's name is sweety con nutella. the chocolate hazelnut spread slathered on a bun but a dark brown stripe baked in to make it look like a meaty patty. it's nutella. put nutella on anything. it's delicious. emily: yep. olessa: a texas toddler makes an unlikely best friend. a garbage truck driver. fascinated with james since the child's family moved into the home. when he was an infant, he was given a mini trash barrel piggy bank. he dressed as james for halloween. emily: so cute. firefighter, police officer, garbage truck driver. awesome. really sweet. randy: very cute. the mbta giving riders a sneak peek at new orange line trains. the sleek cars hitting the rails
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encounter. the moves making a crowd gasp at a political rally. state police trooper recovering after a crash in the back bay of the city. the cruiser and cab collided.
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announcer: now on newscenter 5's
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emily: this hard hit putting gronk on the sidelines. the possible injury concerning patriots nation this morning. doug: what we're hearing from number 12. nicole: weeks after a deadly trench collapse, the new focus on safety. randy: fresh criticism over president-elect trump's cabinet picks. the new concern as more tense clashes erupt across the country. announcer: you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning. this is newscenter 5's eyeopener. randy: tuesday morning, 5:30. traffic moving along here at this early hour. good morning. and thank you for joining us today. i'm randy price. emily: i'm emily riemer along with cindy and olessa. so something to keep in mind, the commute is going to be a wet one. cindy: the morning one is okay. this evening's commute, yeah, because it's going to be raining.
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just getting started this morning, yeah. have an umbrella with you today. a couple of showers beginning to lift up from the south right now. i think that's all we're dealing with the next couple of hours. a few areas of showers. here's the storm to our south. as it approaches, the rain is going to get heavier, the winds are going to pick up, and that easterly wind combined with the astronomically high tides leading to concerns for the midday high tide. there is a coast at flood advisory 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for that reason. some of the shore roads that are vulnerable may experience minor coastal flding around lunchtime today. starting in the 40's. we get up only to the low 50's, even cooler over the interior. that rain comes in mid to late morning. it's with us through the afternoon. you can see it here on futurecast. 8:00 a.m., a few showers around. by lunchtime, steady rain is getting in here, and it's going to be heavy at times. midafternoon right through that evening commute. yellows and oranges indicating heavy downpours. thunder possible today and ponding of the water for the
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the evening commute certainly dealing with more rough water than this morning. let's get you out to the roads. dry right now, olessa. olessa: a couple of problems. let's get to a live look outside. a busy ride on the expressway by the south bay mall. west of town, a trouble stop in hopkins 495 by west main street, a car on its side. one car involved in that crash. along the pike, there's an accident involving a truck, eastbound by route 9. from 495 to 128, your ride now about 20 minutes. north of town, a on 93 southbound as you approach there from 495 south. from there, you're looking okay down to the leverett connector and then so far south of town we're in pretty good shape. expressway 10 to 15 braintree into boston. trains and buses so far running on schedule. emily, randy? olessa: olessa, thank you. we are following breaking news right now on the eyeopener. randy: erika is tracking overnight developments. erika: that breaking news out of boston. police investigating after a cab driver crashes into a massachusetts state police cruiser. this was th scene overnight at
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luckily, no one was seriously hurt. patriots tight end rob gronkowski suffering a chest injury. our mike lynch reporting it could be a bruised sternum. it might have come from this hit during sunday's game against the seahawks. initial speculation was that onk had a punctured lung. also, donald trump and mike pence set to meet today at trump tower to discuss cabinet positions. it's reported this morning former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is a top pick for secretary of state. emily? emily: thanks. right now the mbta is asking questions after commuter rail accint that went unreported. randy: and the eye's nicole estaphan now at south station with the punishment handed down as this investigation unfolds. nicole: the accident happening earlier this month. the big question this morning, why was it not reported. the commuter train was approaching south station on november 4 when it hit a train bumper.
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a rail tie. the train was traveling at just 6 miles per hour. the t's fiscal and management control board compared it to this september crash in hoboken, new jersey. one person was killed. more than 100 others hurt when a transit train was going at a high speed of 21 miles per hour and crashed into the terminal. now, the crew members on the commuter train have been placed on leave pending the outcome of this investigation. there were no passengers onboard this train at the time of the crash. we are live at south station is randy: all right, nicole. thank you. you can soon see this subway car along the mbta's orange line. the t is releasing this image of the new prototype. the 152 new orange line cars will be coming into service in january of 2019, replacing decades-old railcars and a pilot train will arrive next september with production beginning after that. the red line is also getting a face-lift as a pilot rain is due
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emily: right now, brockton's mayor is being asked to explain why he went back to school on the taxpayers' dime. the city council voted last night to call mayor bill carpenter in front of the finance committee to answer questions aut classes he took to learn cape verdean creole. the city paid $585 for it. >> it's the ethical implications of it that we, as public officials, can't simply decide that we want to take a course and the taxpayer should pay for it. emily: the about a $9,000 piece of granite bought with his budget that's now missing. both the mayor and the chief will appear before the finance committee next monday. randy: boston-based new balance is putting distance between itself and a white supremacist website. the daily stormer proclaim new balance the, quote, official shoes of white people this weekend after the company's vice president said the election of donald trump was a move in the right direction.
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new balance says it does not tolerate bigotry or hate in any form. u.s. service members accused of committing war crimes. emily: the claims getting slammed by the state department. bear sightings on the rise in kingsboro. randy: ahead in news to go, a huge car fire stopping traffic on the highway. how the man inside survived
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>>. olessa: wack to the eyeopener. if there's something about your commute bugging you or a traffic mystery you can't figure out, you can ask olessa. tweet me, post on my facebook or email askolessa@hearst.com. i'll get the answers for you and share them right here on the eyeopener. this morning the ride a little bit busy. a live look outside at the pike. this stretch looks good, eastbound heading away by alston-brighton. west of here, we're watching an accident involving a truck. delays back to 495 plus a couple of other problem spots. i'll have all the details coming up. cindy, rain coming our overall low impact for the morning commute. the rain is just moving up from the south right now. the rain is going to move in mid to late morning. it will be heavy at times this afternoon right through the evening commute. looking for about an inch of rain. coastal flooding concerns for the midday high tide as well. some sunshine back tomorrow. it stays mild through friday and then a cooldown coming by the end of the weekend. randy? randy: well, at least one bear has been on the prowl in a massachusetts town. it's been spotted several times
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tyngsboro neighborhood looking for food. he says he started to be concerned about the bear, that it would come after him. that's when he ran away. >> i said, justin, are you all right? i started screaming at him. randy: the bear was not aggressive. they think it's the same one roaming around chelmsford. these sightings are the bears are getting ready for winter and roaming around for food. and to keep them away, avoid having food sources, bird feeds and the like around. emily: president-elect trump working on his team. and the comments that could ruin college athletes' careers. a jarring he said to this moment at a political protest.
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randy: good morning. news to go. we'res in foxboro, erika following additions to the trurm administration. emily: a check with cindy and a check of your forecast. cindy: the storms just getting organized. if you're heading out the door, have an umbrella with you. a couple of showers around. the intensity will ramp up as we
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impacts highest through your evening commute. getting home might be more challenging. we need the rainfall. we haven't had 1/4 inch this month. one of the driest novembers on record to date. we're way behind for the year. we need the rain, and it looks like we'll get a good soaking around or over an inch possible in some areas. so some good rain on the way. you can see those showers beginning to move up from the south. the storm really just getting organized to our south right now. as it gets closer and strengthens, it's going t in more moisture. there's a tropical connection with this. we're going to see winds ramp up. along the coastline, winds could gust from the east over 20 miles an hour. that easterly flow combined with the astronomically high tides, we are watching that midday high tide, highest of the year. could be some minor coastal flooding at that time. some of the vulnerable shore roads could experience water on them. keep that in mind. 46 out the door right now worcester. 49 in boston. a few 30's over the interior where it stays in the 40's today. low0's for a high in boston
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here's the timeline on the rain. a few showers the next couple of hours. by lunchtime, here we go with steadier rain, and it fls in by midafternoon right through the evening commute. these yellows and oranges indicating heavier downpours. could even be a rumble of thunder. then this all tapers off by about midnight and we'll dry things out overnight. skies eventually clear on out tomorrow. we'll get back sunshine tomorrow. temperatures respond. upper 50's tomorrow. mostly sunny. still mild in the upper 50's on thursday. how are we looking? olessa: a couple of problem spots. this stretch of the pike looks okay by alston-brighton. let's go to the maps. west of here, we're watching problem spots fst on 495 and hopkins. there's a car on its side northbound by west main street and one lane is closed. along the pike, there's a truck accident by route 9. delays back to 495. right now, it's a 20-minute ride 495 to 18. 93 southbound, a little bit of volume.
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pretty decent shap trains and buses doing okay. emily? emily: olessa, thank you. we're following breaking overnight. police are investigating after a cab driver crashes into a state police cruiser in boston. this was the scene at commonwealth avenue and berklee street at 2:30 this morning. nobody was seriously hurt. randy: rob gronkowski could be missing some time after taking a huge hit in sunday's game. emily: t meehan is live in foxboro with what we know about the possible injury. doug: emily, randy, good morning. yes, all of patriots nation this morning holding their collective breath, waiting for official word on rob gronkowski's health. tom brady asked about gronk's possible chest injury last night. >> if it is a case, hope he's doing well. but i won't know more until i go
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doug: it was this hit when gronk suffered what was believed to be a pretty bad chest injury. he only sat out for five plays and was back on the field. this morning he has canceled a media appearance in new york city, and he may miss next sunday's game. we'll keep you updated. we're live at gillette, doug meehan, wcvb newscenter 5. emily: president-elect donald trump is focused squarely right now on key appointments. he and mike pence heading up the transition will be discussing picks at t former new york city rudy giuliani considered a frontrunner for secretary of state although john bolten, a former ambassador to the u.n. under george w. bush, is said to be under consideration. meantime, outcry continues over the pick of steve bannon as chief strategist over his connection to the nationalist alt-right movement. democrats and some republicans have been critical of that choice. the antidefamation league says
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to core american values. an ohio state university student wrestled after tackling a speaker at an anti-trump rally inside the student union. that suspect was taken away by campus police. the school released a statement to students saying it protects first amendment rights but it's also concerned about verbal assaults on campus. a new effort on construction safety after a deadly trench collapse here in the south end of boston. two workers trench they were working in flooded and collapsed. the company they worked for, atlantic drain service, had a long record of osha violations and fines. now mayor walsh proposes the city reject or modify any work permits based on the company's safety record, and companies will be required to list all their osha violations pending or resolved. this proposal by mayor walsh needs boston city council approval. live in the south end, sera
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emily: crew members on leave, an investigation underway. t officials want to know why an accident earlier thisonth was not reported. the train was approaching south station on november 4 when it hit a train bunker, a protective post. the speed was low, 6 miles per hour, but both the train and the rail tie were damaged. now, no passengers were on the train at the time. it arrived around month. crew members placed on leave pending the outcome of this investigation. live at south station, nicole estaphan, wcvb newscenter 5. randy: thank you. we now know t name of the victim in a deadly shooting. danley leonard was killed on ames street. a second person was also shot but is expected to survive. no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. emily: veteran journalist gwen ifill loses her battle with
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61 years old. she was an alum of simmons college. ifill was the moderator of presidential debates there 2004 and 2008. randy: dramatic moments before a man jumped from his burning vehicle. several people stopped to help this man. police say the man was he was hurt. it's unclear what caused the car to burst into flames. emily: at least 41 wildfires burning across the southeast with no relief in sight. they stretch across the appalachian mountains from alabama to virginia. in north carolina, one of the biggest fires has grown 20% since just sunday. the smoke creating serious health concerns in some areas, including atlanta, where some people areearing masks to help them breathe.
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protestors of the dakota access pipeline. federal authorities are putting the project on hold, saying they want to have additional discussions with the standing rock sioux tribe. protestors say $3.7 billion in this project could jeopardize a culturally significant and federally owned water source. developers say they followed all of the legal requirements. emily: u.s. forces may have committed war crimes in afghanistan according to the international criminal court. the chief prosecutor says american armed cia may have tortured and raped dozens of detainees between 2003 and 2014, most of it in the first year. americans could be indicted although washington has not joined that global court. a state department spokesperson says the u.s. does not believe the investigation is warranted. randy: guilty on all counts, the verdict in georgia's so-called hot car murder trial. justin ross harris was accused of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old son cooper in a hot
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a conviction that will likely send him to jail for life. his defense maintains that this was an accident. prosecutors say that he was leading a doubl life and wanted a way out of his marriage. emily: the wrestling team at columbia university suspended as leaders of the college investigate a series of text messages they say are racist, misogynistic and homophobic. the messages described as appalling were reportedly se by team members over the last three years in a group messaging app. columbia says the students will investigation is complete, but the members are still allowed to practice. randy: a new charity campaign will benefit first responders, medical teams and survivors of the boston marathon bombing. this charity is connected to mark wahlberg's upcoming film "patriots day." the charity campaign is open to nonprofits in and around boston to honor or service those affected by the bombing. the charity was rolled out
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emily: the c's struggle to take the lead last night. isaiah thomas tied it up with seven seconds left. watch this here. kelly olynyk goes for the fake and he fouls with the clock tickg. the pelicans make one of two free throws. 106-105 is the final. randy: today we invite you to check out the all-new and improved wcvb.com. the upgrade is you a better experience every time. the latest weather conditions and alerts will be front and center on every page. and a new navigation menu means whatever you want is just two clicks or taps away. and if you've already been using our app, there's nothing you need to do now. the transition will be seamless there. check out wcvb.com, the new and improved wcvb.com. it starts at noon today. emily: thanksgiving just around the corner, and that means the eyeopener team is coming t
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america's hometown thanksgiving parade in plymouth. you could be our special guest. head to our wcvb facebook page to enter to win v.i.p. tickets to all of the big weekend events and, of course, spend some time with all of us. randy: great fun for the entire family. it's great when we go down the street. you have all the generations of the family, the grandparents, parents, children. emily: a ton of fun, a really good time. and the weather is -- cindy: looking okay. the second half as that timing holds and we don't get things to deteriorate sooner, we're going to be okay on saturday. right now you can see out the door, we're running in the 40's to near 50 in most spots until you get to the interior. only 28 in keene and 34 in orange. we do have showers trying to lift up from the south. have the umbrella with you as you're heading out this morning. most spots are dry. i can't rule out one or two showers now. there is more rain on the way. storm system organizing to the
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winds as it gets closer. so there's not much wind at all this morning. by late morning still not too much wind, but during the afternoon into the evening, notice along the coastline the winds could gust close to 30 miles per hour. so it's been a little breezy along the coast this afternoon. that onshore wind combining with the astronomically high tides to result in some concerns for that midday high tide for some minor coastal flooding. you can see the times of the tide from revere, boston, quincy, right down to scituate as well. over the interior. we'll stay in the 50's, even near 60 along the coast down on the cape. but it's a raw day with the rain breaking out. steady by lunchtime. notice by about 3:00 this afternoon, rain, some of that downpours, and these are with us right through the evening commute, so there could be ponding on the roads as well. hanging on to clouds overnight. slow clearing toward morning. and temperatures down in the 40's tonight. we are going to get back some
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temperatures running above the average. typical high this time of year is 52. we're near 60 through the end of the week. still mild to start the weekend. things go downhill sunday with showers and colder air working on in. only in the 40's here sunday. november, there it is. let's get you out to the roads right now. olessa, how are we doing? olessa: a little busy. the pike looks good by alston-brighton, b let's get to the maps. we're watching a crash if you're traveling west of town, west main street. a crash on the pike eastbound by route 9. 20 minutes 495 to 128. another accident on the ramp 495 south to 93 south. and then as you travel south of there, delays down to spot pond. more volume on 24 out of brockton and the expressway 20 braintree into boston. trains and buses doing okay. randy: right now, president-elect trump has a request concerning his kids. emily: the special access that
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>> a crash involving a state police cruiser, the information just in on the trooper. >> concerns about gronk, after this hit, the potential injury that could side lineup the tight end. >> a major meeting for the president-elect and his v.p., the job that they are filling and the men who could already be onboard. >> a new idea to stop work site tragedies like this trench collapse proposal that could save lives, on the eye for this tuesday morning. >> good morning, there is a potential for some coastal flooding this morning. good morning. i'm emily rieme randy: and i'm randy price with cindy fitzgibbon. cindy: remember yesterday morning we were in awe of the super moon, well, that super moon made the highest tide of

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